If your 4K project will be beamed onto millions of TVs or movie screens, “close enough” color accuracy won’t cut it. Philips, through MMD, wants to help with the BDM4065UC display monitor, a 40-inch, 3840 x 2160, 19 x 10 ratio display with 10-bit color that can cover 99.5 percent of the AdobeRGB spectrum.
That’ll work well for photographers, but it’ll also suit moviemakers thanks to the Dual Color Space mode. When switched, it’ll reproduce 97 percent of the “DCI-P3” color space used by filmmakers to grade digital cinema camera footage. It will also work on a PC or Mac, thanks to Thunderbolt DisplayPort support. Such displays can run breathtaking sums, but the BDM4065UC looks more reasonable — it’s listed on Philips’ Euro site at 600 euros (around R8999 in ZAR). It’ll hit stores this week in Germany, the UK and Australia, followed by other parts of the world early 2015.