Friday February 28, 2020 14:22
EIZO Releases World’s First HDR Reference Monitor with Built-In Calibration Sensor for Professional Colour Grading
27 February 2020 - EIZO has announced the release of the ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3146, a 31.1-inch, DCI-4K (4096 x 2160) HDR (high dynamic range) reference monitor for the professional post production and colour grading workflow. It is the successor model to EIZO’s flagship HDR reference monitor, the ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3145, and is the first to incorporate a built-in calibration sensor.
Like its predecessor, the ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3146 correctly shows both very bright and very dark areas on the screen without sacrificing the integrity of either – a process which cannot be achieved with SDR (standard dynamic range) monitors. The monitor achieves 1000 cd/m2 (typical) high brightness and 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio for true HDR display.
The ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3146 adds to its predecessor’s impressive CV by being the world’s first true HDR reference monitor to incorporate a built-in calibration sensor. EIZO utilized its extensive experience in hardware calibration solutions to integrate its unique calibration technology into its now highest spec HDR model. Hardware calibration ensures the screen stays colour accurate over time and streamlines colour management, so users can stay more focused on the creative process.
Furthermore, with EIZO’s ColorNavigator 7 colour management software, users can regularly calibrate and quality control their monitor quickly and reliably. Users can calibrate all colour modes simultaneously, setup regular recalibration intervals, and maintain quality control in multi-monitor environments, all with a single software application.
ColorEdge PROMINENCE were the first HDR reference monitors to overcome the severe drawbacks of other HDR technologies available to the market – ABL (Auto Brightness Limiter) and local dimming. EIZO's approach achieves a true HDR visual experience without the limitations of these technologies to ensure users always see accurate colours and brightness in every pixel.
The ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3146 supports HLG (hybrid log-gamma) and the PQ (perceptual quantization) curve for displaying and editing broadcast, film, and other video content in HDR. The optimized gamma curves render images to appear truer to how the human eye perceives the real world compared to SDR (standard dynamic range).
The colour and brightness of an LCD monitor can shift due to changes in ambient temperature and the temperature of the monitor itself. The ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3146 is equipped with a temperature sensor for accurately measuring the temperature inside the monitor, as well as estimating the temperature of the surrounding environment. With this temperature sensing and estimation technology, the monitor adjusts in real time, so gradations, colour, brightness, and other characteristics continue to be displayed accurately. Furthermore, EIZO uses AI (artificial intelligence) in the estimation algorithm of the monitor so it can distinguish between various temperature changing patterns to calculate even more accurate correction. EIZO’s patented digital uniformity equalizer (DUE) technology also counterbalances the influences that a fluctuating temperature may have on colour temperature and brightness for stable image display across the screen.
EIZO will be showing the ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3146 for the first time at NAB 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA from April 19 to 22. Contact Gencom to arrange a live demo with a product specialist at the show.
The ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3146 will begin shipping in April 2020. Pre-orders are being accepted now.
Contact Gencom for more information.
EIZO (TSE:6737), which means image in Japanese, is a visual technology company that develops and manufactures high-end display solutions. EIZO integrates hardware and software technologies with consulting, web hosting, and other services to help customers in business, graphics, gaming, medicine, maritime, and other fields work more comfortably, efficiently, and creatively. Headquartered in Hakusan, Japan, EIZO has R&D and manufacturing facilities in Japan, China, Germany, and the US, and representation in more than 90 countries.
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1 A graphics board and software which support 10-bit output are also necessary for 10-bit display.
2 Usage time is limited to 30,000 hours.
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