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LCD VIDEO MONITOR
BVM-L231
OPERATION MANUAL
[English]
1st Edition

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  • Page 1 LCD VIDEO MONITOR BVM-L231 OPERATION MANUAL [English] 1st Edition...
  • Page 2 This product is intended for use in the following Electromagnetic Environment: E4 (controlled EMC environment, ex. TV studio) The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1- 7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan. The Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety is Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany.
  • Page 3 5.Install the equipment while taking the operating temperature of the equipment into consideration For the operating temperature of the equipment, refer to the specifications of the Operation Manual. 6.When performing the installation, keep the following space away from walls in order to obtain proper exhaust and radiation of heat.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Settings ... 26 Selecting the Area...26 Setting for the LAN to Connect the Multiple Units ... 27 Selecting the Monitor (Designation of the Monitor or Group ID Number)...28 Assigning the Input Signal to the Channel ... 28 Setting the Display Mode of the Picture... 29 Adjusting ...
  • Page 5 Chapter 3 Menu Chapter 4 Operations Brightness/Contrast Adjustment ...30 Basic Menu Operations...32 Menu Operation Buttons...32 Displaying the Menu...33 Setting or Adjusting in the Menu Operation...33 Entering the Channel Number ...35 Aborting Menu Operation...35 Menu Structure ...36 Adjustment Menu...43 Overview...43 Menu Function and Operation ...43 Input Configuration Menu ...50 Overview...50 Menu Function and Operation ...50...
  • Page 6 Copying the Setting or Adjustment Value to Another Monitor ... 97 Assigning the Function on the Function Button... 98 Upgrading the Monitor and Controller ... 99 Saving the Upgrade Data in a “Memory Stick PRO”... 99 Upgrading the Monitor ...99 Upgrading the Controller...100...
  • Page 7: Chapter 1 Overview

    LCD screen. Take care when you place the unit by a window. • Do not push or scratch the LCD monitor’s screen. Do not place a heavy object on the LCD monitor’s screen. This may cause the screen to lose uniformity.
  • Page 8: On Repacking

    If you have any questions about this unit, please contact your Sony service representative. Features Features The BVM-L231 is 23-inch LCD Video Monitor. This is suitable for television stations or video production houses, where precise image reproduction is required. The BVM-L231 features flat panel and “TRIMASTER*”, which is a new technology developed for three elements, “accurate color reproduction”, “precision imaging”...
  • Page 9 Signal (HD Frame Capture)” on page 94. Multi display function Two kinds of input signals are output on the monitor. You can select from side by side, wipe, butterfly and blending mode. This is useful for adjusting the color or comparing two pictures.
  • Page 10: Options

    Options Options For external control BKM-16R Monitor Control Unit The BKM-16R is a controller of the BVM-L231 and you can control multiple monitors from one controller. In this manual, the BKM-16R is referred to as the controller. For installation BKM-37H Controller Attachment Stand Used to join a BKM-16R and the BVM-L231.
  • Page 11: Input/output Connector And Adaptor

    Note The signal from the MONITOR OUT connector of the BKM-220D does not satisfy the ON-LINE signal specifications. BKM-227W NTSC/PAL Input Adaptor Includes a decoder for NTSC/PAL/PAL-M/SECAM signals. Input/output connectors for each one composite signal channel and Y/C signal channel are equipped.
  • Page 12 Input adaptor BKM- 220D Input signal Component 525/ Single-link HD-SDI Dual-link HD-SDI Single-link 3G-SDI Composite NTSC Composite PAL Composite PAL-M Composite SECAM Y/C NTSC Y/C PAL Y/C PAL-M Y/C SECAM YPbPr 525i/625i RGB 525i/625i YPbPr/RGB 1080/24PsF YPbPr/RGB 1080/24P YPbPr/RGB 1080/50i (25PsF) YPbPr/RGB 1080/25P YPbPr/RGB...
  • Page 13: Location And Function Of Parts

    3 STATUS lamp 4 OVER RANGE lamp Notes • When the lamp is flashing in red, the monitor cannot be put into operation mode. (Internal data initialization is taking place.) Wait until the lamp is steadily lit. • The lamp may show the error, warning or operation mode.
  • Page 14 The OVER RANGE lamp, STATUS lamp or OPERATE lamp on the front panel may show an error, warning or operation mode while the monitor is being operated. Error display If the error is shown, please contact your Sony representative. OVER STATUS...
  • Page 15: Rear Panel/left Side Panel

    When turned on (?), the monitor enters operation mode. By setting in Power menu of the System Configuration menu, the monitor can also be set to enter standby mode when the MAIN POWER switch is turned on. For information about the Power menu, see “Power”...
  • Page 16 Notes • The HDMI audio signal is not available for this monitor. • Use HDMI compliant cable (optional), Category 2 (High Speed HDMI cable), with HDMI logo. i Input option slots Used to install the optional input adaptors.
  • Page 17: Chapter 2 Preparations

    The LCD device controls the brightness by moving LCD molecules with the backlight always lit. For this reason, in a dark place, an LCD monitor screen shows very dim light leaks from the black image. We recommend that you adjust the ambient light and use in an environment that does not degrade the reproduction of black.
  • Page 18: Installing An Input Adaptor

    Note Turn off the MAIN POWER switch of the monitor and disconnect the AC power cord before installing or removing adaptors.
  • Page 19: Attaching The Cable Holder

    The cables connected to the input adaptors can be gathered together in the supplied cable holder. Remove the screw. INPUT 1 INPUT 2 INPUT 1 INPUT 2 Attach the cable holder to the monitor with the removed screw. INPUT 1 INPUT 2 Cable holder (supplied) Attaching the Cable Holder...
  • Page 20: Changing The Aspect Ratio Of The Screen

    Gather the cables together in the cable holder. Changing the Aspect Ratio of the Screen Changing the Aspect Ratio of the Screen The 16:9 frame is installed at the factory. The aspect ratio can be switched from 16:9 to 16:10 by removing the 16:9 frame.
  • Page 21: Attaching The Bracket

    Attaching the Bracket You can prevent falling of the monitor by using the supplied bracket. Remove three screws from the bracket. Bracket (supplied) Attach the bracket on the rear panel of the monitor with the three removed screws. Attaching the Bracket...
  • Page 22: Connections

    Note on connecting the cable to the DC 5V OUT connector Be sure to plug the male connector of the cable into the DC 5V OUT connector of the monitor. Insert the connector so as to fit the shape of the DC 5V OUT connector.
  • Page 23: Connecting The Controller (bkm-16r)

    When an optional LAN cable is connected, use a shielded-type cable to prevent a malfunction due to noises. Connect the DC 5V OUT connector of the monitor and the DC 5V/12V IN connector of the controller by using the SMF-700 or the cable supplied with the BKM-37H.
  • Page 24 Controller (BKM-16R) NETWORK PEER TO PEER Set to LAN. Turn off the MAIN POWER switch of the monitor before connecting the units. Connect to the network by using a 10BASE-T/ 100BASE-TX cable (shielded-type, optional). Notes • When an optional LAN cable is connected, use a shielded-type cable to prevent a malfunction due to noises.
  • Page 25: Turning On The Power

    Press the MAIN POWER switch on the rear panel to turn on the power. When you turn on the monitor for the first time after purchasing it, the Select Area screen is displayed. Select the area where you intend to use this monitor.
  • Page 26: Settings

    Settings Selecting the Area When you turn on the monitor for the first time after purchasing it, select the area where you intend to use this monitor from among the options. When the area is selected, the menu item settings suitable for the selected area are applied.
  • Page 27: Setting For The Lan To Connect The Multiple Units

    Set Monitor ID and Group ID in the Network menu of the System Configuration menu (page 72). Set the different monitor ID number to each monitor and if necessary, group ID number. You can use the numbers 1 to 99 as a monitor ID number or group ID number. Settings...
  • Page 28: Selecting The Monitor (designation Of The Monitor Or Group Id Number)

    ID number for the group connection mode by pressing the UP/DOWN or numeric button. Up to 99 is entered as the monitor ID or group ID number. Press the ENTER or Ent button to confirm the setting.
  • Page 29: Setting The Display Mode Of The Picture

    Before adjusting The monitor must be warmed up sufficiently. To perform stable color reproduction, turn on the power of the monitor, display the white signal and leave it in this state for more than 30 minutes. About monitor adjustment The monitor is used as a measuring instrument and is required to faithfully reproduce the input signal.
  • Page 30: Color Temperature (white Balance) Adjustment

    Press the ENTER or Ent button. The adjusted data is confirmed. Brightness/Contrast Adjustment As an image on a color video monitor is seen differently according to the ambient light (environmental brightness), adjust the brightness (black level) according to the ambient...
  • Page 31 When the XYZ signal is displayed, the brightness cannot be adjusted. Input the multi format color-bar signal or SMPTE color-bar signal to the monitor. The following are explained as the example when the multi format color-bar signal is used for adjustment.
  • Page 32: Chapter 3 Menu

    Menu Basic Menu Operations Menu Operation Buttons The menu is operated using the menu operation buttons on the controller (BKM-16R, optional). Controller (BKM-16R) MENU DOWN ENTER The functions of the menu operation buttons are described below. Button Function 1 UP button Moves the cursor upward.
  • Page 33: Displaying The Menu

    Displaying the Menu Press the MENU button. The main menu is displayed on the screen. MENU Adjustment Input Configuration Display Setting Display Function System ConfigurationB File Management Status Controller Key Protect: When you select one item on the main menu, the level 1 menu of the selected item appears.
  • Page 34: Entering Characters

    When selecting in setting mode Using the UP or DOWN button or PHASE knob, select the desired item and press the ENTER or Ent button. The cursor moves to the setting value and the monitor enters in setting mode. Display example...
  • Page 35: Entering The Channel Number

    When you press the UP button or turn the PHASE knob clockwise, the characters and symbols appear in the sequence shown below. Capital letters (A t B t ... t Y t Z) t Lower- case letters (a t b t ... t y t z) t Numbers (0 t 1 t ...
  • Page 36: Menu Structure

    Auto Auto Adjust Color Bar Restore Factory Data Status Slot No Format Matrix Manual Adjust Copy From Preset Value Other Monitor Memory Stick Manual Manual Adjust Original Value Signal Contrast Hold Auto Auto Adjust Target Color Temp Target Luminance Probe...
  • Page 37 User LUT User LUT Data File Emulation DVI Video DVI Computer HDMI HDMI Auto 24PsF 25PsF/50I 30PsF/60I Other CH Other Monitor Monitor ID Memory Stick Level 2 Level 3 User Data Matrix Gamma Copy From Preset Value Other Monitor Memory Stick...
  • Page 38 Line Color Bright Center Marker Center Marker Mode Color Bright H Position V Position Copy From Preset Value Other Monitor Memory Stick Side by Side Line Display Line Color Line Bright Wipe Line Display Line Color Line Bright Position Butterfly...
  • Page 39 Main menu Level 1 Gamut Error Display Black Detail Setting Capture Internal Signal Function Switch Level 2 Level 3 Gamut Error Display Notification Notification Reset Input Detection Detection Pixel Threshold Signal Level SDI YPbPr 10bit SDI RGB 10bit SDI YPbPr 12bit SDI RGB 12bit HDMI YCbCr HDMI RGB...
  • Page 40 System Configuration menu (page 72) Main menu Level 1 System Configuration Network Parallel Remote Power On Screen Set Password Date/Time Scan Mode Skip Monitor Upgrade Maintenance Menu Structure Level 2 Level 3 Monitor ID Group ID Network Setting IP Address Subnet Mask Default Gateway...
  • Page 41 Serial No Software Version Operation Time Backlight Network Switch Controller Status Level 2 Level 3 Memory Stick Other Monitor Monitor ID Memory Stick Memory Stick Back Up System Data Restore System Data Level 2 Level 3 Model Name Serial No...
  • Page 42 Controller menu (page 83) / Key Protect menu (page 87) Main menu Level 1 Controller Network Function Key Monitor ID Display Controller Upgrade Key Protect Menu Structure Level 2 Level 3 Network Setting IP Address Subnet Mask Default Gateway Address...
  • Page 43: Adjustment Menu

    Adjustment Menu Overview Adjusts the picture, color temperature, etc. When Adjustment is selected, the following menu is displayed. iAdjustment Picture Adj Color Temp Adj Position Adj Menu Function and Operation Menu Function and operation ([ Picture Adj Adjusts the chroma, phase, matrix and signal level automatically and contrast, brightness, chroma and phase to set the preset value to picture adjustment preset data.
  • Page 44 Preset (D-Cine). Copies data from another monitor. Enter the ID number of the source monitor. When the NETWORK switch is set to PEER TO PEER, this is not selectable. When the ID number is entered, you can select from Preset1, Preset2, Preset3, Preset4, Preset5 or Preset (D-Cine).
  • Page 45 Menu Function and operation ([ Color Temp Adj Adjusts the color temperature. When the item is selected, the color temperature data to be adjusted is displayed. Except for the XYZ format signal When D93, D65, D61, D56 or D-Cine data is changed, they are displayed as D93*, D65*, D61*, D56* or D-Cine*.
  • Page 46 Function and operation ([ ]: factory setting) To hide the characters on the monitor during manual adjustment Set the CHAR OFF button of the controller to on. As the characters on the display are hidden, it becomes easy to adjust the picture. To display the characters, set the CHAR OFF button to off.
  • Page 47 Press the MENU button. ) when the 100% white signal is input. insertion mode or the interlace display mode. However, on this monitor the normal luminance is set by the contrast adjustment (backlight adjustment). For this reason, as the upper limit of Target Luminance becomes about 120 [cd/m and may be different from the luminance calibrated by the probe.
  • Page 48 Eye-One Pro. Before adjusting the color temperature automatically, start the software for adjusting the color temperature. For the software for adjusting the color temperature, please contact your Sony representative. For more information about the cable specification required and about the connection, see “Connection Cable Specifications for Color Temperature Probes”...
  • Page 49 You can select the item when the composite or Y/C signal from the BKM-227W, or the analog component or analog component RGB signal from the BKM-229X is displayed. To hide the characters on the monitor during adjustment Set the CHAR OFF button of the controller to on. As the characters on the display are hidden, it becomes easy to adjust the picture.
  • Page 50: Input Configuration Menu

    Input Configuration Menu Overview This menu is used for pertaining data to the input signals. When Input Configuration is selected, the following menus are displayed. iInput Configuration CH01 Format Slot No: xxxxx Input No: xxxxx Screen Aspect Sync Mode: Color Temp: Picture Preset: xxxxx Matrix/Gamma...
  • Page 51 SMPTE-352M standard superimposed on the input signals. Note You can confirm the Payload ID information and the signal format status of the current monitor in “SDI Payload ID Status” (page 82) of the Status menu. 3G-SDI: Sets the signal format. 4:2:2 YPbPr 10bit...
  • Page 52 Menu Slot No Input No Screen Aspect DC 2048 × 1080 HDMI Auto Sync Mode Input Configuration Menu Function and operation ([ ]: factory setting) Enters the option slot number. You can select from Option1 to Option4, Option1&2 or Option3&4. Adaptor and the item to be selected Option1 to Option4 •...
  • Page 53 Menu Function and operation ([ Color Temp Sets the color temperature. Except for the XYZ format signal You can select from D93, D65, D61, D56, D-Cine, User1 to User5. When D-Cine RGB is selected, the color temperature is set to x=0.314 and y=0.351 in the CIE chromaticity coordinate.
  • Page 54 Transmission gamma of IEC 61966-2-4 standards (xvYCC) S-LOG Standard: Log gamma available with the F23 Digital Cinematography Camera. Select to run the 100% output level of the F23 with the 100% level of the monitor for confirmation. S-LOG Full: Log gamma available with the F23.
  • Page 55 Color Gamut As the BVM-L231 is equipped with the wider color space LED backlight, the signal can be displayed (emulation) in the color gamut (color space and gamma) selected in the Emulation menu.
  • Page 56 *When the setting value is out of range, the display of the setting value is changed but the horizontal position of the picture is not changed. To hide the characters on the monitor during adjustment Set the CHAR OFF button of the controller to on. As the characters on the display are hidden, it becomes easy to adjust the picture.
  • Page 57 Enters the ID number of the source monitor. When the NETWORK switch is set to PEER TO PEER, this is not selectable. When the item is selected, you can designate the source monitor. When the ID number is entered, you can designate the channel to be copied.
  • Page 58: Display Setting Menu

    Display Setting Menu Overview This menu is used for setting the monitor condition such as the color reproduction or frame. When Display Setting is selected, the following menu is displayed. iDisplay Setting User Matrix/Gamma User LUT Native Scan Mode: Aperture Value:...
  • Page 59 “Memory Stick”. the Sony-unique format, convert the LUT data again with the coversion tool so that it can be read by the monitor. OK: To delete the data, press the ENTER (Ent) button.
  • Page 60 Menu Native Scan Mode Aperture Value NTSC Comb Filter Filter Switch Peak White Control Display Setting Menu Function and operation ([ ]: factory setting) Sets the native scan mode. [Aspect Correction]: Displaying an SD signal of non-square pixels (the number of H pixels of the signal system is 720 or 1440) or a 640 ×...
  • Page 61: Display Function Menu

    Marker3, Marker4 and Marker5 in the Marker Preset menu of the Input Configuration menu. For information about the Input Configuration menu, see page 50. To hide the characters on the monitor during setting Set the CHAR OFF button of the controller to on. As the characters on the display are hidden, it becomes easy to adjust the picture.
  • Page 62 Menu Bright Area Marker 1 Area Marker 1 Aspect Mode Aspect Area Size Width Height Mode Display Function Menu Function and operation ([ ]: factory setting) Sets the luminance of the aspect marker. You can select from [90IRE] (bright) or 40IRE (dark). Sets the area marker 1.
  • Page 63 Set to –35 (downward) to +35 (upward). [00] Copy From Copies the other marker preset data. Preset Value Copies other data in this monitor. When the item is selected, you can select from Marker1, Marker2, Marker3, Marker4 or Marker5. ]: factory setting)
  • Page 64 ]: factory setting) Copies data from another monitor. Enter the ID number of the source monitor. When the NETWORK switch is set to PEER TO PEER, this is not selectable. When the ID number is entered, you can select from Marker1, Marker2, Marker3, Marker4 or Marker5.
  • Page 65 Menu Function and operation ([ Gamut Error Display Sets the gamut error display. Notes • The gamut error display function is effective when D1, HD-SDI (except 2048 × 1080 RGB • In under scan mode, each one line of the upper and lower lines of the video signal is also •...
  • Page 66 Menu SDI YPbPr 12bit SDI RGB 12bit HDMI YCbCr HDMI RGB Post-Process Detection Detection Pixel Threshold Signal Level Zebra Pattern Line Modulation Black Detail Setting Clip Indicator Display Function Menu Function and operation ([ ]: factory setting) When two BKM-243HS or BKM-244CC are installed in the OPTION 1 and 2 or OPTION 3 and 4 option slots or BKM-250TG is installed, you can select this item.
  • Page 67 Menu Function and operation ([ Zebra Pattern Sets the zebra pattern displayed in the clipped portions. Note When the setting for the zebra pattern is changed, Zebra Pattern of Gamut Error Display is also set to the same setting value. Line Sets the direction of the pattern.
  • Page 68 Menu Native Scan 16:9 H Delay V Delay External Sync Display Function Menu Function and operation ([ ]: factory setting) Sets whether or not to display the native scan ([Off] or On). Note The native scan is not selectable in the following cases: •...
  • Page 69 Menu Function and operation ([ Comb Sets whether or not to use the comb filter (Off or [On]). When Off is selected, the trap · band-pass filter (Trap/BPF) is selected. You can select the type of comb filter in NTSC Comb Filter menu (page 60) of the Display Setting menu.
  • Page 70 Menu Marker Aspect Marker Area Marker 1 Area Marker 2 Side by Side Wipe Display Function Menu Function and operation ([ ]: factory setting) Sets whether or not to display all markers ([Off] or On). Note The marker is not displayed in the following cases: •...
  • Page 71 Menu Function and operation ([ Butterfly Sets whether or not to display in the butterfly display ([Off] or On). Note The butterfly display is not set in the following cases: • When the internal signal is displayed • When Pixel Zoom is set to on Blending Sets whether or not to display in the blending display ([Off] or On).
  • Page 72: System Configuration Menu

    System Configuration Menu Function and operation ([ ]: factory setting) Sets the remote control function of the network. Enter a monitor ID number. Set to 01 to 99. [01] Enter a group ID number. Set to 01 to 99. [01] Sets the IP address, subnet mask and default gateway.
  • Page 73 Cancel: To cancel, press the MENU button. public: Initially, public is entered automatically. Enter any character after it. New Name: Enter a community name. SONY: SONY is entered as a community name. New Name: Enter a new name. Cancel: Cancels the changed or confirmed setting.
  • Page 74 Butterfly: The butterfly function Blending: The blending function Error Notify Clear: The function to cancel the notification of the gamut error detection Power Off: The monitor power function Parallel Remote (4/4) Black Detail Mode: The display function in black detail mode...
  • Page 75 Menu Function and operation ([ Power Sets the status of the monitor when the main power is turned on or the power is turned on by remote operation. Standby Mode Sets the status when the MAIN POWER switch is turned on.
  • Page 76 Note As the audio level meter is superimposed on the video signal, the audio level meter may be cut partially because of the scan mode setting of the monitor. Sets the audio channel. You can select from [CH1-CH8] or CH9-CH16.
  • Page 77 Version, FPGA1 Version, FPGA2 Version, and FPGA Core Version are displayed. For the password, see Password (page 76) of the System Configuration menu. For details on upgrading the monitor, see “Upgrading the Monitor and Controller” on page 99. Software Upgrade Upgrades the software for the monitor.
  • Page 78 Menu FPGA Upgrade Maintenance System Configuration Menu Function and operation ([ ]: factory setting) Upgrades the FPGA data of the monitor. The menu for the Sony service representative is displayed.
  • Page 79: File Management Menu

    Selects the data of other monitor. Monitor ID Enter the ID number of the source monitor. When the NETWORK switch is set to PEER TO PEER, this is not selectable. When the ID number is entered, you can select the data to be copied.
  • Page 80 Are you sure? OK: To continue, press the ENTER (Ent) button. Reads the data from the “Memory Stick” and automatically restarts the monitor. Cancel: To cancel, press the MENU button. Returns to the Data Maintenance menu.
  • Page 81: Status Menu

    Status Menu Overview This menu is used to view general data about the monitor status, current channel, etc. When Status is selected, the following menus are displayed. iStatus CH Status Slot Status Option1 HD-SDI/D1 Option2 D1 Option3 Composite Option4 Component...
  • Page 82 Displays the serial number of the monitor. Displays software version of the monitor. Displays operation time (hours, in total) of the monitor. Displays brighten time (hours, in total) of the monitor backlight. Displays the NETWORK switch setting. Displays information on the controller.
  • Page 83: Controller Menu

    This menu is for the network setting and assigning the function to the function button of the controller. When Controller is selected, the following menu is displayed. iController Network Function Key Monitor ID Display: Controller Upgrade Menu Function and Operation Menu Function and operation ([ Network Sets the remote control function of the network.
  • Page 84 This item cannot be selected when the monitor is controlled with BKM-15R or BVM-A14F5. Sets the IP address to send the information. [000.000.000.000] When Mode is set to Manual or the monitor is controlled with BKM-15R or BVM-A14F5, you can select this item.
  • Page 85 Note When the button is set to off (Internal Sync), a sync signal is added on the Y signal to monitor the analog component signal and on the G signal to monitor the analog RGB signal. Comb: The comb filter is turned on.
  • Page 86 Version are displayed. For the password, see Password (page 76) of the System Configuration menu. For details on upgrading the controller, see “Upgrading the Monitor and Controller” on page Upgrades the software for the controller. Upgrades the kernel of the controller.
  • Page 87: Key Protect Menu

    Key Protect Sets the key protection. ]: factory setting) On: The button on the controller (except the menu operation buttons and monitor selection buttons) and the parallel remote do not function and other settings are not changeable. [Off]: Release the lock.
  • Page 88: Selecting Display Mode

    Operations Selecting Display Mode This monitor applies high-contrast to the picture and reproduces accurate color by displaying the interlace signal in progressive mode by the I/P conversion or the PsF·progressive signal in progressive mode without the I/P conversion. You can select following mode according to the input signal or the object to evaluate the picture.
  • Page 89: Setting The Display Of Native Scan Mode

    Setting the Display of Native Scan Mode About the native scan mode You can set the picture display type for the native scan mode according to the input signal. You can select ×1 or ×2, which differ in picture display size, to map the pixels of the signal to the panel in one-to- one mode, or Aspect Correction.
  • Page 90: Selecting The Native Scan/scan Mode

    Selecting the Native Scan/Scan Mode You can select scan mode from a native scan, under scan (– 3%), normal scan (0%) and over scan (mask of 5% over scan portion in the normal scan picture). You can set scan mode with the NATIVE SCAN button or SCAN button of the controller, or in the Function Switch menu of the Display Function menu.
  • Page 91: Displaying Two Signals On One Screen

    Displaying Two Signals on One Screen (Picture&Picture) Two input signals are output on the monitor. You can select the display mode from Side by Side (side by side), Wipe (wipe), Butterfly (butterfly) and Blending (blending). This is useful for adjusting the color or comparing two pictures.
  • Page 92: Magnifying The Picture (pixel Zoom)

    Select the display mode of Picture&Picture (Side by Side, Wipe, Butterfly or Blending) with the function button* of the controller or in the Function Switch menu of the Display Function menu and set it to On. For details on the Function Switch menu, see the “Function Switch”...
  • Page 93: Displaying The Picture In Black Detail Mode

    To move the leftward or rightward: Turn the PHASE knob. To move the upward or downward: Turn the CHROMA knob. Press the ENTER (Ent) button. Part inside the cursor is magnified. You can move the position of the magnified picture with the PHASE knob or CHROMA knob.
  • Page 94: Capturing The Picture Of The Hd Signal

    This is used to confirm the color tone and picture angle of the current scene and recorded scene, or as the reference picture to adjust the monitor. To save the captured frame, we recommend using “Memory Stick PRO (High-Speed)” or “Memory Stick PRO Duo (High-Speed)”.
  • Page 95: Displaying The Area Marker Or Aspect Marker

    CAPTURE Save: ENTER Cancel: MENU To hide characters on the monitor, set the CHAR OFF button to on. As the characters are hidden, it becomes easy to confirm the still picture. To display the characters, set the CHAR OFF button to off.
  • Page 96: Displaying The Audio Level Meter

    Note As the audio level meter is superimposed on the video signal, the audio level meter may be invisible partially because of the scan mode setting of the monitor. Input the SDI signal. Select the channel. Set the audio level meter in the Audio Level Meter menu (page 76) of the On Screen Set menu of the System Configuration menu.
  • Page 97: Displaying The Time Code

    When the existing file name is selected, the display to confirm a file name appears. Display example iiiiFile Management Save to Memory Stick FileX Overwrite this file? OK: ENTER Cancel: MENU Displaying the Time Code / Copying the Setting or Adjustment Value to Another Monitor...
  • Page 98: Assigning The Function On The Function Button

    • Data saving, copying and deleting using the “Memory Stick” is not available on BKM-15R or BVM-A14F5. • Data copying from the BVM-A series or PVM-L series monitor is not available. Assigning the Function on the Function Button Assigning the Function...
  • Page 99: Upgrading The Monitor And Controller

    Upgrading the Monitor and Controller You can upgrade the monitor and the controller with the data saved in a “Memory Stick”. You can upgrade the following data: Monitor: Software program Kernel FPGA data Controller: Software program Kernel Notes • Upgrading of the software for the controller is available for version 1.11 or later of the software for the controller,...
  • Page 100: Upgrading The Controller

    Memory Stick insertion slot during upgrading or disconnect the LAN cable between the monitor and controller. • Do not turn off the power of the monitor and controller during upgrading. After completion of upgrading, the display on the screen disappears, and the system is restarted. After restarting, the previous screen is displayed.
  • Page 101 Memory Stick insertion slot during upgrading or disconnect the LAN cable between the monitor and controller. • Do not turn off the power of the monitor and controller during upgrading. After completion of upgrading, the system is restarted. The network between the monitor and controller is reconnected, and you can operate the controller.
  • Page 102: Appendixes

    Appendixes Specifications General LCD panel a-Si TFT Active Matrix Picture size 22.5 inches Display area 483.84 (H) × 302.4(V) Resolution 1920 (H) × 1200 (V) pixel Backlight High-purity LEDs Panel drive RGB 10 bit Panel frame rate 96/100/120 Hz Viewing angle 85º/85º/85º/85º (up/down/left/right, contrast 10:1) Pixel efficiency 99.99% Warm-up time Approx.
  • Page 103: Optional Accessories

    ANY OTHER MEDIA OR STORAGE SYSTEMS TO RECORD CONTENT OF ANY TYPE. • Always verify that the unit is operating properly before use. SONY WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, COMPENSATION OR...
  • Page 104: Input Signals And Adjustable/setting Items

    Input Signals and Adjustable/Setting Items Item Composite CONTRAST BRIGHT CHROMA PHASE (NTSC) Picture Auto Adjust Component Level × NTSC Setup Level (NTSC) Betacam Setup Level × Position Adj Gamut Error Display × Scan Mode Native Scan (×1, ×2) (*2) Native Scan (Aspect Correction) 16 : 9 H Delay...
  • Page 105 *4:Becomes 1.896:1 with 2048 × 1080 input signal. *5:Excludes 640 × 480/60*P. Fixed to 16:9 with 1280 × 720/50P, 60*P. *6:Becomes effective when the BVM-A series monitor is controlled. *7:In effect with SD format *8:In effect when Gamma (transmission gamma) of the Matrix/Gamma menu is set to 2.2 or 2.6 RGB *9:Functions when the YCbCr signal is input.
  • Page 106: Available Signal Systems

    2:1 Interlace 1080 2:1 Interlace 1080 30/1.001 2:1 Interlace 1080 Progressive 1080 Progressive 1080 60/1.001 Progressive Aspect Display on the Standard ratio monitor Rec.ITU-R 16:9/4:3 575/50I BT.601 16:9/4:3 575/50I Rec.ITU-R 16:9/4:3 480/60I BT.601 16:9/4:3 480/60I 16:9/4:3 576/50P 16:9/4:3 480/60P 16:9 SMPTE-RP211 2.39:1...
  • Page 107 16:9 1.896:1 Progressive 2.39:1 1.896:1 24/1.001 Progressive 2.39:1 1.896:1 Progressive 2.39:1 1.896:1 24/1.001 Progressive 2.39:1 Display on the Standard monitor SMPTE-296M 720/24P SMPTE-296M SMPTE-296M 720/25P SMPTE-296M 720/30P SMPTE-296M SMPTE-296M 720/50P SMPTE-296M 720/60P SMPTE-296M 2048 × 1080/ 24PsF 2048 × 1080/...
  • Page 108: Available Signal Formats

    Available Signal Formats Input adaptor Signal format Analog Composite Setup NTSC level PAL-M SECAM Analog Y/C Setup NTSC level PAL-M SECAM Analog Component SMPTE/EBU N10 Component level Betacam Analog RGB Available Signal Formats BKM- BKM- BKM- Applied system 220D 227W 229X 487/59.94i ×...
  • Page 109 Signal format HD-SDI Single-link 4:2:2 YPbPr 10bit YPbPr 10bit 10bit Dual-link 4:4:4 YPbPr 12bit 12bit Single-link 4:2:2 YPbPr 10bit YPbPr 10bit 10bit Dual-link 4:4:4 YPbPr 12bit 12bit Single-link 4:2:2 YPbPr 10bit YPbPr 10bit 10bit Dual-link 4:4:4 YPbPr 12bit 12bit Single-link 4:2:2 YPbPr 10bit...
  • Page 110 Signal format Single-link 4:2:2 YPbPr YPbPr Dual-link 4:4:4 YPbPr Single-link 4:2:2 YPbPr YPbPr Dual-link 4:4:4 YPbPr Single-link 4:2:2 YPbPr YPbPr Dual-link 4:4:4 YPbPr Dual-link 4:2:2 YPbPr Dual-link 4:2:2 YPbPr Single-link 4:2:2 YPbPr Single-link 4:2:2 YPbPr Single-link 4:2:2 YPbPr Single-link 4:2:2 YPbPr Single-link 4:2:2...
  • Page 111 Signal format 4:4:4 YPbPr 10bit 4:4:4 10bit Single-link 4:4:4 YPbPr 12bit 4:4:4 12bit 4:4:4 YPbPr 10bit 4:4:4 10bit Single-link 4:4:4 YPbPr 12bit 4:4:4 12bit 4:4:4 YPbPr 10bit 4:4:4 10bit Single-link 4:4:4 YPbPr 12bit 4:4:4 12bit 4:4:4 YPbPr 10bit 4:4:4 10bit Single-link 4:4:4 YPbPr...
  • Page 112 DVI-D Signal format DVI Video Single-link 4:4:4 Single-link 4:4:4 Single-link 4:4:4 Single-link 4:4:4 Single-link 4:4:4 Single-link 4:4:4 Single-link 4:4:4 Single-link 4:4:4 Single-link 4:4:4 Single-link 4:4:4 Single-link 4:4:4 Single-link 4:4:4 Single-link 4:4:4 Single-link 4:4:4 DVI Computer** Single-link 4:4:4 *: Also compatible with 1/1.001. **: Supports the progressive signal with square pixel structure.
  • Page 113 HDMI Signal format HDMI RGB 4:4:4 8/10/12bit** YCbCr 4:4:4 8/10/12bit** YCbCr 4:2:2 12bit** *: Also compatible with 1/1.001. **: RGB/YCbCr format and 8/10/12bit are selected automatically according to the input signal. ***: Pixel Repetition = 2 (transmit the same pixel twice) ****: In this manual, the 800 ×...
  • Page 114: Aperture Modification Frequency

    Aperture Modification Frequency Serial digital input Signal system SD-SDI Input adaptor 576/50i 5 MHz 487/59.94i 5 MHz 576/50P 483/59.94P 1080/24*PsF 1080/24*P 1080/50i (25PsF) 1080/25P 1080/60*i (30*PsF) 1080/30*P 720/24*P 720/25P 720/30*P 720/50P 720/60*P 2048×1080/24*PsF 2048×1080/24*P 1080/50P 1080/60*P DVI Video/HDMI 640×480/60*P 720×480/60*P 1280×720/60*P 1920×1080/60*i 720 (1440)**×480/60*i...
  • Page 115: Picture Display Size

    Picture Display Size Input adaptor Native Aspect Scan ×1 Signal system ratio (H) × (V) 720 × 576/50i 720 × 576 1440 × 1152 16:9 1440 × 576/50i** 16:9 720 × 487/59.94i 720 × 487 1440 × 974 16:9 1440 × 487/59.94i** 16:9 1440 ×...
  • Page 116 DVI-D Aspect Scan ×1 Signal system ratio (H) × (V) DVI Video 640 × 480/60*P 640 × 480 1280 × 960 1280 × 960 1440 × 1080 1397 × 1048 1371 × 1029 720 × 480/60*P 720 × 480 1440 × 960 16:9 1280 ×...
  • Page 117 Native Aspect Scan ×1 Signal system ratio (H) × (V) 1280 × 720/50P 16:9 1280 × 720 16:9 1920 × 1080/50i 1920 × 1080 2.39:1 720(1440)** × 576/50i 720 × 576 1440 × 1152 16:9 16:9 1920 × 1080/60*P 1920 × 1080 2.39:1 16:9 1920 ×...
  • Page 118: Picture·frame Display

    Picture·Frame Display Input adaptor Black frame Signal system 720 × 576/50i 1440 × 576/50i** 720 × 487/59.94i 1440 × 487/59.94i** 1440 × 576/50P** 1440 × 483/59.94P** 1920 × 1080/24*PsF 1920 × 1080/25PsF 1920 × 1080/30*PsF 1920 × 1080/24*P 1920 × 1080/25P 1920 ×...
  • Page 119 DVI-D Black frame Signal system insertion DVI Video 640 × 480/60*P 720 × 480/60*P 1280 × 720/60*P 1920 × 1080/60*i 720(1440)** × 480/60*i 720 × 576/50P 1280 × 720/50P 1920 × 1080/50i 720(1440)** × 576/50i 1920 × 1080/60*P 1920 × 1080/50P 1920 ×...
  • Page 120 Black frame Signal system 1280 × 1024/60P (SXGA) 1400 × 1050/60P (SXGA+) * : Also compatible with 1/1.001. **: Pixel Repetition = 2 (transmit the same pixel twice) Picture·Frame Display Interlace insertion × × × × Display frame rate [Hz]...
  • Page 121: Matrix/gamma Setting Table

    Matrix/Gamma Setting Table Input adaptor • M in the following table shows Matrix. • G in the following table shows Gamma. Matrix/ Signal Gamma Signal format system data setting area Analog Composite Setup NTSC 487/59.94i level 576/50i PAL-M 487/59.94i SECAM 576/50i Analog Y/C Setup...
  • Page 122 Signal Signal format system Analog RGB** 1080/60*i 1080/50i 1080/24*PsF 1080/25PsF 1080/30*PsF 1080/24*P 1080/25P 1080/30*P 720/60*P 720/50P 483/59.94P 576/50P 487/59.94i 576/50i 720 × 487/ 59.94i 720 × 576/50i HD-SDI Single-link 4:2:2 YPbPr 10bit YPbPr 10bit 1920 × 1080/ RGB** 10bit 24*PsF Dual-link 4:4:4 YPbPr 12bit...
  • Page 123 Matrix/ Signal Gamma Signal format system data setting area Single-link 4:2:2 YPbPr 10bit YPbPr 10bit 1920 × 1080/ RGB** 10bit 30*PsF Dual-link 4:4:4 YPbPr 12bit RGB** 12bit Single-link 4:2:2 YPbPr 10bit YPbPr 10bit 1920 × 1080/ RGB** 10bit 24*P Dual-link 4:4:4 YPbPr 12bit RGB** 12bit...
  • Page 124 Signal Signal format system Single-link 4:2:2 YPbPr 10bit 1280 × 720/25P 1280 × 720/ Single-link 4:2:2 YPbPr 10bit 30*P Single-link 4:2:2 YPbPr 10bit 1280 × 720/50P 1280 × 720/ Single-link 4:2:2 YPbPr 10bit 60*P 10bit*** RGB** 12bit*** 2048 × 1080/ Dual-link 4:4:4 24*PsF...
  • Page 125 Matrix/ Signal Gamma Signal format system data setting area 4:4:4 YPbPr 10bit 4:4:4 RGB** 10bit Single-link 1920×1080/50i 4:4:4 YPbPr 12bit 4:4:4 RGB** 12bit 4:4:4 YPbPr 10bit 4:4:4 RGB** 10bit Single-link 1920×1080/60*i 4:4:4 YPbPr 12bit 4:4:4 RGB** 12bit Single-link 4:2:2 YPbPr 10bit 1920×1080/50P 1920×1080/ Single-link 4:2:2 YPbPr 10bit 60*P...
  • Page 126 DVI-D • M in the following table shows Matrix. • G in the following table shows Gamma. Signal format System DVI Video Single- 4:4:4 RGB** 8bit 640 × 480/60*P link Single- 4:4:4 RGB** 8bit 720 × 480/60*P link Single- 1280 × 720/ 4:4:4 RGB** 8bit link 60*P...
  • Page 127 HDMI • M in the following table shows Matrix. • G in the following table shows Gamma***. Matrix/ Gamma Signal format System data setting area HDMI 640 × 480/60*P 720 × 480/60*P 1280 × 720/ 60*P 1920 × 1080/ 60*i 720 (1440)**** ×...
  • Page 128: Scan Mode Image

    Scan Mode Image Example: Scan images of available signal system when the input adaptor is installed For details of the picture display size, see page 115. • For setting of the Native Scan Mode menu, see Native Scan Mode (page 60) of the Display Setting menu. •...
  • Page 129 Scan mode Native Scan Mode: Aspect Correction Aspect 4:3 Native Scan Mode: Aspect Correction Aspect 16:9 Normal Scan Aspect: 16:9 (1.896:1*) *When a 2048 × 1080 signal is input Aspect: 2.39:1 Aspect: 4:3 Under Scan Aspect: 16:9 (1.896:1*) *When a 2048 × 1080 signal is input Input signal system and scan mode image 720 ×...
  • Page 130 Scan mode Aspect: 2.39:1 Aspect: 4:3 Over Scan Aspect: 16:9 (1.896:1*) *When a 2048 × 1080 signal is input Aspect: 2.39:1 Aspect: 4:3 Scan Mode Image Input signal system and scan mode image 1920 × 1080 2048 × 1080 720 × 576 720 ×...
  • Page 131: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting This section may help you isolate the cause of a problem and as a result, eliminate the need to contact your Sony service representative. Symptom Assumed causes The picture that you wish to The setting of the Input Configuration display is not displayed.
  • Page 132 Symptom The signal is not displayed in black frame insertion mode. The setting is different from the setting in the menu. The function button of the controller does not function. The function of the function button of the controller is different from that of the panel display.
  • Page 133: Dimensions

    Ø55 162.7 (6 Rear Unit: mm (inches) * When using this hole, use a screw which can be inserted into the monitor to a depth of 6 to 8 mm ( When the controller is attached with the BKM-37H When the tilt unit is removed from the BKM-37H...
  • Page 134 Bottom 489.8 (19 30 (1 When the tilt unit is attached to the BKM-37H Front Side 31 (1 266 (10 Dimensions Bottom 4-M5 6-Ø8 30 (1 489.8 (19 4-M5 6-Ø8 30 (1 30 (1...
  • Page 135: Connection Cable Specifications For Color Temperature Probes

    Connection Cable Specifications for Color Temperature Probes Specified cables are required to connect color temperature probes to the monitor. Connection cable for color temperature adjustment (supplied) Color of cable core White Black Yellow Blue Green Brown Gray Shield Connection cable for Konica Minolta CA-210 probe...
  • Page 136 Connection cable for DK-Technologies PM 5639/06 probe D-sub 9-pin connector (male) (optional) Signal Connection cable for X-Rite Eye-One Pro probe USByRS-232C conversion cable (commercially available) Connect the probe. Besides the connecting cable, an external PC is required. When the PC is not equipped with a serial port, a USByRS-232C conversion cable (commercially available) is required.
  • Page 137: Inserting/ejecting The "memory Stick

    Inserting/Ejecting the “Memory Stick” The BKM-16R Monitor Control Unit has a slot that can take both standard size and Duo size. All products with a slot such as this are equipped with a system which automatically measures the size of an inserted medium.
  • Page 138 “Memory Stick”, “Memory Stick PRO”, “Memory Stick Duo”, “Memory Stick PRO Duo”, “Memory Stick Micro”, “M2” and trademarks of Sony Corporation. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. It is against the copyright law to use any audio or picture you recorded without prior consent of the copyright holder.
  • Page 139: Menu Index

    Menu Index The menu index shows the principal menu items provided with this monitor in alphabetical sequence. For your reference, each menu item is followed by the page of this Menu Item Number 1 Pin to 8 Pin 1080I/PsF 16:9...
  • Page 140 Menu Item Change Password Channel Name Chroma Up Clip Indicator Closed Caption Color Bar Color Gamut Color Temp Color Temp Adj Comb Component Level Contrast Hold Controller Controller Status Controller Upgrade Copy From Data Maintenance Date/Time Default CH Delete Delete LUT Detection Display Function Display Setting...
  • Page 141 Key Protect Load LUT Maintenance Manual Manual Adjust Marker Setting Marker Preset Matrix Matrix/Gamma Model Name Monitor ID Monitor ID Display Monitor Upgrade Mono Native Scan Native Scan Mode Network Network Setting Network Switch Notification Notification Reset NTSC Comb Filter...
  • Page 142 Menu Item NTSC Setup Level On Screen Set Operation Time Original Value OSD Level P&P Setting Parallel Remote Password Peak Hold Peak White Control Picture Adj Picture Preset Pixel Threshold Pixel Zoom Setting Position Adj Post-Process Detection Power Power On Status Preset Value Probe Protocol Setting...
  • Page 143 Menu Item Slot Status Option 1 to Option 4 SNMP Setting Software Upgrade Software Version Standby Mode Status Sync Mode System Configuration Target Color Temp Target Luminance Time Code Transparency Type User Data User LUT User LUT Data User Matrix/Gamma V Delay V Position V Shift...
  • Page 144 The material contained in this manual consists of information that is the property of Sony Corporation and is intended solely for use by the purchasers of the equipment described in this manual. Sony Corporation expressly prohibits the duplication of any...
  • Page 145 Sony Corporation BVM-L231 (WW) © 2009 4-148-174-11(1)

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