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Setting up a 4K monitor on a Windows PC

Display scaling in Windows 8.1 gives you plenty of options.

This article will cover some of the basics of setting up a 4K or UHD monitor on a Windows PC, and also give you useful information you are thinking of buying one. There are two flavours of 4K screens. True 4K monitors have a resolution of 4096 by 2160. UHD monitors are 3840 by 2160. […]

EIZO ColorEdge CG318-4K Review – The Ulti...

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The EIZO ColorEdge CG318-4K is a 31 inch 4K display designed primarily for the movie, TV editing and special effects market. However, the features that make it a viable alternative to much more expensive broadcast monitors – wide colour gamut, high contrast ratio, self-calibration and high quality standards – also make it very attractive for […]

Setting up a 4K monitor on a Mac

The Display preference pane allows you to scale the resolution of the monitor to improve legibility of text.

This article will cover some of the basics of setting up a 4K monitor on a Mac, and also give you useful information you are thinking of buying one. The OS version I used was 10.10.2 and the Mac was a late 2013 MacBook Pro 15 Inch Retina. The options on different OS versions and […]

LUTs and LUTs of Bits – Look Up Tables an...

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Marketing departments love numbers that they can quote in the sales literature. Car companies will give you fuel consumption figures and acceleration times. Monitor manufacturers quote bit depths and look up table resolutions. In this article I’ll try and explain what these numbers mean and why they matter. Panel Colour Depth All information in a […]

Choosing a Viewing Booth

GTI's Colour Rendering Demonstrator clearly shows how prints can change under different lighting.

Many of our customers invest in good monitors and colour profiling equipment but then don’t think about the lighting that they’ll be looking at their prints under. Light sources vary greatly both in colour temperature and in what wavelengths of the spectrum they contain – their spectral power distribution. This means that your prints will […]

What’s the difference between an NEC PA m...

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Like many manufacturers NEC would like to maximise their sales by offering a range of products to suit different budgets and requirements. So they offer three levels of monitors aimed at professional users wanting high quality and accuracy. Unfortunately the differences between the levels isn’t always that obvious and it is easy to wonder why […]

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