Slim, lightweight and robust OLED monitor ideal for field applications and OB vans.
The Sony PVM-A250 is a 25-inch, Full HD monitor. It boasts an industry-leading lightweight and shallow body* and is approximately 40 per cent lighter and shallower than its predecessor, the Sony PVM-2541A.
Easily carried by one person, the PVM-A250 incorporates Sony's TRIMASTER EL™ OLED panel and offers the industry’s widest viewing angles of any professional flat-panel monitor on the market, making group monitoring easy.
The stylish new design also includes a robust double-coated paint finish, while the optional BKM-PP25 protection kit offers an optional protection panel and corner bumpers.
The latest camera-linkage functions, such as camera and lens metadata display and a Picture and Picture function, provide the convenience of working efficiency both in the field and in the post process.
Stylish lightweight and slim body with industry’s widest viewing angle
With a robust double-coated paint finish and stylish sharp-edged chassis, the Sony PVM-250 monitor is a worthy successor of the previous PVM-2541A model – and, at 6.1kg, is around 40% lighter – and thinner – than its predecessor.
The PVM-A250's wide viewing angle makes it perfect for group monitoring. It provides cost savings for transportation and power consumption and also saves space and weight in digital galleries.
Latest camera-linkage functions
With camera and lens metadata display included and a Picture and Picture function with side by side, wipe, blending, difference and auto input switching, the Sony PVM-A250 OLEd monitor is ideal for on-set and live production monitoring.
User presets and password protection
Secure your monitor settings for greater peace of mind, with five user presets available. One colour temperature memory (USER1) can also be password protected.
2K format display and Dual-Link HD-SDI mode
This feature offers a cost effective 2K monitoring solution, ideal for on-set digital cinematography. A Dual-link HD-SDI input is also available.
Multiple monitors firmware upgrade utility
Save time by using the multiple monitor firmware upgrade utility to upgrade all your monitors simultaneously via your network.
* Comparing professional broadcast monitors incorporating SDI interface(s) and built-in AC power.
Slim and lightweight – easy to carry
The Sony PVM-A250 monitor offers an industry-leading lightweight and slim body compared to other professional broadcast monitors incorporating an SDI interface(s) and built-in AC power. The PVM-A250 weighs 6.1kg, making it around 40% lighter – as well as 40% thinner – than the previous PVM-2541A model. Users can now widen their usage of the monitor, including field monitoring and installation on a monitor wall or in an OB van.
Viewing angle innovation
The PVM-A250 incorporates Sony's TRIMASTER EL™ OLED panel and offers the industry’s widest viewing angles for any professional flat-panel monitor on the market.
Accurate black reproduction
A key advantage of TRIMASTER EL is the fact that each pixel can be turned completely off. No other display technology is able to offer this. TRIMASTER EL is capable of reproducing accurate black with each individual pixel, enabling users to evaluate each picture image faithfully to the signal.
Accurate colour reproduction
Sony’s OLED Super Top Emission technology not only offers a wide colour gamut with its high purity of the three primary colours, but also maintains this wide colour gamut throughout the entire luminance range. The TRIMASTER EL system is an ideal display device for accurate picture reproduction. With OLED, users can see the details in the blacks, and see the colours as well.
Quick response with virtually no motion blur
In Sony tests, The TRIMASTER EL grey-to-grey switching speed in microseconds (μs) is much faster than that of the LCD. This fast response benefits a variety of applications and uses, such as sports broadcasting.
Video input versatility
The PVM-A250 monitor is equipped with built-in standard input interfaces: 3G/HD/SD-SDI (x2), HDMI (HDCP) input (x1) and composite (x1).
Computer input versatility
Multiple computer signals can be received via an HDMI/DVI interface; the resolution range is from 640 x 480 to 1680 x 1050 pixels.
Optional protection kit
The BKM-PP25 optional accessory kit provides an AR-coated protection panel for the 25-inch monitor, along with corner bumpers to safeguard the monitor from scratches and impact.
Yoke-mount and VESA-mount capability
The PVM-A250 has screw holes on its side bezels for yoke-mounting. This type of mounting is convenient when installing a monitor to a camera crane or monitor stand in the field. There are also VESA mount 100-mm pitch holes on the monitor's rear panel.
Room clearance connector panel design
Despite the monitor's slim dimensions, the connector panel on the rear of each monitor is designed to allow ample cord clearance, saving space and offering greater cabling flexibility.
Waveform monitor, vector scope, and audio level meter display
The waveform and vector scope of an input signal can be displayed on-screen, along with an SDI‑embedded two-channel audio level meter. Both the waveform monitor and vector scope have a range of modes, including a zoom function (in an area of 0 to 20 IRE) with the waveform monitor, and a zoom function (in the central black area) with the vector scope, for adjusting white balance.
The waveform of a specified line can also be displayed. In conjunction with the Picture & Picture function, the waveform monitor and vector scope display can monitor two camera signals.
An audio level meter can display the embedded audio signal from the SDI or HDMI input. It can display ch1 to ch8 or ch9 to ch16 on-screen.
Camera focus function
The Sony PVM-A250 monitor can control the aperture level of a video signal, and display images on the screen with sharpened edges to help camera focus operation. The sharpened edges can also be displayed in user-selectable colours (white, red, green, blue and yellow) for more precise focusing.
Line-doubler mode for field dominance check and time code function
The PVM-A250 offers a line-doubler mode, which is helpful when checking for field order and line flicker. LTC and VITC time code can be displayed at the top or bottom of the picture.
Auto white adjustment
The PVM-A250 monitor employs a software-based colour temperature (white balance) calibration function. Combined with a PC and commercially available calibration tools (Konica Minolta CA-210/CA-310/CS-200, DK-Technologies PM5639/06, X-Rite i1 Pro/i1 Pro2, Photo Research PR‑655/670, Klein K-10, and JETI specbos 1211), this function enables simple adjustment of the monitor’s white balance.
Picture & Picture function
The unique Picture & Picture function of the PVM-A250 allows simultaneous display of two input signals on the monitor’s screen. This function helps with colour adjustment and setting of camera frames. Various modes are available: side by side, wipe, blending, difference and auto input switching. This function works when synchronous SDI signals are input.
2K (2048 x 1080) input and image-slide
The PVM-A250 monitor can display 2K (2048 x 1080 resolution) input. The 2K signal is displayed in two ways – as a full 2K image scaled into a full-HD (1920 x 1080) screen, or as a 2K native display with an image-slide function.
Camera/lens metadata display function and on-screen tally
The PVM-A250 monitor can display the camera and lens metadata set of a camera system, according to the SMPTE RDD-18 document for Acquisition Metadata Sets for Video Camera Parameters. The PVM-A250 monitor also support a subset of Sony’s private metadata (not all metadata is supported).
The monitor is also equipped with a three-colour red, green and yellow on-screen tally function. The position of the tally display can be changed to either the upper or lower section of the screen.
Anamorphic image conversion and Active Format Description (AFD) functions
The monitor’s anamorphic image conversion function correctly displays horizontally squeezed 3G/HD-SDI signals from an onset camera system (NB only 3G/HD-SDI and dual-link HD-SDI are supported). The signals include two major systems: 16:9 1920 x 1080 (1280 x 720) signals and 17:9 2048 x 1080 signals. These signals can be appropriately displayed on the monitor’s screen.
The Active Format Description (AFD) function also reads the ancillary data flag on an SDI, and can up-convert the SD image to display automatically on the full HD resolution screen (NB only SD-SDI signals are supported). This is achieved by adjusting the resolution and aspect ratio.
Grid Display, two Center Markers and Flip functions
The Sony A250's Grid Display function displays arbitrary multiple vertical and horizontal lines to help when users check the composition of a picture. In addition to a standard Center Marker 1, Center Marker 2 is also available. This second marker enables easier checking of the centre portion’s focus. The Flip function turns the reversed image to a normal view, horizontally or vertically.
Power-on setting and USB 2.0 for power supply (+5 V, 500 mA)
Power-on allows users to select setting data when the monitor starts up; this includes last memory, user preset, and factory preset settings. Users can set the monitor accurately and quickly. This function is very useful for rental equipment. In addition, the USB 2.0 port can supply 5V power to third-party devices.
User Presets with password lock and short-cut to function key configuration
When multiple users share the same monitor, each user can memorise their setting data and retrieve this data whenever required. This frees the user from time‑consuming and repetitive setting tasks.
When multiple users share the same monitor, each user can register their own password for colour temperature and user preset data. This ensures the user correctly recalls previous user preset data, and keeps preset information safe from unauthorised use.
For improving speed of the F-Key configuration, the user can take a short-cut to the settings menu screen by simply pressing the function key repeatedly.
Optimised low-latency I/P conversion
An I/P conversion system delivers automatically optimised signal processing according to input signals, with low latency (less than 0.5 field). This helps with editing and monitoring fast-moving images, and with synchronising audio with lip sync.
Multiple monitors upgrade utility
Multiple PVM-A and LMD-A Series monitors on the same Ethernet network can be upgraded by simple operation providing an efficient solution for large infrastructure.
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