3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 16, 2009 2:33 PM by ElJosh

    Monitor For Editing


      I have been looking for a monitor to do video editing on, and don't know what to pick. I have found some that i was looking at but not sure. Can you help?

      UltraSharp 2209WA accessories.dell.com/sna/products/Displays/productdetail.aspx?c=ca&l=en&s=corp&sku=320-782 5

      NEC MultiSync EA261WM http://www.techforless.com/cgi-bin/tech4less/EA261WM-BK?id=AZoG4ACh&mv_pc=602

      SAMSUNG T240HD HDTV http://www.techforless.com/cgi-bin/tech4less/T240HD?id=AZoG4ACh&mv_pc=1030


      NEC EA241WM http://www.techforless.com/cgi-bin/tech4less/EA241WM-BK?id=AZoG4ACh&mv_pc=1027

      I was leaning more towards the Dell because it has a IPS panel in it, and i read that they are better for editing video and pictures. But i was also thinking about the Samsung, which also a HDTV, and I can use that as my TV preview also. I can get them all for about the same price, around 300. So what do you guys think, and i am open to any suggestions.

        • 1. Re: Monitor For Editing
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

          Honestly can't say much on the matter. They should pretty much all offer the same quality and features and without actualyl seeing them running, the image quality can't be judged anyway. That aside, there's new models coming out every month, so nobody realyl can keep track of it all. Therefore I'm afraid you really can just take the plunge and exploit their return policy, if you're not happy.



          • 2. Re: Monitor For Editing
            Adolfo Rozenfeld Adobe Employee

            My humble recommendation is - most $300 displays will look like a thousand dollars if you get a (now affordable) monitor calbiration gizmo. Some can be bought for under $80 (like the Spyder 2 Express) and will do wonders for color reliability, provided the monitor is not bad beyond any hope. At the most basic level, just calibrating the monitor will make overall color rendition more reliable. On top of that, and only if you are willing to get your feet wet in it, AE color managed workflow takes into account the calibrated monitor profile for displaying content in the comp panel. But even if you don't do that, calibrating the display is a great idea.

            Nec and Dell are usually good. It's hard being up to date with all the models in all ranges, though.

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            • 3. Re: Monitor For Editing
              ElJosh Level 1

              Yea, I have calbiration equipment that i can use for my monitor. I guess I'm asking what should I be looking for in a monitor? Should I look at the color gamut? Is a IPS panel worth the more money? And how much of the color gamut covered is good? 92% from the samsung? or 96% from a NEC IPS monitor?