[Tig] re: HD master monitor for grading
Thu Mar 16 09:55:00 GMT 2006
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Of all the TFT/LCD monitors I've tested recently the Cine-tal looks to be one of the best. It has good shadow detail and colourimetery, with good highlight control.
As I write this I'm playing with a panasonic TFT, and while I do like its viewing angle and general colour rendition, it can't track greyscales!
If I load a gray ramp in to my iQ and vary the master gain there is a noticible chroma distortion on the ramp as various levels change... Not good.
I do like the Sony LMD series, but the viewing angel is a bit small - and it's not full 1920 resolution.
The other monitor recently tested is the FrontNiche, which is ok, but highlights do tend to blow out too easily.
However, I also use projectors - from the small/cheap JVC HD2K to expensive Christie 2000X/Barco DP90, and find them very stable and useable.
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