The Eizo ColorEdge CG301W 30-inch widescreen LCD monitor is now available in Australia.


February 6, 2008: The Eizo ColorEdge CG301W 30-inch widescreen LCD monitor is now available in Australia.
Capable of reproducing 97% of the Adobe RGB 1998 colour gamut, this monitor has a native resolution of 2560 ø— 1600 pixels (16:10 aspect ratio). It is designed for professional photographers and graphic designers who require accurate and reliable colour reproduction. Because the gamut of the ColorEdge CG301W encompasses the majority of colour spaces used in commercial printing, it is also ideal for proofing.
High reliability is ensured in several ways. First, through factory-based calibration in Japan before each monitor is shipped. In this process every tone from 0 to 255 is calibrated to produce a gamma curve of 2.2. After shipping, the CG301W supports hardware calibration in which the monitor itself is calibrated rather than the computer’s graphics board as is the case with software calibration. This ensures no colour tones are lost in the calibration process, which eliminates banding.
Each monitor is supplied with Eizo’s ColorNavigator calibration software, which works with a measurement device to directly utilise the monitor’s 12-bit look-up table for hardware calibration in less than five minutes. This sets values for brightness, white point, and gamma. When calibration is complete the settings can be saved as an ICC profile. ColorNavigator can also be used to emulate a colour space or colour characteristics of another monitor. This means the CG301W can accurately reproduce how colour is displayed in the narrower sRGB colour space which is often used for taking photographs, or colour matching with other devices.
Dual DVI-D inputs are included for connecting to two PCs. One input supports dual link for displaying images up to the monitor’s native resolution of 2560 ø— 1600, and the other input is single link for images up to 1920 ø— 1200. The single link input supports high bandwidth digital content protection (HDCP) for viewing of content from HDCP-equipped devices. A picture-by-picture function can divide the screen into two equal halves, essentially offering two 1200 ø— 1600 monitors with no centre bezel. Input from two different computers (such as a Windows and a Macintosh) can be displayed which makes it possible to work on two tasks simultaneously without having to toggle back and forth.
The ColorEdge CG301W comes with Eizo’s latest ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit), which includes a 12-bit look-up table with a total colour palette of 68.1 billion colours from which the most appropriate 16.7 million are selected. It also features 16-bit internal processing for smooth display of grayscale tones, which brings out details, especially in dark areas of an image. A Digital Uniformity Equalizer function corrects the brightness and chroma uniformity errors that are characteristic of LCD panels and cause an object to appear brighter and more saturated in the centre of the screen than along the edges.
The ColorEdge CG301W has a native brightness of 250 candelas/square metre and a contrast ratio of 850:1. It supports a 6 millisecond midtone response for smooth playback of moving images. The screen can be tilted through 90 degrees for portrait and newspaper proofing. It includes a scaling function for viewing resolutions less than the native resolution in full screen mode. The image can then be smoothed or sharpened in five increments. A backlight sensor automatically stabilises brightness fluctuations within minutes of startup or coming out of power save mode.


An optional hood is available.
The new monitor is equipped with a USB 2.0 hub with one upstream and two downstream ports. It comes with a five-year limited warranty. For more information, visit Phone (02) 9239 1590 for stockist details.