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  • Page 1 BVM-L230 Professional Master Monitor
  • Page 2 ™ Designed from the foundation of the market-acclaimed BVM CRT evalua- tion monitors, the BVM-L230 has been designed to inherit and surpass its CRT predecessors – in both image quality and operational performance. The stunning quality of the BVM-L230...
  • Page 3 > High Resolution & Wide Colour Gamut > High Motion Picture Processing > Accurate Pixel Mapping > Colour Management System > Wide Colour Gamut > Digital Uniformity Adjustment Accurate Colour Reproduction Precision Imaging Consistency Quality Picture > Accurate Signal Processing >...
  • Page 4: Main Features

    23-inch* full resolution LCD panel, a precision backlight system, and a unique professional display engine not found in any other monitor. This has resulted in the highly reliable BVM-L230, which offers the accurate colour reproduction, precision imaging and quality picture consistency required by today’s most demanding master monitoring applications.
  • Page 5: Multi-format Signal Support

    Input Versatility The BVM-L230 can accept almost any SD or HD video format, both analogue and digital, plus PC signals from VGA to WUXGA (1920 x 1200). In addition to a DVI-D interface equipped as standard, four option board slots are offered to configure the BVM-L230 according to different user needs.
  • Page 6 These option boards utilise only one slot each, so up to four cards can be installed for maximum flexibility. * The BVM-L230 input boards are not compatible with other earlier BVM-A Series CRT monitors. They are compatible with the LMD Series. Interface chart by Input Boards...
  • Page 7 Professional Display Engine The high-precision signal processing engine has been developed to fulfill master monitor criteria and is optimised for use on the BVM-L230. This engine incorporates 12-bit output accuracy at each process and provides a high-quality I/P conversion algorithm and a highly accurate colour man- agement system.
  • Page 8: Operational Convenience

    Like the earlier BVM Series, the monitor and control panel are provided as separate units, allowing greater flexibility in system integration. The BVM-L230 incorporates a new Monitor Control Unit, the BKM-16R, which can be attached below the monitor using the optional Controller Attachment Stand, the BKM-37H, or connected remotely via an Ethernet cable.
  • Page 9 The Native Scan function equipped on the BVM-L230 is a unique display mode that reproduces images without changing the input signal’s pixel count. For example, when an SD signal is input, the...
  • Page 10 Most flat-panel monitors can only display progressive images at the in- put signal’s frame rate. In addition to this conventional display method, the BVM-L230 has two unique display modes: Black Frame Insertion Display and Interlace Display. Black Frame Insertion Display*...
  • Page 11: Marker Settings

    Like the earlier BVM Series CRT moni- tors, the BVM-L230 monitor can display various markers, including an aspect marker, safe area marker, and centre marker. In addition to this flexible selec- tion of marker types, detailed display settings of each marker are offered.
  • Page 12 Easy Setup and Adjustment / Other Features Easy Setup and Adjustment Auto White Balance The colour temperature and white bal- ance of the BVM-L230 monitor can be automatically adjusted by the Auto White Balance function using the specified colour temperature probes*,...
  • Page 13: Other Features

    5° Tilt Forward Easy Setup and Adjustment / Other Features S-LOG GAMMA > VESA ™ > (200 x 100 mm pitch) Blue Only > Mono > H Delay/V Delay > NTSC Setup Level (0%, 7.5%) > Component Level > (SMPTE/EBU-N10 or Betacam) Aperture >...
  • Page 14: Specifications

    Specifications BVM-L230 Picture Performance Type a-Si TFT Active Matrix LCD Picture Size (Viewable Area) Approx. 483.8 x 302.4 mm (Approx. 19 1/8 x 12 inches) (H x V) (Diagonal) 570.6 mm (22 1/2 inches) Aspect 16:10 Resolution (H x V)
  • Page 15: Optional Accessories

    BKM-16R Monitor Control Unit BKM-243HS HD-SDI/SD-SDI Input Adaptor BKM-227W NTSC/PAL Input Adaptor BKM-220D Input / Output BNC x 2, Digital Component Signals Serial Digital Interface Sampling Frequency: Y/R-Y/B-Y: 13.5 MHz Quantisation: 10 bits/sample BNC x 1, Output signal amplitude: 800 mVp-p ±10 % Monitor Out Output impedance: 75 Ω...
  • Page 16 Not all services are available in all countries. If you’d like to find out more about what we do, who we do it for and how we do it, visit or contact your local Sony office. © 2007 Sony Corporation. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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