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Old May 3rd, 2017, 09:44 PM   #1
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Editing on a curved ultra-wide?

I have been thinking of getting an Asus Ultra-Wide monitor, but the one thing I'm reluctant about is whether the curved surface has any impact on video and photo editing. Does the curved monitor have any impact on how you can see straight lines and that sort of thing? Or does it only matter what angle you are viewing from?
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Old December 15th, 2017, 09:10 AM   #2
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I have been thinking of getting an Asus Ultra-Wide monitor, but the one thing I'm reluctant about is whether the curved surface has any impact on video and photo editing. Does the curved monitor have any impact on how you can see straight lines and that sort of thing? Or does it only matter what angle you are viewing from?
I have not used curved monitor but my common sense tells me it would be no good for critical video/photo editing because of scewed lines.
I am in the same boat, deciding between curved ultrawide of 4K monitor...
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Old December 15th, 2017, 10:29 AM   #3
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Re: Editing on a curved ultra-wide?

Tried it and didn't like it.
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Old December 15th, 2017, 11:19 AM   #4
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Tried it and didn't like it.
You mean you tried the Ultra Wide and didn't like it?

Most likely I will just go for 4K monitor, just deciding to get regular 4K or HDR 4K...
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Old December 15th, 2017, 03:26 PM   #5
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Yes, I tried a curved monitor for editing and didn't like it.
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Old December 15th, 2017, 11:56 PM   #6
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You guys have cheered me up! I recently had the choice between an all-in-one computer with an ultra-wide curved screen for editing, or a high spec. laptop and use my existing flat panel monitor. Mainly due to price, I went laptop, I'm glad I did now.
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Old December 17th, 2017, 07:51 PM   #7
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Re: Editing on a curved ultra-wide?

My sense is the curved monitors are cool for gaming. A bit more immersive and all that.

But for production, I stay away from funhouse mirrors/monitors. :-)

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Old December 18th, 2017, 07:51 AM   #8
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Re: Editing on a curved ultra-wide?

i've been on the lookout for a replacement for my LG 30 inch monitor, it's got a thin green line down the right side these days it goes away after about 30 minutes or so. I guess eventually it might fail altogether!

I was considering one of these;
https://iiyama.com/gl_en/products/prolite-x4071uhsu-b1/

they can be bought in Europe for around 550.00

Wouldn't go near a curved screen for editing!
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Old March 20th, 2018, 10:48 PM   #9
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Re: Editing on a curved ultra-wide?

Well, I did end up purchasing a curved ultra-wide. (An LG model). An offer showed up on Amazon that I could not refuse. Using my 22" flat monitor as my preview monitor, I've decided that the ultra-wide is an asset. In most cases I can view the entire timeline at reasonable zoom amounts and then use my calibrated flat monitor assessing the video.
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