Panasonic Releases LCD HD Professional Monitor

Panasonic has rolled out its latest high-resolution LCD HD production monitor - the BT-LH2550 - with an advanced In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel and full 1920 x 1200 HD resolution. The 25.5" LCD production monitor expands the range of colors you can view on screen beyond the NTSC standard.

Designed for applications that require the highest resolution and color performance, the LH2550 claims to have an exceptionally wide color gamut, which surpasses the ITU-R BT.709 standard (130%), enabling it to display a greater range of colors than conventional LCD and CRT displays.

The monitors IPS panel technology has a 1000:1 native contrast ratio, 10-bit processing, wide viewing angles and detailed pictures.

The monitor features a full range of professional level inputs including two auto-switching SDI (HD/SD) inputs (with switched output), component and RGB, and adds a DVI-D input. Additional tools include vectorscope and waveform monitor functions, a split-screen function that simultaneously displays two images side-by-side from two different type video inputs. and built-in calibration software that allows the monitor to be calibrated without using a PC.

It is readily available, and costs $5995, obviously meant for the graphics professionals judging by the price.

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