Benq SW 271 is good for video editing?

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Michael Moore

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Benq SW 271 is good for video editing?

PostWed Nov 27, 2019 10:35 pm

I have a black friday oportunity to buy a Benq SW 271 at 1000$ with VAT. This monitor dosen't cover Rec 2020 standard. Benq SW 271 have 99% coverage of the Adobe RGB color space, this monitor also covers 100% of the Rec.709 and sRGB color spaces, 93% of the DCI-P3 color space, supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) and HDR10. Worth to buy? If not what monitor you recomamand me in same budget?
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Re: Benq SW 271 is good for video editing?

PostWed Nov 27, 2019 11:32 pm

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/be ... ,5785.html

It's not bad. Just forget about HDR mode as it does whole 350nits max (and contrast at 800:1). Those are no near HDR needs values. The weakest point is uniformity. This will show up in every day usage. It's not very good, but not crazy bad. Other than this it calibrates very well to Rec.709. Contrast is not the best as well, but should be enough.
Maybe better deal is LG OLED, but this will be more money (although UHD, HDR etc and proper/big video preview).
UHD resolution in 27inch is questionable. Pixels are tiny. Videos will look smooth but you won't see edge details (if you need to).
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Re: Benq SW 271 is good for video editing?

PostThu Nov 28, 2019 1:28 pm

How much is necesary the Rec 2020 standard for a video editing monitor? What alternative monitor (maybe with Rec 2020) i can find in 1000$ budget for video editing?
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Re: Benq SW 271 is good for video editing?

PostThu Nov 28, 2019 4:07 pm

Michael Moore wrote:How much is necesary the Rec 2020 standard for a video editing monitor? What alternative monitor (maybe with Rec 2020) i can find in 1000$ budget for video editing?


Off the the top of my head I don't think any regular computer monitor currently on the market is going to do a good job grading rec 2020. Fo that, I believe you're still talking a higher-end television, or a proper reference monitor $$$.
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Re: Benq SW 271 is good for video editing?

PostThu Nov 28, 2019 4:22 pm

At 1000$ inclusive VAT Benq SW 271 wort tu buy it for video editing or is just to photo editing?What another model monitor should buy at this budget?
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Re: Benq SW 271 is good for video editing?

PostThu Nov 28, 2019 4:58 pm

Michael Moore wrote:How much is necesary the Rec 2020 standard for a video editing monitor? What alternative monitor (maybe with Rec 2020) i can find in 1000$ budget for video editing?


Forget about Rec.2020. No one grades to it as there are no monitors or TVs which support it.
If you think about wide gamut than P3 is your target.

Apparently you can buy LG OLED B9 for 1000$ on Black Friday deal. This would be good buy I assume. Better than BenQ monitor for video needs.
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Re: Benq SW 271 is good for video editing?

PostThu Nov 28, 2019 5:31 pm

Like Andrew Kolakowski said, forget about any HDR color space, to properly grade those is going to cost you a lot of $$$.

for example: $31k at release in early 2018
https://www.eizo.com/products/coloredge/cg3145/

What you want is a true 10bit monitor with 100% coverage of the SRG/rec.709 color space in the 32" size range.

I have seen both good and bad reviews for this monitor, when it was first released they had sample to sample uniformity issues, I'm not sure of that's fixed now or not.
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Re: Benq SW 271 is good for video editing?

PostThu Nov 28, 2019 8:43 pm

Dan Sherman wrote:What you want is a true 10bit monitor with 100% coverage of the SRG/rec.709 color space in the 32" size range.


Benq SW 271 is not good to video because is 27" and not 32" monitor? Why Benq claime this monitor for photography and not for video? What make a monitor to be for video and not photo? What about the Asus PA329Q? Is moore good to video editing compare with Benq SW 271?
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Re: Benq SW 271 is good for video editing?

PostFri Nov 29, 2019 4:31 am

Michael Moore wrote:
Dan Sherman wrote:What you want is a true 10bit monitor with 100% coverage of the SRG/rec.709 color space in the 32" size range.


Benq SW 271 is not good to video because is 27" and not 32" monitor? Why Benq claime this monitor for photography and not for video? What make a monitor to be for video and not photo?


The 271 can be used for video editing, but at 27" the pixel density is 163 PPi. At that destiny it can be hard to see edge details without zooming in. at 32" ppi drops to 137, while still not great it's better. If you get a LG OLED B9 like Andrew mentioned they start at 55" so ppi is 80, and thus it's very easy to see details, and its also the size screen people are going to be watching on in their homes.

A lot of professional colorists have relatively crappy monitors, but a really nice calibrated tv. For example take a look at this marketing photo pulled directly from BM website. Two random monitors that aren't even the same size or model, and then a really nice TV hung on the wall behind at a realistic viewing distance. Unless your a professional at a decent level, you propbabbly don't have the $$$ or space for a setup like this. Thus, most amateurs or lower level professionals go with computer monitors, and above 32" quallity really starts to drop off.
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The 271 is more photographer oriented because it has 99% coverage of Adobe RGB. That's a color Space that's more important to photographers who are actually going to be printing their work.

Take a look at this color space chart. A simple way to think of it, is the bigger the triangle the more its going to cost you.
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Michael Moore wrote: What about the Asus PA329Q? Is moore good to video editing compare with Benq SW 271?

size wise it is.
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Re: Benq SW 271 is good for video editing?

PostFri Nov 29, 2019 5:58 pm

I did a little looking this morning since its been a while. The Dell U3219Q might fit your needs at roughly $800. Here is a review https://www.color-management-guide.com/ ... eview.html
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Re: Benq SW 271 is good for video editing?

PostSun Dec 01, 2019 7:00 am

If you can wait they are supposed to release the new PV271 soon which will have SDI inputs (12G) and onboard calibration. According to some articles online it's expected end of 2019 or early 2020. Another one to look at would be the newer SW270C. It's supposed to be more uniform than the SW271 and it's cheaper but also only 1440p (2560x1440). B & H actually lists the SW270C as the newer model when you look up the PV270.

This article talks about the upcoming PV271
https://imagescience.com.au/blog/benq-apac-summit-2018
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Re: Benq SW 271 is good for video editing?

PostSun Dec 01, 2019 7:56 pm

PV271 won't cost 1K$ for sure.
I expect more like 3K$ or if it's really HDR then 5K$ price tag.
Looks like it's also late. It was announced long time ago and still no finish product.
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Re: Benq SW 271 is good for video editing?

PostMon Dec 02, 2019 4:12 pm

Good point Andrew. I expected it to be more but not that much more.
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Re: Benq SW 271 is good for video editing?

PostMon Dec 02, 2019 5:22 pm

The cheapest "HDR" capable UHD monitor on the market right now is the roughly $1500 USD ASUS ProArt PA32UC.

Even it has some issue after calibration that take it above the 2.0 delta-E threshold. However as you would expect all the marketing documentation uses the averages that are below 2.0.
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