ColorEdge CG279X: 27” high-end monitor for video post-production, pre-printing and image processing
EIZO is proud to present the new ColorEdge CG279X, the new top-of-the-range model in the 27-inch class. Thanks to the preinstalled HDR presets for HLG and PQ gamma, this new monitor is optimally equipped for professional use in video post-production, pre-printing and image processing. The improved, built-in sensor with a validation function makes the CG279X the top choice for pre-press work.
The CG279X boasts a sharp display thanks to a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. Since it covers 98% of the DCI-P3 gamut and 99% of the Adobe RGB colour space, it delivers a precise and true view of the files to be processed.
Post-production and pre-press specialist
The factory pre-installed presets for HLG and PQ gammacurves take into account the ever-growing distribution of HDR content. This content is generally processed in the post-production workflow with SDR monitors and only completed once it has been graded with real HDR reference monitors such as the ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3145. The ColorEdge CG279X fits perfectly into this workflow with its numerous film presets. Thanks to the True Black panel, the CG279X can display rich black tones even at lateral views and achieves a high contrast of 1300:1.
First ColorEdge with USB Type-C
The new ColorEdge CG279X is the first ColorEdge monitor with a USB Type-C port, which can transfer the monitor signal whilst simultaneously feeding the USB hub built into the monitor. The CG279X also has a DisplayPort port, a DVI-D port, an HDMI port and four USB downstream ports.
Numerous detail enhancements
The functionality of the CG279X’s built-in calibration sensor represents an improvement over its predecessor. It is possible to work with non-colour-critical applications without interruption while the recalibration is taking place. The validation function can be used to measure and verify the precision of the monitor at any time, which is particularly important in pre-printing. Furthermore, the CG279X does not feature built-in fans, which allows for work – for example, using a grading suite – to be carried out in pleasant silence.
Thanks to the built-in calibration sensor, the 16-bit look-up-table, the extremely precise calibration carried out at the factory and the Digital Uniformity Equaliser (DUE), users can always rely on receiving a perfect, undistorted image of their digital file. The complex control algorithm also takes into account environmental factors such as the ambient and internal temperatures of the monitor, meaning it produces a consistent colour display after three minutes.
The edge of the CG279X’s housing is approximately 46% narrower and the housing depth is approximately 20% more shallow. The illuminated, electrostatic sensor buttons are another new feature. These allow you to always operate the monitor’s functions reliably, even in dark environments.
Together with the ColorEdge CG279X, EIZO would like to present the ColorNavigator 7, the newest version of the in-house calibration software. The fully reprogrammeed ColorNavigator 7 replaces the ColorNavigator 6 and the ColorNavigator NX and combines the functionalities of the programmes that were previously available separately. The new software now makes it possible to calibrate every colour preset at the same time. Additionally, large installations with several ColorEdge monitors can now also be administered centrally using ColorNavigator 7.
- WQHD resolution (2560 x 1400 pixels)
- 3D look-up-table (LUT)
- 10-bit display (over a billion colours simultaneously) based on a 16-bit look-up-table
- USB Type C, DisplayPort, DVI-D and HDMI ports
- Broadcast and film presets BT.2020, BT709, DCI, PQ_DCI, PQ_BT.2100, HLG_BT.2100
- Monitor hood to minimise the reflection of ambient light
- Five-year warranty with on-site exchange service plus a colour and brightness warranty for up to 10 000 hours
The monitor will be available Winter 2018.
The ColorNavigator 7 calibration software can be downloaded for free from the EIZO website from 2 November 2018.