Good Monitor for pro video and photo

Discussion in 'Mac Peripherals' started by mayer chalom, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hello. This will be my first post on the mac forums.
    I do video edit professionally on my 8 core mac pro as well as stills. I have the original 20' apple cinema display, but I am looking for a higher res display and I really don''t want to spend that much dough as I am in the process of upgrading photo/video equipment.
    I know the differences in quality between TN screens, and high quality IPS screens.
    Would a 1920x1080 res suffice. I really don't want to spend more than 300 bucks. I know I may sound like an noob but please what are the cheapest highest quality/res for the price.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Personally I'd stick with the 20" ACD and save up until you get some cash to buy a better monitor. The HP LP2475 can be had for around $450, it is an ips. Or since you are editing video and photos, you should save up and look into a 30" screen. 30" is just magical...
     
  3. macrumors demi-god

    LethalWolfe

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    For video you need an broadcast monitor fed via an I/O device like an Matrox MXO2 or a card from AJA or Blackmagic. Watching your FCP window on a computer monitor fed by your Mac's GFX card will be inaccurate for a number of different reasons.


    Lethal
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    A Matrox itself would be a little over the $300 mark. :D
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the replies

    In my mac pro I already have a blackmagic intensity pro (el cheapo) video card connected to a 30' 720p sony (i don't have the model #) tv. It's no broadcast solution but it is nice for viewing a final product and I find it more accurate than the final cut viewer sometimes.
     

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