What it’s like to go from a broadcast monitor, 24” 1080p to an HDR 4k consumer TV?
I had a ton of doubts when I was thinking about selling my professional monitor. Bsides the looks, my FSI DM240 was a beauty. Never used a more color accurate screen in my life.
It’s not until I paid the big bucks for the real monitor that I realized why broadcast panels cost so much. Nothing gives you more confidence in knowing that what you see is what you get. This can take out any doubt and let you focus solely on creating beautiful imagery.
BUT… it wasn’t perfect. I can overlook the small screen size, 1080p resolution, SDR only, but the biggest issue for me was that it was an LCD panel. It’s really hard to nail the contrast on an LCD panel. I noticed being off a little every now and then.
In contrast, having a professionally calibrated consumer TV has been a BLAST!!! Way better than expected. Working with a 55-inch screen is a HUGE plus. It's so easy to scan your image for any imperfections.
The selling point is that its an OLED monitor so the contrast is almost always on point. I am loving every second of grading on my big screen.
If there is one thing I can leave you with is that don’t hesitate to invest in a solid panel. It’s a must.
Make sure to sign up for my LIVE training. It’s happening TOMORROW at 11am PST. Link in bio.
"Captain Fantastic" (2016).
•Directed by Matt Ross
•Cinematography: Stéphane Fontaine
•Production Design: Russell Barnes
•Set Decoration: Tania Kupczak, Susan Magestro
•Costume Design: Courtney Hoffman
•Gaffer: Jeremy Mackie
•Colorist: Leandro Marini, Lee Hultman ...