Eizo debuts self-calibrating 27-inch monitor

Digital Arts | 15 March 11

Eizo has launched the ColorEdge CG275W, a 27-inch monitor for creative professionals in prepress, digital photography, graphic design, video editing, post production, and other graphics fields.

The ColorEdge CG275W features a built-in calibration sensor for self-calibration. Self-calibration eliminates the need for a third-party external calibration device, and Eizo says that this improves work efficiency since the monitor can be scheduled to self-calibrate outside of work hours when the computer is turned off.

The monitor uses an IPS (in-plane switching) LCD panel with a native resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 atio). It has a maximum brightness of 270 cd/m2, contrast ratio of 850:1, 6 s grey-to-grey response time, and 178° viewing angles.

DVI-D, DisplayPort, and Mini DisplayPort inputs are included. All three ports offer up to 10-bit display which allows the monitor to show 1.07 billion colours simultaneously from a 16-bit look-up table (LUT).

Each monitor's gamma curve is calibrated on the factory line, while a Digital Uniformity Equaliser (DUE) compensates for fluctuations in brightness and chroma uniformity that are characteristic of LCD panels. Eizo has also included technology that it says stabilizes the brightness after start up or coming out of sleep mode.

The ColorEdge CG275W uses hardware calibration so the monitor itself is calibrated rather than the computer’s graphics card, to ensure no tones are lost in the calibration process for more predictable on-screen colour. EIZO’s bundled ColorNavigator calibration software is used for setting the target values for brightness, white point, and gamma and generating an ICC profile.

The monitor comes with six preset colour modes that reproduce common colour spaces used in pre-press, digital photography, broadcasting and digital cinema: Adobe RGB, sRGB, Rec709, EBU, SMPTE-C, and DCI.

Oher features include a shading hood that can be used in portrait mode as well as landscape mode; FlexStand 2 with 90° portrait display, 151.5 mm height adjustment, 25° tilt, and 344° swivel; Energy-saving presence sensor that detects when the user is absent and prompts the monitor to enter sleep mode. When the user returns, normal operation automatically resumes; a USB 2.0 hub with one upstream and two downstream ports; and simulation of two types of red-green (protanopia and deuteranopia) and one type of blue-yellow (tritanopia) color blindness.3 This helps designers to verify their colour schemes can be recognized by people with all types of colour vision.