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Canon Introduces Free Firmware Updates and Optional Paid Upgrades For Its Lineup of Professional 4K Reference Displays

The Updates and Upgrades Improve Production and Editing Workflows


MELVILLE, N.Y., June 6, 2018 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced free firmware* updates that include improvements to HDR (High Dynamic Range) display performance for six professional 4K reference displays—the DP-V1710, DP-V1711, DP-V2410, DP-V2411, DP-V2420 and DP-V2421—in addition to paid upgrades for the DP-V1710 and DP-V1711 models. These updates and upgrades provide improved efficiency for shooting and editing 4K/HDR images, especially for on-location video production workflows.

Free Firmware Update (DP-V1710, DP-V1711, DP-V2410, DP-V2411, DP-V2420 and DP-V2421)

The free firmware updates will expand HDR monitoring assist functions and enhance HDR display performance in the 4K displays above. The updates contribute to improved efficiency for HDR video production work by enabling users to display the luminance value of a selected part of the screen, as well as the maximum and average luminance values of the entire screen. In addition, the updates allow for the automatic switching of image-quality settings based on such parameters as resolution (4K/2K), video payload ID,† and HDMI metadata ‡ when changing input signals through a camera or switcher. These updates will also reduce 12G/6G-SDI 4K video signals to 2K size, enabling the simultaneous display of two or four 4K images on a single display §, as well as add features that support powerful workflows in on-site video production environments, such as a Remote Web Control ǁ function that enables users to confirm video and operate the display using such devices as a PC or tablet, and enhanced compatibility with third-party digital cinema cameras.

Paid Upgrade (DP-V1710 and DP-V1711 only)

Canon will also make available  a paid upgrade ¶ license for its 17-inch models, the DP-V1710 and DP-V1711, which will increase their maximum luminance# to 600 cd/m2. Increasing the maximum luminance improves the ability of the displays to express detail in bright areas of the screen—useful when confirming high-luminance video in bright shooting locations or inside studios and relay vehicles.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2017† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2018. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based service and support for all of the products it distributes in the United States. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact pr@cusa.canon.com.

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† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

* Firmware is a type of software used to control product hardware functions

† Ancillary data determined by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) that is attributed to a serial digital interface (SDI)

‡ Includes such data as color gamut, gamma and maximum luminance

§12G/6G-SDI is supported by the following models only: the DP-V1710, DP-V1711, DP-V2411 and DP-V2421. Dual-link 6G-SDI is not supported.

ǁ For information on usage requirements for LAN and wireless LAN, please refer to the operation manual of your product model or the reference display homepage on the Canon website.

¶ For more information on paid upgrades, including their fees, please see the reference display homepage on the Canon website.

# This value is a standardized value achieved when operating on an AC power source, and cannot be guaranteed.