HDR Workflow

A monitor environment where you can accurately check and evaluate both the brightness and colours of HDR content is absolutely indispensable to any HDR content production workflow.

The ColorEdge CG series provides the outstanding display performance needed for video production, with specialised functionality for a comfortable work environment. These monitors provide incredible support for every step of the HDR workflow, from checking the data from a shoot, to VFX and compositing work, to final colour grading.

HDR Workflow
HDR Content Production Workflow

HDR Monitor Upgrade Options

For Shooting, VFX, and Compositing Work

EIZO offers the option to upgrade most models in the current ColorEdge CG series monitor lineup to display HDR (HLG and PQ gamma curve). By enabling simplified HDR previews from the production steps, editing can be performed with a good idea of how the finished colours will look.

Applicable Models:

ColorEdge CG318-4K
ColorEdge CG248-4K
ColorEdge CG277
ColorEdge CG247X


HLG and two PQ gamma curves (PQ1000 and PQ300) are added to the built-in colour modes on each monitor to upgrade the monitor to display HDR.

In the PQ1000 display mode, a PQ gamma curve with a peak brightness of 1,000 cd/m² is compressed to fit within 300 cd/m², to match the brightness of the monitors (see the PQ1000 graph below).

In the PQ300 display mode, the brightness curve follows a PQ gamma curve with a peak brightness of 1,000 cd/m² until it reaches 300 cd/m², becoming constant for all gradations exceeding that point (see the PQ300 graph below).

By allowing for the accurate display of gradations corresponding to brightness levels of up to 300 cd/m², this gamma curve is suitable for checking the coloration of low-gradation areas. After installation, the user can press a button on the front of the monitor to easily switch between colour modes to match the task at hand.

HDR: Monitor Upgrade Details

EIZO’s HDR Reference Monitor

For Colour Grading

The ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3145 is the first HDR reference monitor to overcome the drawbacks that existing reference monitors face. It is perfect for final colour grading work, which requires strict colour management and a precise colour display environment.

  • Size: 31.1"
  • Resolution: DCI 4K (4096×2160)
  • Brightness: 1,000 cd/m² (typical)
  • Contrast ratio: 1,000,000:1 (typical)
  • Compatible with both PQ and HLG HDR gamma curves
  • Five-year warranty