Through the CAM software, you will be able to not only adjust all settings normally found through the monitor’s On Screen Display (OSD) but also save multiple setting profiles for your monitor. Not only can this be used to set multiple profiles based on what you’re looking to do with the monitor at any given time, but you can also use Profile Sync in CAM to change monitor settings when certain games are loaded or even at certain times of the day while the PC is running.
If you don't already have the NZXT CAM software, you can find it here.
I have a Canvas monitor hooked up, but I’m not seeing any settings. How do I fix this?
When loading the CAM software’s monitor panel, you may be met by this message showing the monitor is detected but the USB Input is “Not Connected”. Please be sure to connect the included USB Type-B to Type-A cable from the monitor to a USB 3.0 port on your computer. If the cable is connected but not detected, please try using an alternative USB port. If the issue persists, please reach out to our Customer Service team.
Under the Display Adjustments section, you will find a few basic settings for your monitor including the Response Time, Gamma, Brightness, and Contrast.
Response Time determines how responsive the monitor is to updates from the PC itself. Changing the setting to Fast or Fastest may result in the monitor being more responsive to your inputs, however, keep in mind this can also result in ghosting where movement may leave an after image or blur on the screen. If you experience ghosting with faster speeds, it is recommended that you set the setting back to its default Normal setting.
Gamma is the monitor’s overall brightness control and will control how bright the monitor is at all Brightness and Contrast levels. If your monitor colors seem bright or washed out no matter what you set your Brightness setting to, then try adjusting the Gamma setting.
Brightness is exactly as it sounds and will control how bright the screen is, while Contrast will change the definition between different shades. If colors look dull or washed out, start by adjusting brightness, while if gradients feel blocky or muddy try adjusting the Contrast. Both of these may need to be adjusted on a game-by-game basis, so definitely use these settings to take advantage of the Profile Sync function.
The Advanced Adjustments section of the CAM settings is going to include settings that can be used to dial in your monitor’s color settings and even dial in the right calibration settings for if you’re gaming or using the monitor for work. Starting with the Picture Settings we have Saturation, Sharpness, Blue Removal, and Black Equalizer.
Saturation controls the intensity of colors on the screen, with higher values causing colors to appear richer while lower values can cause colors to appear more muted.
Sharpness controls how clear or sharp the image appears on the screen. In some situations lowering sharpness can be helpful for older programs to mask sharp or pixelated edges while increasing sharpness can be used to clear out blur altogether but run the risk of distorting an image.
Blue Removal is straightforward in its function and will reduce the amount of blue light given off from the monitor. This will have an impact on the monitor’s color accuracy while active, but can also alleviate eye strain caused by excessive blue light. Pairing this setting with the Profile Sync function to adjust your blue light levels throughout the day may help for customers complaining of eye fatigue from the monitor over time.
Black Equalizer is an interesting setting that can help illuminate dark areas of your screen without distorting brighter areas like what can happen while adjusting just the Brightness and Contrast. If you’re having difficulty making out details in dark areas in a game, adjusting this setting may help.
Under Color Temperature, you will find a dropdown with presets for Default, Warm, Cool, and Custom profiles. Changing these settings will help adjust the balance of colors on your screen and can be used to various effects.
Default means the color balance will be set to its default and all colors will be represented evenly. This offers a good middle ground between the Warm and Cool profiles.
Warm will result in a reduction of blue light from the monitor but cause the monitor to take on a yellow/red hue. This is a profile best suited for movies or videos when color accuracy is less important and may be more pleasing to the eye.
Cool will allow more of the Blue spectrum through, though it can result in the monitor taking on a light blue tint. This setting however is usually recommended for more work oriented situations, but can also be used for content viewing and work.
Custom will allow you to change the color balance to your liking by increasing or reducing the effect of Red, Green, and Blue light on the monitor. For those who prefer to calibrate their monitors, this setting can be useful for getting a good profile set up for work.
Audio Settings will allow you to adjust the Volume for the included 3.5mm headphone jack on the monitor.
Enable Free Sync allows your monitor to dynamically adjust its refresh rate based on the framerate of your games. This can be used to reduce stuttering or screen tearing, as well as provide a smooth gaming experience. In high refresh rate gaming especially this can be helpful to make sure your picture is as clear as possible.
Enable MPRT (Moving Picture Response Time) synchronizes your monitor’s backlight to the refresh rate of the monitor, helping to reduce motion blur or ghosting on the screen. Please note however that MPRT does have its limitations and cannot be enabled if you have Free Sync or HDR-enabled or if your monitor’s Refresh Rate is set higher than 100Hz.