UHD 4K computer monitors (with a resolution of 3840 x 2160, like 4K TVs) have only started being released relatively recently. Already, though, manufacturers are offering monitors with higher specs still. LG's new 31MU97 has a DCI 4K resolution of 4096 x 2160, a standard used for digital cinema.
The 4K market has moved on apace since we questioned whether its time had come back in February. This year has seen a wealth of devices released, despite there still not being a great deal of content available to view on them. The 31MU97, however, is not so much for people consuming 4K content, as it is for those who work with it. The monitor is aimed squarely at visual creatives, such as photographers, video editors and graphic artists.
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In addition to its DCI 4K resolution, the 31MU97 supports 10-bit color and over 99.5 percent of the Adobe RGB color space, designed by Adobe to recreate the CMYK color printer palette. It also covers 97 percent of the DCI-P3 color space, the standard for digital cinema projectors and digital cameras.
The monitor can be calibrated to several different color modes depending on the needs of the users, and can even display two different color modes at once for comparisons of work on-screen under different conditions.
Amongst the other features of the 31MU97 are the ability for video editors to edit 4K content in Digital Cinema 4K without image scaling. LG’s True Color Pro software allows users to calibrate the screen to their requirements.
The LG 31MU97 will be available globally from this week.