Marshall Electronics proudly presents the MD series of rack mount monitors that offer a flexible modular solution to system integration. These rack-mountable monitors can be configured with a variety of video inputs that can be "swapped" or interchanged in the field based on your evolving needs and requirements. This eliminates the need to upgrade or replace equipment when a different input or application is required. This "future proof" solution provides flexibility and reassurance when necessary, especially in multi-monitor rack mount units.
The V-MD185 includes Composite and Component loop-through, Status Display, False Color Filter, IMD (In-Monitor Display), Markers, Freeze Function, Color Temperature Presets, RGB Gain / Bias Adjust, Pixel-to-Pixel, Blue Gun, Hard Tally, user-definable function buttons, and more. A variety of modules will become available including the availability of 3G-SDI with loop-through, Fiber-Optic input/output modules, and more.
The V-MD185 can be used as a standalone monitor without the rack ears attached or mounted in any standard EIA 19" equipment rack. The attached rack ears can be angled to provide the user control over the viewing angle. A VESA standard 75mm hole pattern also allows custom mounting installations. Alternately, the V-MD185 can be used in a desktop configuration with optional stand (Marshall part number V-ST15).
The MD Series monitors are the WORLD'S FIRST HD MONITORS WITH DIRECT FIBER OPTIC VIDEO INPUTS. Marshall's MD monitors integrate Telecast Fiber System's TeleCubeTM Fiber-Optic HD-SDI transmission input/output modules. These fiber modules deliver the industry's broadest range of digital rates while maintaining pristine signal quality that broadcasters and integrators demand.
With broadcast production facilities looking to the future with 3Gb/s SDI integration, Marshall fills the void with fully-featured, high-end monitors with full 3G-SDI support. For distances beyond 150 meters, fiber-optic signaling may be required. To fulfil this need, Marshall looked to Telecast Fiber Systems, the company that developed fiber-optic video technology for television broadcast production. Telecast's comprehensive systems are used worldwide.
The MD Series monitors received TV Technology's STAR (Superior Technology Award Recipient) at IBC 2009 in Amsterdam. These awards are designed to celebrate and showcase the preeminent technological innovations available to the media industry. A panel of judges consisting of TV Technology editors and columnists reviewed a variety of products and services, examined the technical applications and their overall contribution to the industry, and then submitted their award nominees.
- 1366 x 768 LED-backlit panel with wide viewing angles
- Flexible "future proof" solution
- Swap and interchange modular inputs at any time
- Choose from a variety of inputs including 3G-SDI and Fiber
- Multi-format Compatibility
- False Color Filter
- Thin mechanical design
False Color Filter
The False Color filter is used to aid in the setting of camera exposure. As the camera Iris is adjusted, elements of the image will change color based on the luminance or brightness values. This enables proper exposure to be achieved without the use of costly, complicated external test equipment.
To best utilize this feature, you must understand the color chart and have a basic understanding of camera exposure. Normally, when shooting subjects like people, it is common practice to set exposure of faces to the equivalent of approximately 56 IRE. The False Color filter will show this area as the color PINK on the monitor. Therefore, as you increase exposure (open the IRIS), your subject will change color as indicated on the chart: PINK, then GREY, then a few shades of YELLOW. Overexposed subjects (above 101 IRE) on the monitor will be shown as RED. In addition, underexposed subjects will show as DEEP-BLUE to DARK-BLUE, with clipped-blacks indicated with a FUCHSIA-like color. Lastly, the color GREEN is used to indicate elements of the image that are approximately 45 IRE. This represents a "neutral" or "mid-level" exposure commonly used for objects (not people).
The user can then control multiple networked MD monitors at once using a single browser page. The user may select which monitor(s) they wish to control and send commands to those particular monitors. The browser provides real-time status of any connected monitor, ensuring consistent signals / feeds and so forth.
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