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Sony BVM-E171 16.5-inch TRIMASTER EL™ OLED Monitor

16.5-inch TRIMASTER EL™ OLED critical reference monitor with wide viewing angle supports 4K production

Sony BVM-E171 16.5-inch TRIMASTER EL™ OLED Monitor

Sony BVM-E171 16.5-inch TRIMASTER EL™ OLED Monitor

16.5-inch TRIMASTER EL™ OLED critical reference monitor with wide viewing angle supports 4K production


Cat no: 22928

  • Superb picture performance
  • Flicker free mode
  • Super Top Emission™ technology
  • Ultimate Sony display engine
  • Multi-format signal support
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Sony BVM-E171 16.5-inch TRIMASTER EL™ OLED Monitor

16.5-inch TRIMASTER EL™ reference monitor, with 2nd Gen OLED. Dramatically improved viewing angle for critical picture evaluation in the studio and on-set

TRIMASTER EL™ reference monitor with 2nd Gen OLED panel. Dramatically improved viewing angle for critical picture evaluation in the studio and on-set For professional applications such as colour grading, high-end editing, broadcasting and scientific research, Sony’s leading edge Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) technology and signals processing technology ensures absolutely outstanding performance with the BVM-E171. The colour shift depending on the viewing angle has reduced to less than half compared to the 1st generation OLED panel. It allows several people to evaluate the image with extreme accuracy at the same time, increasing the monitor’s versatility in top end monitoring solutions.

State-of-the-art product
Super Top Emission technology enhances OLED’s intrinsic benefits to deliver outstanding black performance, a quick response time with virtually no motion blur, and a wide colour gamut. A 12-bit output digital signal processing engine provides a nonlinear cubic conversion colour-management system that delivers precise colour reproduction, stunning picture uniformity, smoother-than-ever gamma performance, and picture quality consistency.

Flicker free mode
The TRIMASTER EL OLED panel’s superb quick response and scan-driving performance deliver stunning picture quality with virtually no motion blur. However, there is a possibility that flicker is just visible especially when a lower frequency signal is displayed (24p, 24PsF, and 50i). To remove visible flicker, the BVM-E171 is equipped with Flicker-free mode.

DC Operation
The BVM-E171 can be DC operated. Due to its lightweight and slim design, the BVM-E171 is ideal for field applications.

ITU-R BT.2020 support for 4K production
BVM-E171 is surely an HD monitor that conforms to ITU-R BT.709 color space. Responding to an increase of the demand of using an HD monitor in a 4K production, BVM-E171 newly supports ITU-R BT.2020 color space and transfer matrix.

Accepts computer signals via HDMI
The BVM-E171 accepts various computer signals input up to 1920 x 1080 through its HDMI connector. It is also equipped with Digital Cinema 2048 x 1080 signals.

Superb picture performance
Sony TRIMASTER EL™ technology combines the ultimate performance of Sony OLED display with the highly sophisticated TRIMASTER™ technology to provide the highest level of picture performance:

  • Wide viewing angle
  • Accurate Black Reproduction
  • High purity and accurate colour reproduction
  • Quick response time with virtually no motion blur
  • Very high contrast ratio

Flicker free mode
The TRIMASTER EL OLED panel’s superb quick response and scan-driving performance deliver stunning picture quality with virtually no motion blur. However, there is a possibility that flicker is just visible especially when a lower frequency signal is displayed (24p, 24PsF, and 50i). To remove visible flicker, the BVM-E251 is equipped with Flicker-free mode.

Super Top Emission™ technology
Sony's Super Top Emission™ technology has a micro-cavity structure which incorporates colour filters. The micro-cavity structure uses an optical resonance effect to enhance colour purity and improve light-emission efficiency. In addition, the colour filter of each RGB further enhances the colour purity of emitted light, and reduces ambient light reflection.

Ultimate Sony display engine
High-precision signal processing engine has been developed to fulfil the reference monitor criteria and is optimized to maximize OLED panel performance. This engine incorporates 12-bit output accuracy at each process, and provides both a high quality I/P conversion algorithm and a highly accurate colour management system.

Multi-format signal support
The BVM-E171 monitor can accept almost any SD or HD video format, such as analogue composite video, HDMI and SDI, and variable computer signals through HDMI.

Auto White Balance
The colour temperature and white balance of BVM Series monitors can be automatically adjusted by the Auto White Balance function using specified colour temperature probes, such as

  • Konica Minolta: CA-210, CA-310, CS-200,
  • DK-Technologies: PM5639/06,
  • X-Rite: i1 (Eye-One) Pro and i1Pro2.
  • Photo Research: PR-655, PR-670
  • Klein: K-10
  • Jeti: Specbos 1211

High quality I/P conversion technology
The BVM-E171 monitor uses a sophisticated I/P conversion technique that keeps artefacts that are often seen in flat panel displays to a minimum such as edge jaggedness, conversion errors, etc.

Low video delay
The BVM-E171 display engine ensures a picture delay that is less than one field.

Panel calibration
Every BVM-E171 monitor is carefully calibrated at the factory on an individual basis, providing a high level of accuracy and stability for characteristics such as gamma and uniformity.

Colour feedback system
Using a colour feedback system, the BVM-E171 monitor achieves the stability required for broadcast critical monitoring applications.

Interlaced display mode
Faithfully reproduces interlaced signals, emulating CRT monitors.

Picture & Picture mode
The unique Picture & Picture function of the BVM-E171 allows simultaneous display of two input signals on the monitor’s screen. This function is extremely convenient for making instant adjustments to two input sources. Four modes are available to provide users with enhanced operational flexibility: Side by Side, Wipe, Butterfly and Blending.

Pixel zoom mode
A selected area of the displayed picture can be enlarged on a pixel basis, up to eight times in size both vertically and horizontally.

Gamut error display 
BVM-E171 master monitor incorporates a Gamut Error Display function that detects irregular signal input.

S-Log3 and S-Log2 EOTF
BVM-E171 master monitor incorporates EOTF tables to reproduce images captured using S-Log3 and S-Log2. S-Log3 and S-Log2 are techniques used in Sony’s digital cinematography cameras that allows the full latitude of the camera sensor to be maintained throughout the production chain.

2K picture resolution
The 2048 Image Slide function of the BVM-E171 allows 2K resolution (2048 x 1080 pixels) images to be mapped, pixel-to-pixel, on the full-HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) panel without picture degradation. The monitor is equipped with a slide function that allows the display of missing pixels in native mode from the left and right part of the picture.

Scan Switch
The Scan Switch function allows switching between under scan (-3%), normal scan (0%), and over scan (5%).

Native Scan (pixel-to-pixel display)
The Native Scan function is a unique display mode that reproduces images withoutchanging the input signal’s pixel count.

HD Frame Capture mode
The HD Frame Capture function of the BVM Series allows a picture frame from the 3G-SDI and HD-SDI input to be captured and saved as a picture file on a USB memory media(BKM-17R) or a Memory Stick™ media(BKM-16R). This picture file can be used as a reference for various purposes, for example, for picture-tone adjustments between past images and for camera-framing adjustments.

Separate control unit with USB memory slot
A separate BKM-17R Monitor Control Unit is available for the BVM-E171. It is equipped with a USB Memory slot enables users to download and save all monitor set-ups such as input channel configuration, control preset adjustments, white balance settings and maintenance parameters.

Centralised monitor-wall control
The BVM Series monitors and the BKM-17R Monitor Control Unit are equipped with an Ethernet port, allowing remote control of display parameters across a standard Ethernet connection. One BKM-17R Monitor Control Unit can control up to 32 BVM monitors.

DC operation
The BVM-E171 can be DC operated. Due to its lightweight and small-size design, with a comparable height to the former 14-inch BVM-CRT monitors, the BVM-E171 is ideal for field and OB van applications.

Character Off button
To facilitate parameter adjustments, the On-Screen Menu indication can be taken off the screen, while in Menu mode. The On-Screen Menu indication can be toggled on or off with a simple press of a button on the BKM-17R’s front panel.

Copy function for monitor setup and adjustment data
The optional BKM-17R Monitor Control Unit includes a USB Memory slot to save and load monitor configuration and adjustment settings. This is useful for multiple monitor systems, allowing the transfer of one monitor’s setup and adjustment data to another. This data can also be transferred via the BVM’s Ethernet connection.

+12dB Chroma UP function
A Chroma UP button located on the front panel of the BKM-17R allows the chroma level to be boosted by +12dB. This is a convenient feature for adjusting camera white balance with a higher degree of accuracy.

Marker settings
BVM Series monitors can display various markers, including an aspect marker, safe area marker and centre marker. In addition to this flexible selection of marker types, detailed display settings of each marker are offered. For example, the colour, brightness, horizontal/vertical position and width of aspect markers can all be controlled, while the height and width of safe area markers can be adjusted.

Aspect switch
The aspect ratio can be switched between 4:3, 16:9, 2.39: 1 and 1.896:1 depending on the input signal.

Wide variety of functions
The user has a wide variety of over 40 functions to choose from. Each of these can be assigned to any of the 16 function buttons (F1 to F16) on the BKM-17R controller.Press ENTER to display the F1 to F8 (or F9 to F16) button assignment on screen.

Status display
Simply assign STATUS to one of the function buttons (F1 to F16) on the BKM-17R controller. The user can instantly grasp the whole monitor status and configurations without having to search through menus.

Product Specification


Picture Performance
Panel OLED panel 
Picture size (diagonal) 420.0 mm (16 5/8 inches)
Effective picture size (H x V) 365.8 x 205.7 mm (14 1/2 x 8 1/8 inches)
Resolution (H x V) 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD) 
Aspect 16:9 
Pixel efficiency  99.99%
Panel drive RGB 10-bit 
Panel frame rate 48 Hz / 50 Hz / 60 Hz (48 Hz and 60 Hz are also compatible with 1/1.001 frame rates) 
Viewing angle (panel specification) 89°/89°/89°/89° (typical) (up/down/left/right contrast >10:1) 
Standard luminance 100 cd/m2 (preset1 to preset5 at EOTF 2.4)
48 cd/m2 (preset (DCI)) (1.0 Vp-p reference signal, 100% white signal input) 
Colour temperature D55, D61, D65, D93, DCI*1, DCI XYZ and user 1-5 (5,000 k to 10,000 k adjustable) 
Colour space (colour gamut) ITU-R BT.2020*2, ITU-R BT.709, EBU, SMPTE-C, DCI-P3*2, BVM-E251 Native*3, S-Gamut/S-Gamut3*2, S-Gamut3.cine*2 
Transmission Matrix ITU-R BT.2020 (Non-constant luminance is supported), ITU-R BT.709, ITU-R BT.601, SMPTE 240M 
EOTF 2.2, 2.4, 2.6, CRT, S-Log3(SDR), S-Log2(SDR) 
SDI  BNC (x2)
HDMI HDMI (x1) (HDCP correspondence, deep colour correspondence) 
Composite Video BNC (x1) 
Parallel remote  RJ-45 modular connector 8-pin (x1) (Pin-assignable)
Serial remote (LAN) Ethernet (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX), RJ-45 (x1) 
DC Input  XLR (x1)
SDI BNC (x2) 
Composite Video BNC (x1) 
DC 12V out Circle 4-pin (female) (x1) 
Power requirement AC 100 V to 240 V, 0.9 A to0.5 A, 50/60 Hz, DC 24 V to 28 V, 3.3 A to 2.9 A
Power consumption Approx. 88 W (AC power supply) (max.)
Approx. TBA W (AC power supply) (average power consumption in the default status) 
Dimensions (W x H x D) (W x H x D) 436.0 x 282.4 (266.4)* x156.5 mm (17 1/4 x 11 1/4 (10 1/2)* x 6 1/4 inches)
* Height without legs 
Mass Approx. 6.5 kg (14 lb5 oz)
Supplied accessories AC power cord (1), AC plug holder (1), CD-ROM (1), Before Using This Unit (Japanese, English 1), HDMI cable holder(1), Handle(1), Rack mount brackets(L 1, R 1)
*1 DCI: x=0.314 y=0.351
*2  The BVM-X300 does not support the ITU-R BT.2020, DCI-P3, S-Gamut/S-Gamut3 and S-Gamut3.cine colour space in full.
*3 The BVM-E171 individual chromaticity points. The widest colour space setting of the signal is reproduced by the BVM-E171.

Sony BVM-E171 16.5-inch TRIMASTER EL™ OLED Monitor

  • 1 x BVM-E171 Monitor
  • 1 x AC power cord
  • 1 x AC plug holder 
  • 1 x CD-ROM 
  • 1 x Before Using This Unit (Japanese, English 1)
  • 1 x HDMI cable holder
  • 1 x Handle
  • 2 x Rack mount brackets (Left & Right)

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