7.4 HD OLED Field Monitor

Sony PVM740 front slant


Sony_PVM_740_Rear Slant

Sony PVM740 Rear



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.


Superior picture performance

Thanks to the nature of the OLED display panel and Sony’s Super Top Emission TM technology, the PVM-740 offers superb picture performance: its deep black, in particular, is outstanding. The characteristics of high-contrast, high-purity deep colour reproduction can add impressive reality to an image.

By optimally combining OLED display panel technology with Sony’s unique 10-bit panel driver and Chroma TRU technologies, the PVM-740 monitor achieves superb picture quality and offers many user benefits.

Quick response with motion blur-free

Because the OLED electroluminescent layer inherently responds to any electrical current input, it emits light immediately. By this mechanism, excellent quick response characteristics can be achieved in fast-motion images.

As Sony’s OLED electroluminescent layer is not a liquid crystal type of layer, performance is maintained in any climate, and the speed of response is unaffected by low temperatures.

High-contrast images and outstanding deep blacks

A feature of the OLED display panel is that it does not emit light when no electric current is applied or when a black signal is received. In this way, the deep black of a night scene can be accurately displayed and the black portion of an image is not raised even in a low-illumination edit suite making the PVM-740 superior in performances to a LCD or even a CRT

Extremely high peak brightness

Sony’s Super Top Emission TM structure takes emitted light from the opposite side of the TFT circuit without limiting the circuit’s aperture ratio. This method offers more efficient light emission. In addition, Sony’s Super Top Emission TM is equipped with a micro-cavity structure and incorporates colour filters. The micro-cavity structure improves light efficiency and increases the brightness of emitted light.

High-purity and rich colour reproduction

Thanks to the Sony’s micro-cavity structure and RGB colour filters of the Super Top Emission TM OLED panel, colour purity is dramatically enhanced and stunning rich colour can be reproduced.

Accurate colour reproduction and consistency

Every PVM-740 monitor is precisely colour calibrated at the factory, providing characteristics consistent with those of CRT displays. So that the R, G, B colour coordinates are virtually the same as those of a CRT monitor.

The PVM-740 monitor is also equipped with a Sony’s unique feed-back circuit system. This system works to monitor the emitted lights all the time, and feed the monitor-result back and adjust the white balance. This system ensures colour and gamma consistency, and reduces maintenance strain of the users.

Robust, Light-weight, and Compact body

Incorporating a light-weight and compact aluminium die-cast body with a detachable AR-coated protection panel, this model is flexible enough to change style according to user requirements: with or without stand (which is easily detachable), tilted on a stand (15-degree slant), rack-mounted, or set on a camera pedestal.   


Picture Performance

PanelOLED panel Picture Size (Diagonal)188.0 mm
7 1/2 inches Effective Picture Size (H x V)163.9 x 92.2 mm
6 1/2 x 3 5/8 inches Resolution (H x V)960 x 540 pixels (Quater HD) Aspect16:9 Pixel Efficiency0.9999 Panel DriveRGB 10-bit Viewing Angle (Panel Specification)89°/89°/89°/89° (typical) (up/down/left/right contrast > 10:1) Normal Scan0% scan Over Scan5% over scan Color TemperatureD65, D93, User Warm-up TimeApprox. 30 minutes 


Composite InputBNC (x1), 1.0 Vp-p ±3dB sync negative SDI InputBNC (x1) HDMI InputHDMI (x1) (HDCP correspondence) Audio InputStereo mini jack (x1), -5 dBu 47 kΩ or higher Parallel RemoteModular connector 8-pin (x1)
(Pin-assignable) Serial Remote (LAN)RJ-45 (x1) (Ethernet, 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX) DC InputXLR-type 4-pin (male) (x1), 12V DC (output impedance 0.05 Ω or less) 


Composite OutputBNC (x1)
Loop-through, with 75 Ω automatic termination SDI OutputBNC (x1)
Output signal amplitude: 800 mVp-p ±10%
Output impedance: 75 Ω unbalanced Audio Monitor OutputStereo mini jack (x1) Speaker (Built-in) Output0.5 W (mono) Headphone OutputStereo mini jack (x1) 


Power Requirements100 V to 240 V AC, 0.5 A to 0.3 A, 50/60 Hz
12 V DC, 1.9 A Power ConsumptionApprox. 27 W (max.) Inrush Current(1) Power ON, current probe method: 30 A (100 V), 60 A (240 V)
(2) Hot switching inrush current, measured in accordance with European standard EN55103-1: 14 A (230 V) Operating Temperature0°C to 40°C (Recommended: 20°C to 30°C)
32°F to 104°F (Recommended: 68°F to 86°F) Operating Humidity30% to 85% (no condensation) Storage/Transport Temperature-20°C to +60°C
-4°F to +140°F Storage/Transport Humidity0% to 90% Operating/Storage/Transport Pressure700 hPa to 1060 hPa Dimensions (W x H x D) *1222.4 x 166 x 70 mm
222.4 x 183.5 x 161.8 mm (when AC adaptor is installed)
8 7/8 x 6 5/8 x 2 7/8 inches
8 7/8 x 7 1/4 x 6 3/8 inches (when AC adaptor is installed) MassApprox. 2.0 kg
Approx. 2.6 kg(when AC adaptor is installed)
Approx. 4 lb 6 oz
Approx. 5 lb 12 oz(when AC adaptor is installed) Supplied AccessoriesAC power cord (1)
AC plug holder (1)
AC power adaptor (1)
Operating instructions (1)
CD-ROM (1)
Using the CD-ROM Manual (1) Optional AccessoriesMB-531 Mounting bracket
MB-532 Mounting panel
VF-510 Monitor ENG kit