17 inch Panasonic BT-LH1700 HD Monitor

17inch Panasonic BT-LH1700 HD Monitor

Standard kit includes:

17 inch Panasonic BT-LH1700 HD Monitor
SDI In/ Out
Mains or 12v Battery power (V-Loc batteries supplied separately)
Stand mountable, flight case, sun shade
Includes stand
Daily rate: £50 +VAT


Panasonic announced the immediate availability of its new 17 inch Panasonic BT-LH1700 HD Monitor. Building on its predecessor, the BT-LH1700W, the next-generation LH1710E offers enhanced image performance, excellent motion response and adds a wider range of production tools for advanced HD monitoring at an affordable cost.

With a new 1280 x 768 In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel, the LH1710E incorporates the latest panel and image processing technology to deliver higher contrast, improved black level performance and more functionality. The monitor utilizes a newly-designed 10-bit image processing circuit that reproduces color with increased accuracy and detail and has a 3D look-up table (LUT) that calibrates the panel to reproduce accurate images according to the specific color standard selected.

In addition to its superior image processing performance, the LH1710E offers a host of invaluable monitoring tools, including built-in waveform monitor and vectorscope that display all lines. Other display functions include pixel-to-pixel display, standard markers, blue-only and cross hatch overlay. Enhanced audio functions include built-in embedded audio support and display of up to eight channels of audio level meters (can be shown as 2-channel, 4-channel, 8-channel, or shut off completely). The monitor displays a variety of time code information ranging from Time Code (HD-SDI) LTC (Linear Time Code), VITC (Vertical Interval Time Code), LUB (User Bits among Linear Time Code), VUB (User Bits among Vertical Time Code). It has a wide 176° horizontal and vertical viewing angle.

The LH1710E also has a Cine-gamma Film-Rec compensation function for compatible use with cameras such as the new AJ-HPX3700 and AJ-HPX2700 P2 HD VariCam camcorders and the tape-based AJ-HDC27 VariCam HD Cinema Camera.

The versatile monitor comes with a wide range of professional inputs and outputs, include two auto-switching SDI (HD/SD) inputs (with switched output), DVI-D input, component, composite, RGB, audio and a headphone jack. Additional standard features include RS-232C and GPI remote control terminals, tally indicators (Red/ Green/ Amber) on the front panel, on-board stereo speakers, closed caption and five assignable function buttons for quick and easy access to features.

The production-tough LH1710E has a durable, die-cast aluminum frame and operates without a cooling fan for noise-free performance. The low-power-consuming monitor runs on AC or DC power (12V) for added flexibility, comes standard with a desk stand and is VESA-mount compatible.

1280 x 768 Resolution (WXGA)

AC/DC operation for field or studio use

Cine-gamma (Film-Rec) compensation function for use with cameras including the Panasonic AJ-HDC27 VariCam HD Cinema Camera and the AJ-HPX3700 and AJ-HPX2700 P2 HD VariCam camcorders

Waveform monitor and vectorscope displays all picture lines (via HD-SDI / SDI input)

Audio level meters can be displayed as 2-ch , 4-ch , 8-ch, or shut off completely (+ 0 dB limit mark (on/off))

Displays a variety of time code information: Time Code (SDI & HD-SDI) LTC (Linear Time Code), VITC (Vertical Interval Time Code), LUB (User Bits among Linear Time Code), VUB (User Bits among Vertical Time Code)

Additional features include built-in embedded audio decoder (via speakers and headphone jack), RS-232C and GPI remote control terminals and tally indicators (Red/Green/Amber)

Marker and blue-only function

Five assignable function buttons for quick and easy access to features

Wide 176° horizontal and vertical viewing angle

Durable, die cast aluminum frame

Quiet operation (No cooling fan)

Headphone jack and built-in stereo speakers

SLV is open as usual - Coronavirus Update - January 2021

With yet another lockdown announced we are staying open for business as TV and Film production has got green light to keep running but have altered the way we work to maintain a safe working environment. As a small but resilient company and we are always happy to tailor our services to your specific requirements.

Here is an update about the procedures and facilities we have put in place.


You must wear a face covering when indoors unless you are a talent in front of the camera but then yo have to keep safe distance.

Studio 2 is now available for full 10-hour day hire only and comes with the the extra room above it as standard to accommodate extra crew numbers. Contact us for more details.

Our studios have fresh air ventilation systems which provide a constant supply of fresh air as opposed to a recirculation system. They are also quiet enough to run whilst recording sound

We have just installed a dual internet system that runs on fast 5G in addition to fibre broadband so that we can offer a very robust internet connection for live video streaming etc.

We can provide a reliable online video stream from the studios so that your client can monitor the shoot remotely

There is remote audio and video monitoring provided from the studio to the client room and both dressing rooms for Studio 1 and to the client room for Studio 2. Studio 1 also have a microphone set up in the green room so that you can communicate remotely via the PA

We have opened a roof garden in addition to the private yard so we can offer clients more outdoor ancillary space

Safe equipment handling

All equipment supplied by SLV is made safe using a combination of quarantining, disinfection, UV-C light and ozone sanitising

Our staff members wear appropriate PPE whilst handling equipment

Workstations are being sanitised before and after use

Our vans are sanitised before and after use

Studio sanitation

Hand sanitiser is provided on main entry to the premises and around the building

We ask that crew and clients arrive with their own PPE, however we have it available to purchase if required

Everyone, including SLV staff, entering the premises will have their temperature measured and we reserve the right to refuse entry of anyone displaying symptoms of Covid -19

Client facing staff wears PPE

The Studio 1 showers are still available to use however we ask that people bring their own towels

Studio 1 and studio 2 are to use separate toilets and kitchen facilities provided if both are in use on the same day

We are currently limiting the maximum number of people inside each studio space to 10 people for Studio 1 and 3 people for Studio 2.

The premises are being sanitised at the end of each working day

We strongly suggest all the productions and clients coming to our studios to read the latest APA COVID-19 Shooting guidelines. You can find the most up to date version by clicking link below:

APA COVID-19 Shooting Guidelines

We now have the NHS Covid-19 App venue QR code in place.


We know that things are very difficult in our industry right now, however we would like to reassure our clients that we are here to help get the industry back on its feet.

Take care and hope to see you soon,

SLV Team