EIZO Announces Self-Calibrating 31-Inch DCI 4K Monitor

We reported on the new EIZO 1:1 ratio monitor yesterday, but that isn’t the only new monitor to come out of the house of EIZO. They have further announced the release of the ColorEdge CG318-4K 31-inch monitor with a native and true 4K Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) resolution of 4096 x 2160 pixel.

The monitor is designed for media and entertainment fields like cinema and broadcasting, but it’s also ideal for professionals in photography and printing that require the large amount of pixels for their work. The sleek cabinet also comes with carrying handle and cable holder on the back.

The ColorEdge CG318-4K uses an LED-backlit IPS LCD panel with a wide color gamut of 98% of the DCI-P3 and 99% of the Adobe RGB color space. Viewing angles are 178°, contrast is 1500:1 and the maximum brightness is 350 cd/m2. The stand has a 149mm height adjustment, can tilt 40° and swivel 344°

It further has a built-in sensor for self-calibration as well as software to optimize the calibrations. ColorNavigator 6 is bundled with the monitor and allows you to manually adjust the settings while ColorNavigator NX is a free download to distribute the same settings across your entire organization and create a uniform colour environment.

The two DisplayPort 1.2 can show 4K content at 60Hz while the two HDMI connectors are limited to 30Hz. It also has a 3-port built-in USB 3.0 hub for easy connection of peripheral devices. The response time is 9ms and it of course also allows for VESA 100×100 mounting.

The ColorEdge CG318-4K will begin shipping in April 2015, but no word on pricing yet.

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Eizo Introduce Square Monitor with a 1920 X 1920 Resolution

EIZO Corporation announced the new 26.5-inch square FlexScan EV2730Q monitor with a 1920 × 1920 resolution; a 1:1 aspect ratio and it is the newest addition to EIZO’s FlexScan EcoView Series that combines both ergonomic and environmental features.

The EV2730Q monitor has 78% more pixels than traditional 1920 x 1080 monitor that is very convenient for displaying a large amount of information in long windows. It reduces the need for excess scrolling or just gives you a bigger working area for your graphical or design needs. This monitor would be ideal for bookkeeping, CAD programs and code development; just to name a few.

EIZO used a non-glare IPS panel with a 178°/178° viewing angle, 300cd/m2 brightness, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 5ms response time and a 60Hz refresh rate. The brightness is adjustable all the way down to 1% of the maximum to lower the eyestrain in low-light environments. The preset colour modes are sRGB, Movie, Paper and two modes with user-adjustable settings. The paper mode reduces the blue light, again to reduce eyestrain.

In and output is covered by a Dual-link DVI-D and a DisplayPort connector, a two-port USB hub and 1W stereo speakers. The stand allows for height adjustment, tilt, and swivel. A somewhat cool feature is the EcoView Sense 2 that detects when you leave your work area by both looking for movement and heat. It then automatically puts the monitor into standby mode to conserve electricity.

The EIZO FlexScan EV2730Q will be available from the first quarter of 2015. There wasn’t any word on pricing yet, but we can expect it to cost quite a bit more than a traditional 1080p monitor. It does however come with a 5-year Warranty

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EIZO Anounces the 6mm Ultra-Slim Frame 23.8″ FORIS FS2434 Gaming Monitor

EIZO has just announced its latest addition to its gaming monitor series, the FORIS FS2434, featuring a 6 mm Ultra-Slim frame, vivid display colours and EIZO’s “Smart” technologies for a more delightful gaming experience, having the monitor said to be ideal for RTS, MOBA and MMORPG genres in terms of PC gaming, as well as all genre types in terms of console gaming.

The 6 mm frame is said to consist of a 2 mm bezel and 4 mm border at the LCD panel edges, creating a smooth viewing when in a multi-monitor working environment, as well as providing an immersive gaming experience. Also, the FORIS FS2434’s IPS LCD panel along with its wide 178 degrees viewing angle is said to provide vibrant colors with few contrast changes, while the extremely low 0.05 frames input lag is said to provide no delay between signal input and image display on the screen.

Being a FORIS FS monitor, the 23.8″ 6 mm frame FS 2434 display also comes with three of EIZO’s own Smart technologies in order to improve visibility and clarity during gameplay. The first is Smart Insight 2, available in the “Game” preset mode, having it identify and enhance dark areas of an image by increasing the brightness in order to make it easier to see enemies. The FS2434 also adds an extra feature to the Smart Insight 2, having it enhance saturation in addition to brightness in order to bring greater contrast between characters and the background in a game.

The second technology is Smart Resolution, having it analyse an image for noise and blur in order to correct the blur without accentuating the noise, having to adjust only the areas where it is most needed. The third is Smart Detection, where the technology identifies the designated area on the screen where a video or game is played and applies the Smart Ironsight 2 or Smart Resolution whenever required.

Other technologies included in the FORIS FS2434 consist of the LED backlit, having it be controlled by a hybrid direct current and high-frequency pulse-width modulation in order to grant a flicker-free viewing at all brightness levels, as well as having a remote control and the company’s G-Ignition utility software. The G-Ignition is said to grand gamers access tp download presets created by professional gamers from gaming.eizo.com or export the user’s own customised colour modes to other gamers who also own a similar display. The software can also be used to assign hotkeys in order to quickly turn the monitor’s power and mute to ON/OFF, adjust the colour mode and aspect ratio.

In terms of connectivity, the FORIS FS2434 comes with two HDMI and one DVI-D ports, having it be compatible with PCs, consoles, Blu-Ray players and cameras. In addition, a USB 3.0 hub featuring one upstream and two downstream ports grant users the ability to connect to USB 3.0 storage devices or even connect their keyboard and mouse directly to the monitor. Also, the line-out jack allows for external speakers to be connected directly to the monitor as well, while the headphone jack grants further audio functionality.

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New EIZO 27-inch ColorEdge Monitors Display 99% of the Adobe RGB Color Space

EIZO has announced two 27-inch monitors to its lineup, the ColorEdge CG277 and CX271 color management monitors, targeting professionals from digital photography, prepress, video editing, and other similar fields of expertise.

The ColorEdge CG277 and CX271 are said to offer a new wide IPS panel range which reproduces 99 percent of Adobe RGB color space, as well as dark tones which retain depth even when the screen is viewed at an angle in a dimly lit photographic or post production studio. Having LED technology, the monitors also reduce power consumption by 40 percent and uses brightness modulation technology to minimize flickering and eye fatigue.

“The calibration system is astonishing – for the first time I can calibrate my screen without professional help. The colors are entirely in line with what comes out of my large printers, so no guessing anymore; just true what you see is what you get.” said photographer Carl De Keyzer of Magnum Photos.

EIZO has been stated to use its own Digital Uniformity Equalizer technology, having Delta-E difference of three or less across the screen and also counterbalancing the influences which a fluctuating ambient temperature may have on color temperature and brightness. Another EIZO feature incorporated in the ColorEdge CG277 and CX271 is the ColorNavigator calibration software, which is used for setting the target values for brightness, gamma, and white point, and generating an ICC profile. The ColorNavigator even has a scheduling function that activates the self-calibration and self-correction functions for both monitors.

In terms of video editing, the ColorEdge CG277 presents a 3D look-up table which adjusts color individually on a RGB cubic table. Along with the ColorNavigator software’s emulation function, the 3D LUT is said to apply a film look to the image, allowing users to see how a preview image will be seen by their audience.

The ColorEdge CG277 and CX271 monitors have DisplayPort, HDMI and DVI-D connectivity, a 10-bit display with more than one billion colors displayed simultaneously from a 16-bit look-up table via the DisplayPort input, a USB hub with two upstream and downstream ports, stable brightness chromaticity and tone characteristics within seven minutes after power on, ergonomic stand with 25° tilt, 344° swivel, portrait mode, and 151.5 mm height adjustment, as well as a five-year manufacturer’s limited warranty including the LCD panel and a 12-month pixel defect warranty for the CG277 model.

Both the EIZO ColorEdge CG277 and CX271 monitors will start shipping late March or Early April, depending on country and release date. No price has been confirmed for either monitor just yet.

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EIZO Releases World’s First 240 Hz Monitor for Gaming

EIZO Limited today announced the 23.5-inch FORIS FG2421, the world’s first gaming monitor with a 240 Hz refresh rate. The FORIS FG2421 also features a low input lag and gaming preset modes that were developed with professional gamers to make it ideal for first-person shooter, racing, fighting, and other fast-action genres.

The FORIS FG2421 comes with a new feature called Turbo 240 that surpasses the 120 Hz refresh rate of conventional gaming monitors. Turbo 240 converts 120 Hz signals to 240 Hz by controlling the blinking of the LED backlight. This high refresh rate along with a response time of less than 1 ms produces the smoothest image display available on a gaming monitor.

The FORIS FG2421 is the first gaming monitor with a refresh rate of 120 Hz or more to use a VA (vertical alignment) LCD panel. The VA panel provides a wide viewing angle of 176° and a high native contrast ratio of 5000:1 for deep blacks. This high contrast ratio increases visibility in dark scenes making it easier to spot enemies.

EIZO developed its own integrated circuit to minimize the input lag or the time it takes for commands from a keyboard, mouse, or controller to appear on the screen. With a 60 Hz input signal the input lag is less than one frame and with a 120 Hz signal it is less than 1.5 frames.

HDMI, DisplayPort, and DVI-D ports provide connectivity with PCs, consoles, Blu-ray players and cameras. A USB hub with one upstream and two downstream ports lets users connect peripherals such as a mouse and keyboard to the monitor. A line-out jack for connecting to external speakers and a headphone jack provide further functionality.

It packs plenty of other features too like shareable colour profiles, a smart image scaler and more. It certainly sounds like one epic monitor and if we are lucky we would hope to have on in for review later this year. Personally I haven’t even made the leap to 120Hz yet, but I can see pro gamers falling over themselves to check this one out. The FORIS FG2421 is available at retailers now.

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EIZO Announces 2 New UK Sponsorship Deals With Meltdown & Special Effect

EIZO has just signed its support of the Meltdown bar in London, the very first eSports bar in the UK and also to the charity, “SpecialEffect” who help make gaming accessible to those with disabilities. Internationally, EIZO is a well-known pro-active sponsor of eSports tournaments and one of the world’s leading teams, Fnatic. Here in the UK, EIZO is swiftly aiming for first place among gamers.

Meltdown Paris was the first ever eSports bar, offering a place for gamers to gather and watch international competitions in their favourite games while sharing drinks with like-minded people. One year later, after expanding to Berlin, this unique concept has just arrived in London. EIZO has installed five FORIS FS2332s in to London’s first eSports bar. Other EIZO’s are used in Stockholm, Paris and Berlin.

“If you’re a serious gamer, you use an EIZO,” said Colin Woodley, Business Manager EIZO Limited

EIZO Limited also wanted to help boost the work that SpecialEffect is doing with disabled gamers.

“Everything about these monitors fits in with what we’re trying to do,” said Charity Director Dr Mick Donegan, “Their size and picture quality is perfect for people like Harry. Working with companies like EIZO is fundamental to our success. Without their support, we wouldn’t be able to help as many people enjoy the inclusivity and therapeutic benefits of video games.”

“We really welcome the opportunity to cement this partnership with the great people at SpecialEffect,” said Colin Woodley, Business Manager EIZO Limited . “It reinforces EIZO’s commitment to the gaming industry. Our technology enables those with poorer eyesight or those who have to sit in difficult positions to be able to see the whole screen, as the calibration and enhancements mean that the screen remains visible even at 178 degrees vertically and horizontally with a contrast ratio of 1000:1. We wish their gamers luck!”

With more and more gamers coming to prefer EIZO monitors to help them set their gaming performance and scores above other players, EIZO is constantly developing new monitors to make the whole experience of the game enhanced and the best for each player with consumer prices that start at just £235 +VAT. This partnership with SpecialEffect ensures that EIZO technology can be enjoyed by every player whatever physical ability.

SpecialEffect are also hoping to use the Foris to showcase their amazing eye controlled EyeGaze tech, release to follow later this year.