Anyone tried Resolve on 21:9 screens?

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Stefan Gofferje

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Anyone tried Resolve on 21:9 screens?

PostMon Apr 17, 2017 7:04 pm

Hi,

I'm planning a workstation upgrade at some point in the near future and I was wondering if I should go 21:9, maybe dual 21:9.
Does anybody here have tried Resolve on one ore more 21:9 screens? How's the UX? Is there maybe some screenshots?

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Re: Anyone tried Resolve on 21:9 screens?

PostMon Apr 17, 2017 9:18 pm

Yes, I use Resolve as follows:
- main Resovle window: 21:9 [actually 3440x1440]
- scopes on a separate 16:9 monitor [1920x1080]
- video output on Decklink 4K Extreme 12G to a UHD monitor [3840x2160]

Seems to work very well
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Re: Anyone tried Resolve on 21:9 screens?

PostTue Apr 18, 2017 7:31 am

Very similar configuration here:

- DR UI on a 29", 2560x1080 monitor
- 49" calibrated Samsung KS8000 preview via Decklink 12G

works fine

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Re: Anyone tried Resolve on 21:9 screens?

PostTue Apr 18, 2017 12:36 pm

21:9 main UI monitor, 16:9 for second UI screen, plus Dreamcolor via Decklink - works like a charm, love the extra screen estate on the 21:9.
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Re: Anyone tried Resolve on 21:9 screens?

PostWed Apr 19, 2017 1:39 am

I've done it twice on two different feature projects (at client facilities), and I got whiplash from having to turn too far to the right to see the keyframe window. I'm a bigger fan of using a 27" 2550x1440 display for the entire GUI, then a second smaller 16x9 monitor for external scopes, and then an external calibrated monitor for the hero display. I have also tried the dual-screen GUI setup, and it takes a lot of getting used to.
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Re: Anyone tried Resolve on 21:9 screens?

PostWed Apr 19, 2017 3:34 am

Marc Wielage wrote:I've done it twice on two different feature projects (at client facilities), and I got whiplash from having to turn too far to the right to see the keyframe window. I'm a bigger fan of using a 27" 2550x1440 display for the entire GUI, then a second smaller 16x9 monitor for external scopes, and then an external calibrated monitor for the hero display. I have also tried the dual-screen GUI setup, and it takes a lot of getting used to.

I agree. I don't like feeling like I'm watching a tennis match while doing color. I could see it being great for editing, though.
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Re: Anyone tried Resolve on 21:9 screens?

PostWed Apr 19, 2017 8:02 am

see photo and comment in previous thread

viewtopic.php?f=21&t=24527&p=226555#p226555
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Re: Anyone tried Resolve on 21:9 screens?

PostWed Apr 19, 2017 3:50 pm

My main monitor is 34" 21:9 and second is a 25" 21:9, both LG

I like the lower height as compared with other monitors of similar

Width as it's easier to see over them at a TV monitor on the wall.


I'm using this for editing and grading.

Marc makes a good point, to which I'd add

That if I were only using resolve for grading

And especially now that I have the advanced panel

I might not go for such large monitors.
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Re: Anyone tried Resolve on 21:9 screens?

PostFri Apr 21, 2017 8:26 am

Thanks for the feedback, guys! I do use Resolve primarily as an editor and while I do some color correction and maybe small grading on my projects, it's not the focus. So it appears, 21:9 could serve me well.
Thanks again!
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