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Old May 27th, 2007, 08:51 AM   #1
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Monitor res for HDV editing?

What's the minimum res I should be looking for with regards to HDV editing? Currently I have an LG 19" 1440x900 and a 15" screen for pallets. Thus far all I have ever done is standard def stuff and the monitor(s) suite me just fine. I would like to not have to upgrade anything but will if necessary.
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Old May 28th, 2007, 10:36 AM   #2
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Hi Jules, I've edited HDV using 1440x900 (powerbook), 2560x1600 (30"), 1280x1024(17"), 1600x1200 (19"), 1680x1050 (20" widescreen). Surprisingly, the most comfortable combination and what I prefer the most have been 2 17" Dells monitors side by side. I think you'll be fine with your current setup.
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Old May 28th, 2007, 07:18 PM   #3
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Thanks, George. I actually went out and bought a 22" LG to compliment the 19". Some funds came my way by route of a poker game, so I decided to expand my set-up a bit.
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Old May 29th, 2007, 10:20 AM   #4
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Awesome, Jules. Gotta love those winning poker nights :-)
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Old May 29th, 2007, 12:47 PM   #5
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Awesome, Jules. Gotta love those winning poker nights :-)
Yes, but we oh so hate the losing ones.....
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Old June 30th, 2007, 10:21 PM   #6
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I'm a little confused here, since HDV is 1440x1080 don't you need a monitor that has at least a resolution of 1440x1080 to edit HDV? What happens to the image if you use a 19" of 1440x900? Is is cropped? Stretch? What is is that's missing?
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Old July 2nd, 2007, 05:16 AM   #7
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Monitors have square pixels. HDV data has rectangular pixels of ratio 1:1.33, each pixel represents an area wider than it is tall. If you would try to show HDV material pixel for pixel with normal monitor the picture would be too narrow by 25%. The picture must be converted to 1920x1080 to show in correct shape.

It is certainly possible to edit HDV with non-HDTV resolution monitors, you just do not see the full resolution image when editing. Not necessarilly a big deal, really, more important to have the colors right.
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