Canon Announces Firmware Upgrades forProfessional 17” 4K Displays
    “DP-V1710 / DP-V1711” to Enhance Luminance

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    The firmware upgrades are available at a premium for the two models.
    ​​​​​​​DP-V1710/DP-V1711

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Canon Inc announced today in Japan that the Company will make available in late-June 2020 firmware[1]  upgrades at a premium for two models of professional 4K reference displays—the DP-V1710 and DP-V1711—aiming to enhance luminance. This will better meet the needs of HDR (high dynamic range) video production as well improve overall efficiency in grading HDR footage.
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    ​​​​​​​The professional 17-inch 4K display that supports the firmware is the “DP-V1710” (launched in February 2017) with 6G-SDI connector and the “DP-V1711” (launched in April 2018) with 12 G-SDI connector. It is capable of showing high image quality 4K video while meeting the various standards and formats required for HDR display needed for video production. It is small enough to be carried around, and its usage is predominantly in local shooting, broadcasting stations and relay vehicles. 
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    ​​​​​​​In the video production industry that is moving towards HDR, there is a growing need for high-luminance displays not only for reference displays that check the final image quality of video but also for small, lightweight displays used in shooting scenes. That’s why Canon offers an upgrade license (chargeable) for professional 17” 4K displays “DP-V1710/ DP-V1711” that delivers a higher maximum luminance. 
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    ​​​​​​​This new paid upgrade adds a “Boost (Contrast)” setting to the display, raising maximum and full screen white luminance from 300 cd/m[2]  to 1,000 cd/m[3][4]   when “On” is selected[5][6]. When “Off” is selected, local dimming control is applied, the maximum and full screen white brightness is raised from 300 cd/m to 600 cd/m. This improves the gray-scale expressiveness of the high-luminance area and is useful for confirming high-luminance images in bright shooting sites, studios, relay vehicles, etc.
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    ​​​​​​​With the support of this paid upgrade, from the "DP-V3120" (Launched November 2019), which achieves a maximum and full screen white luminance of 2,000 cd/m, to the 17 inch 4K/HDR display, the 31 inch, 24 inch, and 17 inch 4K/HDR display lineup will achieve a high luminance of 1,000 cd/m as stipulated in the HDR video production standards and operational guidelines, and will strongly support the workflow of 4K/HDR video production from shooting to editing. 
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    ​​​​​​​Canon will continue to improve and expand the functions of its existing products through the provision of firmware to increase user convenience.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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    ​​​​​​​[1]Firmware is a type of software used to control product hardware functions.
    ​​​​​​​[2]This is a global dimming control that controls the amount of backlight emission throughout the screen.
    ​​​​​​​[3]This is a global dimming control that controls the amount of backlight emission throughout the screen.
    ​​​​​​​[4]The luminance value is a standard value when the AC power is supplied and is not a guaranteed value.
    ​​​​​​​[5]This is a global dimming control that controls the amount of backlight emission throughout the screen.
    ​​​​​​​[6]If a paid upgrade from June 2018 has been applied, the "Boost (Contrast)" setting has been added. This paid upgrade raises the maximum and full screen white brightness from 600 cd/m2 to 1,000 cd/m2 when "On" is selected.For details, please refer to the Canon Display website.