Panasonic partners with the Cannes Film Festival, demos EZ1002 4K pro HDR set

posted on Monday, 22nd May 2017 by Steve May

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Panasonic has been named Technical Partner of the Cannes Film Festival. Now in its seventieth year, the prestigious event provides the brand with an opportunity to showcase its EZ1002 (known as the EZ1000 outside the UK) OLED 4K Pro HDR television, which it’s positioning as a pro-grade quality display, in le Palais des Festival. The marketing coup is all part of its ‘what the director intended’ philosophy.

Produced in collaboration with the film community, through the Panasonic Hollywood Lab, the set features the newly developed Studio Colour HCX2 4K processor, designed to handle OLED’s large colour gamut of one billion colors, and better manage near dark detail.

Using techniques developed during decades of plasma screen production, Panasonic’s engineers say they are able to significantly enhance the production of fine detail, in near-black areas.

The EZ1002 can be used as a professional monitor. Professional colourists can upload and use their own 3D Look Up Tables through the USB ports.

Content creators can upload 3DLUTs for any project and see a correctly calibrated image. The table features every single brightness step and a complete database of colours. The EZ1002 (and the stablemate EZ952) can show almost 100 per cent of the DCI colour space.

The set supports HDR10 and is compatible with Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) broadcast HDR.

“It’s a great honor to support the Cannes Film Festival,” says Eric Novel, Panasonic France Managing Director.  “Panasonic’s ambition is to render the world of film its titles of nobility. Based on Panasonic’s long heritage in Hollywood, the EZ1000 even carries several semi-professional features. That’s why our television screens will pay tribute to directors, technical teams and actors.”

Integrators should note that the EZ1002 and EZ952 series includes Control4's Simple Device Discovery Protocol and will offer Connects with Control4 Certification. Panasonic is also submitting both series to Creston to obtain Crestron Certification.

Steve May

Steve is a veteran of the UK consumer electronics industry, having covered it for various media outlets for more than 20 years.

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