7.4inch Sony PVM-740 OLED HD Monitor

7.4inch Sony PVM-740 OLED HD Monitor

Standard kit includes:

7.4inch Sony Monitor HD
SDI In/ Out and HDMI In
12v Battery or 4pin XLR DC power (V-Lok batteries supplied separately)
Stand mountable, soft case with strap and shade
Includes stand
Daily rate: £40 +VAT


The PVM-740 is a new type of 7.4-inch high-resolution (960 x 540 pixel) portable monitor which incorporates an Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) display panel with Sony’s unique Super Top EmissionTM technology.

Thanks to the nature of the OLED display panel and Sony’s Super Top EmissionTM technology, the PVM-740 offers outstanding high-contrast images. Incorporating a 10-bit panel driver, Sony’s Super Top EmissionTM OLED display panel creates lifelike and smoother-than-ever gradation from dark to bright portions of a scene. Also, an excellent blur-free quick response to fast motion benefits a variety of applications and scenes, e.g., sports broadcasting, monitoring of camera panning, and text scrolling.

In addition to the high-purity deep colour reproduction characteristics inherent in Sony’s Super Top EmissionTM OLED display panel, two other elements – Sony’s 10-bit panel driver and ChromaTRU technologies – work effectively to emulate the colours and gammas of CRT monitors, and to support broadcast standards (SMPTE-C, EBU, and ITU-R BT.709).

Incorporating a compact, lightweight, and robust aluminium die-cast body, the PVM-740 suits many different indoor and outdoor applications. The PVM-740 is equipped with standard interface connectors – a composite video, 3G/HD/SD-SDI, and HDMI – which accept a variety of video signal formats from PAL/NTSC up to 1080/50p and 60p.

This PVM-740 is ideal for a wide range of professional monitoring applications including use in an editing studio, outside broadcast, acquisition, field production, engineering and even research and development.

7.4-inch Quarter HD panel
7.4-inch* (960 x 540 pixels) OLED panel

* Viewable area, measured diagonally

Multi-format Signal Support – up to 3G SDI Input
PVM-740 accepts almost any SD or HD video format, both analogue and digital. To provide mobility, the PVM-740 incorporates various video interfaces as standard, including composite, SDI interface for SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI, and HDMI interface. With the 3G-SDI interface, PVM-740 accepts 1080/50p and 1080/60p formats, which is compliant with the SMPTE 425 standard, transmitting up to 4:2:2/10-bit 1080/60p and 1080/50p video data using one SDI cable. When an upgrade to these 1080/p systems is required, this single-link 3G-SDI* system is ideal, future-proof solution.
* The SD-SDI, HD-SDI and 3G SDI inputs share the same BNC connector, which offers automatic signal detection.

3G-SDI Input
The PVM-740 monitor has a 3G-SDI input capability as standard. On Sony’s monitors, the 3G-SDI interface is compliant with the SMPTE 425 standard, transmitting up to 4:2:2/10-bit 1080/60P video data using one SDI cable. This single-link system is known as a SD-SDI or HD-SDI system, but it can also handle both Dual-Link HD-SDI and 3G-SDI video data with the use of Sony’s 3G-SDI interface. This 3G-SDI interface enables the PVM-740 monitor to accept 50P and 60P* video data. Where an upgrade to a Dual-Link HD-SDI system is necessary, this single-link 3G-SDI system is also the ideal alternative.

* 50P/60P images are reproduced without the delay caused by the I/P-conversion process.

HDMI Input
HDMI connectivity can expand user convenience and applications. For example, the PVM-740 monitor can connect with a professional video system such as an XDCAM, XDCAM-EX, NXCAM, or HDV system. Furthermore, consumer video products like a Blu-ray or digital camera can also be connected, which is ideal for video authoring or photo image previews.

High Purity Colour Filters
The PVM-740 monitor uses precisely manufactured RGB colour filters, allowing the reproduction of colours with stunning depth and saturation to create highly natural images.

Excellent Brightness, Contrast and Blacks
The PVM-740 monitor provides high-brightness, high-contrast images and outstanding deep blacks by utilizing Sony’s unique Super Top EmissionTM OLED technology.

Extremely Wide Viewing Angle
The PVM-740 monitor wide viewing angle both horizontally and vertically, with virtually no reduction in picture contrast, colour saturation and hue shift. This allows precise images to be clearly viewed from various positions and angles – a critical requirement in professional video monitoring.

AR (anti-reflection) Coated Protection Panel*
The PVM-740 monitor uses robust AR-coated protection layers, which minimize the chance of the panel being scratched during transportation – an extremely important criteria for use in the field or in any mobile application. The AR coating additionally has two unique characteristics: it provides a high transmission rate of the internal light source to keep the picture as bright as possible, and it keeps reflection from ambient light to a minimum. As a result, when used in bright lighting conditions, high contrast is still maintained even in dark areas of the picture.

*This protection panel is detachable

Accurate colour reproduction and consistency
Every PVM-740 monitor is precisely colour-calibrated at the factory, providing characteristics consistent with those of CRT monitors so that the R, G, B colour coordinates are virtually the same as those of a CRT monitor.

As Sony’s Super Top EmissionTM OLED display panel itself reproduces high-purity colours and in combination with the 10-bit panel driver and Sony’s ChromaTRU technology, the PVM-740 monitor can emulate the colours and gammas of CRT monitors, and achieves broadcast standards (SMPTE-C, EBU, and ITU-R BT.709).

Sophisticated I/P Conversion
PVM-740 uses a motion-adaptive I/P-conversion process to achieve conversion results that are optimized to the picture content – whether the image is static or dynamic. Highly accurate I/P conversion of both HD and SD inputs are provided regardless of signal resolution.

Camera focus function
The PVM-740 can control and increase the aperture level of a video signal, and display images on the screen with sharpened edges to help camera focus operation. This camera focus function can even be enhanced when combined with native scan mode.

Waveform Monitor and Audio Level Meter Display*
An input signal’s waveform with a 2-channel audio level meter can be displayed on screen. When an SDI interface is connected, the embedded audio level can be displayed on screen with an 8-channel audio level meter.

*The PVM-740 supports the on-screen audio level meter when it receives an SDI-embedded audio signal.

Video Flip Function
The PVM-740 monitor has a feature to flip a picture without frame delay, horizontally, vertically, or horizontally and vertically. This feature is useful and beneficial – for example, when using a 3D image acquisition system with a 3D rig camera and a pair of 2D monitors, the monitors can be hooked up to the camera systems directly with no need for an external signal convertor. This allows for much simpler system integration and greater cost efficiency.

Advanced Marker Settings
The PVM-740 monitor can display various area markers, including a centre marker and aspect markers. The brightness of these markers can be selected from three different levels: white, grey, and dark grey. Users can also select either a black or grey matte to fill the outer area of the aspect markers. These flexible marker controls, together with the choice of many different aspect markers, make the PVM-740 monitor extremely convenient display device for a variety of shooting scenarios.

Assignable control panel functions keys
The PVM-740 incorporates a new control-function design. By assigning monitor functions* to each of its seven function buttons respectively, users can customize the PVM-740 for a specific application or usage such as field and studio use.

*Brightness, Contrast, Chroma, Scan, H/V Delay, Volume, and I/P Mode are assignable

Colour Temperature Selection
Colour temperatures of 9300k, 6500k, or a user preset value can be selected.

Scan Setting and Native Scan Display
Scan size can be selected between Normal scan, 5% over scan, and Native scan modes. The aspect ratio can be switched between 16:9 and 4:3 according to the input signal.

The Native Scan function is a unique display mode that reproduces images without changing the input signal’s pixel count – mapping the pixel of the input signal on the panel pixel-to-pixel.

Three-colour Tally
The PVM-740 comes equipped with a tally lamp that can be lit via a parallel remote connector. The status of the signal displayed on the monitor can be identified by the tally colour – red, green, or amber.

Parallel and Serial Remote Control
The PVM-740 monitor can be controlled remotely via a parallel and serial remote connector. There are 27 functions in the parallel remote menu (such as the ability to switch input signals), of which eight can be allocated to the connector. The serial remote controls are supported via the Ethernet command. Up to 32 monitors and up to four control units can be connected via Ethernet connection and controlled remotely on the network.

Audio Monitoring
The PVM-740 is equipped with a headphone jack and a monaural speaker (0.5 W), which enable the user to monitor audio.

Power-saving Mode
When no input signal is received for over a minute, the monitor goes into power-saving mode and consumes minimal power. This function prevents unnecessary electrical consumption.

Silent Mode
This convenient function enables users to stop the built-in cooling fan, achieving monitor operation without any fan rotation noise. Silent mode is ideal when noises must be avoided.

Protected Controls
The key-inhibit function helps prevent inadvertent operation from the control panel.

19-inch EIA Standard Rack
The PVM-740 is 4U high and half-rack wide. Using the optional MB-531 Mounting Bracket with a 10-degree-forward and 10-degree-backward nonstop-tilt capability, two units can be installed side by side in a 19-inch EIA standard rack.

Screw holes for Camera Pedestal
The PVM-740 monitor has 3/8-inch and 1/4-inch screw holes on the bottom. These allow the PVM-740 monitor to be installed in a camera system, for example, by mounting it on a camera pedestal. The PVM-740 can also control and increase the aperture level of a video signal to help camera focus operation.

Optional ENG Kit available
The PVM-740 is a strategic choice for use in ENG and EFP field operations. Its picture contrast, compared to that of a CRT display, is less affected by ambient light, allowing clear images to be viewed even in strong sunlight. For further protection, the optional VF-510 ENG Kit provides a viewing hood, carrying handle, and connector protector.

Type OLED panel
Resolution 960 x 540 pixels (QHD)
Effective Picture Size (H x W) (Diagonal) 164 x 92 mm
  (6 1/2 x 3 5/8 inches)
  188 mm (7 1/2 inches)
Aspect 16:9
Panel drive RGB 10-bit
Viewing Angle 85/85/85/85 degrees (typical) (up/down/left/right contrast10:1)
Composite BNC (x1), 1.0 Vp-p 3 dB sync negative
SDI BNC (x1)
Audio Stereo mini jack (x1)
  -5 dBu 47 kilohms or higher
Parallel remote Modular connector 8-pin (x1) (pin-assignable)
Serial remote RJ-45 modular connector (Ethernet) (x1) (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX)
DC in DC 12 V (output impedance 0.05 ohms or less)
Composite BNC (x1), loop-through, with 75 ohms automatic termination
SDI BNC (x1), output signal amplitude: 800 mVp-p 10%, output impedance: 75 ohms unbalanced
Audio monitor out Stereo mini jack (x1)
Speaker (Built-in) 0.5 W (mono)
Headphones output Stereo mini jack (x1)
Power Requirement AC 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz, 0.5 A to 0.3 A, DC 12 V 1.9 A
Power Consumption Maximum approx. 27 W
Operating Temperature 0C to 40C (32F to 104F) Recommended: 20C to 30C (68F to 86F)
Operating Humidity 30% to 85% (no condensation)
Storage / Transport Temperature -20C to +60C (-4F to +140F)
Storage / Transport Humidity 0% to 90%
Operating / Storage / Transport Pressure 700 hPa to 1060 hPa
Dimensions (W x H x D) (with stand) 222.4 x 183.5 x 161.8 mm (8 7/8 x 7 1/4 x 6 3/8 inches) (when AC adaptor is attached)
Dimensions (W x H x D) (without stand) 222.4 x 166 x 70 mm (8 7/8 x 6 5/8 x 2 7/8 inches) (when AC adaptor is detached)
Mass 2.0 kg (4 lb 6 oz)
  2.6 kg (5 lb 12 oz) (When AC adaptor is installed)

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