The CG318-4K is aimed at the media and entertainment industries. They require maximum monitor resolutions for 2D and 3D CGI (computer-generated imagery), visual effects, compositing, and color grading. To that end, the 31 inch monitor displays content with a native 4K DCI resolution of 4,096 x 2,160 pixels.
The monitor has the maximum resolution (4096 x 2160 (4K) Pixel), an excellent contrast ratio of 1500:1, and brightness of 350 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.
Wide gamut – ideal for RAW images and prints
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.
Precise color rendering thanks to high-resolution 3D look-up table
The 3D LUT provides for the most precise tone value allocation possible and extremely exact color tone rendering, which is shown amongst other things in the gray scale. Brightness levels in relation to the image signal vary from module to module in LCDs and the color mixture (addition) of red, green, and blue also varies. This can be exactly determined and controlled only with the aid of specific measuring devices. EIZO therefore configures all of its monitors in the CG series and its colors and tone value curve in the factory. This results in a consistent color temperature over the entire gray scale. The result: The color reproduction is equal, precise, and reliable across each individual CG318-4K monitor.
The 3D look-up table also has the following benefits when working with films: Thanks to the ColorNavigation software included, you can emulate the colors of film material. This means you can see how the image will look when it is played. The 3D LUT also improves the additive mixture of color in the monitor (mixture of red, green, and blue). This is a key factor for displaying neutral gray tones correctly.
Integrated sensor for self-calibration
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.
It doesn't get any more convenient: Thanks to the ColorNavigator software included or the on-screen menu, you can simply define the time at which calibration takes place and the monitor will perform calibration fully automatically, meaning you can perform calibration during your lunch break or at night. The computer does not even need to be turned on for this.
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.
The ColorNavigator software is used to simply and accurately calibrate ColorEdge monitors
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.
10 bit color depth: a billion colors in the finest grades
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.
8 bit and 10 bit display
Stable brightness, no color deviation
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.
True Black: Color depth for plastic images
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.
One monitor, many ports
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.
For film production: 3D LUT profiles
Film emulation with 3D LUT ColorNavigator and ColorNavigator NX can use 3D LUT files from the color grading of films to generate data for emulation on the monitor. This film emulation is available for up to five color modes of the monitor and is suited to simulating the coloring of films.
Ideal for video and film production: HDMI
Films are normally recorded at 24 fps. They therefore appear unnatural with the conventional monitor rendering of 60 fps. The monitor supports an image frequency of 24 fps. This means that you can view and edit your film material as it was taken.
The HDMI signals support refresh rates of 60, 50, 30, 25, and 24 Hz. the monitor also supports I/P conversion.
Lightning-fast color mode changes
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.
Quick operation – even in dark rooms
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.
Ergonomic and stable: the adjustable base
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.
Tilt up 35°, tilt down 5°
Perfect anti-reflection coating
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.
Exact color reproduction ex works
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.
Safely in sight thanks to the safe area marker
Ideal for captions and critical images: Thanks to the safe area marker, you will know which area of the screen is displayed on another output device. You will therefore see immediately whether subtitles, text, or other important image elements are in the visible area. So that the marker can be clearly seen in all images, you can change the marker color.
Suitable for softproofing
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
Protection against glare thanks to the monitor hood
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.
In addition to the high demands placed on production and materials, EIZO also places the emphasis on quality assurance in all areas.
Color and brightness warranty
The monitor has a color and brightness warranty from the purchase date for a maximum of 10,000 hours of operation at a maximum brightness of 120cd/sq m and a color temperature of between 5,000 and 6,500 K.
DCI-4K, 4x Full-HD resolution, and a little extra
Wide gamut LCD with LED technology, contrast 1500:1, brightness 350 cd/sq m
High-performance color range with 98% DCI-P3 and 99% AdobeRGB color space coverage
Integrated sensor and fully-automatic self-calibration
3D LUTs for exact hardware calibration of brightness, white point, and gamma
Digital Uniformity Equalizer (DUE) for perfect luminance distribution and color purity
Color precision with 16 bit look-up table and up to 10 bit color rendering
Temperature-controlled correction of color drift and brightness
Two Display Port 1.2 and two HDMI inputs
ColorNavigator software included
Color Management Handbook
Strategies for color management in the digital workflow for direct implementation in your projects
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