If you are in video post-production, you will often be working in large project teams, liaising with colleagues and external partners, to breathe life into your clients' projects.
This often means different users viewing the same content on a variety of display types and viewing environments. This often leads to inconsistent results.
As a standard, it is important that all colour, grayscale, and contrast is displayed consistently on all the monitors used by the project team. It must look exactly how it will look later for viewers in their own environment.
Video editing monitors used in post-production should have a wide gamut and reproduce video standards such as Rec709, Rec2020, DCI, Rec2100, and of the new age HDR colour space that includes PQ and HLG gamma. A high contrast ratio and illustrated keys are important for work in a darkened studio.
A colour standard defines the limits of colour gamut, gamma, contrast and white point for a monitor or television. All video is intended to be delivered and watched on some kind of display. How your video content will be consumed determines the colour space you need to work in.
The important thing is to set your monitor to the calibrated colour profile that matches the standard you are delivering in. Grade within the specs of the standard, and anyone who sets their monitor/TV to the same standard should see it as intended.
It is very important to use a post-production monitor that is capable of displaying the full-colour gamut of all the colour spaces you’re working in, as well as displaying the correct tones within that gamut. Not an easy feat in the world of LCD. That's where EIZO comes in.
In short, an EIZO allows the video artist to collaborate and edit on the right colours!
What post-production needs in an LCD Monitor:
Wide colour gamut for those working on feature films (standard gamut is OK for those only working in HD Rec709)
Absolute colour display accuracy (eg, shadow & highlight detail, detail in the bright shades rather than blowouts)
High resolution (eg, Rec 2020 and Rec2100 call for 4K)
Colour consistency over the years
High bit programmable LUT (3D preferable)
Deepest blacks possible (always check black level and control prior to purchasing a LCD)
Stress-free video signal display, scaling and deinterlacing