Sky picks Canon display for 4K post-production

Sky has announced that it will be adding Canon’s DP-V3010 professional reference displays to its Mistika post-production systems. The broadcaster will be equipping its three high-end suites with Canon’s leading professional reference monitor. The DP-V3010 features a custom-developed image processor, designed and manufactured by Canon, which helps ensure consistent brightness and colour, making it easier to achieve a higher level of uniformity across the entire screen during post-production editing.

Chris Johns, Sky’s chief engineer, broadcast strategy, comments: “We continuously strive to bring the highest quality programmes to our viewers. This means using the very best equipment. As we continue to lead the way in post-production, introducing the best hardware into that process is essential in delivering the high standards that our customers rightly expect from Sky.”

Cara Cheeseman, Sky’s senior operations manager for entertainment and creative, adds: “Our Mistika systems sit at the centre of our workflow and the exceptionally advanced colour grading functions demand monitors that enable us to edit footage accurately. Having tested many 4K screens currently in the market, the Canon DP-V3010 performed the best for our production needs.”

The DP-V3010’s 4096 x 2560 resolution means that its IPS LCD panel can display native DCI 4K video (4096 x 2160) without any scaling. The 30 inch reference screen also offers a wide 178° viewing angle to ensure true-to-life viewing for the entire production team – ideal for busy production studios, such as Sky’s Mistika Posts, where wide angle viewing for multiple users cannot come at the cost of colour or contrast degradation.

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