Monitor 4K vs mac-pro

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  1. Snjper, Mar 24, 2015
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    Snjper macrumors newbie

    Snjper

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    Hello everyone, this question on a topic that I think has not yet been treated on the forum.

    With a mac-pro doing editing AVCHD Full HD 1920x1080, instead of using the second monitor for prewiew with FCPX, I use a monitor in 4K'd better definition video compared to a monitor 1920x1080 60p?

    The doubt arises because I think that in the end the MacPro out a signal and a 1920x1080 monitor 4K non ago no difference compared to a normal monitor, am I right ??
    then the final and question: should a monitor or TV 4k to have a better definition of the video or not ??
    thank you.
     
  2. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    It's not really clear what you're asking... you can obviously run a 4K monitor at native resolution (3840x2160) which is 4 times the size of a 1080p video frame so you can see your video at 1:1 resolution with 3/4s of the screen left for controls, media browser, etc. And you can scale the video frame up to consume more of the 4K display to suit... although any scaled setting may introduce some artifacts, it shouldn't reduce definition.

    You can ultimately upscale 1080p to consume the full 2160p resolution of a 4K display and the quality of that will depend on what's doing the scaling... no one can tell you how that will look... it could be anywhere from great to horrible depending on the scaling.

    A 1080p TV is also an option as you suggest. TV's have their own processing engines to enhance color, contrast and sharpness so while definition won't suffer (1080p is 1080p) you might find a TV introduces a different "look" to your content... which may be a good thing if your content is ultimately destined for display on a consumer TV, or it may be unwanted if it's meant to be viewed on a computer monitor (YouTube or Vimeo).

    What's best, will depend on your workflow preferences and where your content will ultimately be displayed.
     
  3. MacVidCards Suspended

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    You might get a bette answer if you find a better translator, the red part in particular makes no sense to me.
     
  4. Snjper thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sorry, I mean that if the mac-pro sends a signal output 1920x1080p even if we connect a monitor 4K eventually the image will be the same that you see on a 1920x1080 monitor, right?

    then connect a monitor 4K is used only if you are working in 4K!

    thank you.
     
  5. MacVidCards Suspended

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    With 4K SST (Dell 5K in 4K mode) I can see option to either have 1080P scaled normally or Retina scaled to 1080P.

    Not sure if that answers your question.
     
  6. Snjper thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I understand what you mean, but I wonder if in the end the definition of the image and the same on a 4K monitor or on a monitor 1920x1080 ??
    Or on the monitor 4K you see a better definition of the image?
    thank you.
     
  7. snipper macrumors regular

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    Yes, a UHD image has four times the pixels of a HD image, so this makes a huge difference, obviously.
     
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