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ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3146HDR logo
31.1" (78.9 cm) HDR Reference Monitor
The world's first true HDR reference monitor with a built-in calibration sensor.
Further expanding on EIZO's flagship HDR reference monitor, the ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3146 is the first true HDR reference  monitor in the world to incorporate a built-in calibration sensor for ensuring the ultimate color-accurate HDR viewing environment.
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CG3146

High Dynamic Range

What is HDR?

HDR (High Dynamic Range) is a range that approximates the human perception of color and light as content is shown on a display device. A monitor which supports HDR is able to correctly show both very bright and very dark areas on the screen without sacrificing the integrity of either. With lower-range SDR (Standard Dynamic Range) monitors, brightness, contrast, and color are lost when displaying HDR content.

HDR
 

EIZO HDR Technology

EIZO's ColorEdge PROMINENCE HDR reference monitors are the first to overcome the severe drawbacks of other HDR technologies available in the market, so they can be used reliably for post production work.

Auto Brightness Limiter (ABL) equipped in other HDR OLED monitors limits the monitor's ability to display lighter scenes with tones over a specific range. This causes those light areas to appear dimmer and the color duller as a result.
EIZO HDR Technology
 

Local dimming uses an area control backlight system which adjusts the brightness in sections of the screen depending on the content displayed. However, when an object on the screen falls outside of the area of the backlight that is adjusted, a "halo" effect appears, making it impossible to achieve full color accuracy in smaller details.
HDR Monitor with Local Dimming

EIZO's ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3146 achieves a true HDR visual experience without ABL or Local Dimming to ensure you always see accurate colors and brightness in every pixel.
 

Gamma Curves

ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3146 supports two gamma curves used for HDR video – hybrid log-gamma (HLG) and perceptual quantization (PQ) curve. HLG is compatible with SDR displays and is suitable for live television broadcasting. PQ curve approximates the human visual system in terms of color and light perception, making it ideal for films, streaming, and other video content. Both gamma curves were standardized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) as ITU-R BT.2100. In addition, the PQ curve was standardized by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) as ST-2084.
Gamma Curves

 

Simple and Precise Color Management

Built-In Sensor to Automate Your Workflow

The ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3146 is the first HDR reference monitor in the world to be equipped with a built-in sensor which calibrates the monitor to stay color accurate. This eliminates the need for a third-party calibration device and streamlines color management so you can stay more focused on the creative process. Calibration information is saved directly to the monitor, so you do not need to recalibrate if connecting to more than one PC.

Built-In Sensor to Automate Your Workflow

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.

More about ColorNavigator 7

ColorNavigator 7 Color Management Software
 

Content Editing and Mastering

High Brightness and Contrast

ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3146 achieves the 1000 cd/m2 high brightness level needed for HDR content display. It also offers a typical contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 for displaying true blacks.

CG3146

DCI 4K Resolution

ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3146 displays the DCI-4K standard (4096 x 2160) which is more than four times that of full HD (1920 x 1080). It is ideal for creating, editing, and referencing with 2D and 3D CGI, VFX, compositing, and color grading.
DCI 4K Resolution
 

SDI Connectivity

The ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3146 is equipped with a Single-Link 12G/6G/3G/HD-SDI and Dual- or Quad-Link 3G*/HD-SDI connections for seamless transmission of 4K video data. The SDI connections support 2SI (2 sample interleave) to ensure picture is always maintained during transmission. VPID (Video Payload ID) is also supported for SDI connections.
*2 sample interleave supported.
SDI Connectivity
 

Flexible Connection

Furthermore, the monitor has an HDMI and DisplayPort input located conveniently on the side of the monitor for flexible connection to a range of other video devices. Four USB downstream ports and one upstream port are also equipped.

HDMI and DisplayPort Inputs
HDMI and DisplayPort Inputs

HDMI and DisplayPort Inputs
HDMI and DisplayPort Inputs
 

Video Compatibilities

The monitor's HDMI and DisplayPort inputs support DCI 4K at 60p. HDMI input supports 12-bit 4:2:2 at 50/60p and DisplayPort input supports up to 10-bit 4:4:4 at 50/60p.

 

Stable and Accurate Display

Wide Color Gamut

The wide gamut faithfully reproduces 99% of the DCI-P3 standard used in post production for faithful reproduction of color.

Wide Color Gamut
 

10-Bit Simultaneous Display

The ColorEdge CG3146 offers 10-bit simultaneous display* from a 24-bit look-up-table (LUT) which means it can show more than one billion colors simultaneously. This is 64 times more colors than you get with 8-bit display, resulting in smooth color gradations and reduced Delta-E between two adjacent colors.

10-Bit Simultaneous Display


*A graphics board and software which support 10-bit output are also necessary for 10-bit display. Equipment that supports DeepColor is required for 10-bit display when connected via HDMI.
 

3D LUT for Accurate Color Display

A 3D LUT is included which adjusts colors individually on an RGB cubic table. The 3D LUT also improves the monitor's additive color mixture (combination of RGB), which is a key factor in its ability to display neutral gray tones.

 3D LUT for Accurate Color Display

Stable Display Using Industry-First AI

The color and brightness of an LCD monitor can shift due to changes in ambient temperature and the temperature of the monitor itself. ColorEdge CG Series 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. Furthermore, EIZO uses AI (artificial intelligence)* in the estimation algorithm of the CG3146 so it can distinguish between various temperature changing patterns to calculate even more accurate correction.

*Patent pending.
Read more about image quality stabilization in our White Paper.

Stable Display Using Industry-First AI

 

Stable Color in Just 3 Minutes

A typical monitor takes 30 minutes or more for its brightness, chromaticity, and tone characteristics to stabilize. The ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3146 takes a mere 3* minutes so you get reliable color display soon after turning the monitor on.
*Based on EIZO's internal testing.

Stable Color in Just 3 Minutes

 

Uniformity Across the Screen

LCD monitors commonly exhibit fluctuations in brightness and chromaticity across the screen, affecting color accuracy. To counter this, ColorEdge monitors are equipped with EIZO's patented digital uniformity equalizer (DUE) technology which corrects deviations in every tone across the screen to ensure stable display.

Uniformity Across the Screen
 

Added Functionality

Multiple Preset Color Modes

The ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3146 provides quick access to several broadcast-standard preset color modes from the OSD menu. The available modes are BT.2020, BT.709, DCI-P3, PQ_BT.2100, PQ_DCI-P3, HLG_BT.2100, Calibration, and SYNC_SIGNAL.
 

Automatic Color Settings

To ensure color settings stay consistent throughout production, the ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3146 includes a Sync Signal function which automatically adjusts the monitor's settings, such as input range and input color format, according to the video signal.

 

Luminance Warning

The ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3146 includes a function that shows the areas of the image that cannot be displayed correctly at the current brightness settings. These areas are marked in yellow or magenta and can be viewed for brightnesses of 300, 500, 1000, and 4000 cd/m2.
PQ and HLG Brightness Options

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4K Zoom

Enlarge areas of the screen to confirm small details and check focus accuracy in images using the 4K zoom function. It is quickly and easily accessible using the monitor's front buttons.
4K Zoom

 

BT.709 Out of Gamut Warning

The monitor includes a Gamut Warning preset that when selected, indicates areas of a BT.2020 image that cannot be reproduced using BT.709 by converting them to shades of gray. An additional mode called BT.709 Clipping allows the editor to view BT.2020 images within the BT.709 color space, simulating how it would look to their audience in an HDTV environment.
 BT.709 Out of Gamut Warning


 

Comfort and Ease-of-Use

Adjustable Front Dial

The monitor's front bezel includes a dial for quickly and easily navigating the OSD menu or adjusting monitor settings, such as brightness.
Adjustable Front Dial
 

Flicker-Free Viewing

Due to the way brightness is controlled on LED backlights, a small number of people perceive flicker on their screen which causes eye fatigue. The ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3146 regulates brightness to make flicker unperceivable without any drawbacks, such as compromising color stability.

 

Light-Shielding Hood

The monitor comes bundled with a light-shielding hood that effectively prevents glare on the screen caused by ambient lighting. The hood attaches magnetically for quick and easy setup.

Light-Shielding Hood

Built-In Carrying Handles

Two handles on the back allow for a firm grip to carry or move the monitor.

Built-In Carrying Handles

 

Commitment to Quality

5-Year Warranty

5 year warrantyA manufacturer's 5-year warranty covers all components including the LCD panel. EIZO can guarantee the long service life because it manufactures its products at its own factories, ensuring close control over production quality.

Usage time is limited to 30,000 hours (10,000 hours for the LCD panel).

Zero Bright Pixels

Zero bright policyEIZO guarantees this product will be free from bright sub-pixels for six months from purchase date.

See our Bright Pixel Policy for details.

Brightness and Color Warranty

The brightness and color of the ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3146 is warranted for up to 10,000 hours from the date of purchase. When used at a color temperature of 6500K, a brightness level of at least 800 cd/m2 is warranted.
 

HDR Workflow

In addition to the ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3146 HDR reference monitor, 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.

HDR Gamma Support

For more on HDR technology, see this detailed article.

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.
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Model Variations CG3146-BK
Panel  
Type IPS
Backlight Wide-Gamut LED
Size 31.1" / 78.9 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
Pixel Density 149ppi
Display Colors SDI, DisplayPort, HDMI: 1.07 billion from 24-bit palette
Viewing Angles (H / V, typical) 178°, 178°
Brightness (typical) 1000 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio (typical) 1,000,000:1
Response Time (typical) 10 ms (gray-to-gray)
Color Gamut (typical) DCI-P3: 99%
Video Signals  
Input Terminals BNC (12G/6G/3G/HD-SDI), BNC (3G/HD-SDI) x 3, DisplayPort (HDCP 1.3), HDMI (Deep Color, HDCP 2.2 / 1.4)
Output Terminals BNC (12G/6G/3G/HD-SDI, through-out (active)), BNC (3G/HD-SDI, through-out (active)) x 3
Digital Scanning Frequency (H / V) DisplayPort: 25 - 137 kHz / 23 - 61 Hz
HDMI: 15 - 136 kHz / 23 - 61 Hz
USB  
Upstream USB 3.1 Gen 1: Type-B
Downstream USB 3.1 Gen 1: Type-A x 3 (Battery Charging 10.5 W max. x1)
Power  
Power Requirements AC 100 - 240 V, 50 / 60 Hz
Typical Power Consumption 282 W
Maximum Power Consumption 463 W
Power Save Mode 1.2 W or less
Standby Mode 1.0 W or less
Built-in Calibration Sensor Yes
Features & Functions  
Brightness Stabilization Yes
Digital Uniformity Equalizer Yes
Preset Modes Color Mode (BT.2020, BT.709, DCI, PQ_BT.2100,
PQ_BT.709, PQ_DCI, HLG_BT.2100, Calibration, Sync Signal)
HDR Gamma HLG, PQ curve
OSD Languages English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese
Others Color Adjustment, PQ Option, SelfCalibration, Input Color Format, YUV Color Matrix, Input Range, I/P Conversion, Black Level Lift, Deinterlacing, Time Code Settings, Interlace / PsF, Picture Expansion, Zoom, BT.709 Gamut warning, Luminance Warning, Co-View, Blue Only, Marker, Power Save, Off Timer, Input Skip, Mode Skip, Custom Key, Information Display, Key Lock
Physical Specifications  
Dimensions (Landscape, W x H x D) 757 x 488 x 208 mm
Dimensions (Without Stand, W x H x D) 757 x 463 x 170 mm
Dimensions (Landscape with Hood, W x H x D) 778 x 498.5 x 327 mm
Net Weight 26.5 kg
Net Weight (Without Stand) 25.2 kg
Net Weight (With Hood) 27.4 kg
Hole Spacing (VESA Standard) 200 x 200 mm
Environmental Requirements  
Operating Temperature 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-A, CAN ICES-3 (A), TUV/S, PSE, VCCI-A, RCM, EAC, RoHS, WEEE, TUV/Ergonomics
Proprietary Software  
Color Management Software ColorNavigator 7 Supported
Supplied Accessories (May vary by country. Please contact EIZO for details.)  
Signal Cables DisplayPort (2 m), HDMI (2 m)
Others AC power cord, USB cable, Setup guide, Adjustment certificate, ScreenCleaner, Monitor hood, Warranty card, Clamp for HDMI
Warranty Five Years 2 5
Zero bright sub-pixels for six months from date of purchase for purchases made on September 1, 2015 or later.
Dimension Drawing PDF
  1. 2  With current LCD / OLED technology, a panel may contain a limited number of missing or flickering pixels.
  2. 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.

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Manuals

Languages

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Cable
PP100

Short 1m DisplayPort cable

Monitor Cleaning Kit
ScreenCleaner

- Keep your screen free from dust and fingerprints
- Includes pump spray and cloth