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Jules Ruez May 27th, 2007 07:51 AM

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.

George David May 28th, 2007 09:36 AM

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.

Jules Ruez May 28th, 2007 06:18 PM

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.

George David May 29th, 2007 09:20 AM

Awesome, Jules. Gotta love those winning poker nights :-)

Jules Ruez May 29th, 2007 11:47 AM


Originally Posted by George David (Post 688301)
Awesome, Jules. Gotta love those winning poker nights :-)

Yes, but we oh so hate the losing ones.....

Larry Secrest June 30th, 2007 09:21 PM

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?

Petri Kaipiainen July 2nd, 2007 04:16 AM

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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