Moving on from the 3D fad that blazed through the pro and consumer electronics markets a few years ago, both industries now have 4K squarely in their respective sites and are now focused on developing solutions that produce UltraHD resolutions and rich color reproduction.
The Skinny: In the rush to develop these products, experts have warned dealers in the consumer and pro markets to be weary of 4K products that can’t truly deliver on the promise of the format’s backbone, which is the ITU-R BT.2020 color gamut specification.
The Specs: LG‘s new 31MU97 4K display is a 31-inch IPS monitor that offers a true 4K resolution (4,096 x 2,160), 10-bit color capabilities, and the ability to support more than 99.5 percent of the Adobe RGB color space to provide users with a choice of color options and modes to support a variety of pro graphic applications.
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“LG’s Digital Cinema 4K monitor presents the company with an excellent opportunity to solidify our leadership in the global professional monitor market,” says Hyoung-sei Park, head of the IT business division at LG Electronics. “This monitor’s high-end features and functions make it the perfect solution for professionals who require a top-of-the-line monitor with all the technology currently available.”
The global electronics manufacturer adds that the 4K monitor also covers more than 97 percent of the DCI (Digital Cinema Initiative) standard without image scaling. LG states this is important because the DCI standard is used by digital cinema projectors and cameras, it allows video professionals to work natively within DCI standards.
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Solutions: The monitor carries an MSRP of $1,400, and it comes with an ergonomic pivot design that facilitates its use by any number of graphic and video professional professionals for a variety of editing tasks.
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