BenQ America Corp., today announced two of its Creative Series monitors have been distinguished for color accuracy. The SW2700PT photography monitor was selected as 2016 Best Photo Monitor by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) and the PV3200PT, a high-end display for advanced cinema and video post-production, is Technicolor Color Certified.
“Photo and video editors demand incredible, proven color precision,” said J.Y. Hu, vice president, business line management at BenQ America Corp. “The SW2700PT was the only display device to be recognized by TIPA in 2016, a prestigious international industry advocate, while Technicolor is a trusted certification body. These accomplishments validate our continuing effort to lead the professional markets with purpose-engineered visual devices tailored for specific vertical applications, giving creative professionals powerful monitor options that meet the highest design standards for color accuracy.”
In its 26th year, TIPA holds a yearly General Assembly comprised of the top editors from 30 member publications leading the photography and imaging industries to select nominees for the TIPA Awards, renowned as the most influential product awards in global photo and imaging markets. Products endorsed by the TIPA Awards logo pass the most rigorous evaluations by the organization’s technical committee and publication editors, and an annual TIPA Award Winner indicates the very best product introduced to the market in the preceding 12 months. The 2016 TIPA General Assembly voting took place in San Francisco in April, and trophies for the winning companies will be presented at Photokina, Cologne, Germany on Sept. 20, 2016.
BenQ’s SW2700PT 27-inch monitor is aimed specifically at photographers who want IPS technology and 99% Adobe RGB color space coverage, as well as a brightness level of 350 nits and high contrast for rendering deep blacks. The monitor’s other assets include inputs and outputs such as Display Port, DVI and HDMI, with USB 3.0 ports, SD card reader and a unique OSD controller. Equipped with hardware color calibration, serious photo retouchers and graphic designers have the best tool for the job. A detachable hood rounds out the professional attributes of this affordable high-end monitor.
The PV3200PT is BenQ’s first monitor designed specifically with video post-production engineers in mind. This wide-angle, 32-inch IPS monitor features 4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixel) resolution to scrutinize the finest details of images. The PV3200PT’s color gamut covers 100% Rec. 709 and 100% sRGB and includes hardware calibration support via the Palette Master Element calibration software to adjust the monitor’s color gamut, white point, color temperature and luminance. The PV3200PT is equipped with hardware calibration, built-in 14-bit 3D LUT and features a Delta-E value of less than or equal to 1.5 to deliver the highest color accuracy and the truest reproduction of original images. An optional software development kit is also available to allow studios or calibration software providers to be more involved in the setting of calibration customizations. The PV3200PT provides a Brightness Consistency feature to maintain the monitor’s display performance and ensure even brightness throughout the display. The PV3200PT also supports 24P, allowing videos to be viewed with correct timing at their native cinematic frame rates.