If you're grading an Amazon production for HDR you will need one of these. Amazon Studios insist you use one and no other. A new version of the x300 OLED panel is coming in October with updated software and some new I/Os. BEN DAIR reports
The updated Version 2 includes additional HDR EOTF and function software support and new hardware with an HDMI input for connection to cameras or Blu-ray players, and a second 3G/HD-SDI 4K input for system integration.
The BVM-X300 V2 firmware update also delivers new display functionality for HDR production, including:
· Hybrid Log Gamma HDR EOTF setting supporting the new ITU-R BT.2100 standard
· New EOTF called S-Log 3 (Live HDR) supports easier camera control for live production
· New one-touch relative contrast modes (1/2, 1/3 and 1/4), allowing display of HDR images with higher peak luminance
· Faster access to the status menu page (Colour space, EOTF, User Preset and more)
Revised price of the new version of BVM-X300 will be announced separately.
Current BVM-X300 owners who want to add the HDMI and second SDI inputs on their monitor will need to contact a Sony service centre. Implementation will require hardware and software modifications at chargeable cost. The alternative to upgrade V2 firmware only is also possible.