Academy Award Winning Calibration Sensor Technology - Colour Management

How ColorEdge Monitors Achieve Industry-Leading Precision

EIZO’s ColorEdge monitors with built-in calibration sensors are developed and manufactured entirely in-house. See how they achieve the colour precision and consistent image display needed for creative fields.

Colour Management According to Studio-Defined Parameters

Correlation with External Sensors

Many post production, VFX, and broadcasting studios define a specific spectrophotometer as the master sensor for their internal colour management framework. This ensures each project meets certain international standards and achieves expected levels of accuracy. EIZO’s CG Series built-in calibration sensor can be correlated to any high-end spectrophotometer using EIZO’s propriety ColorNavigator colour management software.

EIZO tested its ColorEdge CG Series built-in sensor after correlating it to a Konica Minolta CS-2000 spectroradiometer. The below graph shows the measurement results. Using the EBU Tech 3320 requirements as the benchmark, the built-in sensor shows a delta u’ v’ of less than 1.3. This low variance means that post production studios can rest assured that correlating to their preferred sensor will produce accurate results, allowing them to take full advantage of the convenience and savings afforded by a built-in solution.

Results of ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3146 correlated to Konica Minolta CS-2000

White Point Measurement Results
(Brightness: 1000 cd/m2 / Color Temperature: D65 / Color Space: Native)
ColorEdge CG3146 Built-In Sensor Lv=998.4 x=0.3127 y=0.3290 Konica Minolta CS-2000 Lv=1003.4 x=0.3133 y=0.3295 Difference(⊿)Lv=0.5% x=0.0006 y=0.0005
⊿u*v* = 0.63

The tested CG3146 monitor was measured at 0 used hours after initial calibration via EIZO’s built-in sensor and correlation with CS-2000.

Centralised Quality Control of Remote Locations

In the post production workflow, image and video data is handed off to several editors and artists as it passes through each stage of production. It is imperative that at each stage – be it motion graphics, VFX (visual effects), colour grading, mastering, etc. – the editor’s eyes can trust the project as it appears on screen in the way the editor before them intended. This need extends to not only in-house creators, but external and remote locations as well.

EIZO offers a colour management solution called ColorNavigator Network, which provides centralised quality control of ColorEdge monitors on the network. This makes use of CG Series monitors’ built-in calibration sensors to maintain settings, even from remote locations. An administrator can set the colour modes, schedule automatic self-calibration, activate key locks, register or adjust asset management settings, and import/export monitor settings for each monitor. For large-scale projects with several production steps, such as games or feature films, this ensures that the appropriate colour standards are used, and administrators can even assign custom settings for specific projects or jobs. Furthermore, EIZO hosts the server on a secure cloud so there are no additional investments or running costs needed to provide a server at the studio.

Using an actual example from one of the world’s most prominent production studios where 80 ColorEdge monitors are adjusted every 200 hours, approximately 176 hours per year are spent on recalibration. For other solutions in the market which take up to 10 minutes to calibrate per unit each time, the total hours would increase to more than 3 times as much to 587 per year. This results in 411 hours saved per year by using ColorEdge.

Color Navigator Network support for CG3146 is planned for 2021.

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