Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MCIowaRulz, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. MCIowaRulz macrumors 6502

    Feb 20, 2009
    I would like to hear what other Final Cut users have for screens on there MacBook Pro's.
    Glossy or Matte? and Why

    I think i'm going with Matte but I wanted to hear from other users.
    This is my first MacBook Pro with Final Cut as i'm majoring in Broadcasting and Film at an Iowa college.

    Sorry:( for the nudge (I should have posted here first but I posted in the DV fourm instead)
  2. spaceballl macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2003
    San Francisco, CA
    This really isn't an application specific decision. It's personal preference. Some will tell you the anti-glare is a must. Others will tell you they prefer how the colors *pop* on the glossy screen. Go to the Apple store. Look at both. Make a decision. Done.
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    For editing the monitor being glossy or not does not matter that much, but for colour correction. I use a 17" MBP with a matte screen and it works quite okay, but for professional colour correction*, one should use a professional monitor anyway (or at least a waveform monitor), as not even the matte screen can reproduce colours 100" correctly.

    * meaning you make money with what you edit and colours are a priority.
  4. puckhead193 macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
    in terms of glossy/anti-glare. Its preference because your not color correcting. I like to edit in a somewhat dark/dim light room so glare isn't really an issue. I've had my mbp for a little under a week and just did too jobs editing on it with no issues...(I have glossy)
  5. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    I would say antiglare b/c it's highly likely you'll be doing some color correction. Also if you plan on making movies that look "film like" the antiglare screen will give a more realistic interpretation.
  6. MCIowaRulz thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 20, 2009
    Thanks for folks input.
    I plan on getting the Matte screen as the Glossy seems to distract me. I have a XPS Dell 1640 with 1366x768 (now and the Macbook Pro screens (Glossy ones) are smiler and annoying now that i've actually seen them both side-by-side.
  7. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020


    Apr 16, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    The screen finish has very little to do with its actual color accuracy. The ability to effectively color correct anything on a 6-bit TN panel will be quite limited. You would want a separate calibrated monitor with accurate color for that.

    The glossy vs. matte debate is purely preferential. Some people like how the colors pop on a glossy screen, whereas I rather not have my monitor double as a mirror (yes, I'm exaggerating a little bit...), so I chose a matte screen.

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