ASUS announced the 32-inch ProArt Display PA32UCX-P and 27-inch PA27UCX, 4K HDR monitors for professional content creators with Off-Axis Contrast Optimization (OCO) technology that maintains color accuracy in wide-angle viewing.
The Off-Axis Contrast Optimization (OCO) technology in PA32UCX-P and PA27UCX features a compensation layer that controls light transmittance. Asus says that the OCO technology reduces the halo effect by 80% and provides a 7X contrast-ratio enhancement for dark colors when viewing the screen from a wide angle.
ProArt Display PA32UCX-P and PA27UCX feature ASUS Smart HDR technology, which supports multiple High Dynamic Range (HDR) formats and multiple PQ curves to suit needs specific to content creators. PA32UCX-P and PA27UCX both support Dolby Vision HDR. Dolby Vision achieves high image quality through cinema-inspired HDR technology that can deliver billions of colors. When compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vision ensures a brilliant picture with a full range of tones, including highlights that are up to 40X brighter and blacks that are 10X darker.
ProArt Display PA32UCX-P and PA27UCX support HDR10 and multiple PQ curves — including PQ Hard Clip, PQ Optimized and PQ Basic — to ensure compatibility with existing streaming video services and a growing list of HDR-enabled games. HDR10 is also supported by the HDR Preview function, which enables video creators to connect their camera directly to ProArt PA32UCX-P and PA27UCX and view captured HDR content with its full tonal range. HDR Preview also automatically works in video editing software, enabling creators to view accurate simulations of final output.
Support for Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) enables use with broadcast and satellite TV, including with the BBC iPlayer, Japan NHK TV and DirecTV. The HDR Preview function also supports HLG formats.
ProArt Display PA32UCX-P offers true 10-bit color depth with a 1200 cd/m2 peak brightness, and PA27UCX offers a 1000 cd/m2 peak brightness, providing an entire spectrum of colors to work with for video editing and post-production. Quantum-dot technology supports the cinema-standard DCI-P3 color gamut, resulting in more realistic colors. PA32UCX-P delivers a wide color gamut of 99% DCI-P3, 99.5% Adobe RGB, 89% Rec. 2020, 100% sRGB and Rec. 709, and PA27UCX provides 97% DCI-P3, 99.5% Adobe RGB, 83% Rec. 2020, 100% sRGB and Rec. 709.
ProArt Display PA32UCX-P and PA27UCX are pre-calibrated to guarantee an industry-leading Delta-E color accuracy of less than onein the sRGB and Adobe RGB color spaces. The monitors feature advanced grayscale technology to ensure images are accurately reproduced on screen. PA32UCX-P and PA27UCX also include technology to ensure 95% uniformity compensation to guard against brightness and chroma (color) fluctuations across different parts of the screen.
ProArt Display PA32UCX-P and PA27UCX include ASUS ProArt software that supports top calibrators from X‑Rite, Datacolor, Klein professional calibration software, such as Calman and Light Illusion ColourSpace CMS. Users also can choose from a variety of advanced settings to achieve optimum color accuracy, and can save color parameter settings on the monitor’s integrated circuit (IC) chip to enable accurate, consistent color across various connected devices.