Panasonic 21.5" LCD Studio Monitor, 1920x1080 Resolution, 3G-SDI/HDMI/Video/DVI Connectivity, 3D Assist Functions


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About Panasonic BTLH2170PJ

The BT-LH2170 21.5" high performance LCD monitor offers native 1920 x 1080 full HD resolution, advanced 2D and 3D assist, high-quality IPS panel with wide viewing angle and a "production tough" aluminum die-cast front frame. The LH2170 has an array of advanced features such as multiple professional inputs including, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI and HDMI, true color processing with a 3D look-up table (LUT), HD/SD closed captioning, 12V DC operation for field use and an eco-friendly panel with mercury-free LED backlight and low power consumption.

The monitor's high brightness (250cd /mÂ), high contrast (1000:1), horizontally-aligned IPS panel has 178 degree vertical and horizontal viewing angles. It delivers exceptional imagery with superb color accuracy and exhibits minimal changes in brightness and color due to the viewing angle. The LH2170's 3D LUT with six-pole color correction includes a look-up table for each signal level and applies 10-bit image processing to each RGB color to balance the six coordinate axes of the three primary colors (RGB) and their complementary colors (CMY), resolving color drifting at low light levels and keeping colors vividly natural. In addition, a black mode makes dark image areas in low-gradation scenes easier to view.

Its advanced 2D assist features include an in-monitor display; a Y-Map display that makes it easy to confirm a luminance level map; a Zebra display; and a two-window display, which allows for two separate HD/SDI inputs to be vie wed simultaneously for comparing different signals. The two-window display can also be combined with advanced assist display functions, including Y MAP, which allows you to see the image at each luminance level in one window, while looking at the standard image in the other window.

The LH2170 monitor's 3D assist functionality - including a 24p input for use with 3D camera rigs -- is ideal for production crews that require 3D review in the field. The LH2170's 3D assist functions include top and bottom display in addition to side-by-side display (for a 2D view of various 3D checks including composition, convergence, color and luminance, focus and zoom position and parallax); and a Focus-in-Red focus assist to emphasize sharply focused image areas.

The LH2170 incorporates diverse video inputs and remote terminals to deliver superb operability in a system configuration, including 3G-SDI and HD/SD-SDI (with loop-through), HDMI, digital and analog DVI-I (Single Link), composite and GPI inputs, as well as RS-232C and RS-485. The new RS-485 Serial Remote permits up to 32 monitors to be connected in a loop-through configuration, each of which can be designated and controlled by a distinct ID number. TSL commands allow text display (8 alphanumeric characters) and tally indication. It supports two audio channels and audio monitoring via built-in speakers and headphone output.

Panasonic BTLH2170PJ Features

  • Waveform, vectorscope, Y MAP and zebra displays
  • Pixel-to-pixel mapping
  • HV Delay: Displays the video blanking period
  • Mono mode
  • Supports the EIA/CEA-708 and EIA/CEA-608 SD-SDI closed captioning standards
  • Worldwide 59.94/50Hz compatibility
  • VESA screws for mounting and a supplied stand
  • Color audio level meter
  • Standard tilt stand, tally lamps and Key Lock function
  • Standard screw holes for mounting
  • Quiet operation (No cooling fan)

Panasonic BTLH2170PJ Specifications

Panel Size
55 cm (21.5 inches) (Effective display area)
Aspect Ratio
Pixel Number
1920 x 1080 (FULL HD)
Display colors
Approx. 16,770,000 colors
View Angle
178deg. horizontal, 178deg. vertical (contrast > 10:1)
Video Input:
BNC x 1
SDI Input
BNC x 2
SMPTE ST 424/274/296/259/ITU-R BT.656-4 standard
Embedded Audio supported
HD SDI: SMPTE ST 299 standard, 48 kHz, synchronous, 8 CH
SD SDI: SMPTE ST 272 standard, 48 kHz, synchronous, 4 CH
HDMI Input
HDMI x 1 (Type A terminal)
HDCP supported, Embedded Audio supported,
VIERA Link not supported
DVI-I Input
DVI-I x 1, single link (HDCP supported)
Audio input
Pin jack x 2 (stereo), Input Signal Level: 0.31 Vrms
Video Output
BNC x 1 (through-out)
SDI Output
BNC x 2 (active through-out)
D-SUB, 9 pins x 1
D-SUB, 9 pins x 1
RJ-45 x 2 (input, output)
Stereo mini jack M3 x 1, 32 Ohms, level adjustable
Speaker Output
Monaural 0.5 W
Tally Output (Display)
Red, Green, Amber
Power Supply
AC 100V - 240V, 50 Hz/60 Hz
DC 12V (11V - 17V)
Power Consumption
AC 0.55A - 0.25A
DC 3.8 A
Operating Temperature
5deg.C to 35deg.C (41deg.F to 95deg.F)
Operating Humidity
20% to 85 % (no condensation)
Storage Temperature
-20deg.C to 60deg.C (-4deg.F to 140deg.F )
Dimensions:(W xH xD)
510x388x198 mm (20-1/16x15-1/4x7-13/16") (including stand)
510x373x72(20-1/16x14-5/8x2-13/16") (monitor only, not including stand)
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