EIZO honoured for its self-calibrating display monitor tech

Mike Wheatley

Japanese visual tech equipment maker EIZO is celebrating today after landing a Scientific and Technical Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for its ColorEdge CG Series display monitors that feature integrated self-calibration sensors.


EIZO’s self-calibration technology was first introduced in 2005 with the launch of a specialised medical monitor that was able to both calibrate and stabilise the screen brightness to ensure a consistent and precise display of monochrome radiology images. The success of that product prompted EIZO to bring the technology to its professional design monitors too, and in 2010 the company launched its first ever ColorEdge CG Series monitor with the release of the ColorEdge CG245W.

At the time, it was the first professional display monitor in the world to feature self-calibrating colour precision technology, which makes it possible for the display to calibrate its brightness automatically without the need for expensive and complicated to use third-party calibration software or devices. Moreover, the built-in sensor used in EIZO’s ColorEdge series ensures that the monitor maintains its colour accuracy over time, so users can be confident in its precision even after several years of use.

EIZO said it is honoured to receive the Academy’s award, as the need for a reliable and accurate monitor is indispensable in creative fields such as film production. Reliable imaging ensures that editors and artists can focus more on the story they want to tell, rather than spending hours of their time fiddling with the hardware they use.

EIZO’s customers include some of the world’s most notable film production studios, including Pixar Animation Studios, which was behind the creation of animated hits such as Toy Story 4, Soul and Coco.

“We could not be more excited for & proud of our colleagues at EIZO on this exceptional accomplishment, it’s well deserved,” Pixar said in a statement We’ve used EIZO displays on every Pixar film since Finding Dory and applaud the Academy for bestowing this recognition. Congratulations!”

Another happy customer is Industrial Light & Magic, which has produced numerous follow ups to the original Star Wars trilogy, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015, Star Wars: The Last Jedi in 2017, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in 2019, and the Disney+ hit series The Mandalorian.

“Industrial Light & Magic has been delighted with the imaging performance and feature set of the self-calibrating EIZO monitors since their introduction,” the studio said.

EIZO said it will receive its award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at a virtual ceremony that will be livestreamed on the Oscars website on February 13. EIZO’s Senior Product Manager Masato Nakashima, Senior Engineer Junji Sakuda, Principal Engineer Koichi Ueno, and Principal Engineer Junro Yonemitsu, said to be the lead innovators behind its self-calibration technology, will be on hand to receive the award.

“EIZO is proud to recognize the accomplishments of every employee whose dedication, ingenuity and teamwork brought this influential solution to the creative industry, even going back to those who started the journey with our calibration solution for healthcare,” said EIZO President & CEO Yoshitaka Jitsumori. “Every innovation is a building block for the next and I am proud to see that our employees' diverse experience in a range of industries continues to contribute to truly innovative technologies for the next.”