EIZO Limited today announced the new ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3145 – a 31.1-inch reference monitor with DCI-4K resolution (4096 x 2160) for the professional HDR post production workflow.

HDR (high dynamic range) approximates the human perception of colour and light as content is shown on a display device. ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3145 is able to correctly show 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 the 1000 cd/m2(typical) high brightness level needed for HDR content display as well as a typical contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 for displaying true blacks.

This professional colour-grading monitor is the first to overcome the severe drawbacks of other HDR technologies that are available in the market today – ABL and local dimming. ABL (Auto Brightness Limiter) is equipped in other HDR OLED monitors and limits the monitor’s ability to display lighter scenes with tones over a specific range in order to prolong the device’s lifetime. This causes those light areas to appear dimmer and the colour duller as a result. Local dimming uses an area control backlight system which adjusts the brightness in sections of the screen depending on the content displayed. However, when an object on the screen falls outside of the area of the backlight that is adjusted, a “halo” effect appears, making it impossible to achieve full colour accuracy in smaller details. ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3145 achieves a true HDR visual experience without ABL or the “halo” effect to ensure users always see accurate colours and brightness in every pixel.

There are two gamma curves used for HDR video creation – HLG (hybrid log-gamma)1 and PQ (perceptual quantization) curve. HLG is suitable for live television broadcasting and the PQ curve approximates the human visual system in terms of color and light perception, making it ideal for films, streaming, and other video content. ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3145 supports these gamma curves so professional creators can rely on a monitor compliant with industry standards for HDR video.

ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3145 supports various video formats including HDMI input compatible with 10-bit 4:2:2 at 50/60p. The DisplayPort input supports up to 10-bit 4:4:4 at 50/60p.

Additional Features

  • DCI-P3, Rec. 2020, EBU, and SMPTE-C, and Adobe RGB modes
  • Smooth gradations with 10-bit display from a 24-bit LUT (look-up-table)2
  • Optional light-shielding hood

HDR Gamma Support for Current ColorEdge Products

In addition to the new ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3145 HDR reference monitor, EIZO now offers optional HLG and PQ curves for many of its current CG Series monitors. The optimised gamma curves render images to appear more true to how the human eye perceives the real world compared to SDR. This HDR gamma support is available as an option for ColorEdge CG318-4K, CG248-4K, CG277, and CG247X. Both gamma curves were standardised by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) as ITU-R BT.2100. In addition, the PQ curve was standardised by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) as ST-2084.

With the new ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3145 monitor and HDR gamma support for a range of other monitors, EIZO now offers a wide selection of solutions to cover HDR video creation, VFX, compositing, colour grading, and more.

EIZO will be showing the ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3145 and its line of HDR gamma-supported monitors at the NAB Show 2017 in Las Vegas, USA from April 24 – 27. Visit Booth SL13916 to see the products in a specially designed booth.

Availability

The ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3145 will begin shipping in late 2017. Select ColorEdge CG Series monitors are now eligible for HLG and PQ curve gamma support.

For more information please contact Hayley Osborne, Marketing Manager, EIZO Limited, Hayley.Osborne@EIZO.com

About EIZO

Established in 1968, EIZO has been developing visual display products since the early days of television. Originally manufacturing components for televisions and later developing screens for the games industry, including one of the 20th century’s most recognisable arcade games: Space Invaders, EIZO has continually been at the forefront of display innovation. Now designing and manufacturing specialised products for a range of highly technical industry sectors, including; Medical, Aerospace, Air Traffic Control and the Creative Industries, EIZO is a world leader in visually accurate, colour correct monitors and display systems. EIZO’s products can be found in the labs, offices and studios of the world’s leading businesses and professionals who are working at the cutting edge of their industries.

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1 System gamma 1.0.

2 A graphics board and software which support 10-bit output are also necessary for 10-bit display.

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