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Old September 21st, 2015, 05:15 PM   #1
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Editing chairs and other stuff

Not sure correct forum to post in but i need a video editors chair, one that keeps my back straight and head back rather than leaning forward. Could do with something to put monitors on so they are higher rather than head height, any thoughts guys, UK for chair though. steveAnything else in regard to looking up at screen
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Old September 21st, 2015, 08:59 PM   #2
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Hey Steve

What is the advantage or having screens above head height??? Wouldn't that give you a stiff neck??
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Old September 22nd, 2015, 02:44 AM   #3
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No Chris i find if the screen is level with my head i tend to look down and hunch up, so i like to sit up right but head slightly back so i don't hunch forward, the only way is to have the screens slightly higher to force me to lean back straight.
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Old September 22nd, 2015, 04:29 AM   #4
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It's different for everyone Steve (see pic) - I have a good office chair with adjustable lumbar support and my monitors are slightly below head height so I'm looking down a little - I am a sloucher though so as the day goes on they are at eye level!
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Old September 22nd, 2015, 06:22 AM   #5
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Hmmm the middle of my main screen is sorta level with my nose so I guess that's wrong?? I find if I look at the timeline it's about level with my eyes. So how much higher are you supposed to have the screen from the desk? I guess a higher mounted screen would also need to be tilted down?? I'm an awful "keyboardist" so I need to look at the keys while typing then look up at the screen ..with a high mounted screen surely there is more neck movement? look down at the keys then up at the screen??
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Old September 22nd, 2015, 06:47 AM   #6
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Hi Chris.

This might be a good solution.
The Tinkers Workshop: Recessed Computer Monitor Desk

I had my set up something like this, though it's dismantled now so I can't show it. I found it a lot less strain than looking up at screens. Like you I need to look down on the keyboard, this sort of set up keeps everything in the same sight line.
I know you have good engineering skills so it might be a project for you.
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Old September 22nd, 2015, 07:03 AM   #7
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That would give me serious neck ache George its to low down so your head is bending down, i would like it just above eye level so it keeps my head up slightly resulting in no neck ache or slouch/hunch.
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Old September 22nd, 2015, 07:05 AM   #8
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It's different for everyone Steve (see pic) - I have a good office chair with adjustable lumbar support and my monitors are slightly below head height so I'm looking down a little - I am a sloucher though so as the day goes on they are at eye level!
Thats what i want Pete its sorta rising up!! got it will get something similar just seen. We have triple orders next year than previous so i need to sort it quick or me neck will need another Thai massage hahehe
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Old September 22nd, 2015, 07:49 AM   #9
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Cool George

Expect I have two monitors so I would have to make a super wide desktop !!
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Old September 22nd, 2015, 08:08 AM   #10
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Cool George

Expect I have two monitors so I would have to make a super wide desktop !!
I'm sure that'd be no obstacle to a man of your ingenuity. I got my idea for it from a demo studio with three monitors set like that side by side.

I must have different neck muscles to others as I get neck ache from looking up. When I'm sitting the downward looking posture feels more natural and comfortable to me. Might be an age thing.
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Old September 29th, 2015, 09:36 AM   #11
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I've used this for the last 5 years or so:
MARKUS Swivel chair - Glose black - IKEA

It has a head rest and the angle of the chair is adjustable. I usually suffer from tense shoulders and neck and I've been fine with this chair although now it's getting on a bit. My cat likes to sit up top and attack my hair which is an added bonus if you have a cat ;)

I also raised my monitors by building a simple structure about 15cm high. It's just a long plank of laminated chipboard about 30cm deep with 4 supports cut from the same chipboard, 1 at each end and the other 2 a third of the way in from each end. Just glued or screwed them together. The spaces under the plank are great for storing stuff like paperwork etc. Cost me about 10€ and saved me a lot of neck pain!
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Old September 29th, 2015, 09:59 AM   #12
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I've got my main monitor of an arm like this

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Adjustable-A...itor+arm&psc=1

Very useful, although means drilling a hole into the desk, but allows moveability when required. I have a recent 32" TV now as my video preview next to it, which is raised on a monitor riser platform that I purchased. Raises the base by about 4". All in all, this gives me a comfortable angle to view my screens. I have quite a broad desk, so my screens are about 3 foot away from me.

I did a bit of research into my chair before selecting one I found suitable. It's designed for those who sit at their desk for extended periods, with appropriate support for back and head. Given how much time I spend in my editing room, I think furniture needs full consideration and not worth being cheap on.
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Old September 29th, 2015, 03:55 PM   #13
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Thanks Steve guys...
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Old September 29th, 2015, 03:56 PM   #14
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Just bought this, its excellent

Brand New Designed Racing Sport Swivel Office chair in Black White Color: Amazon.co.uk: Office Products
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Old September 30th, 2015, 01:13 PM   #15
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