Eizo CG-277 Workflow Review
The Eizo CG-277: The most versatile 2nd display monitor for FCPX
Sam here… wanted to take a minute to talk about a monitor I really love that I think is specifically designed for the needs of FCPX users. It’s the 27” Eizo CG – 277, and as far as I’m concerned it’s the best monitor on the market when you factor in size, price, performance, ease of use, quality, and flexibility. Here’s some reasons why:
Here’s how I’m using it:
I’m primarily using it as my 2nd display/grading monitor in FCPX. For the most part, I’m running through mini displayport as 2nd desktop display. When it’s time to do color grading, I’ll either quickly switch over to the built in 8-bit A/V out on the New Mac Pro through the HDMI out if I just need to know what I’m looking at, or for more high end projects, I’ll go through the A/V out on my Ultrastudio 4k for 10-bit grading (I’ll typically only do this if I’m in Resolve, as grading in 8bit off the HDMI is a bit more flexible in FCPX, and I don’t really need to go the 10-bit route for most projects… 8 bit if fine for the color tools in FCPX).
The real advantage of this monitor is its flexibility and how easy it is to set up, calibrate, and switch between color spaces and signals.
A couple gotchas:
Anyway, if you’re budget conscious but don’t want to sacrifice quality, for me, the CG-277 is the way to go. I’ve been using it since it came out, and I really don’t have any complaints. In terms of price/performance and what the average FCPX user needs out of a 2nd color accurate display… there are almost no drawbacks, and it’s a bit of a no-brainer.
At FCPWORKS, we only sell the products we would use if we were our clients… and we’re a proud reseller of Eizo products. So, if you’re interested in buying one, get it through us (at the same price you’d find elsewhere), and we can walk you through any tech issues you might run into and get you up to speed, calibrated, and ready to edit.