The advent of broadcast monitor technology is one of the biggest technological game-changers of the last decade in television and other programming. Broadcast monitors have unmatched image quality with unprecedented color accuracy. They’re also lightweight, ultra-portable and easy to set up in a variety of environments — from mobile studios to remote production trucks. While these advantages are fantastic, many professionals still find themselves running into issues when bringing their broadcast monitors on the road. First and foremost is that, despite their mobility and durability, broadcast monitors still need to be calibrated consistently to ensure that they’re sending out the right signals. This can be a painstaking process when you’re working with multiple monitors on-site or in a remote location But it doesn’t have to be With tools like TV Logic's VFM-055A field monitor, properly calibrating your equipment has never been easier — or more portable
The advent of broadcast Camera Monitor technology is one of the biggest technological game-changers of the last decade in television and other programming. It has given us unprecedented image quality with unmatched color accuracy, making it easy for you to see how things will look when they air on your audience’s screens. They’re also lightweight, ultra-portable and easy to set up in a variety of environments.
It's really easy to think that the monitor you use at home is a good representation of what your audience will see, but it's not. For example, if you are using a regular CRT monitor, then your audience's eyes will be seeing an image that has been filtered through an LCD screen with a color temperature tint and gamma curve applied to it—and these characteristics can vary greatly depending on how old or new the panel is.
Broadcast monitors are designed specifically for professional use and have unmatched image quality with unprecedented color accuracy. They have higher contrast ratios than other monitors and produce images that are directly comparable to what you would see in print or film (or even nature).
They’re also lightweight, ultra-portable and easy to set up in a variety of environments — from mobile studios to remote production trucks.
The monitor calibration process adjusts the video signal being sent from your switcher to the monitor so that it matches how you see the image on screen when it’s viewed by viewers at home. It ensures that what you see is what everyone else sees.
While these advantages are fantastic, many professionals still find themselves running into issues when bringing their broadcast monitors on the road.
Monitor calibration is a very time-consuming process that requires specific equipment and careful attention to detail. It can be especially challenging to calibrate multiple monitors at once in a remote location, where the lighting conditions may not be ideal for accurate readings.
Broadcast Camera Control Monitors are popular among photographers and videographers because they're portable, durable, and affordable. However, despite their mobility and durability, broadcast monitors still need to be calibrated consistently to ensure that they’re sending out the right signals. Calibrating a broadcast monitor is a time-consuming process that requires precise measurements of brightness levels (luminance) and color balance (chrominance). It's important for you to know how often this calibration should occur so that you can ensure your camera is producing accurate images.
The best way to describe what calibration does is by comparing it with other image-related processes like exposure adjustment or white balance adjustment. These three processes all work together in harmony with each other; however, any one of these processes can cause inaccurate results if performed incorrectly on its own or not at all
If you’re working with multiple monitors on-site or in a remote location, this can be a painstaking process when you’re trying to calibrate the monitors. But it doesn’t have to be!
The VFM-055A is a portable monitor calibration device that allows you to easily calibrate multiple monitors at once. It takes just seconds to set up and use, which means it can easily be transported anywhere, even if your production team needs to go on location.
A broadcast monitor is any device that displays a video signal, typically from an external source such as a camera or switcher. In the past, you would have had to use a separate external calibration device to ensure your monitor displayed colors accurately. Today’s field monitors, like TV Logic’s VFM-055A portable 5-inch display, make it easier than ever to calibrate your equipment on site in the field — and it's less stressful too!
The VFM-055A is designed specifically for broadcast professionals who need accurate color reproduction when shooting outside of their studio facilities. Built into the front panel of this portable unit are several useful features including waveform/vector scope overlays, audio metering (which includes speaker testing), along with full RS232 control capabilities for remote control via an optional RS232 serial cable adapter cable (sold separately).
TV Logic's VFM-055A makes calibration easier and less stressful. It's portable and easy to use, making it a great tool for professionals who need to calibrate their monitors on the go. The price tag is also appealing—it's under $200, so most people can afford to invest in one of these babies.
This model has been tested by several independent labs and received high marks for its color accuracy. It comes with six preset modes that are designed specifically for different types of work environments: sRGB mode (for web browsing), Adobe RGB mode (for photography), HDTV/Rec 709 mode (for video production), DCI P3 mode (for film production), DICOM SIM 4 Mode (for medical imaging) and DICOM Standard Mode (for medical imaging).
All in all, broadcast monitor calibration is a necessary process that should be performed as often as possible. But with the VFM-055A, you can do it on-site or in the field with ease and quickly. And once you’ve got a handle on your color accuracy, there’s no better way to make sure your content looks its best — no matter where it goes!