Unleash the power of UHD with our monitor calibration services

Unleash the power of UHD with our monitor calibration services

When you’re working on colour-critical projects, you need to be certain that what you see is what others will see. Our monitor calibration services will make sure your video monitors and AV projectors are colour accurate, and right for broadcast displays.

The colours on your monitor change over time, and the aim of colour calibration is to adjust the colour response of your monitor to a known state. Very basically, it means that the colours you see on your screen will match what is seen on other displays.

We’re equipped to calibrate old-school CRTs, LCDs, OLEDs and projectors to the Rec.709 standard for television, and any customer-specified standard you need. By default, we work to BBC standard grading, although we are aware that facilities grading for film will need to set their monitors slightly dimmer, which we can adapt to if required.

Grading for film and TV editing

Customers expect that display monitors for film and TV editing, grading and QC will be calibrated to the accepted standard to be usable in professional workflows. Our monitor calibration services aren’t about making your monitor look ‘great’ ­– rather they make it correct and compliant with industry standards. Remember – the person in the QC suite at the broadcaster’s mastering facility will be looking at a calibrated monitor, not a great-looking one.

Grading for images

Creative staff preparing images for film and TV need the colours on their monitor or projector rendered close to the ‘creative intent’ of the lighting cameraperson or director of photography. For example, if a monitor is emphasising blue, any grading work completed using that display will tend to come out looking too yellow

We work to the well-established standards that dictate how a camera turns light into digital signal values, and how display devices should turn those digital signal values back into light. With consistent calibration throughout a production (sometimes called a ‘colour workflow’), the creative intent of the producer can be delivered to the TV or cinema screen.

Why Jigsaw24?

We’ve been working with the creative industries for over 25 years, so have the experience and expertise you need, and have invested in all the right test equipment to correctly calibrate your monitor.

“Over the years we’ve been pleased to work with film and TV clients such as Shed Media, ITN, Channel Five, AMC Networks, Prime Focus, Molinare and NBC to name a few,” says our head of systems integration, Phil Crawley. “We ensure correct colourimetry across their production and post-production workflows. Since the industry is going through a step-change to UHD/4K/HDR working, the importance of correctly calibrated displays is more important than ever.”

For help with your monitor calibration, give us a call on 03332 409 306 or drop us an email at broadcast@Jigsaw24.com. You can also visit our monitor calibration page to find out more about the importance of correct monitor calibration, and what our services cover.

Pick a monitor and we’ll tell your future

Pick a monitor and we’ll tell your future

Audio product specialist and amateur mystic Rob Holsman has read his tea leaves, rattled his runes and studied his bird omens, and now all he needs is for you to tell him your preferred monitor brand before he makes a startlingly accurate prediction about your future.

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The Curator. November will be a good month for tying up loose ends and clearing the backlog existing projects before the new moon in December heralds a departure from existing workflows, but beware of clearing out unused assets – an upcoming project will be tailor made for work you have already done! Beware of a plug-in offer that looks to good to be true though, as phasing issues may cause more problems than they solve. Your lucky hat type is Trilby and your power letter is H.

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The Bull – Your tempestuous nature will serve you well when it comes to making snap decisions – follow your instincts and go with your first mix hunch to let that shine, as endless revisions – while being more technically refined – may tend towards the mediocre and now is the time to be individual. Let it shine! December may be a good time to adjust your speaker placement, and invest in some new shoes. Your lucky fruit for December is pomegranate and your power number is 10.

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The Cyclone. There is a new collaboration on the cards over the next few months but proceed with caution when faced with a choice. A lot can hinge on first impressions, so choose what to wear on your first meeting carefully. In particular beware of potential collaborators with Gmail accounts as this represents a potential clash personality over small details which can derail the creative process. December is a good month for reworking your signal chain as you will finally solve an issue which has been bothering you. Your lucky cloud type is cirrostratus and your power shape is Rhombus.

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The Unicyclist. The interaction of Jupiter this month means its time for a change in approach. If you’re a stickler for old school then embracing new technology will give you a new perspective while if you’re used to working “in the box” then now is time to go back to some belt and braces approaches to spark your creativity. A tricky choice between 2 microphones will require a mixture of blind testing and gut instinct – but beware of being led astray by looks. Beware of Chinese products and anyone offering constructive criticism wearing an aran cable knit sweater. Your lucky horse is piebald and your power word is “nomenclature”.

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The Salvager. A tricky project will have you scratching your head in December. When in doubt, go back to basics – starting over can seem like a big job but quicker in the long run that hunting for the cause of the issue. Checking for phase cancellation at the start will be prudent and any investment in metering will have paid dividends by mid-January so don’t skimp. There is potential for disaster if a microphone stand isn’t up to scratch. Your lucky neckwear is a Windsor knot tie and your power stationary is the orange highlighter.

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The Wandbearer. Taking on too much in November could have consequences as there are some unexpected opportunities in December that will be helped by having a clean slate to work on. Avoid rash decisions by colour coding and beware of any projects where fruit is a prominent theme. A past collaborator will come back into your life around the 28th and will introduce you to some new equipment which will be indispensable over the next year. Your lucky garden implement is the watering can and your power meat is bacon.

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The Satellite. November is a month to take stock of what you are currently using and look to break out of your mould as there is potential for a creative rut. Set aside some time to play with demo versions and get some new inspiration – there are things you no longer use which are taking up space and a clearout will give you a bit of much needed space and some extra money. Beware of anyone using the word “leopard print” as they may have ulterior motives for advice offered on a personal basis. Your lucky sport is body boarding and your power fish is the Tench.

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The River. When creativity hits a wall around the 25th, look to nature for inspiration. Let the ascension of Pisces lead you outside and take time to see the flow of life – the cause of the blockage will become clear through casual observation. Slow upload speeds will hamper a project in December so seek out some alternatives to avoid frustration. A new monitor controller may reveal phasing issues that have been causing problems. Your lucky menu command is Quantise and your power cable is IEC.

Presonus

The Quantum Magician. From the 3rd of December until the new moon in January, there is direct opposition in the celestial houses of both Cards and Lords, leading you to overlook some fundamental basics. Pay close attention to harmony and tuning from the 15th, or you risk spending hours wondering why things aren’t sitting properly in a mix. Microphone placement will play a big part throughout November so refresh your knowledge now before it is called upon, and there are signs that a fresh approach to automation will yield unexpected positive results on Sunday. Your lucky utensil is the colander and your power chord is A#.

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IBC 2017: SmallHD debuts brighter daylight viewable 17″ monitor

IBC 2017: SmallHD debuts brighter daylight viewable 17″ monitor

Due to the success of its daylight viewable monitors, SmallHD introduces its brightest, full-featured 17” reference grade monitor ever made, the 1703-P3X. Double the brightness of other 17” reference monitors, it is at home in full sunlight, and covers 100 percent of the DCI-P3 and Rec 709 color spaces.

The 1703-P3X features a 1500:1 contrast ratio and a 179° viewing angle, along with SmallHD’s Pagebuilder OS toolset. The new monitor is being unveiled at IBC (stand 12.E65).

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“This monitor is both bright, extremely color accurate, and offers true reference grade cinema color,” said Wes Philips, SmallHD co-founder. “Covering 100% of the DCI-P3 color space, it’s the perfect monitor for DIT’s on-set or location and for mastering in post.”

Designed to serve the demanding color display requirements of both on-set and post production color grading professionals, the 1703-P3X comes pre-calibrated for DCI-P3 and Rec 709 for both broadcast use and cinema mastering. Covering 100% DCI-P3 with a Delta E average of <0.5, it offers easy installation of the user’s own 3D LUT calibration with advanced color management solutions like Light Illusion’s, LightSpace CMS, or SpectraCal’s CalMAN.

The 1703-P3X features one HDMI and two SDI inputs plus one HDMI and two SDI outputs. The fast and intuitive operating system allows ganging of on-screen tools like HD waveform, vectorscope, false color, focus peaking and 2x zebra bars simultaneously. Its Dual View function allows users to monitor two input sources simultaneously with side-by-side viewing.

The new monitor’s bright display supports any LUT workflow through SmallHD’s ColorFlow 3D LUT Engine which enables 3D LUT support, allowing previously created look-up tables to be used on-set. LUTS can be applied via the monitor’s full-size SD slot. This information can also be pushed downstream to other monitors. A LUT altered on-set with third party software, such as LiveGrade, can be viewed on the monitor and/or downstream monitors, and uploaded to an SD card for reference in post.

The 1703P3X is constructed of rugged milled aluminum to withstand the rigor of production. It features numerous ¼-inch and 3/8-inch threaded mounting points, a VESA mount and RapidRail accessory mounting system. The monitor can easily power wireless accessories like Teradek with built in 12V 2-pin LEMO auxiliary power. It can be powered via 4-pin XLR by optional V-mount and Gold-mount battery packs for wireless operation.

MSRP for the 1703-P3X is $3,999.

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IBC 2017: Sony update their monitor range

IBC 2017: Sony update their monitor range

Sony have released updates for several monitors at IBC, including improved brightness and colour performance for many monitors.

PVM-X550 update

The X550 monitor is the first to get an update, with Sony adding a High Brightness Mode. The X550’s HDR Peak Luminance will be over 160% higher after the upgrade – that’s over 600 nits – and the accuracy of brightness and saturation will be controlled by Sony’s own 12-bit engine for OLED, already in use in its BVM series monitors.

Users can expect to see better black performance, too, and enjoy a new quad view display mode that allows for different ETOF and colour gamut settings in each quadrant.

PVM-A and LMD-A Series version 2.0

In answer to the rising demand for 4K content and associated workflows, Sony are upgrading their PVM-A and LMD-A series monitors to a wider colour gamut, for more accurate colour reproduction that more fully utilises the displays’ graphics capabilities. Post-update, the monitors will support the ITU-R BT.2020 colour space and be able to accept Quad-link 2SI 3G-SDI signals. It will also allow the monitors to offer DCI-P3, S-Gamut3/S-Gamut3.cine and Adobe RGB. They will have consistent colour reproduction to the BVM-X300 reference monitor.

The updates also adds new functions to support live event and shooting workflows, including audio muting, false colour for faster exposure checks, sync-free side-by-side (the ability to monitor two pictures at once without syncing) and flexible area markers that allow you to create unique screen layouts (for example, if you need to show footage of a product and its cmmercial data in footage for a shopping channel).

BVM-E171

BVM-E171 users will have the option to buy a HDR licence for their monitor. Available now, with European pricing at €3400, the licence would give the BVM-E171 support for EOTF 2.2, 2.4, 2.6 CRT, S-Log3 (HDR), S-Log3 (Live HDR), S-Log2 (HDR), ITU-R BT.2100 (HLG), SMPTE ST2084 and 2.4 (HDR).

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Canon release 24-inch 4K reference display with 12G-SDI and HDR

Canon release 24-inch 4K reference display with 12G-SDI and HDR

On top of the five new cameras they’re announced this week, Canon have dropped details of the DP-V2411, a 24″ professional reference display offering stunning image quality with high luminance and a wide colour gamut, along with extensive functionality for HDR production.

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The DP-V2411 is Canon’s first display to feature 12G-SDI interface to receive 4K signal over single cable. It has four 12G-SDI inputs, which can also accept four-channel 4K inputs, plus legacy Quad 3G and 2SI signals. The DP-V2411’s HDMI port will also accept 4K UHD signals up to 50P, so you can connect to cameras and playout systems.

The DP-V2411 comes with “extensive 4K HDR shooting assist functions”, a feature set that includes an HDR and SDR comparison function, a built-in 4K HDR waveform monitor, and an HDR False colour function to enable more efficient and higher quality production. “The DP-V2411 is perfectly equipped for HDR production workflow,” the press release tells us confidently, and who are we to question it?

“Delivering accurate colour reproduction, high uniformity and smooth gradation, DP-V2411 uses a direct matrix backlight LED panel which has been optimised to the LCD panel to achieve stable, uniform and a much wider colour gamut,” it continues. “The DP-V2411 supports 4K, UHD, 2K and HD with various frame rates and XYZ, RGB and YCbCr signals are also supported.”

A new feature of the DP-V2411 is what Canon are calling the Camera Link Up, which allows seamless linking to the Cinema EOS system cameras and the ARRI camera system, allowing for increased flexibility when you’re monitoring on set. Additionally, the DP-V2411 supports real time RAW development from Cinema EOS camera RAW signal output.

Body-wise, a light but sturdy aluminium casing helps keep the DP-V2411’s weight down, tipping the scales at just 12kg. Its slimline body is just 105mm thick, meaning it’s easy to find space for in an OB van, and a removable carrying handle ensures optimum convenience.

Availability

Like the XF405, the DP-V2411 is going to be available in November, but final UK pricing is yet to be confirmed.

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NAB 2017: New TVLogic reference 4K and OLED monitors

NAB 2017: New TVLogic reference 4K and OLED monitors

LCD and OLED HD displays manufacturer TVLogic are choosing NAB 2017 to introduce several new 4K HDR and OLED monitors. The new displays are designed to address the ever-increasing demands of broadcast, production, post-production, and multi-viewer applications. Here’s the full press release… 

The new lineup includes the LUM-310R – a 31″ 4K HDR Reference Master monitor featuring 2000 nit maximum luminance, the LEM-550R – a 55″ UHD OLED HDR monitor for broadcast QC and post production, the VFM-055A – a 5.5″ HD OLED viewfinder/onboard monitor offering stunning cinematic quality, and the LVM-171S – a 17″ QC-Grade HD Dual-Channel LCD monitor with unmatched wide viewing. The displays will be on display at the company’s Booth N5306 during NAB.

Wes Donahue, Director of Channel Sales & Marketing, TVLogic USA & Latin America, said: “We look forward to major industry events and shows each year, such as NAB, where we have an opportunity to showcase our newest products while also having a chance to meet one-on-one with our customers. This year, we are highlighting some of our most advanced video monitor designs ever. As high-resolution image technologies like 4K and HDR continue to struggle toward standardisation, the need for reference monitors that support a range of new imaging formats is imperative. NAB is the perfect venue to introduce these offerings to the industry.”

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LUM-310R

The LUM-310R is a 4K HDR Reference Master production monitor with a 31″ wide Super-IPS 4K LCD (4096 x 2160) and a local-dimming backlight array designed to reproduce reference HDR content at a maximum luminance of 2000 nits with a simultaneous deep black minimum of 0.002 nits.

The LUM-310R supports various HDR standards such as SMPTE ST2084, ST2086 and ST2094 (pending), Hybrid-Log Gamma (HLG), and more. It also supports multiple colour gamuts including Rec.709, DCI-P3, and Rec.2020. Signal I/O includes 3G/6G/12G-SDI input via one, two, or four SDI connections as well as HDMI (ver. 2.0).

LEM-550R

The LEM-550R is a QC-Grade HDR monitor for broadcast and post-production with a 55″ OLED panel with UHD resolution of 3840 x 2160. The OLED panel can reproduce a maximum luminance of up to 750 nits. The LEM-550R supports various HDR standards such as SMPTE ST2084, ST2086 and ST2094 (pending), Hybrid-Log Gamma (HLG), and others. It also supports multiple colour gamuts including Rec.709, DCI, and Rec.2020. Signal I/O includes 3G/6G/12G-SDI input via one, two, or four SDI connections as well as HDMI (ver. 2.0).

VFM-055A

The VFM-055A is a 5.5″ OLED (organic LED) on-camera viewfinder monitor with native 1920×1080 resolution. It offers truly cinematic image quality with deep blacks, wide-gamut colour reproduction, a very wide viewing angle, and support for multiple video formats via 3G-SDI and HDMI 1.4 inputs. Useful functions include cinema camera log-to-linear LUT conversion, HDMI-SDI cross-converted output, waveform and vector scope, markers, focus assist, audio level meters and more.

LVM-171S 

The new LVM-171S is TVLogic’s top QC-Grade 17″ model with a 16.5″ IPS LCD panel with 1920×1080 native resolution, wide-gamut reproduction (up to DCI-P3) enhanced contrast ratio and wide viewing angle all unmatched by other LCD monitors. A completely redesigned video processing unit provides powerful dual-channel performance and artefact-free image reproduction. Support for various cinema camera log-to-linear LUTs, easy field upgradability and a full array of image processing features are standard.

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NAB 2017: 19” Sumo monitor-recorder delivers 4KP60 HDR to the set and the studio

NAB 2017: 19” Sumo monitor-recorder delivers 4KP60 HDR to the set and the studio

Atomos once again redefines the workflow options for video creatives by creating the first production/studio monitor to combine a 19” HDR 1200nit 10+ stop panel with 4K 12-bit RAW or 10-bit 422 ProRes/DNxHR recording, HD recording up to 240p or live switching and recording of four 1080p60 channels.

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Adding HDR and 1200nit brightness to a 19” monitor at an MSRP of $2,495 is an amazing feat itself, but the addition of recording, switching and playback is a true revolution, completely redefining how production monitors will be used on set and in studio. It gives clients and crew on set instant access to review recorded content in HDR quality and doubles as a grading and editing monitor for laptops in the field. The live switching and recording is another dimension again adding the flexibility to live switch between four 1080/60p channels, record 4 x ISO channels and mix a live record complete with cueing, cross fade and hard cuts.

“Seeing innovation come to life is the most exciting part of making technology products. Sumo is one of the most remarkable video products I have worked on,” said Jeromy Young CEO and co-founder of Atomos. “Versatile and highly advanced yet simple to use, it covers all kinds of high quality production from end to end at a fraction of traditional costs. The Atomos Sumo is truly revolutionary.”

 Go HDR in the field and the studio


Sumo’s 19” 1920 x 1080 10-bit LCD panel is driven by the AtomHDR engine which precisely maps the Log/PQ/HLG from popular cameras, game consoles or TV makers to perfectly resolve 10+ stops of HDR in real time. The brightness range and vivid colors of HDR bring scenes to life, either on the monitor itself, or when output to larger HDR/Rec709 displays for on-set review. It can also be used with popular NLE or grading suites for affordable HDR or SDR editing or grading in the studio.

12-bit RAW, 10-bit ProRes/DNxHR up to 4Kp60


Capture the RAW output from Sony FS5/FS7/FS700, Canon C300MKII/ C500 or Panasonic Varicam LT over SDI up to 12-bit 4Kp30 as CDNG, or 10-bit Apple ProRes / Avid DNxHR up to 4Kp60 / 2Kp240 depending on the camera’s capability. The processing power of Sumo can preserve pristine quality direct from the sensor with data rates of up to 3.2 Gbps. Record direct to high capacity and widely available 2.5″ SSDs that provide an affordable solution for long recording times.

Live switch and record up to four 1080/60p channels, 4 x ISO record and playback

Switch and mix a live record and stream or record 4 x HD ISO recordings using the QuadLink SDI connections. Switch between feeds on screen with cueing, cross fade and hard cuts from the locked sources or tag and adjust final edits with advanced metadata tagging preserving ISO feeds, with the desired final result infinitely editable.

Balanced XLR monitor and record with 48V Phantom
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Eliminate the need for a separate audio recorder by using the full size XLR connections to connect and power external microphones for balanced analogue audio with dedicated meters and adjustments for frame delay and gain. 48V phantom mics or line level audio are all seamlessly synchronised for the most advanced audio feature set in a monitor today. There is also a 3.5mm stereo headphone jack and built-in speakers for on set instant immersive review or complete internal recording review anytime anywhere with clients or production team.

High Bright 1200nit 19” calibrated 1920×1080 monitor


The extremely bright 1200nit display means you can accurately monitor, even when outside in daylight. Additionally, for the ultimate isolated viewing performance an optional hood is available. Like all high-end monitor’s, Sumo also has calibration to compensate for the natural color and brightness drift that monitors exhibit over time. Sumo’s calibration input lets you use X-Rite’s i1DisplayPro to always ensure accurate HDR and Rec709 monitoring.

Quad SDI & HDMI 2.0 in/out


Seamlessly connect any SDI or HDMI device and convert between HDMI 2.0 & 3G QuadLink/6G/12G SDI in any combination. Quad SDI inputs connect cameras with multiple 1.5 or 3G SDI outputs without the need for converters. HDMI 2.0 supports up to 4Kp60 input/output along with the very latest Atomos open protocol that supports HDR automation including importing of camera settings. There is also support for Genlock and LTC timecode.

Rugged construction and mounting options


The Aluminium alloy chassis with built-in armor houses ten mounting points around the bezel/top/bottom/side, a rear panel VESA mount and an included stand for a variety of mounting configurations. The optional mounting plates connect 2 x V-Lock / Anton Bauer batteries which in tandem with our patent pending continuous power system allows batteries to be hot swapped to ensure you’re never without power in the field. The Sumo delivers all of this connectivity while still maintaining a total weight of 6.2kg (13.7lb).

You can pre-order the 19” Atomos Sumo from Jigsaw24 now for £1995 ex VAT.

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ADAM unveil all-new Audio S Series monitors

ADAM unveil all-new  Audio S Series monitors
As an ADAM reseller partner, we’re buzzing about this one. They’ve unveiled their new flagship reference monitoring range – the S Series – featuring a new DSP engine for crossover optimisation and much more!

The S Series is ADAM’s latest flagship range of reference monitors. It’s made up of five models: the S2C, S3H, S3V, S5H and S5V. (The H and V are for horizontal and vertical, and let you know which orientation your speaker is optimised for.)

They key thing to know about the S Series is that these speakers don’t share the same off the shelf technology as your average loudspeaker – the list of custom technologies ADAM have developed is extensive, and includes new woofers and mid-range drivers; new waveguides for the tweeter (and mid-range driver on the S5); a new DSP engine to optimise crossover; voicing options and expansion capabilities.

The result of all these technologies? Accurate frequency response and consistent dispersion, so you hear more detail in bass and mid frequencies. The S Series has a wider frequency range than its predecessors, giving you more bass extension, more mid-range information and a higher maximum output level, all with less distortion. Let’s take a look at the models.

ADAM S Series SV2 nearfield monitor

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A two way near field monitor designed for small to medium sized rooms, the SV2 boasts a 7″ bass driver that covers the 35 Hz to 3 kHz range with low distortion and a wide dynamic range. It features ADAM’s S-ART tweeter, which was developed in tandem with their new HPS waveguide technology to give precise imaging and a generous sweet spot.

The tweeter is handled by a 50W Class A/B unit, while a 300W Class D amplifier drives the woofer, giving you a combined output that’s capable of SPLs of up to 120 dB per pair.

The S Series’ custom-designed DSP optimises the loudspeaker crossovers to create linear responses for the entire range, as well as providing user equalisation and in-room tuning/voicing functions. The DSP also handles the limiter-based high-frequency driver protection, processes the signals from the AES3 digital inputs, and will in time facilitate various expansion options. Software updates can be carried out with ease via the associated USB port, which also allows users to connect computers and control the speakers’ DSP functions via a software front-end.

S3H midfield monitor

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Building on the success of the S3A and S3X-H, the new S3H features dual 7″ bass drivers, each powered by separate 500W Class D amplifiers, which offer flawless reproduction of frequencies all the way down to 32Hz.

The S3H features ADAM’s new DCH, a 4″ hybrid dome/cone mid-range driver powered by a 300 W Class D amplifier which handles audio above 250Hz and below 3kHz. Frequencies above 3Hz are routed to a combo S-ART treble driver, HPS waveguide and 50W Class A/B amplifier, resulting in transparent, three dimensional sound with an extensive sweet spot.

The S Series’ custom-designed DSP optimises the loudspeaker crossovers to create linear responses for the entire range, as well as providing user equalisation and in-room tuning/voicing functions. A unique feature of the S3H’s DSP options is a built-in factory EQ preset that emulates the response of ADAM Audio’s legendary S3A monitor. The DSP also handles the limiter-based high-frequency driver protection, processes the signals from the AES3 digital inputs, and will in time facilitate various expansion options. Software updates can be carried out with ease via the associated USB port, which also allows users to connect computers and control the speakers’ DSP functions via a software front-end.

S3V midfield monitor

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The SV3 is a three-way studio monitor designed primarily for midfield applications, although it’ll also work in more compact environs.

To handle bass frequencies from 32 Hz to 250 Hz, it uses ADAM’s brand new 9″ Extended Linear Excursion (ELE) LF driver, which incorporates the ADAM Symmetrical Magnet Assembly and delivers powerful, accurate low end extending right down to sub-bass levels.

Mid-range and HF are handled with precision by a new 4″ DCH mid-range driver and a S-ART folded ribbon driver, which work with a new HPS waveguide to offer high frequency reproduction with an extremely broad sweet spot, highly detailed imaging and a natural sounding sense of depth.

The S3V’s built-in amplification is generously specified, comprising Class D units for the bass and mid-range drivers (500W and 300W RMS respectively) and a 50W Class A/B amplifier for the S-ART tweeter.

Offering flawless reproduction of audio frequencies between 32Hz and 50kHz, the S3V is a standout offering for anyone demanding highly accurate imaging and localization from their reference monitors.

S5H main monitor

ADAM S Series S5H
This powerful main monitor is custom designed for expansive studios and control rooms. It features two ELE bass drivers, designed exclusively for the S Series, which feature ADAM’s proprietary Symmetrical Magnet Assembly to guarantee low frequency audio remains tightly controlled and distortion-free at all times.

Mid-range frequencies are handled by ADAM’s new hybrid DCH and a 4″ MF driver developed by ADAM for the S Series, which combines the benefits of cone and dome drivers in a single unit.

These work with the S Series’ S-ART driver (ADAM’s tightest ever folded ribbon tweeter) to produce a powerful but unfatiguing sound with a palpable sense of depth.

The S5H also features ADAM’s new Mid-range and High-frequency Propagation Systems (MPS and HPS), designed to deliver stable, wide-ranging dispersion that allows more than one person to work in the loudspeakers’ sweet spot simultaneously.

The S Series’ custom-designed DSP optimises the loudspeaker crossovers to create linear responses for the entire range, as well as providing user equalisation and in-room tuning/voicing functions. The DSP also handles the limiter-based high-frequency driver protection, processes the signals from the AES3 digital inputs, and will in time facilitate various expansion options. Software updates can be carried out with ease via the associated USB port, which also allows users to connect computers and control the speakers’ DSP functions via a software front-end.

S5V main monitor
ADAM S Series S5V main monitor
The vertical version of the S5H, the S5V offers all the raw power you’d expect from a high class reference speaker, but also reproduces full bandwidth, high resolution audio with complete accuracy and clarity.

Using the same ELE and SMA combo as the S5H, the S5V’s 12″ bass driver offers a quality of reproduction that ADAM say is unequalled in its accuracy, dynamic range and freedom from colouration.  A 4″ DCH MF driver with ADAM’s unique hybrid dome/cone structure handles the mid-range, while ADAM’s S-ART folded ribbon tweeter produces breathtaking highs and ensures the most delicate detail in the sound field is reproduced.

As with the S5H, the S5V features new MPS and HPS technology, to stabilise dispersion and ensure that more than one person can be working in the speakers’ sweet spot, as is often necessary in larger rooms.

A Class D 700W amplifier drives the S5V’s bass unit, with further Class D designs providing 300W and 100W to the DCH mid and S-ART treble drivers respectively.

Combining the legendary precision of ADAM Audio’s proprietary drivers with the power of the company’s amplification, the S5V is a reference monitor for truly discerning audio professionals at work in the most expansive listening environments.

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IBC 2016: Sony showcase Beyond Definition vision

IBC 2016: Sony showcase Beyond Definition vision

In case you weren’t excited enough by Prime Support, IP workflow solutions and the NX5R, Sony have another ace up their sleeve: they’re demonstrating their Beyond Definition workflow solutions on their stand, including PTZ cameras, lenses and monitors.

The HDC-P43; a 4K point-of-view from any angle

The HDC-P43 is Sony’s new, unique camera ready for 4K HDR and HFR shooting. A 4K point-of-view camera, the HDC-P43 is based on the HDC-4300 platform, with a light and compact body as well as low power consumption.

The HDC-P43 supports a variety of applications and greatly expands 4K shooting capabilities for production teams: it can be used as large studio camera systems, including the PMW-F55 and CA4000, as stand-alone 4K camera for setup in limited space, as well as for shooting on a crane and shooting overhead views of hall and event venue. The HDC-P43 is also highly configurable using optional software licenses. Licenses are available for 4K and HFR capture, allowing for a customizable solution for HD, 4K, HDR, and HFR live productions

4K/HD PTZ remote cameras

The new BRC-X1000 and BRC-H800 provide impressive picture quality with high sensitivity and low noise. Ideal for small-to-midsize production companies as a primary camera for local broadcast affiliates, cable TV operations, education, hospital and government applications, as well as live event recording for houses of worship or weddings. It can also serve as a key production element in large, advanced media production facilities requiring the proven efficiencies BRC remote-operated cameras bring to a production workflow

Interchangeable lens E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS Super 35mm/APS-C lens with power zoom capability

The latest addition to α interchangeable lens line-up is an ideal companion to α Mount System cameras, from PXW-FS7 professional camcorders to α7 series interchangeable-lens cameras offering 18mm to 110mm (27mm to 165mm in 35mm format) standard zoom range and greater operability. It benefits from Sony’s Smooth Motion Optics (SMO) design developed to eliminate unwanted image shifts during movie shooting like focus shift and axial shift during zooming, and focus breathing as well.

Professional Master monitors for HD production

Sony’s recently announced BVM-E171 (17-inch) and BVM-E251 (25-inch) TRIMASTER ELTM OLED Master Monitors support ITU-R BT.2020 colour space, the broadcasting standard for Ultra HD, for accurate colour reproduction. To eliminate possible flicker especially in case that low frequency signal is displayed (24p, 24PsF 50i and so on), the BVM-E171 and BVM-E251 are equipped with flicker-free mode

Professional audio

Sony has introduced new ENG models in the DWX-N series, the DWR-S02DN dual channel slot-in receiver and the DWT-P01N plug-on transmitter. In addition to current codec mode one, mode two (high sound quality with low latency) and mode three (more reliable RF transmission) will be added. Also, a new configuration menu for XDCAM Shoulder Camcorders will add wireless audio features such as remote control of transmitter’s RF output power and a power save setting.

For more on the latest IBC releases, take a look at our roundup post, give us a call on 03332 409 306, email broadcast@Jigsaw24.com or pop your details in the form below. For all the latest news, follow @WeAreJigsaw24 on Twitter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.

IBC 2016: JVC’s best IBC-only camcorder and monitor deals

IBC 2016: JVC’s best IBC-only camcorder and monitor deals

JVC are running a load of amazing deals on camcorders and monitors during the IBC 2016 show, including freebie mics and lenses, and glorious cashback. We’ve rounded up the best offers below so you can buy online, but if you need any more information on any of the deals, please get in touch with the sales team on the details at the bottom (or give one of the guys at the show a nudge if you see them). And remember, once the show’s over, the deals are over!

JVC GY-HM170E on Jigsaw24Purchase a GY-HM170 and get a microphone and handle for free! – Only £995 ex VAT

JVC GY-LS300CHE on Jigsaw24

Purchase a GY-LS300CHE and get a free EZ1240 Olympus lens! – Only £2939 ex VAT

GY-HM620 on Jigsaw24

Purchase a GY-HM620 and receive £150 cashback!

JVC GY-HM660 on Jigsaw24

Purchase a GY-HM660 and receive £250 cashback!

JVC DT-N17F display on Jigsaw24

Special promotional price on DT-N17F monitor – Only £1150 ex VAT during IBC 2016!

 

Just remember, these JVC camcorder and display deals are only valid for the duration of the IBC 2016 show, so get your skates on!

For more on the latest IBC releases, take a look at our roundup post, give us a call on 03332 409 306, email broadcast@Jigsaw24.com or pop your details in the form below. For all the latest news, follow @WeAreJigsaw24 on Twitter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.