Eizo has launched a new addition to its ColorEdge series – the CG241W. Offering both 12-bit hardware calibration and a 6ms grey-to-grey response time, this 24.1-inch widescreen monitor is designed to display both still and moving images, pitching itself at markets including including pre-press, digital photography, video editing and post-production.

The ColorEdge CG241W has a native resolution of 1920-×-1200, allowing it to display full 1080p HD video with thin black borders at the top and bottom of the screen. The maximum brightness is 300 cd/m², contrast ratio is 850:1, and horizontal and vertical viewing angles are 178°. The wide gamut LCD panel reproduces 92 per cent of NTSC and 96 per cent of the Adobe RGB colour.

The CG241W has its own internal hardware calibration capability, allowing the colours to be adjusted within the monitor itself rather than by the computer’s graphics board as is the case with software calibration. This is designed to ensure no colour tones are lost in the calibration process and results in more accurate on-screen colour.

Eizo’s ColorNavigator CE calibration software is bundled with the CG241W and allows for setting the target values for brightness, white point, and gamma. ColorNavigator CE works with a measurement device to directly utilize the monitor’s 12-bit look-up table for accurate calibration in less than five minutes. When calibration is complete the settings can be saved as an ICC profile.

The software also offers black level settings and a paper white measuring function for colour matching between the image on the monitor and the image on the printouts. The ColorEdge CG241W comes equipped with Eizo’s latest ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit). The ASIC has a 12-bit look-up table with a palette of 4,081 colours for each R, G, and B from which the most appropriate 256 colours are selected. The ASIC also features 16-bit internal processing for smooth display of grayscale tones, which brings out details, especially in dark areas of an image.

Eizo says that the monitor corrects the brightness and chroma uniformity errors that are characteristic of LCD panels with its Digital Uniformity Equalizer (DUE) function. With DUE, brightness and chroma appear uniform for each tone no matter where on the screen it is displayed.