An interview from the 2023 Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles with Bram Desmet of Flanders Scientific. Flanders Scientific is an Alpharetta, GA based company offering high quality professional equipment to the production, post production, and broadcast industries.

At Cine Gear LA, Flanders Scientific introduced the new XMP550, a 55" UHD resolution professional HDR Mastering Monitor built around a groundbreaking new QD-OLED panel featuring 2,000nits peak luminance, 2,000,000:1 contrast, and our widest color gamut to date. The XMP550 is a true UHD resolution monitor (3840x2160) that supports full screen viewing of HD and Ultra HD signals and will also accept 4K signals and scale them automatically to fit on screen while preserving native signal aspect ratio.

The XMP550 qualifies as a Dolby Vision mastering monitor finally bringing an end to the days of compromising between smaller reference grade HDR displays and larger non-reference client displays. The XMP550 delivers the best of both worlds with truly reference grade performance and professional connectivity in a form factor large enough for both the colorist and clients to view.

Other available OLED technologies are either too dim for HDR mastering or suffer from very significant volumetric collapse due to their non-additive RGB+W sub pixel structures making them unsuitable for HDR use cases that demand color accuracy. QD-OLED is truly RGB additive for white, thus avoiding color volume limitations, and easily exceeds 1,000nits peak luminance with plenty of headroom to spare.

The XMP550 has the widest viewing angle, with the least off-axis contrast and color shift, ever featured in an FSI display. So not only will a colorist’s clients benefit from being able to view a reference image on a large screen they will also have the flexibility to view the image from anywhere in the room without having to worry about the off-axis limitations often seen in other display technologies.

XMP550 deliveries are expected to start in September of this year.
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