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FSI CM500TD - 10 bit Native 2D/3D Monitor

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Price: $7,495.00

Availability: This product is discontinued.
Product Code: CM500TD

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The Flanders Scientific CM500TD is a 50” Multi-Format broadcast monitor with 3G/Dual-Link/HD/SD-SDI, Component, Composite, & DVI-I Inputs. This monitor was purpose built for television and web-based content creators looking for large scale reference monitoring. Like all CM series monitors this unit features full 12-bit video processing and a 10-bit panel capable of reproducing over 1.073 billion colors on screen. The monitor is also equipped with a passive circular polarizer and in-monitor multiplexing allowing for easy and affordable 3D monitoring in addition to its already capable 2D monitoring modes. The CM500TD offers support for virtually any signal format from NTSC/PAL to HD and 2K, including advanced 12-bit, 4:4:4, and XYZ signal formats.

This unit features many broadcast monitor basics like a Blue Only Mode, Monochrome Mode, Markers, Safety Areas, H/V Delay, and On Screen Tally Lights. Like all Flanders Scientific monitors the CM500TD also comes standard with advanced features like 18 Selectable Scopes, Focus Assist, Time Code Display, Artifact Free Pixel Zoom, Adjustable Exposure Check, On-screen Alarms, and Advanced Pixel Level Measurement. This unit also provides additional advanced capabilities including live side-by-side monitoring of 2 inputs and dual LUT import capabilities (both look LUTs and calibration LUTs).

Color space management is handled by our CFE2 Color Fidelity Engine. This advanced second generation 3D LUT processor ensures a high degree of accuracy in any color space mode. Select between Rec 709, EBU, SMPTE-C, DCI-P3 Emulation, Native Wide Gamut, and Custom User Generated color spaces. CFE2 supports custom calibration LUTs as well as look LUTs that do not require profiling of the panel with a probe before import (e.g. BlackMagic Design Film Mode to Rec 709 LUT, LogC to Rec 709 LUT, etc.)

In addition to the CFE2 capabilities the monitor comes equipped with instantly selectable gamma, peak luminance, and color temperature presets, which add to the flexibility of this unit and make it suitable for a wide variety of applications and environments. Like all FSI monitors the CM500TD comes pre-calibrated from the factory and free recalibration is always available for customers that would like to send their units in to one of FSI’s service departments. In addition to this free recalibration option the CM500TD also features a wide variety of manual calibration toggles, interfaces with FSI’s Direct Connect Automatic Alignment System, and is also compatible with advanced color management systems like LightIllusion’s LightSpace CMS or SpectralCal’s CalMan allowing you to choose the color management option that works best for you.

The new Video Data Analyzer function provides you with realtime decimal or hexadecimal readout of video data at the pixel level and importantly can be used for both active picture and horizontal / vertical blanking data analysis. See page 13 of our updated user manual for full details on everything you can do with this powerful new feature.

You can store up to 16 different 3D DIT LUTs at a time on CFE2 equipped monitors. Instantly toggle between custom LUTs by simply pressing the up and down buttons without having to access the menu. A brief onscreen popup will indicate which LUT is active.

The CM500TD is equipped with 3Gbps SDI (SMPTE 425M-AB) & Dual-Link SDI (SMPTE 372M) inputs, which provide support for advanced formats including 4:4:4 RGB, 4:4:4 YCbCr, and 4:4:4 XYZ signals. With support of both Level A and Level B 3Gbps SDI the CM500TD is compatible with virtually all 3Gbps SDI sources and provides many advanced viewing modes for multiplexed (2x SMPTE 292M) Level B signals as explained here.

The CM500TD comes with standard DC (24V) and AC (100~240 VAC) power connectors. Every CM500TD is equipped with pedestal feet allowing the unit to be placed directly on a work surface. The unit also features simple mounting holes on the back allowing for easy wall mounting with just about any generic wall mount capable of supporting at least 60lbs of weight.

The CM500TD is FSI’s largest monitor and an especially good choice for those looking to move to a single monitor setup for both editor/colorist and client viewing in suites that will support a monitor of this size.

  • 1920x1080 Resolution 2D/3D HD LCD Panel
  • 12 Bit Video Processing, 10 Bit LCD Panel (1.073 Billion Colors)
  • CFE2 Color Management, supports both look LUTs and calibration LUTs
  • Simultaneous Viewing of Two Inputs, mixed formats supported
  • Instantly Selectable Rec 709, EBU, SMPTE C, DCI P3 Emulation, Native Wide Gamut, & Custom User Created Color Spaces
  • Standard 3Gbps (Level A&B) & Dual-Link SDI Inputs Included for Support of Advanced Signal Formats
  • 4:4:4 YCbCr, RGB, & XYZ Signal Support
  • Embedded Timecode Display (VITC 1, VITC2, LTC)
  • Automatic On-Screen Indication of Source Frame-rate & Resolution (toggle on, off, or 5 second display)
  • DSLR Zoom for Full Screen Scaling of DSLR Sources
  • On-Screen Alarms (IRE Threshold, RGB Alarms, Loss of Signal, Audio Mute, and more)
  • Adjustable Focus Assist (Focus Meter and Focus Highlight in Red)
  • Wide Variety of Standard Markers & Safety Areas
  • User Adjustable Custom Marker Feature
  • Pixel Zoom Feature - Adjustable Artifact-Free Zoom On Any Portion of HD Signal
  • CX Scale (video example): Full Screen and centered scaling of Codex ARRIRAW Recorder output
  • Active Video Boundary Marker
  • H/V Delay
  • Blue Only Mode
  • Monochrome Mode
  • HD Anamorphic De-Squeeze (1.3x, 2.0x, 2.0xMag)
  • AFD Reader
  • Overscan/1:1 scan
  • Freeze Frame Picture by Picture (Sub Window)
  • 18 Quickly Selectable Scopes (Display Up to 2 at the Same Time)
    • Luminance Waveform with Adjustable Intensity
    • Vector Scope with Adjustable Intensity and Gain Expansion
    • Hue Vector Scope with Adjustable Reference Vector
    • Color Coded RGB Parade with Adjustable Intensity
    • Color Coded GBR Parade with Adjustable Intensity
    • RGB Overlay with Adjustable Intensity
    • Column Scope Showing Min/Max YRGB Range
    • Histogram, Color Histogram, & RGB Histogram Scopes
    • YCbCr Scope with Adjustable Intensity
    • YCbCr Overlay Scope with Adjustable Intensity
    • Audio Phase Meter (Select Any Stereo Pair of Embedded Audio Channels)
  • Audio Disembedding to Built-In Speakers or Audio Output
  • 16 Channel Audio Level Meters
  • Color Temperature Selection
  • Gamma Selection (1.0~2.8) as well as C-Log and S-Log monitoring modes
  • SD Aspect Ratio Selection (Anamorphic/4:3)
  • Advanced Pixel Level Measurement Feature
  • 3D Viewing with Passive Glasses (included)
  • In-Monitor Multiplexing of signals for 3D Viewing (no external mux required)
  • 3D Signal Analysis Modes for multiplexed Level B 3Gbps SDI signals
    • Left Eye Only
    • Right Eye Only
    • Picture and Picture
    • Horizontal Split with Adjustable Split Position
    • Vertical Split with Adjustable Split Position
    • 3D Disparity
    • 3D Line by Line
    • 3D Checkerboard with Adjustable Checkerboard Size
  • Exposure Level Indication with LUM Coloring feature
  • On Screen Tally Lights
  • Camera Record Status Indication triggered by Camera SDI Flag
  • Ethernet Ready* (*not ready at product launch, will be added via firmware in future)
  • AC (100~240V) and DC (24V 4PIN XLR) Power Connectors
  • Durable Aluminum Frame
  • Compatible with FSI's Direct Connect Automatic Alignment as well as LightIllusion's LightSpace CMS
All FSI monitors come standard with 16 On-Screen Scopes. Up to two types of Scopes can be displayed simultaneously and can be toggled on/off instantly with a single button press. Scope Windows can be displayed in any of 6 onscreen locations and the two scope windows can be stacked on top of each other or sit side by side for maximum flexibility. FSI is also one of the few companies to provide this scope functionality across all inputs, even DVI. This means that full scope functionality is possible while using many of today's most popular HD-DSLR cameras that only offer HDMI output.

  • Luminance Luminance
  • Vector Scope Vector Scope
  • Hue Vector Scope Hue Vector *
  • RGB Parade RGB Parade
  • GBR Parade GBR Parade
  • Color Histogram Color Histogram
  • Y Cb Cr Y Cb Cr
  • RGB Histogram RGB Histogram
  • Columb YRGB Column (YRGB)
  • Histogram Histogram
  • Y Cb Cr Overlay Y Cb Cr Overlay
  • RGB Overlay RGB Overlay
  • Audio Phase Audio Phase Meter
  • Horizontal Audio Meters Horizontal Audio Meters
  • Vertical Audio Meters Vertical Audio Meters
  • Audio Loudness Meters Audio Loudness Meters
Built-in audio disembedder and internal speakers allow you to listen to any single channel or stereo pair of embedded audio channels pulled from HD/SD-SDI video on the internal speakers or via the monitor's audio line out. This disembedded audio is always delayed by the exact amount of video processing and pixel response time to ensure perfect lip sync for audio critical applications. Meter all 16 channels of embedded audio on screen either in a horizontal layout (VU with dB readout) or next to one of the Scope Mode Windows displayed in a vertical layout (PPM).

CIE Scope: A new dedicated function that maps full frame signal data onto a CIE diagram with the added ability to compare your current active color space vs. other standard color spaces. See page 15 of the updated user manual for important instructions and limitations related to this feature.
  • Time Code Display
  • IRE Alarm
  • Exposure Check
  • CIE Scope

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