• 17" Display 1920x1080, 10-Bit RGB OLED
  • Supports NTSC/PAL & HD
  • Composite, SDI & HDMI Inputs
  • 178° Viewing Angle Top/Bot, L/R
  • Built-In Signal Analyzers
  • Safe Area Markers & Focus Aid Function
  • Timecode & Audio Level Display
  • Display Mode Selection
  • Seven Assignable Preset Buttons
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The Sony PVM-1741A 17" Professional OLED Picture Monitor is used for critical image assessment and is at home in both a production and post production environment. The PVM-1741A displays NTSC, PAL and HD video supporting interlaced, progressive and PsF formats. It supports resolutions up to 1920 x 1080 and frame rates from 23.98 to 60P, displaying your images with 10-bit color depth. The PVM-1741A features composite, SD/HD-SDI and HDMI inputs with composite and SD/HD-SDI outputs built into a lightweight, yet sturdy metal frame. Off axis viewing color shift has been reduced over previous Sony OLED PVM monitors, making this an excellent choice for either a single viewer, or when an entire group is going to be watching.

The monitor features built-in waveform and vector scope displays for checking that the video signal is within spec. The built-in camera focus aid enhances the edge detail for critical focus adjustments, allowing you to judge focus on a large 17" screen. Timecode display, audio level indicators and safe area markers allow you to precisely check your images for framing issues or audio distortion, either while shooting or finishing your project.

A built-in display function features four selectable modes for adjusting how the monitor displays interlaced video. The PVM-1741A also features seven assignable control buttons with LED indicators and a rotary switch, for making selections and adjustments to the monitor. Built-in decoders allow you to display closed captioning on the monitor. A 4-Pin XLR connector allows you to power the monitor from a 12 volt DC power source, making this monitor an excellent monitor for exteriors as well as interiors.


The OLED is an RGB 10-bit display, which features a color gamut that exceeds the EBU and SMPTE-C specifications. The display presents an image with fine detail and smooth transitions from bright to dark, without the banding artifacts that an 8-bit display can introduce.
The OLED panels are factory tested, calibrated and adjusted to ensure that all panels are uniform in performance.
The wide viewing angle allows for off axis viewing when everyone is crowding around the monitor to see the footage. This allows you to see a consistent image from virtually any position.

I/P Mode Functions

The PVM-1741A provides four user selectable modes for viewing interlaced footage as progressive frames.

This mode interpolates the images between fields to reduce jagged edges from temporal artifacts.

This mode interpolates the images within a field for quick signal processing and is only available for a 1920 x 1080 signal.

Field Merge
This mode merges odd and even fields together, and is best used when viewing either still images or Progressive Segmented Frames (PsF). Moving images captured in an interlaced format and displayed in this mode will tend to display jitter due temporal artifacts.

Line Doubler
This mode doubles each field and is useful for editing and monitoring fast moving images. There is a processing delay of less than half a frame.

Video & Audio

The monitor supports video resolutions from SD (NTSC & PAL) up through Full HD at 60p. It supports standard frame rates and is compatible with 1000/1001 frame rates as well.
Featuring Composite, SD/HD/3G-SDI and HDMI inputs, with a composite and an SD/HD-SDI output. Audio input is via a stereo mini jack and the monitor features embedded audio decoding and display. The PVM-1741A features a built-in speaker, headphone jack and additional stereo mini jack for audio output.

Production Features

The monitor features a built-in waveform monitor for technical analysis of your video signal. The waveform graticule features level markings, and you can zoom in for a closer inspection. The waveform can also be displayed using the line select feature that allows you to examine individual video lines.
The built-in vector scope allows you to precisely evaluate your camera's color settings and white balance. The vector scope function also features a zoom function.
You can select safety area markers for 80, 85, 88, 90 and 93%.
Users can select to display either VITC or LTC timecode that is embedded in the SDI signals.
The monitor can control the aperture level of the video signal to sharpen edge detail. This can be used to help the camera operator achieve sharp focus. You can choose from white, red, green, blue and yellow to indicate areas of sharpest focus.
Audio level meters for eight channels of SDI embedded audio can be displayed on the screen at one time. You can select either channels 1 to 8, or 9 to 16.
Closed-caption signals embedded in the SD/HD-SDI signal and conforming to EIA/CEA-608 or EIA/CEA-708 can be decoded and displayed on the monitor.

Physical Interface

The front control panel features a rotary selector switch and seven assignable function buttons. The monitor buttons also feature LED indicators for ease of use in dimly lit areas. The LED indicators can be turned on or off as needed.
Select functions of the monitor can be controlled via the Ethernet connection over a network. An optional remote control unit can also interface with the monitor to control power on/off and input select.
You can calibrate the monitor using available calibration tools and available downloadable software for a PC.
Features Benefits:
New OLED panel design that allows for off axis viewing without any color shift.
Superb picture quality and stable color reproduction 17 and 25 inch picture size displays (viewable area measured diagonally) Precision imaging achieved using high resolution LCD panels •PVM 1741A offers 1920 x 1080 pixel display •PVM 2541A offers 1920 x 1080 pixel display Multiple color gamut display (SMPTE C, EBU, ITU-R BT709)
Time code display
Uses the same control system as the PVM 741, PVM 1741, and PVM 2541 7 “F” key design for instant access to menu selections
3G/HDSDI/SDI, HDMI, and composite inputs
Multi format input signal support including 480i, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p
Frame rates from 23.98 to 60 Both Ethernet and parallel remote control
Embedded audio decoding and display
Lighted Control Panel
12 VDC power input on the PVM 1741A.
New waveform monitor with easier read display. Instead of just a white waveform, the new WFM offers a new, more useful waveform which allows more accurate level detection. The graticule is now marked with level identifiers. The monitor offers a zoom feature for checking monitor white balance or seeing noise in the dark areas of the pictures. Also included is a line select feature which lets the operator look at the waveform of one individual line in the image.
New vectorscope which also has the zoom feature and makes it easier to set a perfect camera black balance.
Closed caption has been added and can be set to read from the ancillary or vertical areas of a SDI input. Decoding formats include both EIA 608 and EIA 708 analog and digital systems. Settings allow both system q and system 2 decoding for second language applications
Autosetup from most industry light probes using Sony’s free autosetup software* New F key labeling allowing one button access to the F key function labels
New camera focusing features which include both an aperture enhancement and a colored focus identifier. Color can be set to red blue or green.
Application Studio and Field
OLED 16.5" (41.9 cm)
Color Gamut SMPTE C
Resolution 1920 x 1080
RGB 10-bit
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Viewing angle (L/R/T/B) 89°/89°/89°/89°
Video Formats HD
1080p 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
1080PsF 30/29.97/25/24/23.98
1080i 60/59.94/50
720p 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98

720 x 576p/50
720 x 480p/60/59.94
640 x 480p/60/59.94

Input and Output Connectors Video Input
Composite: 1 x BNC, 1.0 Vp-p±3 dB sync negative
SDI: 2 x BNC:
HDMI: 1 x HDMI (HDCP compatible)

1 x 3.5 mm stereo mini jack

Composite: 1 x BNC, loop through with 75Ω auto termination
SDI: 1 x BNC, Output signal amplitude: 800 mVp-p ±10%,
output impedance: 75Ω unbalanced

Monitor: 1 x 3.5 mm stereo mini jack
Headphone: 1 x 3.5 mm stereo mini jack
Speaker: Built-in 1.0W (Mono)
Remote Control Parallel Remote
1 x 8-pin modular connector (pin assignable)

Serial Remote
1 x RJ-45 1-Base-T/100Base-TX, Ethernet/LAN
Temperature & Humidity Operating Temperature
Maximum: 32 to 95°F (0 to 35°C)
Recommended: 68 to 86°F (20 to 30°C)
Operating Humidity
30 to 85% (non-condensing)

Storage and Transport Temperature
-4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Storage and Transport Humidity
0 to 90%
Pressure Level Operating, storage, transport: 700 hPa to 1060 hPa
Power Requirements 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 1.0 to 0.5A
12VDC, 7.0A
Power Consumption Maximum: approximately 90W (with AC power)
Default: approximately70W average (with AC power)
Dimensions (WxHxD) Without stand: 17.25 x 11.5 x 4.75" (43.8 x 29.2 x 12.1 cm)
With optional stand: 17.25 x 12.13 x 6.13" (43.9 x 30.8 x 15.6 cm)
Weight Monitor: 15.9 lb (7.2 kg)
Monitor with optional stand: 20.5 lb (9.3 kg)