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Sony PVM-X1800 18.4-inch LCD Monitor


The PVM-X1800 is an 18.4-inch 4K HDR high-grade picture monitor, incorporating a Sony-specified premium LCD panel that offers 1,000-cd/m2 luminance and color matching with the BVM-HX310 4K HDR master monitor.

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4K HDR picture monitor color-matched with BVM-HX310 master monitor, ideal for various 4K productions

The PVM-X1800 is an 18.4-inch 4K HDR high-grade picture monitor, incorporating a Sony-specified premium LCD panel that offers 1,000-cd/m2 luminance and color matching with the BVM-HX310 4K HDR master monitor. This makes group monitoring easy in on-set, studio, and OB-van walls, and in 19-in EIA racks for editing, audio mixing etc.

TRIMASTER assures accurate color reproduction, precise imaging, and consistent picture quality

Sony's acclaimed TRIMASTER architecture delivers accurate picture reproduction, precise imaging and quality picture consistency. There are many advantages to the panel control and signal-processing system, such as fast processing, accurate linearizing of input signals with the Optical Electrical Transfer Function, accurate color reproduction, etc.

HDR-to-SDR conversion support

With V2.0 firmware and the optional PVML-HSX1 HDR-to-SDR conversion license, the PVM-X1800 supports HDR-to-SDR conversion in live production environments. The license activates 4K-to-HD down-conversion, color space conversion and OETF conversion. It also allows output of converted pictures to another 4K or HD monitor from the Enhanced Monitor Output. This function can be used at a remote site fed only by a HDR signal.

Live production metadata*

The PVM-X1800 offers support for live production metadata, allowing confirmation if input source settings and monitor settings are matched.

*Supported with V2.0. Live production metadata includes SR Live metadata.

Dynamic Contrast Drive and Black Detail High/Mid/Low

Dynamic contrast drive adapts backlight luminance to suit the scene, achieving a 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. Total balance of highlights and lowlights can be confirmed at a glance. Due to the mechanisms used in LCD panels, backlight leaking from the panel surface is unavoidable. Black Detail mode provides more accurate monitoring of black details in dark, low-APL (average picture level) images.

Inputs for 12G-SDI and Quad-Link 3G-SDI to HD-SDI, as well as HDMI

The PVM-X1800 can accept 12G-SDI from latest sources, and can input quad-link 3G-SDI and a single HD-SDI from traditional devices. This input utility uses HDMI, and supports from 640 x 480/60P PC signal to 4096 x 2160/60P 4:2:2 YCBCR 12bit.

Various scopes

Waveform monitor and vector scope can be simultaneously displayed with scales for both HDR and SDR, allowing convenient checking of both input signal level and output luminance using the HDR scales of the waveform monitor. There are three different displays for luminance, RGB/YCBCR parade, or RGB overlay with the gamut error display. The waveform of a specified line can also be displayed.

Unique Quad View display with User 3D LUT

The PVM-X1800 provides a Quad View display, with individual settings for EOTF (SDR/HDR), color space, transfer matrix, color temperature, contrast, brightness, SDI/HDMI and RGB/YCBCR, as well as User 3D look-up tables for each display view.

Enhanced user interface and Channel Select button

The monitor's OSD has been significantly enhanced to make operation even quicker and more intuitive. Design of the menu allow review and quick adjustment of settings. The Channel Select button protects users from making inadvertent setting errors.

Optimized features for field operation

DC 24 V operation allows field-based operation, despite the monitor's 18.4-in screen size and very high 1,000-cd/m2 luminance. An optional protection panel* protects the premium LCD screen from inadvertent shocks. User 3D look-up tables and yoke-mounting are also supported. Dynamic Contrast Drive is particularly valuable when shooting night scenes. Field operation is further enhanced by false color and camera focus functions.**

*Optional protection panel cannot be used during monitor operation to protect screen from backlight heat.

**Supported with V2.0.

Various mount capabilities

The PVM-X1800 can be installed onto a 19-inch EIA-standard rack in studio and OB-van environments. Yoke-mount and VESA mount options are also convenient for installation in a C stand for field use, or on a desktop arm for editing.

Powerful stereo sound with audio muting

The PVM-X1800 incorporates stereo speakers (2 W + 2 W) with audio muting.

Number of Displays 1
Panel Type TFT LCD
Display Size 18.4" / 46.7 cm
Active Area 16.10 x 9.06" / 408.96 x 230.04 mm
Screen Resolution 3840 x 2160
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Viewing Angle Horizontal: 178° (89/89)
Vertical: 178° (89/89)
Touchscreen Yes
Maximum Brightness 1000 cd/m2
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 1,000,000:1
Bit Depth / Color Support 10-Bit (1.07 Billion Colors)
Pixels Per Inch (ppi) 184 ppi
Video 2 x BNC (12G-SDI/6G-SDI/3G-SDI/HD-SDI) Input
2 x BNC (3G-SDI/HD-SDI) Input
1 x HDMI Type A (HDMI 1.4) Input
2 x BNC (12G-SDI/6G-SDI/3G-SDI/HD-SDI) Output
2 x BNC (3G-SDI/HD-SDI) Output
HDCP Support Yes, Version 2.3
Audio 1 x 3.5 mm Monitor Output
1 x 3.5 mm Headphone Output
Built-In Speaker 2 x 2 W
Power 1 x 3-Pin XLR Input
Other I/O 1 x Parallel (RJ45) Input
1 x LAN (RJ45) Input
AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
DC Input Power 22 to 32 VDC
Rack Form Factor 7 RU