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XMP550

55"
UHD
HDR
QD-OLED

55" QD-OLED HDR Mastering Monitor

The XMP550 is a 55" UHD resolution HDR and SDR reference mastering monitor built around a groundbreaking new QD-OLED panel featuring 2,000nits peak luminance, 4,000,000:1 contrast, and our widest color gamut to date.

HDR Compatibility Rating: Mastering

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.

 

Color Management

All FSI monitors come pre-calibrated from the factory and the XMP550 also features highly accurate volumetric Auto Calibration making it incredibly easy for clients to recalibrate the display over time.

Simply plug a supported probe directly into the monitor and the advanced GaiaColor AutoCal routine will profile the monitor and use volumetric data to accurately target a very wide variety of available color management selections. 3D and 1D LUTs are calculated and saved on the fly as color management selections on the monitor are made, making for one simple and unified calibration process, all without requiring a computer.

How well does it work? See sample XMP550 AutoCal results here (.pdf download).

Third Party Calibration

The XMP550 is also compatible with popular 3rd party calibration solutions including Calman and ColourSpace. Quickly and easily perform your own custom 3D+1D LUT based calibration with any program capable of saving into FSI’s calibration LUT formats.

The XMP550 utilizes advanced tetrahedral LUT interpolation delivering a higher degree of precision with better on screen performance than simple trilinear LUT interpolation.

Trilinear Interpolation

Tetrahedral Interpolation

The QD-OLED Advantage

This is OLED without compromise.

The XMP550 is uniquely qualified for use as a large format HDR Program Mastering Monitor, learn why in our Technical Overview PDF.

Advantages Over Other OLED Technologies

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.

Exceptional Off-Axis Viewing

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.

Advantages over FALD LCD

The XMP550’s accurate per pixel level luminance control means true black levels at all times with none of the small bright objection or motion artifact limitations found on FALD (Full Array Local Dimming) LCDs. The per pixel emissive design of the XMP550’s QD-OLED panel guarantees exceptional simultaneous contrast with all varieties of content.

With the XMP550 you can rest assured that compared to FALD LCDs:

  • Highlight detail will not be obscured due to backlight zone flaring.
  • Shadow detail and black levels will not be compromised by halation.
  • There will be no color shift or artificial flicker with fast moving bright objects.
  • No scene cut anomalies as can be found on some FALD that exhibit differential rise/fall times of LED backlight phosphors.

While the amount of halation can vary greatly between FALD LCDs, all FALD systems will show at least some degree of raised black levels and haloing when rendering a high contrast image like this example of a white circles on a black background graphic. The XMP550’s QD-OLED panel on the other hand can render these types of very bright white highlights while maintaining the intended deep black background.

Power Efficiency

The XMP550 is very power efficient compared to most other reference grade HDR display solutions. Display technologies like LMCL (Light Modulating Cell Layer) LCDs are highly inefficient as they not only need to pass light through two separate TFT layers, but also because their backlights always remain fully engaged drawing the same high amount of power whether displaying very dark or very bright images. When compared with bottom emission OLED technologies the efficiency of the XMP550’s top emission display structure means less power is required to attain the same luminance levels.

Advantages over Global Dimming LCDs

Reference grade HDR displays should be able to produce high simultaneous contrast, not just a bright image. Global dimming LCDs can either produce a bright image or a dark image, but cannot produce images that simultaneously have bright highlights and dark lowlights. Global dimming LCD specifications often quote high sequential contrast ratio figures, where a display’s peak luminance and black level are measured at different times, but this can be quite misleading as simultaneous contrast is problematically low on these devices for any HDR content mastering use-cases. The XMP550 features class leading simultaneous contrast rendering both bright highlights and dark lowlights with incredible clarity and accuracy at the same time.

Quiet Fanless Design

The XMP550 utilizes a combination of a graphite heat sink and all aluminum chassis to efficiently dissipate heat without relying on fans. Many consumer devices use a plastic chassis, which can act as an insulator trapping heat and impacting panel performance. An aluminum chassis not only provides increased strength and durability in professional installs, it also helps efficiently conduct heat away from the panel.

This fanless design provides users with both a quieter and lower maintenance HDR grading display.

Professional Connectivity

12Gbps SDI connections greatly simplify room design by allowing you to feed 4K and UHD signals to the display over a single cable. Quad 1.5Gbps and 3Gbps SDI connectivity are also supported ensuring compatibility with practically any type of 4K or UHD output.

The XMP550 supports advanced signal formats up to 12bit 4:4:4 at 4K resolution setting it apart from less advanced monitoring solutions.

The XMP550 features the unique ability to simultaneously supply a clean 12G / 6G loop through and real-time quarter-sample down converted 3G or 1.5G output. Any incoming single link 4K or UHD signals can be converted to 2K or HD outputs for downstream HD monitors or scopes, all without needing any standalone down conversion equipment.

Advanced Signal Status Detection

XMP series monitors automatically read payload ID (VPID) information embedded in SDI signals and configure the monitor’s SDI Format mode for proper support of 4:4:4 or 4:2:2, 10 or 12bit, and RGB or YCbCr signals. This information can also be temporarily displayed whenever a format change is detected so that you can be sure that what you intend to output to the monitor is what the monitor receives.

A VPID override toggle is also provided allowing users to manually configure the monitor in instances where the payload ID may be missing or incorrect.

Quad-View Mode with 4 Channel LUT Support

Perfect for multi-cam applications, XMP series monitors allow up to 4 synchronized HD input signals to be displayed on screen at the same time. Quad View mode can be quickly activated or deactivated with a single button press allowing you to easily view all 4 signals at the same time or any selected input full screen.

Additionally, Quad-View Mode offers 4 channel LUT support so that each quadrant can have its own unique 3D LUT applied.*

*currently in beta

Remote Control

The IP Remote Utility can be used to remotely toggle functions, switch inputs, and navigate the menu on Flanders Scientific monitors using your Mac or PC's keyboard, mouse or control panel. Also available for iOS devices.

Stream Deck

A Stream Deck can be easily configured for use with the IP Remote Utility to trigger shortcuts.

Quick Access Configurations

Quickly and easily save up to 5 custom configurations and switch between them with a single button press.

Scopes

The XMP550 comes equipped with 4K/UHD compatible real-time waveform and vector scope.

LUM Coloring (Customizable Exposure Check)

4 adjustment points from 0-100 percent allow you to establish specific target areas to be shown in false color or greyscale.

Markers

Choose from a wide assortment of standard markers and safety areas that can be displayed as lines, translucent overlays, or solid overlays. Lines and overlays have selectable colors for instant customization.

1.85:1
2.4:1
2.35:1
2.39:1
2:1
3.125:1
4:3
4x3 CC
6.25:1
13:9
14:9
14:9 CS
15:9
16:9
16:9 in 4:3
17:9
32:9
ADOBE
DISCOVERY V2
DISCOVERY V3
DISCOVERY
4x3 DPP
16x9 DPP
HISTORY
LIFETIME
NATGEO
OUTDOOR
SYMMETRY GRID
TRAVEL
TWC 2013
TWC 2014
TWC 2015
TWC SAFETY
VFRAME L
VFRAME R
WEATHER
WS

Native UHD Resolution

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.