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Color Management and Color Matching
ColorNavigator – Optional Calibration Software
EIZO’s optional ColorNavigator calibration software makes calibration simple and produces predictable color results. ColorNavigator works with a wide range of measurement devices and provides hardware calibration by directly utilizing the monitor’s look-up table. The monitor’s built-in correction sensor automatically maintains the calibration settings by self correcting at specific intervals determined by the user.
ColorNavigator Elements – Photo Color Matching Software
With this free software, you adjust your screen to color match your prints through visual perception. This is a simple color matching solution for entry-level users because no external sensor is required and the monitor automatically maintains its color settings with the built-in correction sensor.
Learn more about color matching.
In this guide, we go over how you can retouch and print digital photos on your own home inkjet printer and match the colors with monitor.
Built-in Correction Sensor Automatically Maintains Your Settings
The CX series and CS series are equipped with a built-in correction sensor housed within the front upper bezel. This sensor records your adjustment results, and maintains the white point and brightness values by automatically readjusting the settings at specific intervals that you determine. Even if the monitor is switched off or not connected to a computer, it will stick to its preset schedule and self correct.
The built-in correction sensor works with both ColorNavigator and ColorNavigator Elements to automatically maintain your settings.
Stable Image Display Free from Environmental Influence
EIZO-Developed ASIC at the Core
All ColorEdge models come with an ASIC (application specific integrated circuit) developed by EIZO to meet the needs of the graphics market. The ASIC has its own algorithms used in high-precision color processing to produce smooth color tones.
Color That's Ready When You Are
From the time it is turned on it typically takes 30 minutes or longer for a monitor’s brightness, chromaticity, and tone characteristics to stabilize. EIZO has shortened this warm-up time by more than 75% to a mere 7 minutes. For confirming your work in a photo studio or taking your monitor with you on location, you can get to work right away.
Brightness and Color Uniformity with DUE
Fluctuations in brightness and chromaticity on different parts of the screen are a common trait of LCD monitors. EIZO's patented digital uniformity equalizer (DUE) technology compensates for these fluctuations to produce a more uniform image across the screen. And now DUE also counterbalances the influences that a fluctuating ambient temperature may have on color temperature and brightness to ensure stable image display.
Predictable Color You Can Depend
Individually Adjusted at the Factory
The gamma level for each ColorEdge monitor is adjusted at the factory. This is accomplished by measuring the R, G, and B gamma values from 0 – 255, then using the monitor’s 16-bit look-up table (LUT) to select the 256 most appropriate tones to achieve the desired value.
Reproduces Almost the Entire Adobe RGB Color Space
A wide color gamut reproduces 97% of the Adobe RGB color space so images shot in RAW can be converted to Adobe RGB or images shot in Adobe RGB will be displayed correctly. The colors seen in photos of vibrant blue skies and lush green forests will be reproduced faithfully in a way that cannot be on monitors with an sRGB color space. The wide color gamut also ensures that the monitor reproduces almost the entire ISO-coated and US web-coated CMYK color spaces used in printing.
10-Bit Simultaneous Display
Using the DisplayPort input, the monitor offers 10-bit simultaneous color display* from a 16-bit look-up table which means it can show more than one billion colors simultaneously. This is 64 times as many colors as you get with 8-bit display which results in even smoother color gradations and reduced Delta-E between two adjacent colors.
*A graphics board and software which support 10-bit output are also necessary for 10-bit display.
The HDMI input supports I/P (interlace/progressive) conversion for converting the interlace signals from TV and video into progressive signals for flicker-free display.
Comfort and Convenience
DisplayPort, HDMI, and DVI-D inputs are included for connecting to various types of graphics boards, The HDMI input also offers direct connection with digital cameras. Two USB upstream ports allow two computers to be connected at once so it’s not necessary to reconnect the USB cable when using the ColorNavigator software and switching between the two computers.
Smooth Display of Video
For video editing or post production work, an overdrive circuit is included to reduce gray-to-gray response time to 6 ms and ensure that moving images look clean and sharp with a minimum of ghosting.
Adjust the screen to the most comfortable angle for you and reposition it to show your work to a colleague or client. The monitor comes with a versatile stand that offers height, tilt, and swivel adjustments as well as portrait mode display.
Preset Modes for Optimum Viewing
7 preset modes are included: Paper, Adobe RGB, sRGB, Calibration, and three user- adjustable modes. With the bundled ScreenManager for Pro (compatible with Windows OS only), you can assign a mode to an application so that mode will automatically be come active when you call up an application.
Optional Shading Hood for Portrait and Landscape Modes
Most shading hoods can only be used in landscape mode, but a unique hood that is designed for portrait mode as well is available as an option.
Commitment to Quality and the Environment
|The monitor is backed by a manufacturer’s 5-year warranty that covers all components including the LCD panel. EIZO can do this because it manufacturers its products at its own factories. This allows EIZO to keep close control over production quality and ensure that its monitors are built to last for 5 years.||
Zero Watts When Turned Off
When the monitor is turned off via the power button on its front bezel it consumes no electricity.
|Model Variations||CX270: Monitor only (ColorNavigator not included)|
|Size||27" / 68 cm (684 mm diagonal)|
DisplayPort, DVI: 2560 x 1440 (16:9 aspect ratio)
HDMI: 1920 x 1080 (16:9 aspect ratio)
|Display Size (H x V)||596.7 x 335.6 mm|
|Pixel Pitch||0.2331 x 0.2331 mm|
DisplayPort: 1024 tones (a palette of 65281 tones)
DVI, HDMI: 256 tones (a palette of 65281 tones)
DisplayPort: 1.07 billion from a palette of 278 trillion
DVI, HDMI: 16.77 million from a palette of 278 trillion
|Viewing Angles (H / V, typical)||178°, 178°|
|Brightness (typical)||320 cd/m2|
|Recommended Brightness for Calibration||120 cd/m2 or less|
|Contrast Ratio (typical)||1000:1|
|Response Time (typical)||6 ms (Gray-to-gray)|
|Wide Gamut Coverage (typical)||Adobe RGB: 97%|
|Input Terminals||DVI-D 24 pin, DisplayPort (with HDCP), HDMI (with HDCP)|
|Digital Scanning Frequency (H / V)||
DisplayPort, DVI: 26 - 89 kHz, 23.75 - 63 Hz (VGA Text: 69 - 71 Hz)
HDMI: 15 - 68 kHz, 23.75 - 61 Hz
2 ports for monitor control
2-port USB hub
|Power Requirements||AC 100 - 120 V / 200 - 240 V, 50 / 60 Hz|
|Maximum Power Consumption||154 W|
|Typical Power Consumption||72 W|
|Power Save Mode||Less than 0.7 W|
|Standby Mode||Less than 0.5 W|
|Power Management||Power Save (DisplayPort: Rev. 1.1a, DVI: DVI DMPM)|
|Features & Functions|
|Preset Modes||Color Mode (User1, User2, User3, Paper, Adobe RGB, sRGB, Calibration)|
|Digital Uniformity Equalizer||Yes|
|OSD Languages||English, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese|
|Others||Screen Size (full screen, enlarge, normal), Color Adjustment (Brightness, Contrast, Black Level, Independent 6-Color Control, Gamma, Temperature, Saturation, Hue, Gain, Enhancer, Reset), HDMI Settings (Noise Reduction), Range Extension, Signal Switching, OSD Menu Settings, Overdrive, Mode Preset, USB Selection, Signal Info, Monitor Info, DUE Priority, Key Lock, Signal Bandwidth, Power Indicator, All Reset|
|Dimensions (Landscape, W x H x D)||646 x 425 - 576.5 x 281.5 mm|
|Dimensions (Portrait, W x H x D)||402 x 671 - 704 x 281.5 mm|
|Dimensions (Without Stand, W x H x D)||646 x 402 x 92 mm|
|Net Weight||13.6 kg / 30 lbs|
|Net Weight (Without Stand)||9.7 kg / 21.4 lbs|
|Height Adjustment Range||151.5 mm|
|Tilt||25° Up, 0° Down|
|Hole Spacing (VESA Standard)||100 x 100 mm|
|Temperature||0 - 35 °C|
|Humidity (R.H., non condensing)||20 - 80 %|
|Certifications & Standards (Please contact the EIZO group company or distributor in your country for the latest information.)||CUDO certified mark, TUV/Ergonomics (including ISO 9241-307 [Pixel fault class I]), TUV/GS, cTUVus, CE, c-Tick, CB, VCCI-B, FCC-B, Canadian ICES-003-B, RoHS, WEEE, GOST-R|
|Supplied Accessories||AC power cord, signal cables (DVI-D - DVI-D [dual link supported], Mini DisplayPort - DisplayPort), USB cable, setup guide, EIZO LCD Utility Disk (PDF user's manual), warranty card|
|Warranty||Five Years 1 2|
- 1 This monitor meets the ISO9241-307 (Pixel fault class I) standard.
- 2 With current LCD technology, a panel may contain a limited number of missing or flickering pixels.
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