Panasonic BT-LH2170E

Panasonic BT-LH2170E

21.5" LCD monitor with native HD resolution

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 Panasonic BT-LH2170E 21.5" LCD monitor with native HD resolution and "production tough" die cast frame

Panasonic BT-LH2170E
Product Code:BTLH2170E

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The BT-LH2170 21.5" high performance LCD monitor offers native 1920 x 1080 full HD resolution, advanced 2D and 3D assist, high-quality IPS panel with wide viewing angle, and a "production tough" aluminum "die-cast front frame. The LH2170 has an array of advanced features such as multiple professional inputs including, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI and HDMI, true color processing with a 3D look-up table (LUT), HD/SD closed captioning, 12V DC operation for field use, and an eco-friendly panel with mercury-free LED backlight and low power consumption.

The monitor's high brightness (250cd /m²), high contrast (1000:1), horizontally-aligned IPS panel has 178 degree vertical and horizontal viewing angles. It delivers exceptional imagery with superb color accuracy and exhibits minimal changes in brightness and color due to the viewing angle. The LH2170's 3D LUT with six-pole color correction includes a look-up table for each signal level, and applies 10-bit image processing to each RGB color to balance the six coordinate axes of the three primary colors (RGB) and their complementary colors (CMY), resolving color drifting at low light levels and keeping colors vividly natural. In addition, a black mode makes dark image areas in low-gradation scenes easier to view.

Its advanced 2D assist features include an in-monitor display; a Y-Map display that makes it easy to confirm a luminance level map; a Zebra display; and a two-window display, which allows for two separate HD/SDI inputs to be viewed simultaneously for comparing different signals. The two-window display can also be combined with advanced assist display functions, including Y MAP, which allows you to see the image at each luminance level in one window, while looking at the standard image in the other window.

The LH2170 monitor's 3D assist functionality -- including a 24p input for use with 3D camera rigs -- is ideal for production crews that require 3D review in the field. The LH2170's 3D assist functions include top and bottom display in addition to side-by-side display (for a 2D view of various 3D checks including composition, convergence, color and luminance, focus and zoom position, and parallax); and a Focus-in-Red focus assist to emphasize sharply focused image areas.

The LH2170 incorporates diverse video inputs and remote terminals to deliver superb operability in a system configuration, including 3G-SDI and HD/SD-SDI (with loop-through), HDMI, digital and analog DVI-I (Single Link), composite and GPI inputs, as well as RS-232C and RS-485. The new RS-485 Serial Remote permits up to 32 monitors to be connected in a loop-through configuration, each of which can be designated and controlled by a distinct ID number. TSL commands allow text display (8 alphanumeric characters) and tally indication. It supports two audio channels and audio monitoring via built-in speakers and headphone output.

High Resolution, Wide Viewing Angle Full-HD IPS Panel
The 55 cm (21.5 inches) IPS (In-Plane Switching) LCD panel has Full-HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. It combines high intensity, high contrast and a wide 178° viewing angle in both horizontal and vertical directions. Easy viewing is ensured by reducing color changes due to the viewing angle.

High-Quality Imaging Engine with 3D-LUT Color Correction
3D-LUT and 6-Axis Color Correction:
Eliminates color phase shifts (drift) in the LCD panel caused by changes in luminance. By providing a look-up table for each luminance level and applying 10-bit image processing to each RGB color, it balances the six coordinate poles of the three primary colors (RGB) and their complementary colors (CMY). This helps to reproduce the intermediate shades of extremely fine colors.
Panasonic BT-LH2170E
Short Latency: A high-performance I/P converter circuit minimizes the delay between the input signal and monitor output to less than a field in length.
Diagonal Line Compensation: Reproduces smooth images by suppressing noise in the diagonal direction.
Gradation: Individual RGB corrections are made on every monitor that is shipped, to reproduce rated gamma properties (γ= 2.2) and ensure gradation suitable for broadcasting.
Color Temperature: 9300 K/6500 K/5600 K selectable, or 3000 K to 9300 K variable.
Advanced Assist Display Functions (2D)
Allows luminance to be visually checked via color displays for each luminance level with a simple distribution bar.
Zebra: Displays a zebra pattern to show image areas internal and/or external the set brightness range.

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Focus-in-Red: Emphasizes sharply focused image areas.
R/G/B Color: Turns the display on/off of each individual R/G/B color.
Waveform Monitor (WFM): Displays the waveform of Y, R, G or B signals in a sub-screen.
Vectorscope Display: Allows the color gamut to be checked in a sub-screen.
Audio Level Meter: Up to 8 channels can be simultaneously displayed. A peak hold function is included. For 3G-SDI input, 1-8 channels or 9-16 channels can be selected.
HV Delay: Displays the video blanking period.
Mono Mode: Switches the display to black-and-white.
Pixel-to-Pixel Display: Displays the actual pixels without resizing.
Dual Window Display with Picture Assist Functions
Still/Motion Image Display:
An image from any desired part of moving picture from the same source can be displayed as a still image in a sub-screen. Useful for matching the images.
2 Motion Image Display: Allows use as a video monitor for two SDI inputs. Status and audio level meters can also be displayed for each
of the two inputs.
Picture Assist (Image Adjustment): Image adjustment on the monitor and the results of assist functions from the same source can be displayed side-by-side with the original images for comparison.
Panasonic BT-LH2170E
Cine-gamma and Black Mode
The BT-LH2170 is equipped with a cine-gamma (F-Rec) compensation function and serves as a monitor for a Varicam camera recorder. The
black mode also makes dark image areas in low-gradation scenes easier to see. It helps to produce movies as well as film-like HD programs and commercials.

Various Markers and Grid
Aspect Marker (16:9):
4:3, 13:9, 14:9, CNSCO2.39, CNSCO2.35, 2:1 or VISTA, with background brightness control of Black (0%), Half (50%) or Normal (100%).
Safe Area Marker (16:9/4:3): 95%, 93%, 90%, 88%, 80% or variable.
Center Marker: Can be displayed together with another marker.
Cross Hatch Overlay: Can be displayed to check the tilt of the camera.

Time Code/Closed Caption Display
A time code can be displayed for SDI input. VITC/UB or LTC/UB values are shown simultaneously on two lines. When an NTSC video signal is input, the closed caption (32 characters x 15 lines) can be displayed. It is compliant with EIA/CEA-608 and 708 standard and can display up to 8 windows of the closed captions.
Professional Specs Include Durability, DC Drive and SDI IN
• Reliability and durability are ensured by a rugged aluminum diecast body.
• Runs on AC/DC power.
• SDI (SDI1 (3G)/SDI2) inputs, HDMI input, DVI-I input.
• RS-485 (RJ-45), RS-232C (9-pin) and GPI (9-pin) remote inputs.
• Tally lamp (red/green/amber).
• Speakers and headphone jack on the front panel.
• Stand included as standard equipment (detachable).
• Low power consumption and mercury-free LED backlight help protect the environment.
Panasonic BT-LH2170E
Broadcast and Image Production Functions
• Key Lock function disables front panel operation/control functions, except for the power switch, menu operation and sound level adjustment.
• Functions can be allocated to five function keys for one-touch operation.
• A fanless drive with quiet operation, ideal for use in MA (Multi Audio) rooms.
• Auto power down with no operation nor signal input.
• Built-in calibration function enables PC-less calibration.*

* Use the Panasonic-designated probe sensor and display color analyzer. Konica Minolta CA-310 Display Color Analyzer with CA-PU32/PU35 or CA PSU32/PSU35 Standard Measurement Probe. For more information about the Konica Minolta calibration system, please see the following website: " Measuring Instruments [KONICA MINOLTA]".

Diverse 3D Camera Assist Functions
The BT-LH2170 lets you check 3D images using the left-eye and right-eye video signals from a 3D camera on its 2D display. Functions have been improved from previously equipped models.
MIRROR: With the left-eye and right-eye images displayed side-byside, the left and right images can be independently flipped in the horizontal or vertical direction.
SHIFT: The right-eye image can be moved horizontally or vertically in the overlay display.
COMPARISON: Simplifies checking for differences in the frame edges of the left-eye and right-eye images. In addition to side-by-side display, a top & bottom display is now possible.
CONVERGENCE: Switches left-eye or right-eye images displayed on the full screen (manually or automatically).
COLOR: Combines left-eye and right-eye images and displays them in a checkerboard pattern to check brightness and color variance.
ZOOM FOCUS: Enlarges and displays left-eye and right-eye images side-by-side to check variance in focus and zoom. A new dual window FOCUS-IN-RED display is also provided.
VERTICAL: A horizontal line marker allows inspection of vertical misalignment between the left-eye and right-eye images.
OVERLAY: Left-right disparity can be checked by superimposing a marker (in 3%, 2%, or 1% selectable intervals) on the overlay display, difference image between right and left in black-and-white display, or difference image between right and left in color display.
Power Supply: AC 100V - 240V, 50 Hz/60 Hz
DC 12V (11V - 17V)
Power Consumption: AC 0.55A - 0.25A
DC 3.8 A
Operating Temperature: 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F)
Operating Humidity: 20% to 85 % (no condensation)
Storage Temperature: -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F )
Weight: Approx. 7.0 kg (15.43 lb) (including stand),
Approx. 6.1 kg (13.45 lb)
(monitor only, not including stand)
Dimensions:(W x H x D): 510 mm x 388 mm x 198 mm
(20-1/16 inches x 15-1/4 inches x 7-13/16 inches)
(including stand)
510 mm x 373 mm x 72 mm
(20-1/16 inches x 14-5/8 inches x 2-13/16 inches)
(monitor only, not including stand)
Panel Size: 55 cm (21.5 inches) (Effective display area)
Aspect Ratio: 16:09
Pixel Number: 1920 x 1080 (FULL HD)
Display colors: Approx. 16,770,000 colors
View Angle: 178° horizontal, 178° vertical (contrast > 10:1)
Video Input: BNC x 1
SDI Input: BNC x 2
SMPTE ST 424/274/296/259/ITU-R BT.656-4 standard
Embedded Audio supported
HD SDI: SMPTE ST 299 standard, 48 kHz, synchronous, 8 CH
SD SDI: SMPTE ST 272 standard, 48 kHz, synchronous, 4 CH
HDMI Input: HDMI x 1 (Type A terminal)
HDCP supported, Embedded Audio supported,
VIERA Link not supported
DVI-I Input: DVI-I x 1, single link (HDCP supported)
Audio input: Pin jack x 2 (stereo), Input Signal Level: 0.31 Vrms
Video Output: BNC x 1 (through-out)
SDI Output: BNC x 2 (active through-out)
GPI: D-SUB, 9 pins x 1
RS-232C: D-SUB, 9 pins x 1
RS-485: RJ-45 x 2 (input, output)
Headphones: Stereo mini jack M3 x 1, 32 Ω, level adjustable
Speaker Output: Monaural 0.5 W
Tally Output (Display): Red, Green, Amber


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