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Old March 23rd, 2007, 02:41 PM   #1
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Broadcast monitor for color correction

I am ideally looking for the all-in-one solution - a monitor that can be used for field use as well as for CC in post. A couple people have suggested the JVC TM910SU. While I considered a 9" monitor specifically for its portability in the field, I think a more realistic solution for me is to use a small cheapo TV (ouch!!!) for framing my shots in the field and a larger broadcast monitor in post for CC.

Thoughts on this?

For post, I was looking into these monitors:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...goryNavigation
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http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...goryNavigation
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Does anyone have any experience with any of these monitors or any other suggestions of what to look for in a monitor?

Thanks all!

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Old March 23rd, 2007, 03:01 PM   #2
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Where are you using it for? HD or SD?
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 03:10 PM   #3
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Ahh yes Vincent. Great question. I guess I left that out. SD. I use a DVX100.
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 03:30 PM   #4
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The size of the monitors you listed are harder to work with in the field. Having a monitor along, while sometimes a hassle, is very helpful because it gives you greater confidence with lighting, focusing, and framing than an on-camera LCD can. I would be lothe to trust a small consumer TV for these critical tasks.

I have a 9" Ikegami that I got from B&H that I have been quite happy with. I use it in my sudio and in the field (with a nice portabrace bag). It has blue gun (makes calibration easier) and switches 4:3 to 16:9. The smaller size has not proved to be a limitation in studio because I sit close to it.
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Old March 24th, 2007, 06:43 PM   #5
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You really need the underscan option for field work. Getting the exact right distance between the top of the screen and the person's head sometimes needs to be viewed in underscan.

Also, sometimes there is something just out of view that you don't want to enter frame and without underscan you won't know how close you are to having it in frame.

I've actually allowed the tip of a microphone to barely enter the frame (when it's been mounted to a c-stand) but I needed to know that it was barely in underscan rather than barely within the picture.

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Old November 20th, 2008, 11:40 AM   #6
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What broadcast monitors would you recommend for color correction and color grading?
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Old November 29th, 2008, 11:28 PM   #7
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I've got a sony 8045 with a petrol bag for $700 shipped on ebay which you can use the live.com discount for 30% off. This is arguably the best sd field monitor ever created. marstaton4@hotmail.com if interested.
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