Panasonic’s two new 2017 OLED ranges, EZ1000 and EZ950, have been certified as ‘UHD Premium’ and received ‘THX 4K’ certification, the company has announced. EZ1000 has also been selected as a reference TV by Hollywood partners.
”Ready for Hollywood”
Panasonic has brought in colorists and image scientists from Hollywood to help optimize its two 2017 OLED ranges. The company claims that the EZ1000 has reference-grade color accuracy.
- “Top colorists, image scientists and engineers at Deluxe’s Company 3, EFILM, and Encore post-production companies worked with Panasonic to tune and test the 4K Pro EZ1000 and EZ950 OLED TVs,” the company said.
The hard work has seemingly paid off because both EZ1000 and EZ950 have passed the two certification institutes’ testing. The OLED TVs have been certified ‘UHD Premium’ and ‘THX 4K’.
To obtain ‘UHD Premium’ certification an OLED TV must meet or exceed the following requirements.
UHD Premium requirements for OLED
Image Resolution: 3840×2160
Color Bit Depth: 10-bit signal
Color Palette (Wide Color Gamut)
Signal Input: BT.2020 color representation
Display Reproduction: More than 90% of P3 colors
High Dynamic Range - SMPTE ST2084 EOTF
More than 540 nits peak brightness and less than 0.0005 nits black level
EZ1000 as a reference monitor
Panasonic says that besides having been certified, EZ1000 has been approved by partners as a “client reference monitor”.
- “They have also approved the EZ1000 for use as a client reference monitor for color grading sessions on blockbuster feature films and high-end television episodics across their facilities,” Panasonic said.
One of the partners has also chimed in.
- “Color has a latent power; its ability to evoke emotions that help filmmakers tell stories. If you aren’t seeing color as it was intended, you aren’t getting the experience that was intended. Until now there hasn’t been an affordable way to present multiple formats consistently in a way that we can approve. The Panasonic EZ1000 TV is a major breakthrough, delivering consistently with the parameters and characteristics we see on professional-grade monitors that our colorists are referencing,” said Stefan Sonnenfeld, Chief Creative Officer of Deluxe and Founder of Company 3.
We will find out if Panasonic’s 2017 OLED TVs can live up to the praise when we receive the first review sample later this year. EZ950 and EZ1000 will launch in Europe in June 2017. Pricing in Euro has not been announced but in the Nordic countries the 55” EZ950 will actually be lower-priced than LG’s B7.