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Panasonic widescreen HD/SD production LCD monitor now available

The Panasonic BT-LH1700W offers a high-speed response with no blurring and a waveform monitor that graphically displays luminance levels from zero to 110 IRE in any of the monitor’s four corners.

Panasonic’s BT-LH1700W production-quality HD/SD LCD monitor for studio and field applications is now available. Features include two auto-switching SDI/HD-SDI inputs, waveform monitoring and freeze frame/split screen.

The multi-format, self-contained unit is outfitted with a 1280 x 768 pixel WXGA-resolution panel. Color temperature is selectable (D9300K/D6500K/D5600K) and Gamma is adjustable. Cine Gamma (Film-Rec) compensation is included, specifically for monitoring with Panasonic’s VariCam HD Cinema Camera.

The BT-LH1700W offers dual SDI inputs with automatic switching between HD and SD. The monitor is also equipped with one SDI output as well as component (Y/Pb/Pr), PC RGB, Y/C and composite outputs. It has a wide vertical and horizontal viewing angle of 176 degrees. Diagonal line compensation reduces the occurrence of jagged noise in the diagonal direction for improved SD response.

The monitor is compatible with multiple HD/SD formats including 1080/24PsF, 1080i, 720P and 480P/i. Other features include 12V four-pin XLR input; GPI and RS-232C ports for external control of many functions; built-in, amplified stereo speakers; and a red/green tally lamp. It measures 17in x 12.9in x 7.9in (measurements include stand) and weighs 17.8lbs.

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