The Best Monitor Guide for Video Editing in 2020
If your eyes are the windows to your soul Then your monitor is the window to your Windows Unless you use a Mac Then you probably have no Windows Anyways, today we’re going to talk about The monitor for creative professionals like me Your mother no teach, I teach you la! Oi, the content creator is a creative professional meh? Yeah, of course, we are creating, right? Yeah, more pattern than badminton You know people pay us, right? Yeah, but not always on time Woi, woi cut, cut Anyways when I’m talking about creative professionals I’m talking about people like Architects, Designers, Photographers Filmmakers, Content Creators and so on If you’re one of those people that Stare at your screen all day and probably night While scratching your head making creative decisions Then I’m talking about you Number one, we have size and resolution Now that really depends on your workspace How much space you have between you and your monitor The optimum viewing distance for monitors
When your game Especially in FPS is very close Because apparently, FPS players are pretty much blind But if you are viewing your monitor for creative work and so on The best optimum viewing distance is actually 1.5ft to 2.5ft While some people prefer ultra-wide monitors Because they are ultra-wide, like me It is not for everyone and it really depends on your workflow For video editing, I prefer a 16:9 aspect ratio Especially in NLE such as Adobe Premiere Pro and DaVinci Resolve. After all, you can have your timeline at the bottom While having a preview on top As well as the menus Some of the more common sizes for 16:9 aspect ratio monitors are 24″, 27″ and 32″ If you are using a 24″ monitor I recommend you go for 1080p For 27″, we recommend you go for 1440p or 4K And if you are using a beast of a monitor at 32″ We recommend that you go for more than 4K Why not? You can afford it If you’re shopping for a 27″ monitor You can check out this ACER ConceptD CP3271K Because it has a 4K resolution It looks nice And has a small stand that will fit on most desks If you’re editing in 4K, you’re going to have a full 4K preview Which is awesome And with a PPI or Pixel Per Inch of 163 Your image is gonna be very sharp Which is very useful when you’re working on things or projects That require you to look at finer details Some may say that a 4K monitor is actually an overkill But they also say that about my Bentley and my 25000 sq ft house So what? Okay jokes aside, even if you’re not a #Bangsawan With the RTX 3000 Series launching now Some of these cards are very affordable And they are eating 4K for breakfast If you are using your computer for GPU or CUDA accelerated workflows With something like the RTX 3080 Without buying a 4K monitor It is just a missed opportunity Even if you are editing in 1080p You can still use the whole screen And have the full resolution 1080p preview in one corner Which will take up about a quarter of the screen Without zooming in and you will get all the details What more do you want? Number two, Color Gamut and Color Accuracy If you’re doing any color crucial work Such as photography, video editing, color grading, Or even interior design What if you draw people’s wall yellow Later they print green, how? Like your mother Stupid la, There are three main types of monitor panels Which are IPS, VA, and TN If you are doing creative work, you should always choose IPS Because it has superior color accuracy for the most part Compared to these other two types Well, you can also use VA for editing
But when you move left or right And get out of the optimum viewing angle The color will shift until your mother also cannot recognize To understand color gamuts better You can check out this diagram Gamuts are commonly represented as Areas in the CIE 1931 XY Chromaticity Diagram CIE stands for International Commission on Illumination Commonly used gamuts in approximate ascending order In terms of width and coverage of the CIE 1931 color space are sRGB which are mostly used for web and computer graphics REC. 709, for HD TV Adobe RGB, mainly for Printed Media DCI-P3, mainly for Digital Cinema And finally, REC. 2020, which is the new 2012 UHD TV standard Now to measure the color accuracy of a monitor We have something called Delta E The higher the Delta E number, the further away the color is From the true hue using CIE lab For instance, this ConceptD monitor has a Marketed average Delta E of less than one Which we have confirmed with our own test Using the X-Rite i1Display Pro This means that the color is very accurate Basically indistinguishable to most human eyes We also have the Pantone Matching System Which is a color system that was derived from printing While Bino means covering a white gamut Pantone validated displays like this CP3271K Will ensure good color reproduction When you work with others or send your designs over for prints Number three, Ergonomics First and foremost, you’re gonna need a monitor with excellent viewing angles Because if you use a monitor with a narrow viewing angle Your head is gonna be glued in the optimum viewing position Until you get a stiff neck Now in this case the best panel you can use is actually IPS Because the color doesn’t shift when you move your head around while you work You also need good adjustments like Up, down, tilt It has VESA Mount behind that you can use To attach to a monitor arm To get even more flexibility So that you can flex to all your friends Who are using boring, cannot move monitors This is a ConceptD CP3271k completely sponsored message Monitor has a maximum brightness of 400 nits Which will allow you to use it in most spaces Unless your room very very bright Super White Oi why you *BEEP* me? Super white correct what Finally and some may refer to this as a gimmick But the hood is actually pretty useful Even if brightness is not an issue If you have stray lights everywhere There is casting reflection of glare Onto your monitor Having this hood will help you block out all these unwanted stuff And you will be able to look at your screen And concentrate while you work on all your masterpieces Number four, Connectivity Options Having good connectivity options allow you more flexibility When you set up your monitor for your workstation Multiple audio visual inputs and outputs allow you To set up multiple devices without using a physical switcher You can just use your OSD, in case you are OCD Also, that 3.5mm jack is actually very useful Because you can plug in your headphones (Sighs) A lot of headphone manufacturers out there Produce very short cables with their headphones And you cannot reach it if your PC is like somewhere there Don’t listen to her, when she says size doesn’t matter Believe me, it matters So those are the main points that you should watch out for But here are some bonus ones Number one, we have Refresh Rate For most creatives, a 60Hz Refresh Rate is more than enough For most of your work But if you’re a videographer or a filmmaker
You shoot in high frame rates Such as 100 frames or like 120 frames per second Then having a higher refresh rate monitor will allow you to Look at all these footage in its native speed If you are a gamer who is also a content creator Then having a monitor such as the CP3271K Which is a 4K 144Hz refresh rate monitor will allow you to do both Work hard, play hard Number two, HDR or High Dynamic Range If you want to work on HDR content properly I recommend that you have a monitor That has a max brightness of 1000 nits and above Otherwise, if the max brightness is like 400 or 600 nits You can still view HDR content But you won’t be able to grade it properly And the last bonus point is actually Built-in Speakers Let’s not kid ourselves Any creative professional that is serious about their work Will use studio monitors or a pair of Good headphones while working But if you’re video editing and you’re using an NLE like Premiere Pro If you choose the same audio output in the NLE and your Windows They will fight and they don’t like to be around each other Having built-in speakers allow you To separate your output of your NLE and your Windows So that you can use both peacefully, in harmony Those are all the things that you should watch out for When picking a monitor for creative work I want to thank Acer for sending over the CP3271K ConceptD Monitor For us to use to demonstrate all these points It is actually a very awesome monitor So feel free to pick one up if you want to.