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Portable 3D Production Monitor does not require glasses for viewing.

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September 19, 2011 - ORCHID® OR-70-3D, used as camera viewfinder or portable 3D production display, consists of autostereoscopic 3D, 7 in., portable/camera-top monitor that does not require passive or active glasses. With parallax barrier and lenticular hybrid technology, monitor delivers 3D images with 1,600 x 600 screen resolution. For precision 3D calibration, unit provides dual real-time Waveform and Vectorscope along with various 3D analysis features: Check Box, Difference, Blending, Compare, and more.

Marshall Electronics

1910 E. Maple Ave., El Segundo, CA, 90245, USA

Original Press Release

Marshall Electronics Introduces World's First Autostereoscopic 3D Production Monitor

Press release date: September 9, 2011

New ORCHID® 7-inch portable monitor offers "glasses-free" solution for 3D camera operators, cinematographers, and content producers

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Marshall Electronics, a leading manufacturer of professional LCD monitors for Broadcast, Studio, and Television production will unveil the world's first autostereoscopic 3D ("glasses-free") 7-inch portable / camera-top monitor at IBC 2011 in Amsterdam on September 9th-13th. The ORCHID® OR-70-3D lightweight 3D monitor does not require passive or active glasses and can be used as a camera viewfinder or portable 3D production display.

The OR-70-3D is the latest addition to Marshall Electronics' expanding lineup of 3D monitoring solutions. In 2010, Marshall introduced the robust and highly-praised 3D-241- HDSDI 24-inch stereoscopic 3D LCD monitor, which is currently being used on a number of high-budget 3D projects around the world. "Marshall continues to support the growth and expansion of global 3D production," said Nathan Mordukhay, VP of Sales & Marketing. "The OR-70-3D is now the most versatile and technologically advanced 3D monitoring solution available to filmmakers and content producers."

With parallax barrier and lenticular hybrid technology, the OR-70-3D provides superior 3D images with 1600 x 600 screen resolution. For precision 3D calibration, the OR-70-3D provides dual real-time Waveform and Vectorscope, along with various 3D analysis features such as Check Box, Difference, Blending, Compare, and more. Integrated mux and independent loop-through eliminate the requirement of an additional external converter. Delay-compensated horizontal mirror flip supports both channels respectively. Like most portable Marshall monitors, this unit also supports large battery adapters and 1/4"-20 mounting for mobility and flexibility.

Compare Box

Compare Box is a new and innovative feature for 3D calibration. This handy onscreen tool compares a specific region of both channels with easy-to-read graphs for Y, R, G, B with numeric display. Compare Box is a "must-have" feature for precision 3D camera alignment.

Check Box (Checkerboard)

Check Box provides a quilted layout of both left and right channels for depth check, channel difference, and more. The size of the box can be adjusted using the front panel rotary encoder.

Emboss (Alpha-Channel View)

A full frame Embossed or Luminance Difference View shows the difference between Left Eye and Right Eye.

H Marker

This new horizontal marker provides a ruler for 3D depth control. The position and space between lines can be adjusted using the front panel rotary encoder.

The OR-70-3D retails for $7899 and will be shipping October 1st.

Other new ORCHID® products being showcased at IBC 2011 include the fully-featuredOR-18118.5" Rack Mount / Desktop Production Monitor ($2999) and OR-XDIPortable Battery-Powered 3G-SDI to HDMI Cross Converter ($899).

For more information on the OR-70-3D, OR-181, OR-XDI, and other innovative Broadcast or IP solutions, please visit www.lcdracks.com or stop by Marshall Electronics' booth at IBC (Stand #11.D20) and Band Pro Film & Digital (Stand # 11.F40).

About Marshall Electronics

Marshall Electronics is a leading manufacturer of LCD rack mount and camera-top monitors for broadcast, multimedia, video, film, and news professionals worldwide. Marshall offers a large assortment of technology including 3D, IP cameras, audio monitors, professional microphones, outdoor field monitors, In-Monitor Display (IMD), Quad Viewers, converters, stand-alone post monitors, and more. Marshall's on-board / jib monitors are the perfect solution for photographers and videographers using DSLR cameras to capture HD video. The majority of Marshall's products are designed, engineered, and assembled in the USA. The company remains dedicated to providing the highest quality products and service to customers. For more information on Marshall Electronics and its' various divisions, please visit www.marshall-usa.com.

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