ASUS ProArt PA32UCX-PK Receives High Praise From Creative Professionals

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Cinematographers, film makers, animators and photographers attest to the exceptional color accuracy and 4K visuals offered by PA32UCX-PK

 

KEY POINTS 

  • ASUS Off-Axis Contrast Optimization technology reduces halo effects by 80% and offers 7X contrast-ratio enhancement for exceptional color accuracy
  • Calman Ready 4K HDR display with 1152-zone mini-LED backlighting, 1200 nits peak brightness, and ColourSpace integration
  • True 10‑bit color with quantum-dot technology provides 89% Rec. 2020, 99.5% Adobe RGB, 99% DCI-P3 and 100% sRGB color space
  • Ergonomic design with tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustment for perfect viewing and working positions

 

TAIPEI, Taiwan, February 5, 2021 — For creative professionals in photography and film, color accuracy and image quality are paramount. ASUS recently spoke with four content creators — a colorist, a cinematographer, an animator, and a high‑concept Unreal Engine filmmaker — to get their take on what it’s like working with the ASUS ProArt PA32UCX-PK monitor.

ASUS ProArt PA32UCX-PK is a 32-inch 4K HDR calibrated monitor that features variable mini‑LED backlighting and 1200 nits peak brightness. It offers Off-Axis Contrast Optimization technology to reduce halo effects by 80% as well as 7X contrast-ratio enhancement. This means that onscreen colors and even dark imagery are presented accurately to viewers ― even when viewing from an angle.

Thanks to its exceptional Delta E < 1 color accuracy, Calman Ready and ColourSpace integration, multiple HDR format support (Dolby Vision, HDR-10, HLG) and ergonomic design, ProArt PA32UCX-PK has been well-received by creative professionals specializing in cinematography, animation, visual effects and photography.

“It is vital that the monitor is calibrated and accurate to broadcast standards. My work is based around color, and if I don’t have an accurate representation of it I’m basically working blind,” says post-production colorist Darren Mostyn. “Good color performance means that I can rely on my monitor to give an accurate account of what I’m going to be sending to the broadcasters.”

Photographer and cinematographer Brett Danton works with 4K imagery every day, so the 4K HDR display with 1152-zone mini-LED backlighting and 1200 nits peak brightness of PA32UCX-PK are a perfect solution for him.

“Professional-quality reference monitors have always been very expensive. Before I received this monitor I could only judge my images by going to an expensive post house,” Danton explains. “I can now work confidently at home at a level that simply wasn’t possible before. It’s completely changed my post-production workflow.”

PA32UCX-PK enables filmmaker Haz Dullul to conduct post-production color checks with the same quality and accuracy found on professional equipment used in post-production facilities.

“Delivering 4K for streamers such as Netflix means that my display specs and color need to be of the highest industry standard,” Dullul says. “ASUS ProArt comes with a professional calibrator that puts my mind at ease, knowing that what I am creating at my home studio is going to pass the QC checks when the content is passed to content distributors, and eventually to the audience.”

Animator Julia Young notes the benefits of the ergonomic stand with tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustability as well as the VESA mount option offered by PA32UCX-PK. “The most important thing for me is that my setup is ergonomic and that I have the most reliable equipment that I can afford,” says Young.

 

SPECIFICATIONS[1]
Display Panel size: 32”, 16:9 wide screen

Viewing area: 708.48 x 398.52 mm

Panel backlight / type: mini LED / IPS

True resolution: 4K UHD (3840 x 2160)

Pixel pitch: 0.1845 mm

Display colors: 1.07 billion (true 10‑bit)

Color saturation:  89% Rec.2020, 99.5% Adobe RGB, 99% DCI-P3 and 100% sRGB

Brightness: 600 cd/m² (standard), 1200 cd/m² (peak)

Contrast ratio: 1000:1 (standard), 1,000,000:1 (HDR)

Viewing angles (CR≧10): 178° (H) / 178° (V)

Response time: 5 ms (GTG)

Flicker-free: Yes

HDR support: HDR-10, HLG, Dolby Vision

Dynamic local dimming: 1152 zones

Off-axis contrast optimization technology: yes

Video features Trace Free technology

ProArt Preset: 13 modes (Standard, sRGB, Adobe RGB, DCI-P3, Rec. 2020, DICOM, Rec. 709, HDR_PQ DCI, HDR_PQ Rec2020, HLG, Dolby Vision, User mode 1, User mode 2)

Color accuracy: Delta E < 1

Gamma adjustment: gamma 2.6, 2.4, 2.2, 2.0, and 1.8 support

Color adjustment: 6-axis (R, G, B, C, M, Y)

Color temperature selection: 5 modes

QuickFit: Yes (Paper, Alignment Grid, Ruler, Customization modes)

Picture-in-Picture/Picture-by-Picture: yes (PIP x 2, PBP x 4 with 2 color gamut selection)

HDCP support

ASUS Smart HDR technology

Adaptive-sync support: 40-60 Hz

Motion Sync

HDR Preview

Audio 2 x 3 W stereo speakers, RMS
I/O ports Signal Input :

1 x DisplayPort™ 1.2

3 x HDMI® 2.0b

2 x Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C® (input x 1 + output x 1)

1 x 3.5 mm earphone jack

 

USB Hub:

3 x USB 3.0 Type-A

Signal frequency HDMI:109~142 KHz (Horizontal) / 29~65 Hz (Vertical)

DisplayPort, Thunderbolt 3:142 KHz (Horizontal) / 40~60 Hz (Vertical)

Power consumption Power on (standard):  < 58.67 W

Power Saving mode : < 0.5 W

Power off : 0 W (hard switch)

100-240 V, 50 / 60 Hz

Design Chassis Color : Black

Tilt : +23° ~ -5°

Swivel : +60° ~ -60°

Pivot : 90° (Clockwise& Anticlockwise)

Height Adjustment : 0 ~ 130 mm

VESA Wall Mounting : 100 x 100 mm

Dimensions 727 x (470 – 600) x 240 mm (with stand)

727 x 426 x 93 mm (without stand)

 

Weight 14.64 kg (est. weight)

9.7 kg (without stand)

19.8 kg (gross weight)

Accessories Power cord

Thunderbolt 3 cable

DisplayPort cable

HDMI cable

USB-C to USB-A cable

USB-C to USB-C cable

Calibration report

Quick Start guide

Warranty card

Monitor hood

X-rite i1 Display Pro Calibrator

Compliance standards TÜV Flicker Free

TÜV Low Blue Light

Mac Compliance (Mac OS 10.10.x, 10.11.x, 10.12.x)

VESA DisplayHDR™ 1000

 

[1] Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at http://www.asus.com

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