EcoView Automatic is turned on by briefly pressing a button. In the case of strong lighting, the image brightness is increased, while it is reduced in the case of weak lighting. This results in the highest levels of ergonomic comfort at the workstation thanks to the most constant contrast possible, which incidentally saves both money and the environment.
Often, people forget to establish the USB connection between the monitor and the PC/Mac. ColorNavigator uses the USB cable to calibrate the monitor. Please check that the USB cable is inserted correctly and is also functioning properly.
This requires an appropriate cable between the Thunderbolt/USB-C interface and the DisplayPort in the monitor. We have tested the following cables can confirm their functionality.
Product name: CDP2DPMM1MB (USB Type-C to DisplayPort cable)
Resolutions of up to 4K DCI (4096x2560 Pixel) are transmitted at up to 60 Hz.
Power Resolution enhances contours and microstructures on the screen. This makes the image display clearer and more vivid. Games, videos, and images take on more depth and appear roomier in dimension. This is particularly effective for slightly blurred scenes as well as ones with a metallic reflection. Structures and contours can be displayed in sharper or softer focus as desired. The user can activate Power Resolution and define the extent to which it is activated using the OnScreen menu.
High-resolution one-point pixel patterns (mesh patterns), such as ones in moving images of bushes or rocks, require very high-performance graphics boards to optimally display movement. If delays arise due to lower-performance graphics boards, we recommend reducing the Power Resolution setting to 1 or switching it off entirely. Otherwise, the delays may cause annoying changes in brightness.
Our recommendations for ColorEdge monitors are as follows:
In practice, it is common to align the white balance of the screen with the light box (and not with the working color space). This is usually D50, or 5000 Kelvin.
D65 is usually used for proofing in daylight or for photography in general.
We recommend that users select the tonal values of the monitor to approximate the working color space as closely as possible. That way, the application’s/operating system’s color management does not have to do as much work to correct the tone values for the monitor output.
PhotoRGB, Adobe RGB, and sRGB are based on a gamma characteristic of 2.2. This means that the screen should also be calibrated to 2.2. ECI-RGB is based on a gamma of 1.8.
The L* gamut does not recognize any gamma function; instead, L is equidistant. Overall, these recommendations refer to the smallest differences in hues.
When calculating the output, color management takes into account the monitor profile that contains the set gamma. Users should select the monitor gamma in accordance with the gamut gamma in order to eliminate banding. Alternatively, users can work without gamma, only using L* for the monitor and gamut. However, the illuminance of the proof does not really recognize color management. Because of this, the screen’s white balance should be selected in accordance with the illuminance of the proof, and not in accordance with the gamut.
Our recommendations for FlexScan monitors are as follows:
Gamma = 2.2 und white balance = 6500
The warranty for EIZO RadiForce monitors is 5 years for most models including an on-site replacement service. EIZO recommends an image brightness that is considerably higher than the minimum requirements in accordance with QS RL for monitors used for medical diagnostics. This recommended brightness is guaranteed by EIZO.
The corresponding product data sheets show which guarantee applies to which RadiForce model.
In terms of ports available on the monitors: generally speaking, yes. We recommend graphics boards with DisplayPort 1.2 or higher for monitors with 4K resolution.
EIZO monitors have a USB-C interface that supports what is known as DisplayPort Alternate Mode. This allows the monitors to receive image signals via a USB-C connection. The computer system and/or its USB-C port also has to support this mode, e.g., MacBook Pro and its Thunderbolt interface. Please note the computer manufacturer’s specifications.
Please check whether there is an audio connection between the computer and the monitor (HDMI, DisplayPort or audio cable). Select the audio input accordingly and configure the volume.
When selecting the different anti-tearing processes, we chose the less hardware-dependent AMD FreeSync. G-Sync would have been available anyway without the EIZO microprocessor. That in-turn would have meant the loss of key image improvements and jeopardized image quality. Therefore, we do not support G-sync.
If you have a high-performance graphics card without FreeSync, you can still use the higher refresh rates of 120 Hz or 144 Hz. The higher refresh rates alone reduce movement artifacts considerably. Upon request, you can still activate the motion blur reduction of the monitor. It does not need special sync technology and pushes switching time below 1 millisecond.