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Noa Put February 15th, 2016 04:41 PM

Re: 4k vs HD
And imagine how my dvd's will look on that hugh 4K tv...

Ron Chau April 30th, 2016 11:16 PM

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So what 4k monitors are people using ?

I just got the Sony A7s ii and it is my 1st 4k camera. Currently editing with a 24" monitor and using a 32" HDTV for previewing.

I want to replace the HDTV with a 4k monitor. Was thinking of the Asus Pro art 32" because of the color accuracy and factory calibration or something larger to appreciate the 4k resolution.

Dave Blackhurst May 1st, 2016 03:23 PM

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For "lo budget", but workable, I've had decent results with Seiki brand TV's run via HDMI or DPMI, the now discontinued 39" model, worked, with a few quirks that took a bit to iron out, and now have the 42UMS model, which once firmware upgraded works fairly well (again, have to turn off "TV" features like motion compensation and sharpening!!). Avoid their "42UM" model though, it's unusable as a monitor due to incurable lag issues....

One of these days I may find an actual monitor that doesn't cost a ridiculous amount, but 'til then, these work nicely, and are large enough you can really see the differences in "good" and "bad" 4K....

Ron Chau May 1st, 2016 05:39 PM

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Does it make more sense to get a 4k monitor for editing previews and 4k internet content viewing ? I was thinking 32" or 40"

I was going to get a 4k TV it would be large and that takes a more thinking on location, setup, etc..

Dave Blackhurst May 1st, 2016 11:10 PM

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I've got a couple Laptops with near 4K (3200x1800) or 4K screens, and while the resolution and sharpness is there, it's a "tiny" bit hard to see detail on the smaller screens. You can still have the "through a window" pop, but having a large screen is better for really being able to see what 4K can look like, IMO.

I had to rearrange my desk from my old 2x24" 1080 monitors to go to a 39, really wasn't that bad, and I got the equivalent of FOUR 1080 screens in the "deal"... the 42 is much lighter, and still fits nicely on my desk, minimal rearrangement needed. The productivity boost of having such a large desktop is another "bonus".

Ron Chau May 2nd, 2016 06:26 AM

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32" is the largest computer monitor I can find. Dell has a 40", but it is intended for multi display. So maybe I will go with one of the 32" factory calibrated monitors. My living room HDTV is due for upgrading, but that will be a different decision.

Ron Evans May 2nd, 2016 11:23 AM

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Not 4K but I have just replaced my 2 x 24" Dells with an ASUS PB328Q 2560x1440 and I am very pleased with it. Much less clutter on the desk and enough room for all my editing windows. They have a 4K version that is calibrated too the PA328Q and a newer PA329Q which I will look at to replace my VT2300 as my preview monitor later in the year.

Ron Evans

Ron Chau May 2nd, 2016 01:41 PM

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I just ordered a new 4k capable graphics card.

Speaking with my vendor, seems like my option for 4k monitors has 3 tiers: standard use 4k, factory color calibrated 4k, pro studio use 4k. In the factory calibrated tier, Asus, LG, Dell, HP, NEC, have their offerings.

I will probably go with the 32" 4k from Asus or LG, using it as my preview/video viewing monitor. I will keep my 24" as my standard computer application monitor.

Dave Blackhurst May 2nd, 2016 11:33 PM

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I picked up a Spyder 5 to calibrate my Seiki - stock the setting looked good but cool, the recommended settings warmed it up nicely, My old ColorMunki was iffy on Win10, it wored OK on one machine, and not the next one.... so I had to update my calibration device! Seems like that happens every couple years anyway!

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