Choosing a Monitor for Colour Grading

Jan 27, 2020

There are alternatives to suit people at varying budget levels, but there's a need for a disclaimer: various kinds of work have varying criteria for acceptability, and the overwhelming majority of monitoring applications don't require 2 delta E of colour and brightness precision. A feature film might not look identical on a computer monitor and in the cinema, but it will often look acceptable, and everyone will get paid. If people are going to do this – and they are – then it's desirable that it's done as well as possible.

With all this in mind, we're going to look at 4K monitoring options. Phil Rhodes, in this Red Shark News article, gives a run down of the best options, some of which, miraculously, won't involve you needing to take out a second mortgage. Let's start at the top....

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