The new EIZO ColorEdge 27″ HDR monitors are available in two versions – CG2700S with 2560 x 1440 resolution and CG2700X with 4K UHD 3840 x 2160 resolution. Both monitors support HDR workflows and feature a integrated network connection via USB Type-C port with power delivery up to 94 W.
Having a good monitor can make the editing and color grading process easier and faster. If you’re interested in something unconventional, the 16:18 LG DualUp monitor might be something to look at. If you are looking for a standard 16:9 monitor with emphasis on accurate colors, you can check out EIZO.
The Japanese company EIZO Corporation is well known for offering high quality products. Recently, the company introduced two new models of the 27″ ColorEdge HDR monitor for editing and post-production. Let’s take a look at the details.
EIZO ColorEdge 27″ HDR Monitors
First, EIZO introduced two new 27″ 10-bit color models in the ColorEdge series. They differ in resolution and brightness:
- EIZO CG2700S features a 2K WQHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 and a 400 cd/m2 (nits) brightness
- EIZO CG2700X features 4K UHD resolution of 3840 x 2160 and 500 cd/m2 (nits) brightness
According to EIZO, both models support HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) and PQ (Perceptual Quantization) curves for viewing and editing HDR content. Both monitors, however, do not reach the brightness of 1000 nits, so they must “trick” human eyes a bit. Optimized gamma curves make images more faithful to how the human eye perceives the real world compared to SDR (standard dynamic range). This ensures that monitors can display HDR content for editing and color grading.
Both monitors feature EIZO’s built-in sensor technology and ColorNavigator 7 color management software that allows the user to automatically calibrate the monitor at specific times, eliminating the need for a third-party calibration device and ensuring the screen remains accurate over time.
The EIZO ColorEdge CG2700S and CG2700X reproduce 98% of the DCI-P3 standard used in digital cinema and support the BT.2020 standard used in broadcasting. Plus, they cover 99% of the Adobe RGB color space.
When it comes to connectivity, in addition to HDMI and DisplayPort, the monitors feature a powered USB-C port that can transfer video and other USB signals while delivering up to 94W (CG2700X) or 92 W (CG2700S) of power to a connected device, such as a tablet, MacBook, or other supported laptop. Both models also have a directly integrated LAN port to provide a stable network connection. Connecting a laptop or desktop computer via USB Type-C allows network access through the monitor.
EIZO’s Sync Signal is a feature that automatically adjusts monitor settings, such as input range and input color format, based on the video signal to ensure that color settings remain consistent throughout. throughout production.
According to EIZO, the back of the new ColorEdge monitors incorporates a new perforated metal design that allows for greater airflow while keeping the internal fan noise level low. Both monitors come with an ergonomic stand and light shield cover that is lightweight and magnetically attaches to the monitor without the need to connect separate parts.
Additional Features EIZO ColorEdge CG2799S and CG2700X
- Smooth gradations with simultaneous 10-bit display from a 16-bit LUT (graphics card and software supporting 10-bit output are required for 10-bit display).
- Screen uniformity thanks to patented Digital Uniformity Equalizer (DUE) technology
- Nearest neighbor interpolation function for video upscaling (CG2700X)
- DCI 4K crop function to display DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) content (CG2700X)
- Ergonomic stand with height (155mm), tilt (35° up, 5° down), swivel (344°) and swivel (90°) adjustment
- 5-year manufacturer’s warranty (use time is limited to 30,000 hours)
Price and availability
There is currently no word on the exact price of the monitors. EIZO says both models will start shipping from Spring 2022. We will let you know the price as soon as we have the information.
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