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  • Sun, Jun 20 2021 2:40 PM In reply to

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    Re: Is it practical to edit on just one ultrawide monitor?

    Bruno M:

    As long as you get a monitor that's at least 3840x1080 and has dual input, side-by-side mode, you're essentially feeding two 1920x1080 monitors. You shouldn't need to worry about high DPI.

    Most of the monitors I've been looking at are 3440 x 1440 (maybe because I'm looking at around 34") and they don't seem to mention any dual input capability. Is that because it only applies for wider screens? Or is dual input a standard feature?

  • Sun, Jun 20 2021 4:49 PM In reply to

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    Re: Is it practical to edit on just one ultrawide monitor?

    Pulck:
    Most of the monitors I've been looking at are 3440 x 1440 (maybe because I'm looking at around 34") and they don't seem to mention any dual input capability.

    Yes, I think you need to go somewhat wider/bigger to get these features. For example. the 38" LG38WN95C-W is 3840 x1600 and has something called picture-by-picture which should let you use dual inputs.

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  • Sun, Jun 20 2021 5:06 PM In reply to

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    Re: Is it practical to edit on just one ultrawide monitor?

    Bruno M:

    Yes, I think you need to go somewhat wider/bigger to get these features. For example. the 38" LG38WN95C-W is 3840 x1600 and has something called picture-by-picture which should let you use dual inputs.

    Great. Thank you.

  • Mon, Jun 21 2021 9:07 AM In reply to

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    Re: Is it practical to edit on just one ultrawide monitor?

    Coming from a triple 24" monitor setup (2x OS + clientmonitor) for years I switched to a single dell 34" ultrawide curved monitor ( + 24" eizo client monitor). I did this for about a year and I wanted to like it so bad, but I didn't. I hated it. It slowed me down and multitasking in windows was frustrating. The new Avid UI helped but when I was working my 'old setup' at post houses and clients I realized it was a mistake. I now work a triple 27" dell setup and very happy again.

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  • Mon, Jun 21 2021 9:16 AM In reply to

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    Re: Is it practical to edit on just one ultrawide monitor?

    Tim:

    Coming from a triple 24" monitor setup (2x OS + clientmonitor) for years I switched to a single dell 34" ultrawide curved monitor ( + 24" eizo client monitor). I did this for about a year and I wanted to like it so bad, but I didn't. I hated it. It slowed me down and multitasking in windows was frustrating. The new Avid UI helped but when I was working my 'old setup' at post houses and clients I realized it was a mistake. I now work a triple 27" dell setup and very happy again.

    That's very interesting. Having never worked on an ultrawide, I do wonder whether it's a bit of a risk for me to spend around £700 for a single monitor only to find that it's worse. I'm guessing that the benefit might only be felt when the monitor is 38" and wider.

  • Mon, Jun 21 2021 10:02 AM In reply to

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    Re: Is it practical to edit on just one ultrawide monitor?

    My home studio is quite narrow, so of necessity I adopted an up and over layout: The laptop 17.3" screen, with bins etc. on the desk and directly above and behind it, the 21" 2nd monitor with source/rec/timeline etc., on the 19" rack shelf (both 1920 x 1080), with the reference monitor directly to the right of that - The Avid keyboard is on a tray in front of all. TBH, although this was purely an accident of necessity, I wish I'd been able to start using this arrangement years ago - I've always found the spread of 3 screens cumbersome. 

    There is space for a smaller ultrawide monitor but as others have said the smaller ones don't seem to be available in 3840x1080 and with dual inputs, which if you do use FSP only, is important for having true pixel 1920 x 1080 fullscreen. I worked earlier this year at a facility and that was the first time I had ever used such a monitor, a larger one and whilst it was OK, it was no better than having 2 seperate monitors and I was always scanning left and right, to find stuff, as ever. It just seems the up and over works better for me and I much prefer now remoting in my own suite, for that amongst other reasons.

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  • Mon, Jun 21 2021 12:58 PM In reply to

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    Re: Is it practical to edit on just one ultrawide monitor?

    I know a few folks on widescreen, worked on it myself, is allright.

    I'd say that it's okay if all you do is avid editing and have an external preview monitor.
    If you do office tasks as well with many windows open, 2x27" works better.

    And 4k is overrated imho, 2560x1440 works just as well on a 27" monitor.
    I'd rather have a high quality than a high resolution display.

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    Re: Is it practical to edit on just one ultrawide monitor?

    Lukas Boeck:
    I'd rather have a high quality than a high resolution display.

    Amen brother. I tried a consumer Sony OLED monitor to save money on a suite that wasn't used much. Being upclose, as one would be in an edit situation, I could tell a notable lack of quality in the consumer Sony vs broadcast monitors. I've had Panasonic 26" LED and recently bought a broadcast JVC "god monitor", which looks awesome and is great for grading, but it was $1900 for b-stock vs $2900 new, And I still have a 25 year old Sony broadcast CRT that looks awesome... but you cant find those anymore. I have 2-12 year old Samsung 19"s for AVID + the JVC.

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    Re: Is it practical to edit on just one ultrawide monitor?

    I have been a fan of side by side 1920x1200 monitors, my current setup-I like the extra vertical canvas.

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  • Thu, Oct 27 2022 12:13 AM In reply to

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    Re: Is it practical to edit on just one ultrawide monitor?

    Hello there, guys. Thanks for sharing the information. Mostly I make photos and edit them, so I’d be really grateful for your advice on a related monitor. My friend has advised me on this monitor by Dell https://productz.com/en/dell-s2419hgf/p/WaqJ6. As far as I know, Dell makes the best monitors in the industry, so I guess I’ll buy this one eventually. Still, I’d highly appreciate your advice and suggestions, guys. I’ll be waiting for your replies. Thanks in advance. Wish you all the best!

  • Thu, Oct 27 2022 4:05 PM In reply to

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    Re: Is it practical to edit on just one ultrawide monitor?

    hey,

    nope, that Dell is a gaming monitor, an 8bit TN panel.
    For photos you want a 10bit IPS panel.

    Eizo arguably makes the best dektop screens, NEC has some sturdy quality too.
    Past years Benq has released some quality models at lower prices.

    Here's a list of all screens 24-27" with a proper display and hardware calibration:
    https://geizhals.at/?cat=monlcd19wide&xf=11939_24~11940_27~11955_IPS~11959_10bit+(1.07+Mrd.+Farben)~12077_Hardware-Kalibrierung&sort=p#productlist

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    Re: Is it practical to edit on just one ultrawide monitor?

    I love using the LG Utrawide (flat, not curved) Display and I would never go back. Anyway, why not multiple (stacked) ultrawide monitors?

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