MELVILLE, NY, September 5, 2019 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the launch of the DP-V3120, a new 31-inch professional 4K reference display that possesses an industry-leading* edge-to-edge luminance of up to 2,000 cd/m2 and a black level of 0.001 cd/m2. This combination creates a contrast ratio of an astounding 2000000:1**. When combined with the benefits of Canon’s award-winning HDR Toolkit, this display delivers a powerful combination of features and utilities for high-end HDR and 4K production workflows.
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“HDR content is the latest frontier in creating television and movies that more closely resemble the look and feel of the world around us,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “With the new DP-V3120 4K Reference Display, Canon is equipping postproduction houses with the high brightness, rich black levels and high contrast ratio which helps properly monitor and develop video with high dynamic range. Together with the built-in suite of utilities that comprise our HDR Toolkit, we have created the proverbial total package for HDR production.”
The DP-V3120 features a display engine, improved local dimming algorithm and LED backlighting system designed by Canon and an IPS LCD panel. The color reproduction, high resolution and high contrast featured on the display enable accurate checking of content captured in 4K and/or HDR.
The DP-V3120 exceeds the Dolby Vision™ required monitor specifications*** including General Monitor Specifications and Grey Scale Reproduction to meet the requirement of Dolby Vision™ certified post-production facilities. With this achievement, Canon further proves its ability to support the efficient production of high-quality visual content and meet the various needs of content production workflows.
The display also features 12G-SDI terminals (four IN and four OUT) to enable simultaneous comparing of HDR and SDR content in dual view mode, multiple video inputs in quad view mode, or up to an 8K input signal. Other functions include the HDR Toolkit, featuring HDR capable vectorscope, waveform monitor and histogram. False color analysis, pixel level value checking and split screen HDR versus SDR comparison are also possible. In addition, the DP-V3120’s LAN interface allows the display to be controlled remotely over a network using a web browser.
Pricing and Availability
The DP-V3120 is currently scheduled to be available in November for an estimated retail price of $39,000****. For more information, please visit, usa.canon.com/provideo.
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Hmm....wonder how this compares to the new Apple high end monitor that comes at $5K - $6K?
Cursory glance seems, that the Canon is 4K while the Apple is 6K.
The Canon seems about double brightness and contrast (if I'm reading it right).....
But, could someone that knows and uses these really HIGH end monitors give an educated comparison?
I'd be really curious to know what this $40K monitor has over the $6K monitor that makes it that much more valuable...?
Industry reference monitors are designed for a host of things that the Apple Display is not. Think of the Canon monitor as a precision scientific instrument vs the Apple monitor as a high end professional tool. The Canon monitor will adjust itself to an optimal temperature so that every time you turn it on and run it for 16-18 hours in an editing bay, it will give you the same exact colors without any shift for decades.
Dolby Vision theater projectors use a dual laser projector with a contrast ratio of 100000000:1. There are new cinema projectors capable of the standard in the Canon reference monitor. The ability to color grade with additional greyscale and contrast is what makes this monitor worth it with that singular ability alone.
$40k is a drop in the bucket for a post editor. This doesn’t mean every work station will have this unit, but it does mean that your workflow is capable of grading color for the latest cinema projection technology.
So you're saying that this might be overkill for editing my cat photos?
This has four in, four out compared to display port and some USB.
Not true, the next generation of laser Cinema projectors are capable of 6000:1 ratios and up like the Dolby certified setups from Christie. I should clarify, as video wall technology is finally catching up with projectors in terms of scalability, that walls produce images between 1 million and 2 million to 1 ratios. There are large format displays used in everything from high-end home cinema to commercial displays. If you want to color a film once, and meet the highest end output along with future proofing it's look for the next 5-6 years, you need a high-end display.
Adding to what has been said already, these monitors can work stand-alone. You get multiple inputs from multiple sources, and can switch and compare them without using a PC (although it can even be controlled from a remote system via an Ethernet connection), and have built-in tools for different tasks. It can apply LUTs to display RAW feeds. Moreover, they can display camera information transmitted over the SDI interfaces. That make them useful not only for editing, but while recording or broadcasting as well.
They could not be stylish like the Apple designs, but are built to be transported and used on-site.
What it lacks, anyway, and will doom Canon, is a $999 desk stand.
And of course, still focusing on the $999 stand. It just goes to show the hatred for anything Apple, even when true value stares them right in the face.
Ooh... but this $40K monitor has extra connectors!
Yeah..that alone is with the extra $34K. A much better deal than the $999 stand. *rolls eyes*
Apple monitor can be good for editing once you have recorded and downloaded the files.. For everything else, it does not have the required features and can't compete in this space.
Do you believe worshiping everything Apple does regardless of the actual features is different than hating it just for the same reason? The very fact Apple can think to sell a $999 stand says a lot.... is the Canon monitor too expensive as well? Maybe, it's nothing something you'll sell millions.
We have four of the older Canon OLED models which have absolutely rock solid 10-bit HDR colour stability. What you see is what you get from the camera itself. If you shoot FULL RAW 10 bits per channel at up to 60 fps then this display is for you when you are doing your colour grading and final mastering. It is TRULY A STUNNING DISPLAY to see! If you are a HIGH END digital video editing, post production, animation and/or mastering house THIS and its Sony equivalent are the ones to get! The colours DO NOT DRIFT over time and you only have to do a colour correction/camera card synchronization/calibration maybe once a week! Contrast Ratio and dynamic range is WAY BEYOND what you get in any other type of monitor even the Eizos and they are fully Rec.2020 compliant.
They originally cost us $34,000 EACH so that's like $136,000 for a full 4-monitor production system!
.... HOWEVER ....
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This means when you pair the $370 SpyderX Elite colour calibration with THREE of the below monitors, you get 97% of the functionality of the $40000 Canon displays for 1/10th the price of just one of the Canons!
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