quick question about a new monitor for my edit suite

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Matt, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. Matt

    Matt Guest

    Which is more important in your opinion... a larger monitor or one with a
    faster response time and higher contrast ratio? I'm on a tight budget due to
    this wonderful economy and I have a choice between a Samsung 22" (what I
    consider to be a high quality monitor) and a Hanns-G 25" (with smaller
    contrast ratio and slower response time). If it matters I'm editing in Adobe
    Premiere and I'm currently using a 17" widescreen so anything would be an
    Matt, Oct 13, 2009
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  2. It used to be that 22" monitors tended to use the worst for color accuracy
    (but fastest) of three LCD types - but "speed" is not needed for video
    editing, and nothing faster than 8 millisecond refresh rate is needed for
    even HD TV viewing. As far as rated contrast ratio is concerned, the
    specs are essentially meaningless in practice. I prefer a 24" LCD of good
    quality (the very expensive best is not needed), with 1920x1200 resolution
    (NOT 1920x1080!) for best layout of many current editing programs, with
    a 1/2-sized HD preview window, room for three video/audio tracks open
    at once, and also room for various other windows (see some layouts at --
    http://www.donferrario.com/ruether/video-editor-screens.htm). BTW,
    online stores carry many good 24" 16:10 proportion for $225 or less.
    David Ruether, Oct 13, 2009
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  3. Matt

    Matt Guest

    So 1920x1200 is the key to happyness?!?! That figures... I have a coupon for
    $100 off at a particular website and the best they have is 1920x1080...
    Thanks for the heads up on refresh rates, for some reason I had it in my
    head that I needed at least 5 millisecond to avoid problems.

    Thanks for the help. I've always worked for production companies with a
    decent staff of people to bounce things off of, but now I'm a one man show
    and I miss having others around to ask these sorts of questions. Plus I'm in
    one of those sort of situations where I wear many hats in the company and
    ever seem to have enough time for proper research anymore.
    Matt, Oct 13, 2009
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