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James McDonagh

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Recommended Budget Monitor

PostSun Jun 03, 2018 8:42 pm

Hey guys,

Just asking for some advice on a color-grading monitor with a high refresh rate (120hz and over) that is in the budget range of 400 or so. Any thoughts?
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Re: Recommended Budget Monitor

PostSun Jun 03, 2018 11:51 pm

What sort of accuracy do you need to have at that budget?


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Re: Recommended Budget Monitor

PostTue Jun 05, 2018 1:55 pm

Take a look at the LG 27UD68P-B 27 inch or the Samsung UH750UHD 4K both just under $ 400 US
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Re: Recommended Budget Monitor

PostSat Jun 09, 2018 4:26 am

Really only cheap one that I see that has both high refresh and 'decent' color-- the ASUS MG279Q. It has a locked down sRGB mode which has a Delta E max of 2.7, although a bit bright in that mode (169 cd/m²). After calibration it's Delta E max is 1.2.

Read the review on tftcentral for more info on the color accuracy.
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Re: Recommended Budget Monitor

PostTue Jun 12, 2018 12:11 pm

Curious why you need a high refresh rate?

Technically speaking, you should be viewing at the rate of your content, so 24 fps for 24p, 60 fps for 60p etc.
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Re: Recommended Budget Monitor

PostTue Jun 12, 2018 1:19 pm

There is nothing wrong (actually it's good) if monitor can display eg. 24Hz at 72Hz, but overall high refresh rate is 100x less import than monitor's ability to support different refresh rates (other than typical 60Hz for most monitors), so you can have 'locked' preview.
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Re: Recommended Budget Monitor

PostWed Jun 13, 2018 6:52 am

I don't think it can be done at this price range.
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Re: Recommended Budget Monitor

PostMon Jul 02, 2018 7:48 pm

I had to budget as well, after much examination, reading way too many reviews the LG or the Samsung mentioned above are the best choices I found. I chose the LG. Plan on adding a Flanders monitor for color grading later.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Recommended Budget Monitor

PostThu Jul 05, 2018 11:26 pm

I just purchased two BenQ PD2500Q monitors - $299 each from B&H or Amazon for my Media Composer - one driven by the Blackmagic mini-monitor for full screen playback. Factory calibrated, Technicolor certified, Rec 709 etc... Excellent quality and color fidelity at a bargain price.
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Re: Recommended Budget Monitor

PostFri Jul 06, 2018 12:14 am

Marc Wielage wrote:I don't think it can be done at this price range.
Hi Marc. Kindly complete your thought by including the missing data:
You "...don't think that" what "can be done at"what "price range"?

I believe the OP is simply asking for a recommendation for a budget display suitable for Resolve use (presumably color grading with a Blackmagic Design approved PCI or Thunderbolt based video display adaptor device.

Thanks in advance, Guy.
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Re: Recommended Budget Monitor

PostFri Jul 06, 2018 2:28 am

Mark Aylward wrote:I just purchased this: asus PB287Q


Not bad--once calibrated you can bring it's Delta E max from 10.4 down to a respectable 1.4. One of the better rated PLS panels overall.


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Re: Recommended Budget Monitor

PostSat Jul 14, 2018 9:47 pm

Mark Aylward wrote:I just purchased this: https://www.asus.com/Monitors/PB287Q/


Mark,
Are you connecting to a DeckLink Mini Monitor via HDMI? In reading about this Asus, it appears you need to use the Display Port cable to get 60Hz at 4K. Can you confirm?

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Re: Recommended Budget Monitor

PostSun Jul 15, 2018 1:17 am

Peter Benson wrote:
Marc Wielage wrote:I don't think it can be done at this price range.
Hi Marc. Kindly complete your thought by including the missing data: You "...don't think that" what "can be done at"what "price range"?

People ask for opinions and advice on the internet, but sometimes they don't like what they hear. Unfortunately, that doesn't make the opinions and advice wrong.

My advice would be: spend more money. You can get calibratable displays for under $2000, but not for $400. You might even be able to get an acceptable one for around a grand: I have seen Panasonic Broadcast BT-300 HD plasma displays for sale for less than this. They're used, they're a few years old... but some still work surprisingly well. Given that they originally sold for more than $3000, used for under $1000 is an incredible bargain. But $400 ain't going to happen, not from where I sit.
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