An interview from the 2023 NAB Show in Las Vegas with Kevin Burke of EIZO. EIZO, which means image in Japanese, is a visual technology company that develops and manufactures high-end visual solutions to enrich people in their professional and personal lives.

At NAB 2022, EIZO introduced the first of a new generation of ColorEdge monitors – the 27-inch CG2700X (3840 x 2160) and CG2700S (2560 x 1440). These flagship models support the HDR workflow and are the first ColorEdge monitors to feature a brand-new cabinet design and built-in network connection via USB Type-C connection. The ColorEdge CG2700X and CG2700S display at 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) and 2K WQHD (2560 x 1440) resolution respectively. The remarkable detail ensures that high resolution content is displayed crisply, while the 27-inch screen provides ample space for displaying editing windows, toolbars, palettes, or other applications. This makes the monitor versatile for video editing, 3DCG creation, game development, photography, and other creative fields.

The monitors are equipped with EIZO’s award-winning built-in sensor technology and ColorNavigator 7 color management software. The solution allows the user to calibrate the monitor automatically at designated times, eliminating the need for a third-party calibration device and ensuring the screen stays accurate over time.

Both monitors support HLG (hybrid log-gamma) and the PQ (perceptual quantization) curves for displaying and editing HDR (high dynamic range) content. The optimized gamma curves render images to appear truer to how the human eye perceives the real world compared to SDR (standard dynamic range). This ensures professional creators can reliably display HDR content for editing and color grading.

USB Type-C connectivity allows users to display video, transmit USB signals, and supply up to 94 W (CG2700X) or 92 W (CG2700S) of power to a connected device, such as a tablet, MacBook Pro, or other high-end notebook PC. This convenient multi-purpose connectivity makes it faster and easier to connect when moving between creative workstations or when working in a remote or home studio. Furthermore, the monitors have a LAN port directly built in for providing a stable network connection. Connecting a laptop or desktop PC via USB Type-C provides access to the network through the monitor for sharing creative assets and files or carrying out post production work remotely.

The ColorEdge CG2700X and CG2700S are the first models proceeding EIZO’s ColorEdge PROMINENCE HDR reference monitor to include Sync Signal. This function automatically adjusts the monitor’s settings, such as input range and input color format, according to the video signal to ensure color settings stay consistent throughout production.

The backside of the ColorEdge CG2700X and CG2700S incorporates a new punched metal design that allows for more airflow, keeping the monitor cool without a noisy fan. The sleek, rounded edges and non-intrusive stand base allows these monitors to fit into any creative environment seamlessly. Both monitors also come bundled with a newly designed light-shielding hood that is lightweight and attaches to the monitor magnetically without needing to connect separate parts.

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