Flanders Scientific will be exhibiting at NAB 2016 and can be found at stand SL6325.

Flanders Scientific NAB2016

At this year’s NAB show Flanders Scientific will be showcasing several new products and features including:

  • A new product category called BoxIO. BoxIO devices are advanced color management boxes that take current LUT box technology to the next level with features like frame capture, real-time LUT updates, and dual channel operation allowing one device to act as two LUT boxes. BoxIO can also be used in 4K work ows thanks to its dual channel capabilities. BoxIO is available in 3 mod- els to meet different needs. More information on BoxIO can be found at https://flandersscientific. com/boxio/
  • The new FSI 4K prototype monitor. This is an early look at the rst of several planned 4K monitors from Flanders Scientific c. This 31” unit will feature true 4K resolution of 4096×2160 as well as a wide color gamut offering 99% DCI P3 coverage.
  • QTAKE Integration. All 3 Flanders Scienti c BoxIO devices as well as all DM series Flanders Scientific monitors will offer compatibility with QTAKE’s new Grade module. This functionality allows users to make image manipulations with QTAKE during live monitoring without having to deal with GPU processing delay.
  • Higher Dynamic Range Technology Demonstration. A demonstration showcasing how the excep- tional black levels of OLED coupled with peak luminance performance over three times brighter than SDR can be leveraged for real-world applications including:
    • Professional monitoring for content creation targeting the hundreds of millions of consumer electronic devices with dynamic ranges that lie somewhere between SDR and typical HDR thresholds.
    • Production environment preview of high dynamic range camera output.
  • The new DM170 monitor. The power of Flanders Scientific’s agship DM250 is now available in a compact, lightweight, and extremely energy ef cient package. The DM170 features a 16.5” 10bit HD LCD panel with 99% P3 gamut coverage. The DM170’s exceptional 1400:1 contrast ratio and advanced feature set are sure to make it the go to workhorse for compact, color critical production monitoring.
  • Details on some upcoming features for Flanders Scientific’s DM series monitors have also been announced, these will be offered as a free rmware upgrade to all DM series monitor owners:
    • Decoupled MON OUT LUT option. Send a different LUT downstream from what is being shown on screen
    • 33x33x33 DIT LUT support in addition to 17x17x17 LUT support currently offered
    • Image Flip: low latency vertical, horizontal, and horizontal plus vertical image ip

Flanders Scientific has taken the wraps off of an entirely new product category: BoxIO. These advanced color management devices take LUT box technology to the next level with some unique capabilities like frame capture support and dual chan- nel operation. BoxIO is available in three different models to suit different budgets and needs.

Flanders Scientific BoxIO

All BoxIO models support 17sided and 33sided 3D LUTs and feature the ability to simultaneously apply 3D and 1D LUTs for
advanced work ows. BoxIO devices also support real-time LUT updates for use with production environment software like LiveGrade Pro and QTAKE. Additionally, BoxIO allows connected applications to pull full resolution frame grabs for either reference stills or thumbnail creation.

Flanders Scientific has gone to great lengths to address the frustrations often experienced with oth- er LUT devices, this is most evident in the clean SDI loop throughs standard on every BoxIO mod- el. These clean loops are in addition to the processed SDI outputs and allow the signal to continue downstream unaltered to other equipment. “We found that many clients wanted to feed both a LUT- ted image to their client display as a well as clean signal to external devices like scopes” said Bram Desmet, CEO & GM of Flanders Scienti c. He continued: “with most other LUT boxes the device is strictly an end of chain device, so if you want to continue the clean signal to other equipment you would have to use a distribution ampli er or router to accomplish that. BoxIO simpli es this real world scenario by allowing you to just loop a clean signal back out of the device.”

BoxIO is available in three configurations:

BoxIO, Flanders Scientific top of the line unit, features 2 x 12bit 3Gbps SDI inputs, 2 clean SDI loop throughs, and 2 processed SDI outputs. Additionally BoxIO features a Mini-DisplayPort out- put that is compatible with HDMI (1.3) and DVI devices using a simple and very inexpensive passive adapter. The Mini-DisplayPort output mirrors the SDI 1 output and also supports full 12bit output. BoxIO can be used in two modes, single-channel and dual-channel. In single-channel mode users can switch between SDI 1 and SDI2 inputs and apply a LUT to the active input, which will then be sent to the two processed SDI outputs. In dual-channel mode BoxIO essentially becomes two LUT boxes in 1 device. Users can apply two independent LUTs to two independent signals at the same time. Aside from being a cost saving and space saving capability, dual-channel mode enables 4K support up to 30 frames per second. Additionally, 2 BoxIO can be combined for Quad 3G-SDI and 4K60P support making this one of the most affordable 4K compatible LUT devices on the market. BoxIO retails for $1,195 and will be available in May.

BoxIO Lite SDI is a more affordable version of BoxIO that is equipped with 1 x 12bit 3Gbps SDI input, 1 clean SDI loop through, and 2 processed SDI outputs, as well as Mini-Display- Port output. While BoxIO only has 1 input, it can still be used in single or dual-channel modes allowing users to either apply the same LUT to both outputs or two independent LUTs. Dual-chan- nel mode on the BoxIO Lite SDI allows for independent calibration of two downstream devices or for independent look distribution in production environments. BoxIO Lite sells for $975 and is anticipated to start shipping in early June.

BoxIO Lite DP is a BoxIO device with 1 x 12bit 3Gbps SDI input, 1 clean SDI loop through, and 1 x 12bit Mini-DisplayPort output that can be used with HDMI or DVI devices. BoxIO Lite DP is ideal for users that want to calibrate displays without professional inputs using high-quality 33x33x33 size 3DLUTs. BoxIO Lite DP lists for $895 and is expected to start shipping in early June.

BoxIO devices are equipped with Ethernet, USB, and WiFi connectivity. The standard 12-18V 4pin Mini-XLR power connector is secure, robust, and offers tremendous exibility for different power con- gurations.

All BoxIO devices offer compatibility with Pomfort’s LiveGradePro, QTAKE’s Grade module, LightIllusion’s LightSpace CMS, and SpectraCal’s CalMAN. In addition to this more integration partners will also be announced later this year!

More information on BoxIO can be found at https://flandersscientific.com/boxio/

Flanders Scientific has announced the up-coming release of the 16.5” DM170 production monitor, a more compact version of Flanders Scientific’s agship DM250 display.

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The DM170 is a durable, lightweight, ef cient, and color critical production monitor equipped with Flanders Scientific’s most advanced fea- ture set and capabilities. Industry leading fast mode processing, a strong all metal chassis, and direct integration with today’s most power-ful color management tools make the DM170 a production environment workhorse for applica- tions where color really matters.

The DM170 utilizes a native HD 10bit LCD panel with a wide color gamut covering 99% of DCI P3 and featuring an outstanding real-world contrast ratio of 1400:1. The DM170 features 12bit 3Gbps SDI inputs and is equipped with Flanders Scentfic’s advanced third generation color delity engine that supports both calibration and DIT/Look LUTs.

Flanders Scientific CEO & GM Bram Desmet said “the DM170 has been purpose-built for production applications where a color critical compact monitor is required.” The DM170, as well as the DM250, will also feature a new low latency image ip capability allowing for horizontal, vertical, and horizontal plus vertical image ip viewing modes.

The DM170 offers direct integration with on set color management solutions like Pomfort’s LiveGra- dePro and QTAKE’s Grade module allowing for on set grading use without the need for a standalone LUT box. This monitor also has 18 different scopes and meters, an adjustable exposure check tool, and advanced pixel level measurement capabilities. Additional capabilities including DVI and Display-Port cross conversion to SDI and an anamorphic de-squeeze functionality for 1.3x, 2.0x, 1.3xMag, and 2.0xMag de-squeeze ratios.

The DM170 runs $3,695 and is scheduled to start shipping in early June. Visit https://flandersscientific.com/DM170/ for more information

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