Eizo Asia Pacific has announced the impending release of its new 27-inch ColorEdge CG277 and CX271 colour management monitors, which are due to go on sale next month.
Eizo’s new ColorEdge CG277 monitor for imaging and graphics professionals. (Source: Eizo.)
The updated monitors feature a new wide-gamut IPS (in-plane switching) panel that reproduces 99% of the Adobe RGB colour space. They also include a black retardation filter than ensures dark tones retain their depth, even when the screen is viewed at an angle in a dimly lit photographic or post production studio. This is particularly important for video editing. Both monitors come with an LED backlight, which reduces power consumption by 40% and utilises brightness modulation technology to minimise flickering and eye fatigue. They also come with DisplayPort, HDMI, and DVI-D input terminals plus two upstream and two downstream USB ports and an ergonomic stand with 25 ° tilt, 344 ° swivel, portrait mode, and 151.5 mm height adjustment.
Both monitors can support10-bit display output (more than one billion colors simultaneously) from compliant graphics boards and software using a 16-bit look-up table via the DisplayPort input. They also deliver stable brightness chromaticity and tone characteristics within seven minutes after power on. The gamma curve for each monitor is adjusted on the Eizo factory line to ensure it matches the required standards. Each monitor is supplied with a five-year manufacturer’s limited warranty including the LCD panel. An additional 12-month pixel defect warranty is provided for the CG277.
The ColorEdge CG277 is targeted at professionals in digital photography, prepress, video editing, post production and other fields that require the most predictable colour in their workflow. It is supplied with a shading hood that can be used in landscape and portrait orientation and features a sensor that swings up onto the screen for self-calibration. For video editing and post production, the ColorEdge CG277 has a 3D LUT (look-up table) that adjusts color individually on an RGB cubic table. It comes with several media-standard preset color modes: Rec709, EBU, SMPTE-C, and DCI. It also accepts 4K x 2K signals and downscales them to its native resolution of 2560 x 1440. This monitor is recognised by Fogra as a Class A FograCert Softproof Monitor, which can utilise the FograCert Softproofing System to ensure designers, print specifiers, and print producers can rely on the soft proof for predictable and consistent results.
The ColorEdge CX271 (shown above) is ideal for professionals and semi-professional/advanced users working in photography and design. It has a full-blown calibration device built in to maintain the calibration results after the monitor has been calibrated with an external sensor. The calibrator pops up and re-calibrates the monitor automatically to a pre-set schedule, providing an all-in-one colour management solution.
Both monitors come with Eizo’s proprietary ColorNavigator calibration software and Digital Uniformity Equaliser (DUE) technology. DUE ensures a Delta-E difference of three or less across the screen and counterbalances the influences that a fluctuating ambient temperature may have on colour temperature and brightness.
ColorNavigator has a scheduling function that activates the self-calibration and self-correction functions and is used for setting the target values for brightness, gamma, and white point, and generating an ICC profile. The software offers several advanced functions such as emulating the color characteristics of smart phones, tablets, and other devices, and profile validation for verifying calibration results.
Full product information is available at http://www.eizo.com.au/.