PVM 14L5, 20L5

User Manual: PVM-14L5, PVM-20L5

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Multiformat Color Video Monitor
*19-inch/13-inch viewable area, measured diagonally
Professional broadcasting and production is increasingly a multi-format world
and Sony's new PVM-L5 Series Color Video Monitors allow you to handle multiple
signal formats with uncompromising picture quality, input flexibility and cost-
efficient operation.
The new 20-inch (19" viewable area, measured diagonally) and 14-inch
(13" viewable area, measured diagonally) PVM-L5 Series Monitors feature a
compact chassis design, enabling easy installation where rack space is limited.
For versatility in digital video production, they also support a wide variety of
signal formats: 480/60I, 575/50I, 480/60P, 575/50P, 1035/60I, 1080/60I, and
With high-performance HR Trinitron
picture tubes for resolution up to 800 TV
lines and offering SMPTE-C phosphors, Sony's PVM-L5 Series monitors provide
an ideal solution for your current and future needs. In a wide range of
applications, including non-linear editing, production, post production and
broadcasting, these compact monitors give you picture quality and operating
convenience you can always count on.
PVM-L Series
PVM-L Series
Effective operational functions
Selectable aspect ratio
By pressing a front panel button, the aspect ratio can be
switched between 4:3 and 16:9 with 480/60I, 575/50I,
480/60P and 575/50P signals. Signals including 1035/60I,
1080/60I, and 720/60P are displayed in 16:9 aspect ratio.
Switchable color temperature
Color temperature can be changed to D65, D93 or user
preset (5000 K to 10000 K).
Blue only mode
Noise on signal can be precisely evaluated. Chroma and
phase adjustments can be easily made with the
monochrome display in the Blue only.
4:3 Area marker
By displaying the 4:3 Area marker, operators can check the
4:3 aspect area of a 16:9 picture.
Underscan function
When the underscan mode is selected, the entire active
picture area is displayed. This makes it possible to view the
entire image to check picture edges.
H/V delay function
The H/V delay function allows viewing of the blanking area
and sync/burst signal by displaying the horizontal and
vertical intervals in the center of the screen.
Auto/Manual degaussing
When the power is turned on, the CRT is automatically
degaussed. This function can be delayed to prevent large
power surges when turning on large groups of monitors.
Degaussing can also be initiated by pressing the Manual
Degauss button.
Three-color tally
Three colors such as red, green and amber (red + green) can
be selected for tally lamps.
Ease of operation
Auto Chroma/Phase Setup
An Auto Chroma/Phase Setup mode facilitates the
complex, delicate procedure of monitor adjustment. Using
broadcast standard color bars as a reference, this function
automatically calibrates chroma and phase. In computer-
based editing systems, this feature is very convenient for
aligning the color reproduction of video output signals.
Parallel and RS-485 serial remote control
The PVM-L5 Series can be controlled via the 8-pin modular
RJ45 connector (parallel remote), and also by BVM Series
monitors that are capable of one integrated, multi-monitor
control system via the D-sub 9-pin connector (RS-485 serial
A BVM monitor is required to utilize this control.
Sub-control mode
In this mode, the adjustment range of the Contrast,
Brightness, Aperture, Chroma and Phase controls can be
User preset memory
In addition to controls on the front panel, two user memories
are available for menu control of two settings such as
Brightness, Chroma, Phase, Contrast and Volume.
On-screen menu
PVM-L5 Series monitors provide a variety of window-type
on-screen menus for monitor adjustment/operation. The on-
screen menu display can be selected in English, French,
German, Spanish, Italian or Japanese.
Audio monitoring
A mono audio amplifier and loudspeaker are provided for
audio monitoring.
VLF (Very Low Frequency)
The PVM-L5 Series minimizes magnetic field emission.
Worldwide power supply
Applies to AC 100 to 240 V (50/60 Hz).
Mountable in a 19-inch EIA standard rack
The PVM-20L5 can be mounted in a 19-inch EIA standard
rack with the optional Slide Rail SLR-104 and the PVM-14L5
with the optional Mounting Bracket MB-521.
Slide Rail
Mounting Bracket
16:9 Mask
for 20-inch monitor
16:9 Mask
for 14-inch monitor
Rear Panel
Optional accessories
AC Power Cord (1)
Operation Manual (1)
Supplied accessories
SDI with audio
Decoder Adaptor
HD SDI Input Adaptor
SDI 4:2:2 Decoder Adaptor
Analog Component Input Adaptor
Input flexibility
Multi-format signal support
PVM-L5 Series monitors are equipped with input
connectors for composite, S-video (Y/C) and RGB/Y Pb
Pr signals. In combination with optional input adaptors,
they can also accept a wide range of digital signals, such
as HD SDI as SMPTE 292M or SDI as SMPTE 259M.
Adaptors for SDTI and i.LINK®are also available.
Versatile analog signal inputs
The PVM-L5 Series are equipped with input connectors for
component (Y/R-Y/B-Y and Y Pb Pr), RGB, Y/C and
composite signals to provide system flexibility. For
accuracy in reproduction, the component level can even
be adjusted according to the input system — whether it's
SMPTE or Betacam®format.
NTSC/PAL operation
PVM-L5 Series monitors accept PAL and NTSC composite
signals, using automatic detection.
Versatile signal interface option
With an optional adaptor inserted into the option slot of the
rear panel, PVM-L5 Series monitors accept direct input
from a wide variety of signal formats.
SDI input with audio decoding
SDTI-CP MPEG-2 4:2:2 P@ML decoding
HD SDI signal input (x 2)/monitor output (x 1)
Acceptable HD SDI signals: 1080/50I, 1035/60I,
1080/60I, 720/60P
D-1 SDI signal input (x 2)/D-1 SDI signal output with
active loop-through (x 2)
Analog component (Y/R-Y/B-Y, RGB) with loop-through
(x 1, automatic 75 termination)/EXT SYNC with
loop-through BNC (x 1, automatic 75 termination)
4 wire iLink high speed video input with audio decoding
New compact design
Compact chassis
The compact chassis design of PVM-L5 Series monitors
enables easy installation where rack space is limited.
When compared to conventional PVM-M Series monitors,
the PVM-20L5 can be mounted using one less rack space
(9 rack unit height) and the PVM-14L5 using two less
spaces (6 rack unit height).
External sync
The PVM-L5 Series can accept external sync signal for
synchronization with other equipment. The external sync
can be activated so that it will automatically switch
according to the input selected.
Excellent picture performance
High resolution
The HR Trinitron®CRT enables the PVM-L5 Series to
achieve a high resolution of 800 TV lines.
Accurate color matching
SMPTE-C standard phosphor CRTs are incorporated in
the PVM-20L5 and PVM-14L5. The accuracy of color
reproduction achieved by these monitors makes them
ideal for applications that require precise on-screen color.
Beam current feedback circuit
Because monitor white balance is prone to drift during
continuous operation over a long period of time, the
PVM-L5 Series are equipped with a beam current
feedback circuit that eliminates white balance drift and
maintains long-term color stability.
Illuminated controls
LED-lit sheet keys located on the sides of the front panel
allow the PVM-L5 Series to be easily operated in low-light
production environments. The LED indicators can be
turned off or adjusted in brightness by five steps according
to light conditions and operator preference.
SDI 4:2:2 Decoder Adaptor
Analog Component Input Adaptor
IEEE1394 iLink® Input Adaptor
HD SDI Input Adaptor
SDI with Audio Adaptor
© 2002 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
All non-metric weights and measures are approximate.
Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Sony, Betacam, i.LINK, and Trinitron are trademarks of Sony.
Printed in U.S.A.
* The Y/C input has priority over the Composite input.
PVM-20L5 PVM-14L5
CRT CRT type 20-inch HR Trinitron 14-inch HR Trinitron
AG pitch 0.31 mm 0.25 mm
Effective picture size (4:3) 388.4 (W) x 292.6 (H) mm, 267.5 (W) x 200.6 (H) mm,
484.8 (Diagonal) mm 331.6 (Diagonal) mm
Effective picture size (16:9) 388.4 (W) x 228 (H) mm, 267.5 (W) x 150.5 (H) mm,
443 (Diagonal) mm 306.9 (Diagonal) mm
Resolution (4:3/16:9) 800 TV lines (4:3)/600 TV lines (16:9)
Color system NTSC, PAL
Aperture correction OFF: 0 dB, ON: 2 to 6 dB
Frequency response LINE: 10.0 MHz +0 dB/-3 dB, Y signal only, RGB: 10.0 MHz to 24.0 MHz +0 dB/-3 dB
Synchronization AFC time constant 1.0 ms
Scanning frequency 15.625 kHz to 45 kHz (For more details, please refer to the Acceptable Formats table)
Normal scan 7% overscan
Underscan 5% underscan
Linearity Horizontal Less than 5% Less than 4%
Vertical Less than 5% Less than 4%
Convergence Center 0.5 mm (Typical) 0.4 mm (Typical)
Peripheral 0.7 mm (Typical) 0.5 mm (Typical)
Raster size Horizontal 1.0%
stability Vertical 1.5%
HV regulation 4.0% 3.5%
Color temperature D65/D93/User adjustable
Power requirements AC 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption (Typical/with options) 1.3 to 0.6 A/1.4 to 0.7 A, 130 W/140 W 1.1 to 0.5 A/1.2 to 0.6 A, 110 W/120 W
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 17 7/8 x 16 3/8 x 19 3/4 inches Approx. 13 5/8 x 11 1/8 x 16 3/4 inches
(452 x 414 x 500 mm) (346 x 280 x 424 mm)
Weight Approx. 68 lb 5 oz (31 kg) Approx. 37 lb 8 oz (17 kg)
Line A Composite Loop-through BNC, 1.0 Vp-p +3 dB/-6 dB, sync negative, automatic 75 termination
Y/C* Loop-through Mini Din 4-pin, automatic 75 termination
Y1.0 Vp-p, sync negative
C0.286 Vp-p (NTSC), 0.3 Vp-p (PAL)
Audio Phono jack, -5 dBu 47 kor higher
Line B Composite Loop-through BNC, 1.0 Vp-p, sync negative, automatic 75 termination
Audio Phono jack, -5 dBu 47 kor higher
RGB/Component Loop-through BNC automatic 75 termination
G/Y 0.7 Vp-p +3 dB/-6 dB
Sync on G 0.3 Vp-p
B/B-Y 0.7 Vp-p +3 dB/-6 dB
R/R-Y 0.7 Vp-p +3 dB/-6 dB
Audio Phono jack, -5 dBu 47 kor higher
Ext. sync Loop-through BNC automatic 75 termination
4.0 Vp-p ±6 dB, sync negative, usable tri-level sync signal 0.6 Vp-p ±6 dB
Option slot 1
Audio Phono jack x 2, -5 dBu 47 kor higher
Remote Parallel remote Modular 8-pin (Assignable)
Serial remote D-sub 9-pin (RS-485)
Audio output 0.8 W (Distortion: Less than 5%)
Safety regulations UL-1950/CSA-950, DHHS/DNHW, FCC Class A/IC Class A
Operating Operating temperature 0 to +35˚ C (+41 to +104˚ F)
conditions Storage temperature -10 to +40˚ C (-4 to +140˚ F)
Operating humidity 30 to 85% (No condensation)
Acceptable Formats
System Horizontal scanning Total lines per frame Active lines Vertical scannning Aspect
frequency (kHz) per frame frequency (Hz) ratio
480/60l (NTSC) 15.734 525 483 60 16:9/4:3
575/50l (PAL) 17.625 625 575 50 16:9/4:3
480/60P 31.469 525 483 60 16:9/4:3
576/50P 31.250 625 576 50 16:9/4:3
1035/60l 33.750 1125 1035 60 16:9
1080/60l 33.750 1125 1080 60 16:9
720/60P 45.000 750 720 60 16:9
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