Do I need a 1080p screen for editing.

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  1. mucks22 macrumors newbie

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    Hey all,

    I have a macbook pro and work with after effects, final cut x, and also do other photo and media editing. Am looking to get a large monitor to help out. Found a great deal on a 32'' samsung 720p HDTV and was wondering if this would work for me of would I need a screen that can do 1080p. I do have a 1080p tv in my living room that I could check what 1080p looks like. wondering if its worth getting the 720p HDTV.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    For what do you want to use the screen? To just playback the video?

    What about getting a good computer display like the U2412M for working with it and also playing back the video full screen via the tilde key (AE) and whatever FCP X has as shortcut?

    What is your budget?
     
  3. mucks22 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I do video production, photo editing, along with web development and coding. Looking to expand on the one older LG monitor I have. Screen would be used to expand my work area, along with video playback. Was going to work on getting a screen at a time which would not be 32''s. The deal on the bigger 32'' is only 149 and would look to get my ideal screen setup on a couple of year or once the funds are better and can get really want I want. Just wondering if a 720p screen would work for me over one that is 1080p.

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    wasn't going to go over 200 for now. Like I said will get REALLY what I want later on just need to upgrade a monitor for the work I'm doing now. Plus I will have to get some diamond multi screen adapters.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Know that a TV is not ideal to display static menu bars and icons, it can be blurry due to much bigger pixels (32" for 1280 x 720p compared to 24" for 1920 x 1200 pixel) and being optimised for moving images.
     
  5. mucks22 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So do you think it would be better to get a smaller monitor around the same price instead of the bigger tv display?
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    Yes. I do similar tasks on a U2412M and wouldn't like to have a TV unless it is broadcast monitor anyway.

    The U2412M is out of your budget zone though, it costs around 270 USD (in Europe they go for 240 € and less, incl. VAT).
    But then there is this Asus from Newegg for 180 USD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236102&leaderboard=1
     
  7. mucks22 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your time. Is there a monitor you would recommend under 150 or under?
     
  8. simsaladimbamba

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    Not really, since I never bought one that inexpensive.
    I usually wait until I have the funds to get something I can live with.

    A Newegg search for IPS panels with 1920 x 1080 and 1920 x 1200 pixel of resolution between 100 and 200 USD (one cannot determine 150 USD as price maximum, at least I couldn't find a way) shows us this Acer IPS display with 1920 x 1080 pixel for 130 USD, it got good customer reviews there and on BestBuy and Amazon.
     
  9. c1phr macrumors 6502

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    I can second this. I used a 1080i 32" TV for a few years as a computer monitor and I was pretty bad. I can only imagine a 720p display would be even worse at the same size.
     

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