[Tig] Cheaper Grading Monitor / Re: Eizo alternative to HP Dreamcolor

Daniel danmitre at yahoo.com
Thu May 19 08:20:48 BST 2011

Hi John

Thank you very much for the reply.
So which one are you using the TH-85PF12W or TH-103PF12W ?
And what would be the price range if you have any idea?

George Daniel Mitre 
Mobile : +971 504668243

From: John Tissavary <jt at traktionfilms.com>
To: Daniel <danmitre at yahoo.com>
Sent: Thursday, 19 May 2011, 3:12
Subject: Re: [Tig] Cheaper Grading Monitor / Re: Eizo alternative to HP Dreamcolor

Panasonic Series 11 and 12 (we use the series 12) have become a standard in DI suites in Los Angeles, and I also have good experience with the VT25, which is a 3d capable consumer version of the Panasonic plasmas.  

The blacks are superior to LED/LCD (as measured by our Klein K-10 probe), and the overall fidelity is fantastic.  

Some downsides to Plasma: that due to it's technology (swirling plasma gasses) it must be calibrated with a non-contact probe, which is considerably more expensive.  Another issue is that there is a voltage cutoff circuit (or something like that - someone please help me explain this a little better...), so when the screen displays all white pixels, the overall luminance will automatically drop.  And yet another is that there have been reports of Series 11 monitors' black levels rising after some time, though after 1 year of operation our Series 12 has perfects blacks.



John Tissavary
The Post Collective
supervision | finishing | delivery
e-mail: john at postcollectivemedia.com

On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 4:18 PM, Daniel <danmitre at yahoo.com> wrote:

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> Dear Rory, Steve,All
>Thank you for the info, much appreciated.
>I will ask for a demo for the DreamColor still as I heard some very good reviews.
>If the budget wasn't a problem I'd go for Barco in a heartbeat , or Cinetal or a few others, but I need a cheaper temporary solution for a new system.
>Please let me know from your experience what other cheaper "color critical" or grading monitors are out there.
>ps. I must say, one time I saw an Eizo installed on a Flame and I have to say I wasn't very impressed about its performance and also the Flame guy told me that it wasn't a grading monitor/model.
>George Daniel Mitre
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