LG Releases UltraFine OLED Pro Monitors for Content Creators, Producers

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LG Electronics introduced a new line of professional OLED monitors developed for content creators and producers. The new “LG UltraFine OLED Pro” series of reference monitors features what LG says are “capabilities specifically for production studios and digital video pros.” Headlined by the new 65-inch display (model 65EP5G), the LG OLED Pro line also includes recently launched feature-rich 31.5- and 26.5-inch class monitors.

All the new LG OLED Pro UltraFine models offer 10-bit color depth and use the DCI-P3 (for cinema) and Adobe RGB (for digital imagery) color space standards to deliver reference-grade performance.

The new 65-inch OLED Pro monitor is a 120Hz UHD model that includes LG’s proprietary SuperSign software for white balance and natively supports Calman color calibration software for spectacular picture quality. The LG 65EP5G also supports programmable hardware 1D and 3D LUTs (lookup tables) and multiple color-accurate profiles for rapid transitioning between calibrated modes. A major benefit of the commercial-grade LG 65EP5G is the convenient set of user-programmed function keys that provide quick access to on-screen features such as Markers, Zoom, Timecode functions and Audio Meters. A profile button also allows instant switching between user display presets for monitor settings and picture quality options. The monitor also is designed to be controllable by third-party devices through supported APIs.

Separating the professional model from consumer models, the LG 65EP5G features a new custom user interface (UI) that allows for independent selection from 20 calibratable 1D LUTs (10 x SDR, 10 x HDR, 10 x DolbyVision) and from 100 calibratable 3D LUTs (50 x SDR, 50 x HDR) for programming and activation. The 3D LUTs can be individually selected for either SDR or HDR modes of operation and for each of the color spaces supported (BT.709, BT.2020, sRGB, P3 and Adobe RGB). In addition, the UI allows selection from 10 1D LUTs for SDR and 10 for HDR that can be set to different white points, PQ tracking, and/or SDR gamma performance.

The input options are designed for professional creators, particularly the four loop-through 12G SDI ports that enable a single monitor to simultaneously display up to four Full HD feeds. Additional inputs are HDMI, IP (SFP+ and RJ45) and Genlock, which is used in on-camera and virtual production applications. The monitor supports P3, Adobe RGB and sRGB color profiles and broadcast standard profiles. Supported high dynamic range video formats include HDR10, HLG, and DolbyVision, all of which can be user-calibrated.

LG says its new 31.5- and 26.5-inch class LG Pro UltraFine Display monitors (models 32EP950 and 27EP950, respectively) are optimized for various production uses such as HDR and SDR color timing, VFX editing, on-set monitoring, photo editing and more. The models both feature RGB pixels and claim to offer many of the same visual tech features of the 65-inch model, such as support for the VESA DisplayHDR 400 True Black specification.

Models 32EP950 and 27EP950 also include hardware calibration capabilities for ensuring accurate color regardless of workstation or output device. Both models feature LG’s new curved ArcLine stand design and offer two DisplayPort ports, one HDMI port and various USB ports, including USB C PD (power delivery).