View Full Version : DIT HELP please
10-24-2011, 03:04 PM
Need inexpensive but good monitor, for doing an acceptable grade on set.
Is there a LCD or LED consumer screen with DVI that would work? I have a RED ROCKET, but I'd rather not spend a boatload on a production SDI monitor.. I don't plan on doing final color corrections in the field.. Just enough soothe director/DP can have a really good idea of the look they are getting..
Thank you so much for your help!!!
10-24-2011, 04:27 PM
HP ZR24W - best affordable IPS panel on the market.
10-24-2011, 04:46 PM
Thanks Dan.. Is this better than an apple cinema display?
10-24-2011, 05:27 PM
I personally like it better than the contemporary cinema displays - its quite color accurate out of the box with good black level... I'd take it over a cinema display unless someone is offering me the 30"
10-24-2011, 06:34 PM
Is there anything better up to $600?
10-24-2011, 06:47 PM
I payed about $600 for mine including shipping 18 months ago when I got it, so I'd say its worth that much ;)
10-24-2011, 07:39 PM
Just bought 2 thx!
10-25-2011, 11:47 AM
Let me know how you like it - there is also a little brother called ZR22w that's like a 21/22 inch class - but I'm all about the 24. I
10-25-2011, 12:07 PM
I've been looking for a new monitor too, and have been torn on wether to go for a 10-bit panel. I'd not heard of this one but remember the 2475 and the issues it had with green/pink shift. How's this one in that regard, if I decide to go the 8-bit route?
10-25-2011, 12:14 PM
wow, a look at the specs - only displays 72% of NTSC gamut... Don't know how much others in this price range display - maybe this one's the cream of the crop there - but makes me wonder if it's just better to go 10-bit.
Though, not to thread-jack, but I want to buy one that I COULD use for final grading, not just on-set color work.
10-25-2011, 12:40 PM
Eizo 232W (http://www.eizo.com/global/products/coloredge/cg232w/index.html), on set and final color monitor.
10-25-2011, 01:07 PM
Flanders. More than $600, but a lot less than the Eizo and pretty damn good. The 24" is awesome, but I use the 17" for most onset stuff.
10-25-2011, 01:12 PM
I've actually been looking at a less expensive model from EIZO, in the "Flexscan" series:
FlexScan SX2462W (http://www.eizo.com/global/products/flexscan/sx2462w/index.html)
It's a 10-bit panel but lacks SDI input, but it's also about $1200 for the 24." The 27" sounds cool, but I haven't priced it.
Dusty I'll be picking up a new FSI monitor in the (hopefully) not-too-distant future I'm sure, as my reference monitor. I'm looking for a color-accurate-but-affordable 10-bit panel if I can find one in the mean time.
Thanks for the input guys.
10-26-2011, 08:29 PM
Please see OP question: Acceptable and inexpensive.
Anyone else have an acceptable sub-1000$ monitor that competes with ZR24w?
I find it better than Panasonic 2550 personally.
Flanders Scientific - awesome, very awesome . Still 10x the price. The new Sony OLED's seem pretty sexy.
10-27-2011, 02:12 PM
My tangent aside, I'd like to know of another monitor that displays more of the NTSC color space than the ZR24w.
10-29-2011, 06:19 PM
Sweet 10bit panel:
less than a G, 102% of NTSC gamut