10 Factors to Consider When Selecting A Monitor for Video Editing

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10 Factors to Consider When Selecting A Monitor for Video Editing

Video-production monitors can offer a dazzling array of features with price tags running the gamut (no pun intended) from several hundred dollars all the way up to the price of a new car. So, while your budget will understandably be a primary consideration, what else should you look for in a monitor when setting up your editing system? Read on for some general factors to consider when choosing a video-editing monitor.

1. Screen Size

Look for a monitor large enough for comfortable, extended viewing during those day-long (or overnight!) editing sessions. Popular sizes include 19, 21.5, 24, 27, and 32" screens, with ultra-wide models also available. Larger, 40"+ monitors are an option if you have the room to accommodate their suitable viewing distances. If you plan on doing any work on set, a 19" monitor offers a good compromise between screen size and portability with plenty of travel cases to choose from.

2. Screen Resolution

If you’re editing in 4K and you can swing the cost of a 4K or higher monitor, go for the higher resolution. On the other hand, if your existing editing system is 1080p-compatible and you’re not ready to upgrade to the greater processing and storage requirements of 4K, you can edit your 4K footage using proxies while viewing on a 1080p monitor. Lower-res footage can be displayed on a higher-res monitor (although it will be in a smaller, “windowed” form) so if you want to upgrade your monitor to 4K first, you can. Of course, if you’re color-grading in any significant way, you’ll be better off opting for the 4K+ resolution.

3. Supported Video Resolutions

Most production monitors support a variety of input resolutions; it’s when you’re using formats on the higher or lower ends of the spectrum or less common frame rates that it’s important to confirm compatibility. Resolutions like DCI 4K (4096 x 2160), standard-def NTSC or PAL for legacy projects, and frame rates like 1080PsF 23.98/24 fall into this category.

4. Panel Types

LCD monitors are widely used for editing and offer high-quality contrast ratios, brightness levels, and color-gamut compatibility. IPS (in-plane switching) LCD panels offer better viewing angles than their TN (twisted nematic) predecessors and support pro color spaces. VA sacrifices responsiveness, generally being the slowest current panel type but offering relatively strong contrast and improvements in color performance. OLED monitors offer wide viewing angles, high contrast ratios and brightness levels, and true blacks; they tend to be higher-priced than same-size LCDs.

5. HDR (High Dynamic Range) Support

HDR technology ups the color intensity and contrast of your images to a brilliant degree. Monitor brightness levels, expressed in cd/m2 (candelas per meter squared or nits), play a key role in HDR display; look for 1000 cd/m2 or higher for optimal HDR editing. HDR10 is the more common HDR standard with Dolby Vision or HDR10+ available in some monitors, look for the standard supported by your editing system.

6. Color Support: Gamut, Color Depth, Chroma Subsampling

Color gamut (color range) support is expressed in terms of the percentage the monitor covers. Wider gamuts such as Rec.2020, Adobe RGB, and DCI-P3 provide exponentially finer color detail than older standards like sRGB / Rec.709. Go for 10-bit color to maximize dynamic range, especially when working with log gamma footage. The deeper color depths provide more detail to manipulate to your liking in post-production, but remember that 10-bit color monitors require that your GPU, OS, etc. can handle the 10-bit stream. If you’re a vlogger or show host who’s simply trimming your clips and maybe making white-balance adjustments prior to posting on a social media platform, you may opt to stay with more affordable 8-bit color monitors.

7. Connectivity

What connections does your computer’s video I/O card provide? Monitor input ports include HDMI, 12G/6G/3G-SDI (BNC), Thunderbolt™, DisplayPort, USB and optical variations; make sure your display is compatible with your system’s video output. A loop-out port is a handy feature for feeding your signal to a larger monitor for director or client viewing during post-production. Select monitors offer audio I/O options that enable you to split out embedded audio to external speakers.

8. Dual Monitor Setup

Ensure that your computer incorporates a dedicated card to output your NLE system’s color profiles if you opt to edit in one “window” and display a full-size playback in the other or if you’re using one monitor for editing tracks and the other for color correcting.

9. Display Tools

LUT (lookup table) support enables you to view your log recordings without their characteristic flat look; select monitors can display side-by-side views of HDR and SDR (standard dynamic range) for comparison. Popular LUTs are come pre-loaded in some monitors and/or can be loaded in via an USB port or SD card slot. Standard display tools on many monitors include a vectorscope, histogram, exposure zebra, and frame markers.

10. Calibration

Last, but absolutely not least, create a routine for calibrating your monitor. This aligns it to an established standard and is essential for maintaining a consistent look in your project. Some monitors come with calibration software or can be adjusted by loading a calibration LUT. Your best bet might be a calibration program with a tethered probe since it can be used with multiple monitor models or, alternatively, you can hire a technician to do the first calibration and familiarize yourself with the process.

Although it may seem that monitor features are being continually updated, we hope the above tips form a basis for choosing your video editing monitor. For a more in-depth look at log-format recording check out this article by my colleague, David Adler. Seeing is believing—stop by the B&H Photo SuperStore to look at some monitors in person, and explore our wide selection on the B&H Photo website.

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A few years ago I was choosing a monitor, reviewed a lot of options with friends and in stores. I bought and returned it 4 times. For myself, I learned that the important thing is not so much the resolution and diagonal, but the PPI (number of pixels per 1 square inch). Whatever the diagonal and resolution - if the size of fonts and elements on the screen is not comfortable, you can not use it normally. Your eyes will get tired quickly and your eyesight can be damaged. Scaling does not always save, for example, if you increase the scale by 25% in Excel will be impossible to work - the lines will be blurred, your eyes will be tired. For myself deduced that the most comfortable ppi - then 100-107. It will also be comfortable with multiples, such as 200-215 ppi. Be sure to check, you can calculate ppi online here: https://wizardcalc.com/ppi-calculator

Hello, how can we know if a monitor is true 10-bit instead of being an 8-bit + FRC. When I mean 10-bit, I mean a monitor with a native 10-bit panel installed. Sometimes it is written in the manual 1,073.7M(8-bit+FRC) and on B&H it is written 10-Bit (1.07 Billion Colors) and sometimes in the manual it is just written 1.07 B. How to know which one is really a native/ true 10-bit without FRC?

Hi Jason.  

If the specs are ambiguous, the best thing to do is to reach out to the manufacturer to clarify.  Also, you can reach out to us at [email protected] and we can do this on your behalf.
 

This is so true. So many monitors on B&H say 10 bit but they're not

Thanks for the article!

I'm currently looking for a monitor to Edit Photos in Photoshop and Capture One Pro and edit videos in Premiere Pro. Will be editing 4k. I'm currently looking at:  BenQ DesignVue PD2705U 27" 4K HDR Monitor.

I'm torn about the lack of P3 in the color gamut. Do you have any recommendations in that same price range? Or even recommend this one? Thank you

Thanks for the informative article Mark. Like other folks, I'm on the hunt for the best possible 4k video editing monitor in the sub-$1,000 range. I'll be pairing the monitor with a new 2013 MBP 16-inch that's pretty well maxed out on all specs. I'm mainly looking for more screen real estate for editing, smooth playback, decent color fidelity, and capability to do my own lighter color editing on smaller-budget projects. If the project is of a caliber where pro color is a major concern, I'll be hiring out for my grading. Will be working in rec709 for now, and don't have need for a huge array of color gamuts.

I see you've recommended this model a lot: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1639257-REG/benq_pd2725u_27_4k_u…

In my own research, I've seen lots of positive comments (minus the USB-C connectivity) for this ASUS model: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1660132-REG/asus_pa329cv_32_4k_h…

On paper they seem fairly similar, so I'm wondering what your thoughts are side by side?

Thanks,
Jesse

Hi Gregg - 
 

The LG C2PUA 42" 4K HDR Smart OLED evo TV for the playback/color correction monitor should work well for you The TV will do a nice job of upscaling 1080p content.  Realize that this is a consumer television and you may want to have it professionally calibrated.

Consider these monitors for the main interface:

Dell U2720Q UltraSharp 27" 16:9 HDR 4K IPS Monitor B&H # DEU2720Q  

BenQ PD2705U 27" 16:9 4K IPS Monitor B&H # BEPD2705U

Samsung Viewfinity S80TB 27" 4K HDR Monitor B&H # SALS27B804TG 

 

Thanks for getting back to me so fast, Mark!  I appreciate the suggestions.

How/where can I have the LG OLED professionally calibrated?

Hi Gregg - 

ISF - Imaging Science Foundation offers the finest calibration services;

Imaging Science Foundation

3257 Harrington Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33496

(561) 997-9073
[email protected]

Excellent. Thank you, Mark!

I'm guessing I'm okay getting the Dell U2720QM (vs the U2720Q)? I'm not seeing any difference in these monitors.

Hi Gregg - 

 

They are the same monitors.

Per Dell: The  M = "Mainstream UltraSharp"  "U2720Q and the U2720QM are the same , the M is just used for retailer branding"

The "M" includes an HDMI and a USB-C to USB-C cable.
The U2720Q includes a displayport cable, a USB Type-C to Type-C Cable and a USB Type-C to Type-A Cable.

Fantastic info here. I'm building a new custom Avid editing system (here in Nov of 2022) for narrative shorts & indie features (mostly 2k currently, but eventually 4k in the future) and I'll also be using Adobe After Effects for VFX and doing some light 3D work via Blender/Cinema 4D and color correction work via Davinci.

My computer specs are looking good, but I'm a bit overwhelmed with all the monitor options. I was thinking a triple monitor set up with 2 user-interface monitors and one playback/color correction monitor.

3 questions:

1). I was thinking the LG OLED C2 42-inch for the playback/color correction monitor... Thoughts on this? (Trying to keep the price in the $1k or below range.)

2) Will there be any quality issue playing 1080p or 2k footage on the 4k playback/color correction monitor? (how does that work? Windowed? Upscaling? Does upscaling cause any aliasing issues, etc?)

3) I'm torn on which two monitors to use for the main interface? I'd prefer 27-inches, 4k in the under $500-600 range/each. What would be your top 3 suggestions in order of preference? 

For video and photo editing, I'm considering the LG UltraFine 31.5" UHD 4K (MFR #32BL95U-W) and the Dell UltraSharp 31.5" 4K HDR (MFR #U3223QE) monitors. Their specs look similar, a friend says I can't go wrong either way. Any advice? 

Hi Richard  -

If you are not using the monitor for gaming, than your friend has advised you well.  Either monitor will serve you well for your stated purposes.  The Dell is a bit brighter (450 cd/m2 vs 400 cd/m2) and the LG's response time is a bit faster. 

Curious as to why the HDR discussion does not touch on the official VESA displayHDR standard versus just generic HDR and HDR10, is displayHDR certification important to consider in monitor selection?

We've notice that video editors have expressed a preference for the monitor they're using to display the full color space of the system they're working in, e.g. the Adobe Color Space for working in Adobe, or Rec2020 or DCI-P3 when creating HDR content. So while DisplayHDR certification is a worthy standard, it doesn't currently seem to be a prime criteria for choosing a monitor. This may well change going forward as more users become familiar with the VESA displayHDR protocols.

Given so many factors, it is hard to find the perfect monitor. I think that many of the specs I've liked on an ultrawide screen for editing seem to fall on curved versions, price is too high, the refresh rate is sometimes too low, etc. One thing I want to ask about HDR is that if most of your specs align but the monitor you're looking at is HDR-400, should that be a factor to move you away from it ? does it have to be HDR10? Sometimes these things get complicated and can by overhyped, so I'm trying to pin that down.

Hello sir I want a monitor for my hp z840 workstation for 4k video editing would you please recommend me best. Thank you

One of the best options to consider in a monitor is the BenQ SW321C 32" 16:9 4K HDR IPS Photo and Video Editing Monitor. BH # BESW321C.

https://bhpho.to/3x5Y1RK

I have 2 cameras that shoot in 8k and 1 in 4K. I am wondering if there is an issue color correcting and editing 8k on a 4K monitor. The only effective 8k monitor seems to be the 5 year old Dell Ultrasharp. What options do i have?

Hi Paul - 

There are few 8K monitors available at this time. In terms of color correction and editing you should have no problem using a quality 4K monitor.

Why have you not ever recommended Eizo. Aren't some of its monitors the best on the marke?. I was going to order the cs2740 through you but now I am not sure that is a good choice.

I am looking for a budget monitor for photo and video editing. I edit 4 k video with a quite good custom pc. Which one would you recommend under 200 to 250 dollar. I have in mind 2 options 

1. BenQ EW2480 23.8" Eye-Care IPS Monitor

2. Philips 246E9QJAB/00 24" Full HD IPS Freesync Monitor. 

Hi Andrew - 

I would go with the BenQ.  The Philips monitor is not a product we offer and it seems to be unavailable from most popular vendors in the UK.
 

BenQ EW2480 23.8" 16:9 FreeSync IPS Monitor B&H # BEEW2480  

Key Features:

  • In-Plane Switching (IPS) Panel
  • HDMI 2.0 Inputs
  • 1920 x 1080 Full HD Resolution
  • 1000:1 Static Contrast Ratio
  • 250 cd/m² Brightness
  • 178°/178° Viewing Angles
  • 5 ms Response Time (GtG)
  • 75 Hz Refresh Rate
  • 16.7 Million Colors

 

I am looking at getting a 27" or 32" monitor to use for video/audio editing with adobe creative cloud on a 2020 Macbook Pro 065-C96H Apple M1 chip with 8-core CPU and 8- core GPU and 16GB of RAM. I am looking for a monitor that can also be used for esports type gaming. What do you recommend?

Hi David - 

Consider the BenQ GW2780T 27" 16:9 Eye-Care IPS Monitor with Brightness Intelligence B&H # BEGW2780T.

Key Features:

  • 27" In-Plane Switching (IPS) Panel
  • DisplayPort 1.2 | HDMI 1.4 | VGA | 3.5mm
  • 1920 x 1080 Native Resolution
  • 1000:1 Static Contrast Ratio
  • 250 cd/m² Brightness
  • 178°/178° Viewing Angles
  • 5 ms Response Time
  • 8-Bit Support for 16.7 Million Colors
  • Supports 72% of the NTSC Gamut
  • Dual 2W Speakers
     
  • Designed to safeguard eye health by automatically adjusting brightness levels as per the ambient light, the GW2780T 27" 16:9 Eye-Care IPS Monitor with Brightness Intelligence from BenQ can help children and parents relieve eyestrain and stay focused while studying or working. This display, which also helps reduce your exposure to blue light and reduces flicker, both of which can further decrease eye fatigue and irritation, can easily be connected to laptops, tablets, and smartphones as an external display. For those with congenital color deficiencies, Color Weakness mode can help those affected to better see the true colors of the world. Further adjustments can be made using a vertical tilt of -5 to 20°, a -45 to 45° swivel, a 90° pivot, and a height adjustment of 5.5".

    The GW2780T features a 1920 x 1080 native resolution, as well as an In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel, 8-bit support for 16.7 million colors, a widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio, a static contrast ratio of 1000:1, a dynamic contrast ratio of 20,000,000:1, 250 cd/m2 brightness, 81 ppi, and a 5 ms response time. Using the 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles, it is possible to watch content from virtually any position. This display has one DisplayPort 1.2 port, one HDMI 1.4 port, and one VGA port. Audio can be output using the 3.5mm headphone jack, as well as the dual 2W speakers. There is also a 3.5mm audio input. BenQ has engineered the GW2780T with support for 72% of the NTSC color gamut and a 100 x 100mm VESA mount.

Thank you for the recommendation. I am a bit perplexed though as the specs of this monitor do not seem to align with the necessary specs for higher end video editing (it is HD not 4k) or gaming (i.e. response time and refresh rate). Not sure if I missed something.

Hi David - 

My apologies for not offering you a more advanced 4K monitor.

BenQ PD2725U DesignVue Designer 27" 16:9 HDR 4K IPS Monitor B&H # BEPD2725U

The PD2700U DesignVue Designer 27" 16:9 IPS Monitor from BenQ delivers clarity and color precision, with support for 100% of the sRGB and Rec. 709 color gamuts, as well as HDR10, to help designers fulfill their ideas. Driven by BenQ's AQCOLOR technology and a UHD 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160 with a 60 Hz refresh rate, the PD2700U is coupled with three special modes - CAD/CAM, Animation, and Darkroom - each of which being tailored for different scenarios, allowing users in different fields to achieve similar results.

The PD2700U features In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology, an anti-glare panel coating, 10-bit support for 1.07 billion colors, a widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio, a static contrast ratio of 1300:1, a dynamic contrast ratio of 20M:1, a 350 cd/m2 brightness rating, 163 ppi, and a 5 ms (GtG) response time. Using the 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles, it is possible to watch content from virtually any position. There is also one HDMI 2.0 input, one DisplayPort 1.4, one Mini DisplayPort 1.4 input, and one DisplayPort output for daisy-chaining multiple displays together using MST (multi-stream transport) technology, plus four USB 3.0 Type-A and two USB 3.0 Type-B ports. Audio can be output using the dual integrated 2W speakers or the 3.5mm headphone jack.

BenQ's PD2700U also supports HDCP 2.2, Picture-in-Picture, Picture-by-Picture, Flicker-Free technology, Low Blue Light technology, Brightness Intelligence technology and more. To further help improve viewing and accessibility, the PD2700U features a vertical tilt of -5 to 20°, a left/right swivel of ±45°, a clockwise/counterclockwise pivot of 90°, and a height adjustment of 5.51". It is certified for Mac, Windows 10, 8.1, 8, and 7, and SolidWorks.

 

I'm looking for a relatively cheap but good monitor to work on video editing alongside a Mac mini, I'll probably not be working with 4k and if I am will be using proxies anyway. I've been looking at the BenQ GW2780E 27 Inch IPS Monitor, do you have any idea if this would work well, if not any recommendations below the £200 mark? Many thanks!

Hi Anya - 

 

TheBenQ GW2780T 27" 16:9 Eye-Care IPS Monitor with Brightness Intelligence B&H # BEGW2780T is a fine choice Anya.

Key Features

  • 27" In-Plane Switching (IPS) Panel
  • DisplayPort 1.2 | HDMI 1.4 | VGA | 3.5mm
  • 1920 x 1080 Native Resolution
  • 1000:1 Static Contrast Ratio
  • 250 cd/m² Brightness
  • 178°/178° Viewing Angles
  • 5 ms Response Time
  • 8-Bit Support for 16.7 Million Colors
  • Supports 72% of the NTSC Gamut
  • Dual 2W Speakers
     
  • Designed to safeguard eye health by automatically adjusting brightness levels as per the ambient light, the GW2780T 27" 16:9 Eye-Care IPS Monitor with Brightness Intelligence from BenQ can help children and parents relieve eyestrain and stay focused while studying or working. This display, which also helps reduce your exposure to blue light and reduces flicker, both of which can further decrease eye fatigue and irritation, can easily be connected to laptops, tablets, and smartphones as an external display. For those with congenital color deficiencies, Color Weakness mode can help those affected to better see the true colors of the world. Further adjustments can be made using a vertical tilt of -5 to 20°, a -45 to 45° swivel, a 90° pivot, and a height adjustment of 5.5".

    The GW2780T features a 1920 x 1080 native resolution, as well as an In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel, 8-bit support for 16.7 million colors, a widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio, a static contrast ratio of 1000:1, a dynamic contrast ratio of 20,000,000:1, 250 cd/m2 brightness, 81 ppi, and a 5 ms response time. Using the 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles, it is possible to watch content from virtually any position. This display has one DisplayPort 1.2 port, one HDMI 1.4 port, and one VGA port. Audio can be output using the 3.5mm headphone jack, as well as the dual 2W speakers. There is also a 3.5mm audio input. BenQ has engineered the GW2780T with support for 72% of the NTSC color gamut and a 100 x 100mm VESA mount.

I'm post processing Sony Alpha 1, a7RIV and a9II files in Capture one and Lightroom Classic and am looking for a second monitor that will be compatible with my Apple iMac Retina 5K 27" (2017) running a Radeon Pro 580 8 GB. Budget of $700-$1200. What do you recommend?

Hi Dennis - 

BenQ PD2725U DesignVue Designer 27" 16:9 HDR 4K IPS Monitor B&H # BEPD2725U:
The PD2725U DesignVue Designer 27" 16:9 HDR 4K IPS Monitor from BenQ has been built to satisfy designers' needs for color performance, with support for 100% of the sRGB and Rec. 709 color gamuts, 95% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, and HDR10. Driven by BenQ's AQCOLOR technology and an Ultra HD 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160 with a 60 Hz refresh rate, the PD2725U helps deliver improved accuracy and productivity tailored for specific tastes. It does this using three special modes - CAD/CAM, Animation, and Darkroom - each of which is tailored for different scenarios, allowing users in different fields to achieve similar results.

The PD2725U features In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology, an anti-glare panel coating, 10-bit support for 1.07 billion colors, a widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio, a static contrast ratio of 1200:1, a typical brightness 250 cd/m2 and a peak HDR brightness of 400 cd/m2, 163 ppi, and a 5 ms (GtG) response time. Using the 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles, it is possible to watch content from virtually any position. There are also two HDMI 2.0 inputs, one DisplayPort 1.4 input, and two Thunderbolt 3 ports that each support DP alt mode for daisy-chaining multiple displays and data transfers. One Thunderbolt 3 port supports devices charging up to 65W, while the other supports it up to 15W. Additional connectivity is achieved using two USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports (downstream) and one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-B port (upstream). Audio can be output using the dual integrated 2.5W speakers or the 3.5mm headphone jack.

BenQ's PD2725U also supports HDCP 2.2, Flicker-Free technology, Low Blue Light technology, Picture in Picture (PiP), Picture by Picture (PbP), and more. To further help improve viewing and accessibility, it features a vertical tilt of -5 to 20°, a left/right swivel of ±30°, a clockwise/counterclockwise pivot of 90°, a height adjustment of 5.91", and a 100 x 100mm VESA mount. It is certified for Mac, Windows 10, 8.1, 8, and 7, SolidWorks, and Calman.

Please note that the USB ports will only operate with data transmission speeds of 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 2 when using the Thunderbolt 3 video input. If DisplayPort or HDMI is used, the data transmission speeds will operate at 5 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 1.

I'm looking to buy a 24-27" FHD or 1440p monitor for photo editing, my budget is $250. Currently I'm considering the ViewSonic VP2458. Thanks for any help in advance 

Hi Eduard - 

You might also want to consider:
 

Acer V277U bmiipx 27" 16:9 IPS Monitor B&H # ACV277U

  • In-Plane Switching (IPS) Technology
  • HDMI & DisplayPort Interfaces
  • 2560 x 1440 Resolution
  • 100,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • 350 cd/m² Brightness
  • 178°/178° Viewing Angles
  • 4 ms Response Time
  • 1.07 Billion Colors
  • Two 2W Speakers
  • Adaptive Sync Technology

Would the benq sw270c be a good choice for photo and video editing?  My desk makes it so I work close to the monitor.  I edit both 1080 had and 4K video as well as 24mp photos.  I’d like the sw271c but it’s a bit out of my price range and also worry that 4K would make txt very hard to see for these old eyes

Hi Joseph -

Excellent choice, but keep in mind that the resolution is not 4K.
 

BenQ SW270C Photographer 27" 16:9 HDR IPS Monitor B&H # BESW270C:

The SW270C Photographer 27" 16:9 HDR IPS Monitor from BenQ has been built for those who require color accuracy, with support for 100% of the sRGB and Rec. 709 color gamuts, 99% of the Adobe RGB color gamut, 97% of the DCI-P3 and Display P3 color gamuts, and HDR10. Driven by BenQ's AQCOLOR technology and a resolution of 2560 x 1440 with a 60 Hz refresh rate, the SW270C helps deliver improved accuracy and productivity using 10-bit support for 1.07 billion colors, a 16-bit look up table (LUT) that improves RGB color blending, and Delta E≤2 in Adobe RGB and sRGB color spaces for a more representative view of the original image.

Looking at the LG 32GN650-B, I have a Dell Inspiron 13-7368 with the intel i7. Will my laptop drive this monitor with the onboard Intel HD 520 graphics card? I want to use for Video and photo editing. Thank You Mike C.

Hi Michael-

Yes. The Intel HD 520 graphics card will drive this monitor:
  

What 4K or 5K monitors are NOT made in China?

Hey there!

I'm looking for a monitor as i'm purchasing the HP Z4 G4 Workstation.

I'll be going to grad school for post production and i'll be using davinci resolve studio and avid media computer. 

what monitor would you suggest that's sensitive to your eyes? (BenQ?)

Let me know

Hi Mirsad:
 

BenQ PD3220U DesignVue Designer 31.5" 16:9 HDR 4K IPS Monitor B&H # BEPD3220U  

Key Features

  • 31.5" In-Plane Switching (IPS) Panel
  • Thunderbolt 3 | HDMI | DisplayPort
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz Native Resolution
  • 1000:1 Static Contrast Ratio
  • 300 cd/m² Brightness
  • 178°/178° Viewing Angles
  • 5 ms Response Time (GtG)
  • 10-Bit Support for 1.07 Billion Colors
  • 100% sRGB & Rec. 709 and 95% DCI-P3
  • Built-In USB 3.1 Gen 2 Hub

looking for something from3 to 4 hundred dollar range for gaming 27 inch any suggestions. trying to upgrade from the aoc c32g1

Hello Cameron,

Based on your needs, a great option would be the LG UltraGear 27GL850-B 27" 16:9 144 Hz HDR FreeSync IPS Gaming Monitor, B H # LG27GL850B.

 

https://bhpho.to/3fdEZ2Z

 

Aloha, Any recommendations for this setup (Mac Mini 2021 M1 Chip 16gb ram) will be used for video editing medium to slightly heavy color grading, preferably something bigger than 24" and at least 4k display. Will be working by myself.

Recommendations for...

- Lower End    - Best suitable    -Higher End

Hi - 

BenQ PD2720U DesignVue Designer 27" 16:9 HDR 4K IPS Monitor B&H # BEPD2720U  

Key Features

  • 27" In-Plane Switching (IPS) Panel
  • Thunderbolt 3 | HDMI | DisplayPort
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz Native Resolution
  • 1000:1 Static Contrast Ratio
  • 350 cd/m² Brightness
  • 178°/178° Viewing Angles
  • 5 ms Response Time (GtG)
  • 10-Bit Support for 1.07 Billion Colors
  • sRGB, Adobe RGB, Rec. 709 & DCI-P3
  • Built-In USB 3.1 Gen 2 Hub

 

I'm looking for a monitor for photo editing in Photoshop  that is compatible with a 2019 MacBook Pro - what would you recommend? It does not have to be too large, but color is important.

A great option in terms of color, but not overly large would be the BenQ SW270C Photographer 27" 16:9 HDR IPS Monitor, BH # BESW270C 

 

https://bhpho.to/31sT96f

 

Going full Davinci Resolve Workflow so buying a Mac Mini M1 (16GB / 1TB SSD) and looking at a dual monitor setup like ultrawide bottom (to really see editing timeline) and upper monitor a 4K with a good color profile but not trying to break the bank so would settle for a good low cost 4k (maybe curved) monitor till money comes in from contracts to upgrade (also looking at Mini Pro ISO, CalDigit hub and Davinci Speed Editor) 

Hi Stephen -
Consider the:
Samsung UR59C 32" 16:9 4K Curved LCD Monitor B&H # SAU32R590C  

Key Features:

  • 32" Curved LCD Panel
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0 | 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
  • 3840 x 2160 Resolution
  • 2500:1 Contrast Ratio
  • 250 cd/m² Brightness
  • 178°/178° Viewing Angles
  • 4 ms Response Time (GtG)
  • Supports 1.07 Billion Colors
  • 60 Hz Refresh Rate
  • 1500R Curvature

Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini Pro ISO HDMI Live Stream Switcher B&H # BLAMMPISO

CalDigit USB Type-C Pro Dock (Space Gray) B&H # CATHBLTPRDCK

Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 17 Studio with Speed Editor (Dongle) B&H # BLDRDONSEBUN
 

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