Sony Introduces Two New microLED Displays, The “Crystal LED” Modular Direct View Display Systems

by | Jan 9, 2021 | Gear, News, Production, Video

Sony Electronics has unveiled the latest development in premium direct view LED – the modular Crystal LED C-series (ZRD-C12A/C15A) with high contrast and the B-series (ZRD-B12A/B15A) with high brightness.

Both new displays are available in two pixel pitch sizes (P1.26 mm and P1.58 mm) to suit different installation needs and expand the line-up of Sony’s Crystal LED for various applications, including stage productions, corporate showrooms, lobbies and broadcast. They combine high image quality, flexibility and scalability in installation with lower total cost of ownership.

Both series are equipped with the “X1 for Crystal LED” high-performance image quality processor. It incorporates the LED control technology developed for Sony’s Crystal LED and the signal processing technology of Sony’s Bravia TV series. Additionally, the displays are designed to enable image accuracy inspired by the industry leading master monitors, providing realistic large-scale imagery that maintains image integrity close-up and at a distance.

The new displays also provide enhanced content that is upscaled while maintaining high-resolution (“Reality Creation”), smooth and artifact-free pictures without motion blur (“Motionflow”) and showcase enhanced gradation expression (“22bit Super Bit Mapping”). Additional features include a wide viewing angle and wide color gamut, as well as a various input signals, including HDR, HFR (120fps) and 3D.

The displays are designed to be flexible, long-lasting and easy-to-install. Each display is comprised of modular bezel-free tiles that can scale to accommodate a range of sizes, layouts and resolutions. Due to the display’s light weight and streamlined design, it can be installed in various configurations, including wall-mounted or in a curved arrangement

“Sony has been creating unforgettable images and engaging experiences that empower and stimulate creators’ curiosity for over 60 years,” says Theresa Alesso, pro division president, Sony Electronics. “As we continually strive to get closer to our customers and solve their challenges, we’ve implemented the features and benefits that they value most in a direct view microLED display. The ease of installation, accessibility, flexibility and a lower total cost of ownership can further expand spatial expression – all with the outstanding picture quality proven by the original Crystal LED.”

The Crystal LED C-series provides high contrast of 1,000,000:1, with a deep black coating optimized for a range of applications. The Crystal LED B-series offers high brightness (1,800 cd/m2) ideal for bright environments while still showcasing realistic images with a wide color gamut, according to the company announcement. This series a;sp has an anti-reflection coating with a matte finish that is optimized for creators, designers and production applications including virtual sets and studio backdrops. B-series was developed in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment to reflect the creator’s needs.

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The modular Crystal LED C-series (ZRD-C12A/C15A) with high contrast and B-series (ZRD-B12A/B15A) with high brightness are each available in two pixel pitch sizes (P1.26 mm and P1.58 mm) to suit different installation needs.

Due to lower power consumption and convenient, user-friendly front accessibility, the new displays can provide a reduced total cost of ownership including maintenance, after purchase. In addition, the Crystal LED C- and B-series are both fanless, ensuring quiet operation and feature a 100 to 240-volt AC power supply.

Crystal LED C-series and B-series are planned to be available next summer.

Sony Electronics

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