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Why Pros Choose EIZO for Color Grading and Tonal Accuracy

EIZO for Colour Grading
Your monitor is likely the accessory you look at most in your day-to-day work life. The quality of the image and the accuracy of colour it displays are vital to unlocking the full potential of your colour grading and post-production workflow. And that’s why purchasing a brand-new monitor is such a significant decision.

So, where do you start? Cost? Visual appeal? Size? Brand? They all matter, and that’s why so many pros choose EIZO for colour grading and colour-accurate projects. It’s not just pros either. Those on a journey to learn how to colour grade opt for EIZO, too.

Affordability, versatility, and exceptional accuracy make EIZO’s ColorEdge monitor range one of the very best on the market. Let’s take a deeper dive into the top five reasons content creators choose EIZO. 

5 Reasons Why Content Creators Select EIZO ColorEdge for Colour-Accurate Projects

1. Exceptional image quality

Ultimately, the goal of your colour grading workflow is a finished product that’s true to the specifications. Superior image quality, colour, and tonal accuracy are critical in achieving that goal – and that’s where EIZO delivers.

EIZO IPS panels reproduce an impressive 99 percent of the Adobe RGB colour space. In practice, that means you can convert RAW images to Adobe RGB and view images captured directly in Adobe RGB, knowing that dynamic colours and tones are reproduced faithfully. What’s more, a wide colour gamut allows EIZO monitors to display the  CMYK colour spaces almost in their entirety. Plus, depending on the model, they offer a DCI-P3 coverage of between 93 and 98 percent.

Colour graders want the deepest darkest blacks – none of that faded, muddy, grey-blackness that dampens the overall finish of a still or video. EIZO ColorEdge monitors provide a contrast ratio of 1000:1, allowing for crisp, deep blacks with reduced whiteness.
Exceptional image quality is a must, but EIZO takes it one step further. Perhaps you’ve experienced the frustration of waiting 30-minutes plus for your monitor’s chromaticity and tone characteristics to steady. EIZO has worked its magic, cutting warm-up time by over 75 percent. That means work starts whenever you’re ready, whether in the studio, your home office, or on location.
EIZO can deliver on these features because it takes quality control into its own hands – everything is done in-house. The company adheres to robust manufacturing standards and puts every single monitor through a series of tests before it hits the market. It’s this attention to detail that gives EIZO monitors a competitive advantage.
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2. Streamlined viewing experience

How many hours a day do you spend staring at your monitor? Two? Five? More? You need a setup that supports proper posture without sabotaging the quality of your view. EIZO solves this problem in two ways. 

First, it provides users with a genuinely customizable range of stand and swivel options. You can move the monitor up and down and even rotate it vertically (a must-have if you’re a portrait photographer). Second, these monitors offer wide viewing angles such as an 89 degree vertical angle. That means no craning your neck and no slouching in your chair.
It’s also worth mentioning that EIZO monitors feature anti-glare coatings that protect your work (and eyes) from stubborn reflections.

3. Versatile input and output connections

As far as inputs go, different EIZO ColorEdge monitors offer different variations. SDI, DisplayPort, and HDMI are standard, but it’s also worth keeping an eye out for USB 3.0, Thunderbolt, and audio outputs, which make your colour grading monitor a little more practical in your daily life.
Remember, calibration is a critical characteristic of your monitor’s performance – not just in the present but also in the future. Your monitor’s display is like a moving target. It changes and shifts as it ages. In-built tools, software, and external probes help you maintain colour accuracy for as long as your monitor is alive and kicking.

4. Fuss-free calibration

In early 2020, EIZO launched the 31.1 inch ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3146, a DCI-4K HDR monitor which was the first of its class to have an in-built calibration sensor. Paired with ColorNavigator software, calibration becomes quick and straightforward. Your job is as easy as inputing values for gamma, brightness, and white point, and the sensor does the rest. 

Eizo for Colour Grading
Remember, calibration is a critical characteristic of your monitor’s performance – not just in the present but also in the future. Your monitor’s display is like a moving target. It changes and shifts as it ages. In-built tools, software, and external probes help you maintain colour accuracy for as long as your monitor is alive and kicking.

5. Affordability

Professional-grade monitors don’t always come cheap, and it can feel like you’ve hit the jackpot if you land a half-decent colour grading workhorse without breaking the bank. Affordability is one of the chief reasons so many pros turn to EIZO monitors for colour grading and tonal accuracy.

EIZO ColorEdge delivers all the benefits of high-end monitors – image quality, colour accuracy, durability, longevity, versatility, the list goes on. But, they won’t set you back an arm and a leg, making them an ideal choice for freelancers, budding studios, and cost-conscious professionals. Plus, they offer a five-year warranty for total peace of mind.

EIZO for Colour Grading

Why Choose Annex Pro to Get More from EIZO?

Whether you’re a pro or newbie at colour grading, EIZO delivers over and above at a fair price. Offering leading image quality, tonal precision, versatility, longevity, and quick and easy calibration, the EIZO ColorEdge range empowers you to bring your colour-accurate projects to life.

If you’re ready to explore your options, reach out to us. Depended on by more than 1,000 artists and studios, Annex Pro is Canada’s leading supplier of EIZO displays. From technical expertise to rapid quoting and competitive pricing, we can answer all your questions and help you get even more out of your EIZO monitor. If you’ve already made up your mind, you can even buy an EIZO display online at our eCommerce store.

Reach out to us through our contact page and tell us about your project or workflow goals. We’ll be in touch soon.

May 11, 2021 | Blog, Eizo

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