ColorEdge CG318-4K LCD Monitor | EIZO
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Quadruple the Resolution of Full HD. And Then Some.
The ColorEdge CG318-4K displays the DCI 4K standard (4096 x 2160) which is more than four times that of full HD (1920 x 1080). It's ideal for creating, editing, and referencing with 2D and 3D CGI, VFX, compositing, and color grading.
Large 31.1" Screen
Whether you are creating, editing, or checking your work, this screen offers ample space to focus on 4K content. At a dense 149 ppi, it’s suited for not only video but also photo retouching and printing.
HDR Gamma Support
EIZO offers optional HLG and PQ curves for many of its current CG Series monitors. The optimized gamma curves render images to appear more true to how the human eye perceives the real world compared to SDR. These products will support the HDR workflow from shooting to color grading.
For more on HDR technology, see this detailed article.
Reproduces 98% of DCI-P3
This wide-gamut monitor faithfully reproduces almost the entire DCI-P3 standard used in digital cinema. It also covers 100% of the Rec. 709, EBU, and SMPTE-C standards and 99% of Adobe RGB. What's more, it reproduces the sky blues and lush greens that standard sRGB monitors cannot.
SelfCalibration Sensor for Hassle-Free Maintenance
Automate your calibration with the SelfCalibration sensor that is housed within the monitor's top bezel and swings down onto the screen only when calibrating. This sensor eliminates the need for a third-party calibration device and works with EIZO’s ColorNavigator 6 and ColorNavigator NX software.
ColorNavigator 7 Color Management Software
ColorNavigator 7 is the latest calibration and quality control software for ColorEdge color management monitors. It combines all the features of EIZO's previous color management software, ColorNavigator 6 and ColorNavigator NX, to create a new and improved solution for creatives in a range of fields. The proprietary software makes calibration simple and produces predictable results for photography, design, print, and video creation.
ColorNavigator Network Quality Control Software
ColorNavigator Network provides centralized quality control of ColorEdge monitors that have ColorNavigator 7 or NX installed. Administrators can set color modes, schedule self-calibration, register or adjust asset management settings, and other tasks whether the monitors are local or remote. ColorNavigator Network is hosted on a secure cloud server to free you from the initial investment and running costs of providing your own server.
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True Black Display
In compliance with the DCI standard, the ColorEdge CG318-4K offers a high contrast ratio of 1500:1 for producing true blacks that are otherwise difficult to display on a typical LCD monitor. When viewing the screen from an angle in a dimly lit room, dark tones typically appear washed out due to the display characteristics of LCD backlights. The CG Series is equipped with a film which allows tones to retain their depth even when viewed from an angle.
Display of blacks from an angle in a dimly-lit environment
With a single cable, the DCI 4K resolution at 60 Hz is supported by both DisplayPort 1.2 inputs and at 30 Hz by both HDMI inputs.
Consistent Color Display with IPS Panel
A large screen monitor often exhibits color shift when viewed from an angle. With an IPS panel, more than one person can view the screen at once with little change in color or contrast.
Stable Display Technology for Unrivaled ColorEdge Quality
The color and brightness of an LCD monitor can shift due to changes in ambient temperature and the temperature of the monitor itself. ColorEdge monitors are equipped with a temperature sensor for accurately measuring the temperature inside the monitor, as well as estimating the temperature of the surrounding environment. With this temperature sensing and estimation technology, the monitor adjusts in real-time so gradations, color, brightness, and other characteristics continue to be displayed accurately.
Read more about image quality stabilization in our White Paper.
Uniformity Across the Screen
Fluctuations in brightness and chromaticity on different parts of the screen are a common trait of LCD monitors. To counteract this, ColorEdge monitors are equipped with EIZO's patented digital uniformity equalizer (DUE) technology to ensure stable image display and counterbalance the influences that a fluctuating temperature may have on color temperature and brightness for stable image display.
10-Bit Simultaneous Display
With 10-bit simultaneous color display* from a 16-bit look-up table, the CG318-4K 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. Equipment that supports Deep Color is necessary with the HDMI inputs.
3D LUT for Accurate Color Display
A 3D LUT is included which adjusts colors individually on an RGB cubic table. With the emulation function of ColorNavigator 6 and ColorNavigator NX, the 3D LUT applies a film look to the image so creators can check how it will be seen by their audience.
Stable Color in Just Three Minutes
A typical monitor takes 30 minutes or more for its brightness, chromaticity, and tone characteristics to stabilize. EIZO has shortened the warm-up time to a mere three minutes. Whether you are working in a studio or taking the monitor with you on location, you get reliable color display soon after turning the monitor on.
Individually Adjusted at the Factory
EIZO adjusts the RGB color characteristics of each monitor at its factory to eliminate variation and ensure smooth tonal display.
Broadcast and Cinema Presets
Preset modes for EBU, Rec. 709, SMPTE-C, and DCI ensure you can work in the appropriate color spaces and gamma values. To switch between the presets just push a button on the front of the monitor. With the built-in calibration sensor, you can adjust or maintain the brightness setting for each preset.
Safe Area Marker
A safe area marker designates the area of the screen that will be displayed on any display device. This allows you to confirm that subtitles and other text will be visible.
Available with HDMI inputs only.
Flicker-Free for Reduced Eye Fatigue
The ColorEdge CG318-4K offers flicker-free viewing at all brightness levels. Now you can work without worrying about eye fatigue caused by viewing a flickering screen for long periods of time.
The CG Series comes bundled with a shading hood that effectively prevents glare on the monitor's screen caused by ambient lighting. The ColorEdge CG318-4K's shading hood is newly designed and attaches to the monitor magnetically. This allows the users to attach the hood quickly and easily without needing to connect separate parts.
Commitment to Quality
A manufacturer's 5-year warranty covers all components including the LCD panel. EIZO can guarantee a long service life because it manufacturers its products at its own factories ensuring close control over production quality
Zero Bright Pixels
EIZO guarantees this product will be free from bright sub-pixels for six months from purchase date for purchases made on September 1, 2015 or later.
See our Bright Pixel Policy for details.
Brightness and Color Warranty
Brightness and color are warrantied for up to 10,000 hours from the date of production.
Must be used within the recommended brightness of 120 cd/m2 or less and the color temperature between 5000 – 6500 K.
TUV Color Accuracy and FograCert Softproof Monitor Certified
This is among the first monitors in the world to obtain TUV Rheinland’s Color Accuracy (Quick Stability grade) certification. Color Accuracy is the first quality and performance criterion to measure the color accuracy of display devices for multiple graphics fields such as photography, post production, design, and printing.
It is also recognized by Fogra as a Class A FograCert Softproof Monitor. Using it in a FograCert Softproofing System ensures designers, print specifiers, and print producers can rely on the soft proof for predictable and consistent results.
Evaluation carried out with the monitor's DUE Priority set to Uniformity.
Color Simulation Software
EIZO's UniColor Pro software simulates color blindness when used with select EIZO LCD monitors. It allows designers to see how their printed materials, signs, web contents, videos, etc. will appear to those with color blindness.
Used by Professional Creatives Worldwide
In 2015, EIZO established the ColorEdge Ambassador Program which showcases professional photographers, designers, filmmakers, and other creatives who are committed to inspiring and educating artists around the world. EIZO's Ambassadors – all of them ColorEdge users – are passionately dedicated to their craft and prepare the best equipment for realizing their creative vision.
To see our ColorEdge Ambassadors, click here.
|Size||31.1" / 79 cm|
|Native Resolution||4096 x 2160 (17:9 aspect ratio)|
|Viewable Image Size (H x V)||698.0 x 368.1 mm|
|Pixel Pitch||0.170 x 0.170 mm|
DisplayPort, HDMI: 1,024 tones (a palette of 65 thousand tones)
|Display Colors||DisplayPort, HDMI: 1.07 billion from a palette of 278 trillion|
|Viewing Angles (H / V, typical)||178°, 178°|
|Brightness (typical)||350 cd/m2|
|Recommended Brightness for Calibration||120 cd/m2 or less|
|Contrast Ratio (typical)||1500:1|
|HDR Gamma||HLG, PQ curve (optional)|
|Response Time (typical)||9 ms (Gray-to-gray)|
|Color Gamut (typical)||Adobe RGB: 99%, DCI-P3: 98%|
DisplayPort x 2 (HDCP 1.3), HDMI x 2 (Deep Color, HDCP 1.4)
|Digital Scanning Frequency (H / V)||
DisplayPort: 24.5 - 137.5 kHz, 22.5 - 71.5 Hz
HDMI: 14.5 - 135.5 kHz, 22.5 - 71.5 Hz
USB 3.1 Gen 1: Type-B
USB 3.1 Gen 1: Type-A x 3 (Battery Charging 10.5 W max. x1)
|Power Requirements||AC 100 - 240 V, 50 / 60 Hz|
|Typical Power Consumption||54 W|
|Maximum Power Consumption||140 W|
|Power Save Mode||9 W or less|
|Standby Mode||9 W or less|
|Built-in Calibration Sensor||Yes|
|Features & Functions|
|Digital Uniformity Equalizer||Yes|
|Preset Modes||Color Mode (Custom, Adobe RGB, sRGB, REC709, EBU, SMPTE-C, DCI, REC2020, Calibration)|
|OSD Languages||English, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese|
|Others||Screen Size (Full Screen, Aspect Ratio, Dot by Dot), Color Adjustment (Brightness, Temperature, Gamma, Color Gamut, Hue, Saturation, Clipping, XYZ Format, Gain, Black Level, Independent 6-Color Control, Reset), Range Extension, HDMI Settings (Noise Reduction, Film Detection, Safe Area Marker, Safe Area Size, Border Color), Auto Input Detection, Menu Rotation, USB CHARGE Port, Power Save, Indicator, Beep, Input Skip, Mode Skip, Signal Switching, Information, DUE Priority, Key Lock, Picture Setup, Signal Format, Zoom, REC709 Gamut warning, All Reset, I/P Conversion|
|Dimensions (Landscape, W x H x D)||735 x 434 - 583 x 245 mm|
|Dimensions (Without Stand, W x H x D)||735 x 423 x 65.5 mm|
|Dimensions (Landscape with Hood, W x H x D)||754.4 x 443.6 - 592.6 x 361 mm|
|Net Weight||11.3 kg / 24.9 lbs|
|Net Weight (Without Stand)||8.3 kg / 18.3 lbs|
|Net Weight (With Hood)||12.2 kg / 36.9 lbs|
|Height Adjustment Range||149 mm|
|Tilt||35° Up, 5° Down|
|Hole Spacing (VESA Standard)||100 x 100 mm|
Landscape: 0 - 35 °C
Portrait:0 - 30 °C
|Operating Humidity (R.H., non condensing)||20 - 80 %|
|Certifications & Standards (Please contact EIZO for the latest information.)||CB, CE, TUV/GS, cTUVus, FCC-B, CAN ICES-3 (B), VCCI-B, TUV/Ergonomie, TUV/Color Accuracy (Quick Stability), RCM, EAC, RoHS, WEEE, CUDO certified mark, China RoHS, CCC, FograCert Softproofing System (class A)|
|Color Mangement Software ColorNavigator 7||Supported|
|Color Mangement Software ColorNavigator 6||Supported|
|Monitor Management Software ColorNavigator NX||Supported|
|Supplied Accessories (May vary by country. Please contact EIZO for details.)|
|Signal Cables||DisplayPort (2 m), Mini DisplayPort - DisplayPort (2 m), HDMI (2 m)|
|Others||AC power cord, USB cable, setup guide, EIZO LCD Utility Disk (ColorNavigator software, PDF user's manual), adjustment certificate, ScreenCleaner, monitor hood, quick reference, warranty card|
Five Years 2 5
Zero bright sub-pixels for six months from date of purchase for purchases made on September 1, 2015 or later.
- 2 With current LCD technology, a panel may contain a limited number of missing or flickering pixels.
- 5 If the monitor is left on continuously over a long period of time, dark smudges or burn-in may appear. To maximize the life of the monitor, we recommend the monitor be turned off periodically.
|September 7, 2018||
Advanced Image Quality Stabilization: ColorEdge [PDF]
This document explains the correction effect by our own display stabilization function by using measured values. In addition, we will explain about the display stabilization function evolved by utilizing AI.
- High-precision calibration for graphics monitors
- Keep your screen free from dust and fingerprints
- Includes pump spray and cloth
June 27 2016
"For typical color correction and video editing, this display provides excellent color reproduction, resolution support, and some great built-in features, so it comes highly recommended. "
October 19, 2015
"If you are a creative professional or a keen photographer (with the means) who wants and/or needs to work in a 4K wide gamut colour managed environment or requires the highest levels of colour accuracy and uniformity then you will be very well served by the Eizo CG-318-4K."
September 1, 2015
"Dollar for dollar, the CG318-4K brought it on all fronts. From providing mission critical color, black, and contrast confidence in a shooting environment, to a few very long days grading and editing footage, the monitor delivered. "
July 14, 2015
"The CG 318-4K monitor is, by quite a margin, the best computer monitor I have seen to date"
June 22, 2015
Total Score: A
"ColorEdge CG318-4K is a superb monitor with virtually no defects and some of the best color reproduction in existence today in a 4K monitor."
Digital Video Magazine - NAB 2015
April 15, 2015
2015 Best of Show Award
"The ColorEdge CG318-4K Color Accurate LCD Monitor was selected from among nominees at the 2015 NAB Show by our panel of industry experts as notable for its design, features, cost efficiency and performance in serving professional users."
February 27, 2015"...in places where purchasing decisions are based on capability, not branding, really good 4K monitoring is made a lot more accessible by the existence of this display."
February 6, 2015
"...for those professionals whose job depends on pixel-perfect, colour-accurate images, day after day, and with minimum hassle, the ColorEdge CG318-4K is a hugely sensible investment."
February 6, 2015
"The ColorEdge CG318-4K is destined to find a loving home in studios and editing suites worldwide, and rightly so – it’s the best monitor to ever pass through PC Pro’s labs. "
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