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Steven Bradford
 

On Apr 17, 2018, at 4:06 PM, Matthew Clark <str8films1@...> wrote:

Something with display port would be easiest to integrate. Love to hear your thoughts and what’s currently working for you. Anywhere in size between about 24” to about 30”.
I would also like to hear from anyone who might have used the newish (intro’ed last year)
HP Dreamcolor 24”:
https://www.provideocoalition.com/review-dreamcolor-z24x-g2-junior-monitor-has-come-a-long-way/
and the Benq 27” which also looks interesting for a similar US$500+ price.
https://www.digitaltrends.com/monitor-reviews/benq-sw2700pt-review/

I have to buy at least 6 of these mainly for editing and after effects instruction on PCs and Macs of different types so it’s not for final client approval or making DCPs. But they look like they might be considerably better than the average sub $500 HD monitor, especially in their calibration abilities.

Steven Bradford
Cinematographer/Instructor/Guy stuck with researching editing monitor purchase research
Seattle USA

Annaël Beauchemin
 

Hello Steven,

I'm using two of the older Z24x as GUI monitors on a Mac and the hardware calibration is not as great as it sounds. First, it doesn't work on Mac and then even on Windows I can't get the software to work. I would have thought that the problem would be fixed with the newer release, but if you look at the last comment on the link you sent, someone is complaining of the same issue. I've read the same comment on BH Photo as well.

These monitors are still good after a software calibration thanks to their IPS and higher bit depth screens. If you didn't intend to use the hardware calibration, it might still be an interesting monitor. Otherwise, I'm very fond of the Eizo with internal automatic calibration, but that's in a different price range.

Annaël 

On Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 9:18 PM, Steven Bradford <bradford@...> wrote:
On Apr 17, 2018, at 4:06 PM, Matthew Clark <str8films1@...> wrote:

Something with display port would be easiest to integrate. Love to hear your thoughts and what’s currently working for you. Anywhere in size between about 24” to about 30”.
I would also like to hear from anyone who might have used the newish (intro’ed last year)
HP Dreamcolor 24”:
https://www.provideocoalition.com/review-dreamcolor-z24x-g2-junior-monitor-has-come-a-long-way/
and the Benq 27” which also looks interesting for a similar US$500+ price.
https://www.digitaltrends.com/monitor-reviews/benq-sw2700pt-review/

I have to buy at least 6 of these mainly for editing and after effects instruction on PCs and Macs of different types so it’s not for final client approval or making DCPs. But they look like they might be considerably better than the average sub $500 HD monitor, especially in their calibration abilities.

Steven Bradford
Cinematographer/Instructor/Guy stuck with researching editing monitor purchase research
Seattle USA