Sony has revealed its latest OLED-toting device – a 7.4-inch monitor for professional videomakers.
After Sony decided to stop producing its XEL-1 OLED display in Japan, it did seem that the writing was on the wall for the technology, but now the screens have found their way into the new PVM-740.
The monitor is the opposite of what you expect an OLED display to look like. It's bulky for a start and looks like something Magnum PI would whip out of his man bag, but it's designed to be bolted into OB trucks and various camera rigs.
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OLED is fantastic for videomakers as the screen resolution is so vibrant. Offering 960 x 540 pixels, the screen has an AR coating so reflection is kept to a minimum and has technology inside to emulate a CRT. That's right, a CRT – which is still the trusted choice for those monitoring filming.
Other features include a HDMI connectivity – though if you pipe an HD source through it will only display the central portion of the image – and it has a flip mode, which makes it decent for 3D camera rigs.
It may have a completely different function than the XEL-1 – and a shed load more features – but the pricing is pretty similar at $3,850.
The Sony PVM-740 is being shown off at this week's NAB show in Las Vegas. UK pricing and release date are still to be announced.
Via Sony Insider