EIZO Announces World’s First True HDR Reference Monitor With Built-in Calibration Sensor for Professional Color Grading
EIZO today announced world’s first true HDR reference monitor with a built-in calibration sensor – ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3146. EIZO ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3146 is a 31.1-inch, DCI-4K (4096 x 2160) HDR reference monitor for the professional post production and color grading workflow. It is the successor model to EIZO’s flagship HDR reference monitor, the ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3145.The monitor achieves 1000 cd/m2 (typical) high brightness and 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio for true HDR display.
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 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, color, brightness, and other characteristics continue to be displayed accurately.
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 color temperature and brightness for stable image display across the screen. With EIZO’s ColorNavigator 7 color management software, users can regularly calibrate and quality control their monitor quickly and reliably. The ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3146 will begin shipping in April 2020. Date of availability varies by country.