Lightweight and slim Full HD (1920 x 1080) LMD-B Series monitor with an excellent cost-performance ratio.
The LMD-B170 17-inch (diag.) LMD-B Series lightweight and compact LCD monitor offers Full HD resolution. The monitor boasts similar mass and power consumption as Sony’s previous, smaller 15-inch models, as well as a 24% reduction in depth. The LMD-B Series offers convenient features, functions and the same user-interface design and operability as PVM-A Series OLED and LMD-A Series Premium LCD picture monitors. This consistency between the PVM-A, LMD-A and LMD-B Series makes it easy for users to work with all three monitors and integrate them in the same work environment. The LMD-B Series monitors are a cost-effective and versatile solution for a wide range of professional applications, including DC operation and wall-mounting. In addition, the LMD-B170 includes a natural ventilation system meaning no audio disruption from an internal cooling fan, making the monitor highly suitable for video shooting and critical audio operations.
Optimized low-latency I/P conversion
The I/P conversion system delivers automatically optimized signal processing according to input signals with low-latency (less than 0.5 field).
This system helps users to edit and monitor for a live production.
Video input versatility
The LMD-B170 monitor is equipped with built-in standard input interfaces: HD/SD-SDI (x2), HDMI (HDCP) input (x1) and composite (x1).
Computer input versatility
Multiple computer signals can be received via an HDMI/DVI interface; the resolution range is from 640 x 480 to 1680 x 1050 pixels.
Waveform monitor, vector scope and audio level meter display
An input signal’s waveform and vector scope with an SDI-embedded 2-channel audio level meter can be displayed on screen.
Both the waveform monitor and vector scope have various modes, including a zoom function (in an area of 0 to 20 IRE) with the waveform monitor, and a zoom function (in the central black area) with the vector scope, for adjusting white balance.
The waveform of a specified line can also be displayed.
In conjunction with the Picture & Picture function, the waveform monitor and vector scope display can monitor two camera signals.
In addition, an audio level meter can display the embedded audio signal from the SDI or HDMI input.
It can display on screen the ch1 to ch8 or ch9 to ch16.
Front stereo speakers
2W+2W front stereo speakers are more powerful than a monaural speaker or a rear speaker system and you can get a good stereophonic effect from them.
You can select audio sources from either embedded audio or analog audio.
User-friendly operability and user interface
This monitor has an intuitive and appropriate user interface for a video production.
You can easily choose an input and a function by a single click. Rotary encoder knob is easy to select an item and enter it.
The lighted control panel has a good readability in dark.
This user interface including OSD menu layout is carefully designed for a time critical operation as either a single unit or multiple units with the Sony different range of professional monitors in one system.
Consistent design with PVM/LMD-A Series monitors
LMD-B170 monitor offers many of the same functions and operability as PVM-A and LMD-A Series monitors and shares a consistent front control panel design.
This means that these types of monitor can be operated and controlled in the same way.
User reset, key inhibit, user shortcut to function key configuration
When multiple users share the same monitor, you need to reset it in a quick operation.
User reset function quickly returns the unit to the default settings.
Key inhibit protects the required settings of it from any inadvertent operations For improving speed of the function key configuration, the user can take a short-cut to the settings menu screen by simply holding down one of the Function keys.
Camera focus function
The LMD-B170 monitor can control the aperture level of a video signal, and display images on the screen with sharpened edges to help camera focus operation.
Further to this, the sharpened edges can be displayed in user-selectable colors (white, red, green, blue, and yellow) for more precise focusing.
Time code function: LTC and VITC time code can be displayed at the top or bottom of the picture.
Side by side function
The side by side function of the LMD-B170 allows simultaneous display of two input signals on the monitor’s screen.
This function helps with color adjustment and setting of camera frames. This function works when synchronous SDI signals are input.
The monitor is also equipped with a three-color red, green and yellow on-screen tally function.
The position of the tally display can be changed to either the upper or lower section of the screen.
Flip functions: The Flip function turns the reversed image to a normal view, horizontally or vertically.
DC low power indicator: DC power supply is available in the range of 12 V to 17 V. The power indicator blinks when the DC power supply is low.
There are also wall-mount 4-inch pitch holes on each monitor’s rear panel.
A built-in AC circuit allows you to install the monitor more easily and flexibly than a monitor with an AC adaptor.
Natural ventilation system: There is no cooling fan inside, making the monitor suitable for video shooting and critical audio operations.
- Industry standard 17-inch (diag.) screen size and Full HD resolution
- Stylish lightweight and slim body
- Simple all-in-one design style with front stereo speakers and natural ventilation system
- Easy operation in a group of Sony PVM/LMD monitors
- Selected essential functions for basic video operations
- Lightweight and compact with lower power consumption
- The LMD-B170 offers a design that is uniquely lightweight and compact.
- Its weight and power consumption is much the same as the predecessor 15-inch models, despite having a 2-inch larger screen.
- Its depth is reduced by more than 24%.