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4K UHD Reference Displays

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Compatible with 4K Digital Cinema

The DP-V3010 4K Reference Display was designed to accept 4K inputs that conform with the digital sampling structure of 4096 (H) x 2160 (V) at 24, 25, 30 and 60 frames per second with a 1.896:1 aspect ratio (SMPTE ST 2048-1:2012).

Compatible with 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) Video Workflows

The DP-V3010 also accepts 4K inputs that conform to the alternative sampling structure 3840 (H) x 2160 (V) with a 16:9 aspect ratio at all standard frame rates up to 60P, known as ITU-R BT.2020 and SMPTE ST 2036-1:2009. This allows the DP-V3010 to be used in live 4K television productions. It can monitor live 4K motion imaging directly from camera systems that deliver real-time outputs via their 3G-SDI Quad interfaces, or it can view digital 4K recorded playback delivered from recorders via Quad 3G-SDI. The DP-V3010 can accept inputs from two separate 4K sources via eight 3G-SDI interfaces. Monitoring outputs for each are also included.

It Starts with Black Levels

The technical baseline for a reference display is how well it reproduces a deep and accurate black level. Portrayal of a high contrast ratio is critically dependent upon this precision black level reference. Canon mobilized a number of technologies - within the display itself and in the digital image processing system - to help ensure superb black reproduction.

DCI Compliant Color

Wide Gamut for Rich Colors – The DP-V3010 4K Reference Display features a Canon-designed RGB LED backlight system and IPS LCD panel that reproduce a rich array of colors. The DP-V3010's color gamut encompasses the digital cinema DCI-P3 (SMPTE RP 431-2) color gamut, almost all of Adobe RGB and Pointer's real world colors, as well as accurately reproducing the color gamuts of broadcast standards such as ITU-R BT.709, SMPTE-C and EBU.

High Precision Uniformity – The DP-V3010 incorporates a newly developed high bit depth image processing engine that helps ensure ultra-precise on-screen color uniformity and brightness, enabling users to accurately monitor changes across the displayed image.

Smooth and Accurate Gradation Characteristics – A high bit depth image processing engine provides precision processing of the video components prior to conversion for the 10-bit display panel – helping to ensure highly accurate 1024 tonal gradations for each color channel that produces a smooth and accurate tonal reproduction.

DCI Compliant Contrast Ratio

The high contrast IPS LCD panel in combination with advanced digital processing empowers the DP-V3010 4K Reference Display to achieve a 2000:1 contrast ratio. This faithfully reproduces important shadow details while simultaneously reproducing highlight information. Tonal reproduction over the nominally exposed range of the image is outstanding. This high-contrast accuracy is essential for critical assessment of images during nighttime shoots and other low-light scenes that are important factors in digital cinema production.

High Picture Sharpness

4K represents four times the total spatial sampling of Full HDTV. Accordingly, expectations for full and accurate portrayal of picture sharpness become central to a 4K reference display. The DP-V3010 features a high resolution IPS LCD panel that helps to ensure users see every Luma nuance and color detail of a 4K image. The unique 16:10 aspect ratio of the display panel is ideal for editing tasks that include 4K motion imaging, high-resolution still-image processing, computer-graphics and VFX production work.

Wide Viewing Angle

Collaborative working in post-production can entail a number of creative professionals viewing a single reference display, so it is important that all see precisely the same imaging attributes. By featuring an IPS LCD panel with unique polarizing and filtering film layers to help prevent changes in color and contrast, the DP-V3010 4K Reference Display enables image viewing within a wide viewing angle, top to bottom and left to right. Such technology helps minimize color and contrast shifts when viewing images at oblique angles, allowing multiple users to review image quality simultaneously.

Upscaling 2K/HD Content for 4K Portrayal

Super 35mm single-sensor digital cinematography cameras such as the Canon EOS C500 can originate HD or 2K video of outstanding image quality. The unique parallel readout of the 4K image sensor in the EOS C500 helps avoid any debayering process and helps create pristine 2K/HD R:G:B 4:4:4 12-bit video at frame rates up to 60P. There are not many studio reference displays that can do justice to evaluating such HD/2K imagery. The DP-V3010 4K Reference Display can directly accept 12-bit RGB 2K/HD video (up to 30P) or 10-bit YCbCr (up to 60P) and internally upscale this for portrayal within the 4K sampling structure. Such upscaling faithfully reproduces the picture sharpness of the original 2K/HD source. Additionally, the associated removal of visible lines and pixels facilitates closer scrutiny of the video for critical evaluation of many other key picture attributes such as color, brightness and contrast detail.

The DP-V3010 is equipped with three types of screen scaling functions, including the new Canon Shape Tracing technology – an original shape-tracing technology that helps to ensure images scaled on the DP-V3010 will be devoid of scaling artifacts. Using the Canon Shape Tracing technology, the DP-V3010 detects the angles of hard edges and selects an appropriate interpolation to help provide smooth diagonal lines and optimal image rendering, further extending the display's application during location/studio shoots and within color-grading, DI, CGI, VFX and other post-production workflows.

Backlight Scanning

The DP-V3010 4K Reference Display's Backlight Scanning with full array RGB backlight allows individual backlight areas to be partially turned off. This feature helps reduce the image-hold period inherent to LED technology while images are being displayed, and results in crisp video playback without the perception of blurring between video frames. It also enhances static image contrast ratio.

Maintaining Consistency in Color Image Quality

Precise Color Adjustment Prior to Shipment - In order to achieve high color uniformity, each DP-V3010 4K Reference Display undergoes a high-precision calibration process before shipping from the factory. External calibration allows users to maintain factory settings as well as make adjustments for specific display applications.

Automatic Color and Brightness Correction System - A special control system within the DP-V3010 constantly measures ambient lighting conditions, as well as internal display changes - including color temperature and brightness - to help reduce fluctuations in light levels and color, thereby helping to ensure long-term image stability and consistency.

Calibration Without a PC - Following high-precision factory alignment, the DP-V3010 can be calibrated easily and conveniently without the need for an external PC workstation. Using third-party external sensors, users can calibrate the display in accordance with viewing environment and application.


The DP-V3010 4K Reference Display can be used with any source input that complies with ACESproxy (Academy Color Encoding System, proxy encoding). The EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera is capable of outputting an ACESproxy signal that can be directly connected to the DP-V3010 through the camera's HD-SDI monitor terminal†. The DP-V3010 includes a Display Controller where the Director and DP can make on-set color decisions that can be stored on a flash drive in the industry standard ASC-CDL (American Society of Cinematographers – Color Decision List). This ASC-CDL can then be used in dailies, editorial and finishing, so that the creative intent of the Director and DP can be preserved from set to output..

† EOS C500 may require firmware update.

1D/3D LUT Import Support

The DP-V3010 4K Reference Display supports direct importing of both 1D and 3D Look-up Tables (LUTs) for accurate and consistent color matching between individual displays, as well as using customized "looks" that have been created by third-party color-grading applications. Furthermore, using 1D/3D-LUT data, the display provides support for ACESproxy.

ASC-CDL Format Support

Incorporating support for ASC-CDL (American Society of Cinematographers' Color Decision List) formats, the DP-V3010 4K Reference Display accepts color correction input directly using slope, offset, power and saturation parameter adjustments to the overall RGB image, and/or separately to the individual Red, Green and Blue channels. It is also possible to save all and recall all CDL settings using a USB flash drive.

Cinema EOS Canon Log Gamma Support

The DP-V3010 4K Reference Display comes pre-installed with a Cinema EOS Canon Log viewing LUT (Look-up Table), enabling it to be integrated with a Cinema EOS digital camera in order to help provide optimal monitoring on location or within the studio.

Advanced Ergonomic Design and Operability

The DP-V3010 4K Reference Display is designed for on set use in the studio, on remote locations, and in editorial and post-production environments. Convenient carrying handles allow the 30-inch display to be moved easily and positioned on top of a desk or a counter, or it can be wall/rack mounted. Easy-to-navigate on-screen commands can be controlled via the included Display Controller. The comprehensive Display Controller can be installed almost anywhere, and is designed for use both as a convenient desktop controller or rack-mounted for easy integration within DI suites, VFX suites, production control rooms and mobile applications. Control buttons are grouped into zones for easy operation, with rotary dials for intuitive operational adjustment of certain image parameters. The inclusion of multiple interfaces helps ensure that the DP-V3010 offers the type of flexibility operators need within a variety of production and post-production workflows.

Signal Input Formats

Between the two variants in 4K and the ability to upscale either 2K or HD, and further compounded with many frame rates, there is a broad choice in signal inputs to the DP-V3010 4K Reference Display.

The table below summarizes the key input signals. All of the signal interfaces are in full conformance with established SMPTE Standards for serial digital inputs.

Signal Input Interfaces Signal Format
HD-SDI Dual x 4
3G-SDI x 4

Both Level A and Level B are supported
4096 x 2160
4:4:4 RGB 12-bit/10-bit
4:4:4 X'Y'Z' 12-bit
4:2:2 YCbCr 10-bit
3840 x 2160
4:4:4 RGB 12-bit/10-bit
4:2:2 YCbCr 12-bit
4:2:2 YCbCr 10-bit
HD-SDI Dual x 1
3G-SDI x 1

Both Level A and Level B are supported
2048 x 1080
4:4:4 RGB 12-bit/10-bit
4:4:4 X'Y'Z' 12-bit
4:2:2 YCbCr 10-bit
1920 x 1080
4:4:4 RGB 12-bit/10-bit
4:2:2 YCbCr 12-bit
4:2:2 YCbCr 10-bit

Pro Display Functionality

The DP-V3010 4K Reference Display also supports a variety of key operational functions for cinematographers, DITs, videographers and colorists, including:

  • Markers
  • Time Code
  • I/P Conversion
  • Monochrome
  • Red/Green/Blue OFF
  • Export/Import Settings
  • Test Pattern
  • Color Range
  • PsF
  • Blue-Only
  • H Delay/V Delay


Panel Type

IPS LCD panel

Screen Size

30 inch (76.1 cm)

Aspect Ratio



4096 x 2560 (10.5 Megapixels)

Active display area

Approx. 25.4 x 15.9 in. / 645.1 x 403.2 mm

Pixel Pitch

157.5 µm / 161 ppi

Panel Driver

1024 gradations (10 bits for each RGB color)

Brightness (Standard)

48 cd/m2 (DCI), 100 cd / m2

Viewing Angle (Up, Down, Left, Right)

89° (contrast ratio 10:1 or higher)

Surface Treatment

Low-reflection glare

Backlight Type

RGB LED, direct down type


Rated voltage: 100 - 240 V AC
Rated Frequency: 50 / 60 Hz

Power Consumption

At maximum load (including change in brightness through aging): Approx. 370 W
At factory shipment: Approx. 130 W

Environmental Conditions

Temperature and humidity: 5 to 35 °C (41 - 95 °F) (20 - 85 % RH no condensation), recommended: 15 - 30 °C (59 - 86 °F)
Pressure: 700 - 1060 hPa

Storage / Transporting
Temperature and humidity:
-20 - 40 °C (-4 - 104 °F), (20 - 85 % RH no condensation)
41 - 60 °C (105 - 140 °F), (20 - 30 % RH no condensation)

Pressure: 700 - 1060 hPa

Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth)

Approx. 27.9 x 18.7 x 7.4 in. / 708 x 474 x 189 mm


Approx. 52.8 lb. / 24kg

Mounting Hole Pitch

VESA standard 200 x 200 mm (7.9 x 7.9 in)


8 (2 systems) BNC (75Ω)

Display Port

4 (1 system, version 1.1a compliant)




8(2 pass-thru systems)




1 USB receptacle terminal
Universal Serial Bus Specification Revision 2.0 compliant HS (High Speed) mode compatible.


1 RJ-45 terminal IEEE802.3 10BASE-TX / IEEE802.3u 100BASE-TX compliant



Supplied Accesories

Display Controller, AC Power Cord, Compact Power Adapter, AC Cable, Tip Prevention Fitting, LAN Cable, Rack Mount Bracket, Rack Mount Bracket Screw, Hex Key, Instruction Manual, Instruction Manual Disc.




DP-V3010 DP-V3010 main unit Display Controller AC Power Cord Compact Power Adapter & AC Cable Tip Prevention Fitting LAN Cable Rack Mount Bracket & Screw Hex Key Instruction Manual Instruction Manual Disc Ver. 1.0




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