The excellent electronics inside the CG2420 optimally exploit the potential of wide gamut LCDs. The centerpiece is the EIZO microprocessor, which was developed in-house and ensures precise color rendering and calibration. The calibration sensor and Digital Uniformity Equalizer ensure that it always hits the right color tones.
The monitor has the maximum resolution (1920 x1200 Pixel), an excellent contrast ratio of 1500:1, and brightness of 400 cd/m2. This means that you can edit graphics and images to the smallest pixel, for example. And what's more: the text contours are clear and precise. The LCD module with IPS (Wide Gamut) panel provides 178 viewing angle, meaning that the user will see colors and contrasts as stable.
The CG2420 has a high-quality microchip (ASIC, Application-Specific Integrated Circuit), which EIZO has developed specifically for the special requirements of color-proof work. Thanks to their own algorithm, EIZO ASICs ensure a precise, uniform, and constant color display.
Those working with RAW or Adobe RGB images should look no further than our wide gamut monitor: the wide color space reproduces 99% of the Adobe RGB color spaces. If pictures taken in RAW format are converted to Adobe RGB, the monitor will display them absolutely correctly. For example, you can see a shining blue sky or lush green forests that are true to nature – unlike monitors with sRGB color space. The EIZO monitor also offers great benefits when printing: It covers almost the entire CMYK color space (for example ISO Coated and U.S. Web Coated). You can already see on the screen how your subsequent print result will look, saving yourself proofs.
You can achieve maximum color accuracy thanks to the integrated sensor. This is perfectly tailored to the monitor, takes into account environmental influences like light, and correlates the middle and edge of the image. That is how you achieve even results over the entire monitor. The sensor is located in the housing frame and only comes out when taking measurements. This renders a separate calibration device redundant and your calibration effort is greatly reduced.
Good image editing can only take place with a well-calibrated monitor. The standard software calibration takes a long time and requires the user to have technical expertise. The CG318-4K is delivered with the ColorNavigator 6 hardware calibration software. It can be even be performed by users with no technical expertise in just a few steps. Advanced users can enter numbers for brightness, gamma, white point, and other calibration settings as target values. As the calibration uses the monitor's hardware, it takes place without losses and independently of the computer and graphics card. The CG318-4K integrates perfectly into an existing system.
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Digital Uniformity Equalizer (DUE) controls all tone values over the entire monitor, pixel by pixel. The effect: color tones appear identical at each point on the screen, without the brightness fluctuations you experience in conventional LCDs. The DUE function also balances out the effects of fluctuations in ambient temperature on the color temperature and brightness. You will enjoy consistently even luminance distribution and perfect color purity. A real plus when touching-up images.
Thanks to the 10 bit color display based on a 16 bit LUT, you can utilize a huge color spectrum. This is made possible by the rapid DisplayPort and HDMI connections in combination with the frame rate control. A billion colors at your fingertips simultaneously. That is 64 times more colors than with an 8 bit display. The color gradations are finer and the color differences between adjacent colors are smaller. The enhanced grayscale range is equally important for post-production. With the 10 bit grayscale range activated, between 6% and 14% more grayscales are visible.
The alpha and omega for exact image editing: constant brightness and color temperature. Patented electronics balance out brightness fluctuations that may arise due to extended periods of use and increased environmental and operating temperature. Thanks to a built-in thermometer, color deviations caused by fluctuations in room temperature are eliminated and automatically reduced. The color rendering remains absolutely constant over a long period of use, right from the start: because the warm-up time until brightness, color, and tone values have completely stabilized is just seven minutes. That is a quarter of the time normally required.
Dark tones often appear faint or washed-out on LCD screens. True Black improves the contrast ratio and dark tones appear deeper – particularly when looking at the monitor from the side.
The monitor is flicker-free at every brightness setting. This is implemented using the hybrid technology developed by EIZO to control the backlight. This combines the benefits of the otherwise standard PWM (pulse width modulation) and DC (direct current) control. The benefit: Your eyes do not get tired as quickly. You can work on the screen for an extended period.
It doesn't get easier than this: You can connect most of your devices, such as PC, laptop or cameras directly to the monitor because the monitor hasa number of different ports. That makes your daily work easier.
You can access color modes from the monitor’s memory at the click of a button. Standards such as sRGB, Rec709, EBU, SMPTE-C, and DCI are preconfigured at the factory. There are also settings that you can calibrate yourself. Switching between modes takes mere seconds, and does not involve any delays caused by renewed calibration.
Operation is easy and clear. The Button Guide, an overview function on the monitor, will show you the respective function keys above the control panel. The backlight keys mean that the monitor can even be used in dark environments. This is particularly helpful in dark post-production studios.
The EIZO CG318-4K fulfills strict softproof requirements based on the draft ISO/CD 12646 standard. Fogra Forschungsgesellschaft Druck e.V. came to that conclusion in the course of testing the monitor. The CG318-4K was therefore awarded the Fogra "FograCert Softproof Monitor" seal of quality. You will therefore be working on a tested, color-proof monitor
The CG318-4K has a flexible base to adjust the height, tilt, and rotation. The monitor can be tailored to the user's needs. For example, he can set a sitting position that is ergonomic for him (e.g. lowered to the bottom) or a position to show clients and colleagues something on the screen.
The IPS panel has optimal anti-reflection coating. Glare from the spread of the reflected light is minimized. This also protects your eyes from excess strain. In addition, this means the monitor provides a wide viewing angle without annoying reflections. This is particularly advantageous when several people are sitting in front of the screen.
Brightness levels in relation to the image signal vary from module to module in LCDs and therefore the color mixture of red, green, and blue also varies. This can be exactly determined and controlled only with the aid of specific measuring devices. Therefore, EIZO configures the CG318-4K and its colors and tone curves with a widespread network of grid points and in each primary color. This results in a consistent color temperature over the entire gray scale.
Calibration becomes quick, easy, and color accurate with the ColorNavigator software: Calibration is accessed and stored directly on the look-up table in the monitor's hardware during calibration. You determine the corresponding components such as white point, gamma, brightness, and tone curve according to your needs. The calibration is then fully automatic and based on the factory adjustment and is therefore unique in terms of precision and speed.
The monitor hood reduces reflection and brightness on the screen and helps protect your eyes. It is easy to attach and reduces the amount of light that hits the screen from above and from the sides.
- Wide gamut LCD with LED technology, contrast 1,500:1, brightness 400 cd/m²
- 99% Adobe RGB and 98% DCI-P3 color range
- Integrated measurement device and fully automatic self-calibration
- Precise hardware calibration of brightness, white balance, and gamma
- Digital Uniformity Equalizer for perfect luminance distribution and color purity
- Color precision with 16-bit look-up-table and up to 10-bit color reproduction
- Temperature-controlled adjustment of color drift and brightness
- DisplayPort, DVI-D, and HDMI ports
- ColorNavigator calibration software and light protection shields included in delivery
|Size||24.1" / 61.1 cm|
|Native Resolution||1920 x 1200 (16:10 aspect ratio)|
|Viewable Image Size (H x V)||518.4 x 324.0 mm|
|Pixel Pitch||0.270 x 0.270 mm|
|Grayscale Tones||DisplayPort, HDMI: 1,024 tones (a palette of 65 thousand tones)
DVI: 256 tones (a palette of 65 thousand tones)
|Display Colors||DisplayPort, HDMI: 1.07 billion from a palette of 278 trillion
DVI: 16.77 million from a palette of 278 trillion
|Viewing Angles (H / V, typical)||178°, 178°|
|Brightness (typical)||400 cd/m2|
|Recommended Brightness for Calibration||120 cd/m2 or less|
|Contrast Ratio (typical)||1500:1|
|Response Time (typical)||10 ms (Gray-to-gray)|
|Color Gamut (typical)||Adobe RGB: 99%, DCI-P3: 98%|
|Input Terminals||DisplayPort (HDCP 1.3), HDMI (Deep Color, HDCP 1.4), DVI-D (HDCP 1.4)|
|Digital Scanning Frequency (H / V)||DisplayPort, DVI: 26 - 78 kHz, 24 - 61 Hz
HDMI: 15 - 78 kHz, 24 - 61 Hz
|Upstream||USB 3.0 Gen 1: Type-B|
|Downstream||USB 3.0 Gen 1: Type-A x 3 (Battery Charging 10.5 W max. x1)|
|Power Requirements||AC 100 - 240 V, 50 / 60 Hz|
|Typical Power Consumption||20W|
|Maximum Power Consumption||79W|
|Power Save Mode||0.7W or less|
|Standby Mode||0.6W or less|
|Built-in Calibration Sensor||Yes|
|Features & Functions|
|Digital Uniformity Equalizer||Yes|
|Preset Modes||Color Mode (Custom, Adobe RGB, sRGB, Calibration)|
|OSD Languages||English, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese|
|Others||Color Adjustment (Brightness, Temperature, Gamma, Color Gamut, Hue, Saturation, Clipping, Gain, Independent 6-Color Control, Reset), Picture Expansion (Auto, Full Screen, Aspect Ratio, Dot by Dot), Input Color Format, Input Range, Noise Reduction, Auto Iuput Detection, Menu Rotation, USB CHARGE Port, Power Save, Indicator, Beep, Input Skip, Mode Skip, Signal Info, Monitor Info, Key Lock, DP Power Save, DUE Priority, Signal Format, Monitor Reset, I/P Conversion|
|Dimensions (Landscape, W x H x D)||554.4 x 396 - 551 x 245 mm|
|Dimensions (Portrait, W x H x D)||362 x 565.4 - 647.2 x 245 mm|
|Dimensions (Without Stand, W x H x D)||554.4 x 362 x 64 mm|
|Dimensions (Landscape with Hood, W x H x D)||572.4 x 405 - 560 x 336 mm|
|Net Weight||7.8 kg / 17.2 lbs|
|Net Weight (Without Stand)||5.0 kg / 11.0 lbs|
|Net Weight (With Hood)||8.5 kg / 18.7 lbs|
|Height Adjustment Range||155 mm|
|Tilt||35° Up, 5° Down|
|Hole Spacing (VESA Standard)||100 x 100 mm|
|Operating Temperature||0 - 35 °C|
|Operating Humidity (R.H., non condensing)||20 - 80 %|
|Certifications & Standards (Please contact EIZO for the latest information.)||CB, CE, TUV/GS, cTUVus, FCC-B, CAN ICES-3 (B), TUV/S, PSE, VCCI-B, RCM, EAC, RoHS, WEEE, TUV/Ergonomics, TUV/Color Accuracy (Quick Stability), FograCert Softproofing System (class A)|
|Easy Screen-to-Print Color Matching Tool Quick Color Match||Supported|
|Color Mangement Software ColorNavigator 7||Supported|
|Color Mangement Software ColorNavigator 6||Supported|
|Monitor Management Software ColorNavigator NX||Supported|
|Supplied Accessories (May vary by country. Please contact EIZO for details.)|
|Signal Cables||DisplayPort (2 m), HDMI (2 m)|
|Others||AC power cord, USB cable, Setup guide, EIZO LCD Utility Disk (ColorNavigator software, PDF user's manual), Adjustment certificate, ScreenCleaner, Monitor hood, Quick reference, Warranty card|
|Warranty||Five Years 2 5
Zero bright sub-pixels for six months from date of purchase
- 2 With current LCD technology, a panel may contain a limited number of missing or flickering pixels.
- 5 If the monitor is left on continuously over a long period of time, dark smudges or burn-in may appear. To maximize the life of the monitor, we recommend the monitor be turned off periodically.