Monitor Color Management at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > The View: Video Display Hardware and Software

The View: Video Display Hardware and Software
Video Monitors and Media Players for field or studio use (all display technologies).


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old March 9th, 2004, 10:11 AM   #1
New Boot
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 13
Monitor Color Management

I gotta admit I'm a little weak in this area, so I'd love some help. I was reading an article about hardware-based color management (link below). They referenced GretagMacbeth, X-Rite, Monaco Systems, ColorVision Spyder. What do you guys use? I am on a 17 CRT monitor using XP and Vegas4. I know good color starts with good white balance, etc., but I'll save that for another post...

Thanks!
Tony

Link: http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsXP/digitalphotography/gopro/organize/calibrate.asp
Tony Moe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 9th, 2004, 01:57 PM   #2
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 4,750
For video you should use a NTSC monitor and calibrate that using color bars + blue gun control on it. Lots of sites have information on how to do that. try www.kozco.com

Things like the Spyder are for graphic design/print/photography work, not video work. Ideally what you see is what you get on printed material. For video, your target format is television and not print so that's why pros use NTSC monitors.
Glenn Chan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 9th, 2004, 04:26 PM   #3
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Los Angeles (recently from San Francisco)
Posts: 954
I'll second Glenn's comments. I have a good LCD monitor which I calibrate regularly with the Colourvision Spyder. It's great for digital stills, lousy for video. Though it's better calibrated than uncalibrated, the gamma diferences are so great as to make it useless for video -- I always edit with a NTSC video monitor.
Paul Tauger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 9th, 2004, 05:07 PM   #4
New Boot
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 13
Monitor recommendations?

So maybe this should be, "What NTSC monitor would you recommend for a tight budget?". There's one in the classifieds right now: 13-inch Sony Trinitron PVM-14N6U. Any experience with this one? Can I use it as a second monitor using Vegas? I have not done two-monitor setups yet.

-Tony
Tony Moe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 9th, 2004, 09:01 PM   #5
Wrangler
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Vallejo, California
Posts: 4,049
The under $300 Panasonics and JVCs from their industrial monitor lines will probably do you a lot of good without spending the $1,000 for a pro broadcast monitor.

You need to get out of the consumer TV products where they attempt to correct the video. You want to see the video without correction so you can correct it.
__________________
Mike Rehmus
Hey, I can see the carrot at the end of the tunnel!
Mike Rehmus is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > The View: Video Display Hardware and Software

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:30 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network