Fully Featured 3RU Triple 5" Broadcast LCD Rack Mount MonitorOwner's ManualSpec Sheet ORCHID Firmware Update (ZIP)
- Real-Time Waveform Monitor
- Real-Time Color Vectorscope
- Sixteen 64-segment Tri-color Audio Meters
- Tri-Color Tally Indicator
- On-Screen Time Code
- 7 assignable GPI inputs
- Adjustable Color Temperature
- Optional Input Modules
- Auto-Sensing Front Panel Headphone Jack
- Auto-Sensing Rear Unbalanced Stereo Output
- Adjustable Clipping Indicator
- Precision Gamma Settings
- Adjustable Color Temperature
- Variety of Safety Markers
- HD-SDI / SDI Inputs and Outputs
- Automatic Color Calibration with ORCHID Color Probe
The OR-503 Triple 5" ORCHID® rack mount monitor has all the features that customers have asked for and more. The OR-503 is 3RU and has 6 user-assignable function keys as well as 4 user-assignable rotary encoders.
This unit also utilizes a 5 button menu system. The built-in waveform monitor (which includes adjustable White and Black clip level indicators) can be displayed in three different aspect ratios including Full Screen.
The built-in Vectorscope displays in full color and can also be displayed in three different ratios. The Vectorscope has adjustable gain from 1x to 5x. All screens are color matched at the factory and can be auto-adjusted in the field using an optional color probe system.
The OR-503 will de-embed and display up to 16 channels of audio and allow the user to monitor any two channels at once through the headphone jack or rear line output jack. The 64-segment tri-color bar graph meters have user-adjustable reference levels. The OR-503 comes standard with auto-sensing HD-SDI inputs, re-clocked outputs, and open modular slots for additional inputs in the future.
WAVEFORM MONITORThe built-in waveform monitor (which includes adjustable White and Black clip level indicators) can be displayed in various aspect ratios, positions, and transparency options. The Waveform Monitor not only monitors luminance, but can also warn the user for out-of-range conditions such as overexposure or "blacker-than-black" errors with fully user-adjustable warning limits.
REAL-TIME COLOR VECTORSCOPEThe built-in Vectorscope allows users to monitor color gamut range in real time. It displays in full color and can also be displayed in various sizes, positions, and transparency options. The Vectorscope has adjustable gain from 1x to 5x.
CLIP GUIDEThe Clip Guide function operates with both the Waveform display and Monochrome/Color picture display. Both the upper and lower Clip Guide levels are user-adjustable in order to accurately display over-and-under exposures during different shooting conditions. For example, the upper Clip Guide limit may be set to 85 IRE and the lower limit to 10 IRE. With these settings, any exposures over the set limit of 85 IRE will display red on both the Waveform and picture (if selected). The same will be true for blacks under 10 IRE.
PRECISION GAMMAIt is important that LCD monitors match the color and gamma characteristics of a CRT monitor. To emulate CRT gamma, the non-linear curves are corrected by software algorithms. This process is complicated because the three non-linear colors (RGB) should be corrected simultaneously. The ORCHID gamma correction overcomes this problem and ensures correct matching between panels and channels.
AUDIO LEVEL METERSDe-embeds and displays up to 16 channels of audio using sixteen 64-segment tri-color Audio Meters with user-adjustable reference levels. The Audio Level Meters provide numerical indicators and headroom levels, as well as peak hold function. Audio Channel Loss Warning prevents errors during monitoring.
FRONT AND REAR PANEL AUDIO OUTPUTMonitor any two channels at once through the front audio output jack or rear line output jack.
EXTENSIVE MENU SYSTEM7 user-assignable function keys with Rotomenu system.
WHITE BALANCEWhite balance adjustment is essential in order to render colors correctly. To display colors correctly, gray scale should maintain identical color temperature. The white balance for ORCHID monitors defaults to D65 (6500K) so the user does not need to adjust white balance. LCD monitors have color-matching issues because white balance can be affected by a change in luminance level. Our unique color management system solves this problem.
ONE BUTTON COLOR CALIBRATIONThe ORCHID operating system includes an Automatic White Balance function that allows a "One Button" calibration procedure when used with a Konica Minolta CA-310 color analyzer. All ORCHID Series LCD panels are calibrated at the factory to ensure color conformity between screens.
|Panel||Number of Panels||3|
|Panel Size||5.0” Diagonal|
|Resolution||800 x 480|
|Active Area||4.3” x 2.6”|
|Color Gamut||YUV, RGB|
|Viewing Angles (CR>=10)||85°~85°|
|Loss of Input Curtain||Yes|
|Embedded audio from SDI||Yes|
|Control Inputs||Input Status Display||Yes|
|Tally / GPI||Tally|
|RS-485/422 w/ Loop-Through||No|
||Controls on front Panel||Yes|
|User-Defined Function Buttons||Yes|
|Consumption||3 Amp (Max) @ 12VDC|
|Connector||4-Pin XLR Connector|
|Environmental||Operating Temperature (C°)||32° F to 104° F|
|Storage Temperature (C°)||-4° F to104° F|
|Dimensions||Rack Unit dimensions||18.9” x 5.2” x 2.4”|
|Weight (Main Body)||6.6 lbs|
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