EIZO Limited today announced the new ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3145 – a 31.1-inch reference monitor with DCI-4K resolution (4096 x 2160) for the professional HDR post production
HDR (high dynamic range) approximates the human perception of colour and light as content is shown on a display device. ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3145 is able to correctly show both very bright and very dark areas on the screen without sacrificing the integrity of either – a process which cannot be achieved with SDR (standard dynamic range) monitors. The monitor achieves the 1000 cd/m2 (typical) high brightness level needed for HDR content display as well as a typical contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 for displaying true blacks.
This professional colour-grading monitor is the first to overcome the severe drawbacks of other HDR technologies that are available in the market today – ABL and local dimming. ABL (Auto Brightness Limiter) is equipped in other HDR OLED monitors and limits the monitor’s ability to display lighter scenes with tones over a specific range in order to prolong the device’s lifetime. This causes those light areas to appear dimmer and the colour duller as a result. Local dimming uses an area control backlight system which adjusts the brightness in sections of the screen depending on the content displayed. However, when an object on the screen falls outside of the area of the backlight that is adjusted, a “halo” effect appears, making it impossible to achieve full colour accuracy in smaller details. ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3145 achieves a true HDR visual experience without ABL or the “halo” effect to ensure users always see accurate colours and brightness in every pixel.
There are two gamma curves used for HDR video creation – HLG (hybrid log-gamma)1 and PQ (perceptual quantization) curve. HLG is suitable for live television broadcasting and the PQ curve approximates the human visual system in terms of color and light perception, making it ideal for films, streaming, and other video content. ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3145 supports these gamma curves so professional creators can rely on a monitor compliant with industry standards for HDR video.
ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3145 supports various video formats including HDMI input compatible with 10-bit 4:2:2 at 50/60p. The DisplayPort input supports up to 10-bit 4:4:4 at 50/60p.
- DCI-P3, Rec. 2020, EBU, and SMPTE-C, and Adobe RGB modes
- Smooth gradations with 10-bit display from a 24-bit LUT (look-up-table)2
- Optional light-shielding hood
HDR Gamma Support for Current ColorEdge Products
In addition to the new ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3145 HDR reference monitor, EIZO now offers optional HLG and PQ curves for many of its current CG Series monitors. The optimised gamma curves render images to appear more true to how the human eye perceives the real world compared to SDR. This HDR gamma support is available as an option for ColorEdge CG318-4K, CG248-4K, CG277, and CG247X. Both gamma curves were standardised by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) as ITU-R BT.2100. In addition, the PQ curve was standardised by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) as ST-2084.
With the new ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3145 monitor and HDR gamma support for a range of other monitors, EIZO now offers a wide selection of solutions to cover HDR video creation, VFX, compositing, colour grading, and more.
EIZO will be showing the ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3145 and its line of HDR gamma-supported monitors at the NAB Show 2017 in Las Vegas, USA from April 24 – 27. Visit Booth SL13916 to see the products in a specially designed booth.
The ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3145 will begin shipping in late 2017. Select ColorEdge CG Series monitors are now eligible for HLG and PQ curve gamma support.
For more information please contact Hayley Osborne, Marketing Manager, EIZO Limited, Hayley.Osborne@EIZO.com
Established in 1968, EIZO has been developing visual display products since the early days of television. Originally manufacturing components for televisions and later developing screens for the games industry, including one of the 20th century’s most recognisable arcade games: Space Invaders, EIZO has continually been at the forefront of display innovation. Now designing and manufacturing specialised products for a range of highly technical industry sectors, including; Medical, Aerospace, Air Traffic Control and the Creative Industries, EIZO is a world leader in visually accurate, colour correct monitors and display systems. EIZO’s products can be found in the labs, offices and studios of the world’s leading businesses and professionals who are working at the cutting edge of their industries.
1 System gamma 1.0. 2A graphics board and software which support 10-bit output are also necessary for 10-bit display.
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Exhibition: Calumet Spring Open Day
Date : 4th May 2017
Location: Calumet Manchester
Exhibits: Victor Aberdeen talk on HDR & EIZO ColorEdge
Exhibition: Calumet Spring Open Day
Date : 26th – 27th May 2017
Location: Calumet London
Exhibits: Victor Aberdeen talk on HDR & EIZO ColorEdge
Exhibition: The Photography Show 2018
Date : 17th-18th March 2017
Exhibits: EIZO ColorEdge
EIZO Limited today announced the release of the RadiForce MX315W, an 8 megapixel, 31.1-inch monitor with a slim, lightweight design in EIZO’s line of clinical review monitors.
The RadiForce MX315W is the first 8 megapixel monitor in the RadiForce MX Series. With a resolution of 4096 x 2160 pixels over the 31.1-inch screen, a large amount of information can be viewed at once. This allows the monitor to be used in cooperation with various systems such as electronic health record systems, and picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), so that multiple applications and windows can be displayed at once on the same monitor. By utilising the MX315W’s increased viewing space and freedom of layout, it is possible to display various inspection images side by side, such as CT and MRI images in tiled format. This will allow for the comparison of old and current scans, ultimately improving efficiency.
The MX315W also offers the highest brightness in the RadiForce MX Series at 450 cd/m2. EIZO guarantees 3 years or 10,000 hours of use at the recommended 270 cd/m2 brightness level, ensuring optimal brightness stability over a long period of use. A built-in brightness-sensor ensures the brightness of the monitor will stay consistent over time. Additionally, the monitor supports DICOM Part 14* standard calibration.
The monitor has a new slim design to minimise clutter at the workspace. It is only 225 mm deep and 11.7 kg in weight, meaning that less space is used and installation is a breeze. Furthermore, the monitor has a built-in power supply so the workspace is free of bulky power supply bricks.
EIZO will be demonstrating the RadiForce MX315W at the European Society of Radiology 2017 (ECR 2017) from March 2 – 5 in Vienna, Austria.
For more information please contact Hayley Osborne, Marketing Manager EIZO Limited. Hayley.Osborne@eizo.com
The RadiForce MX315W will begin shipping in June, 2017, please contact us for more details.
EIZO (TSE:6737), which means image in Japanese, is a visual technology company that develops and manufactures high-end display solutions. EIZO integrates hardware and software technologies with consulting, web hosting, and other services to help customers in business, graphics, gaming, medicine, maritime, and other fields work more comfortably, efficiently, and creatively. Headquartered in Hakusan, Japan, EIZO has R&D and manufacturing facilities in Japan, China, Germany, and the US, and representation in more than 80 countries. For more information, please visit www.eizoglobal.com.
*DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) is an international network standard established by the American College of Radiation (ACR) and the National Electric Manufacturers Association (NEMA) for consistency between medical image data and manufacturer medical imaging devices. The standardized display function for grayscale images is specified in Part 14 of the contents.
All product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. EIZO and RadiForce are registered trademarks of EIZO Corporation.
University Hospital of Wales is a major 1000-bed hospital in the Heath district of Cardiff, Wales. UHW is a teaching hospital of Cardiff University School of Medicine. Construction started in 1963 with the official opening in 1971. It was Europe’s first fully integrated hospital and medical school at a cost of £22 million. The hospital is the third largest University Hospital in the UK and the largest hospital in Wales.
The brief was to replace an old RDP all-in-one unit which was no longer supported and had reached its end of life. The required units had to be used in a variety of surgical specialities to display a range of medical images during surgery and needed to have an integrated PC for input of patient data by the theatre team. Housing had to be sealed, easy to clean and to be able to be mounted on the existing mounts on the theatre walls. The systems were to be purchased alongside a hardware refresh with University Hospital Wales’ PACS provider, AGFA.
EIZO designed and offered a dual 21inch all in one CuratOR solution containing a pair of EIZO RadiForce MX215 displays with an integrated PC specially designed lightweight housing to enable easy mounting on existing displays. The MX215 was chosen as a monitor ideal for viewing MRI and CT medical images in clinical review environments. The units also had included integrated fully sealed keyboard, mouse and dual USB ports which replicated the previous setup and provided a familiar user friendly system.
The units were also designed so if any parts fail during their lifetime they can be replaced on a component basis and replacement components can be exchanged without removing the units from the wall, unlike the sites previous model.
“The EIZO units are robust having been specifically designed for the theatre environment and provide excellent image quality. The product design facilitates quick access for repair should it be required.
We have been very pleased with both the units themselves and the excellent service provided by the team at EIZO during the project.”
Tom Henderson – PACS Manager, University Hospital of Wales.
Marinequip AS is a Norwegian supplier and manufacturer of ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicle) and lighting and monitoring systems for above and below water. The system integrator’s products are specially designed to meet the needs of aquaculture, wellboat fishing, and the process industry.
Marinequip relies entirely on EIZO for its marine-certified monitor solutions of up to 46 inches for use on ship bridges. This is because the Japanese monitor manufacturer offers a whole range of products (the FDS1904W, FDU2603W, and DV4624 models) with the corresponding certificates (IEC 61174, IEC 62288, and IEC 62388) and also fulfils all of the Norwegian company’s expectations for a reliable partner.
When asked why he decided on EIZO, Trond Johansen, Sales Manager at Marinequip, responded: “EIZO is a well-known brand that represents excellent quality, proven service, and the best possible technical support.”
Marinequip integrated both 26- and 46-inch EIZO models into its matrix solution for a customer from the fishing and aquaculture industry. Six of the monitors assembled on the bridge for this solution are used for navigation, ECDIS, radar, ship PC, automation, and CCTV system applications. An additional monitor is also used in the engine control room for CCTV applications.
Trond Johansen sees many advantages to cooperating with EIZO: “I particularly appreciate EIZO’s very strong support and reliable consulting. I know that I’ll always get an answer and sufficient information on the offer and project status.”
Event: BSG Annual Meeting 2017
Date : 19th – 22nd June 2017
Exhibits: EIZO CuratOR