TV Logic, a popular name for high end monitors, has just announced a new 5.5″ on-camera field monitor. The TV Logic VFM-055A sports a high contrast OLED display and packs a whole lot of features.
TV Logic VFM-055A
Does TV Logic VFM-056W ring a bell? This has been one of the most successful high end field monitors a few years ago. Now TV Logic are releasing the new TV Logic VFM-055A, which packs some of the same features but also has an OLED display.
What is the benefit of OLED over LCD? LCDs have colour desaturation in the low colour levels and make dark colours appear more dull than the actual scene. The TV-Logic VFM-055A has an OLED display, which bring back the lost colours in the dark scenes with a more accurate colour reproduction and higher contrast.
The TV Logic VFM-055A supports multiple video formats via 3G-SDI and HDMI 1.4 inputs.
The monitor includes:
- 2 x 3G-SDI / SDI (in/out)
- 2x HDMI 1.4 (in/out)
- 1x 6-12V DC In, 3-pin
- 3,5mm Stereo jack
- USB for Firmware updates
Markers, Waveforms and more
The most important features that a monitor must have can be found on the TV Logic VFM-055A. Features such as waveform and vector scope, markers, focus assist, audio level meters and more are fully supported. You can see the full list of settings below:
- Types : OFF, 16:9, 4:3, 4:3 On-Air, 15:9, 14:9, 13:9, 1.85:1, 2.35:1, 1.85:1 & 4:3
- Safety Area : 80%, 85%, 88%, 90%, 93%, 100%, EBU Action 16:9/14:9/4:3, EBU Graphic 16:9/14:9/4:3
- Marker Mat : darkness level outside the marker, OFF(transparent) ~ 7(Black)
- Custom : Colour, thickness, position
Pre-Installed LUTs Support
The VFM-055A comes with a cinema camera log-to-linear LUT conversion. It supports various Camera LUTs from major camera manufacturers, such as Sony, Canon, Arri, and RED. You can easily preview images with the diverse LUTs applied, including S-Log1, S-Log 2, S-Log3, Log-C, C-Log, RED Gamma3 and RED Gamma4.
Availability and Price
The TV Logic VFM-055A comes with various powering options and is available now for $1600 on B&H or 1200€ on CVP.