EIZO launches Self-Calibrating DCI 4K monitor for media & entertainment
EIZO today announced the release of the ColorEdge CG318-4K, a 31-inch monitor with a DCI (Digital Cinema Initiatives) 4K (4096 x 2160) native resolution. The ColorEdge CG318-4K is designed for media & entertainment fields like cinema and broadcasting that are employing increasingly high-resolution formats and require appropriate display solutions for 2D and 3D CGI (computer-generated imagery), visual effects, compositing, and color grading. It can be used for both editing and reference work. It is also ideal for professionals in photography and printing requiring a monitor with a high resolution and pixel density.
The ColorEdge CG318-4K comes with a built-in sensor to enable self-calibration for hassle-free monitor maintenance. EIZO offers two dedicated calibration software programs, ColorNavigator NX and ColorNavigator 6, that lets users set target values for brightness, gamma, and white point and generate an ICC profile. Used together, ColorNavigator Network and ColorNavigator NX allow an administrator to take advantage of the self-calibration capabilities of the ColorEdge monitors by automating calibration and other QC tasks on ColorEdge monitors located in a single or multiple locations. This potentially saves hundreds or thousands of hours annually in maintenance downtime while ensuring the color accuracy of all ColorEdge monitors.
The ColorEdge CG318-4K uses an LED-backlit IPS (in-plane switching) LCD panel with a wide color gamut that reproduces 98% of the DCI-P3 and 99% of the Adobe RGB color space. The ColorEdge CG318-4K comes with a sleek new cabinet design that blends well with a working environment. It is as practical as it is aesthetically pleasing with LED backlit buttons for dimly-lit studios, a carrying handle and cable holder on the back, and three USB downstream ports on the side. It also has an ergonomic stand with 149 mm height adjustment, 40° tilt (-5° – 35°), and 344° swivel. Two DisplayPort (ver. 1.2) and two HDMI connectors are included. The DisplayPort connectors support the native 4096 x 2160 resolution at 60 Hz and the HDMI connectors at 30 Hz. The ColorEdge CG318-4K will begin shipping in April 2015.