My new monitor setup

And so here’s my new office setup, one 22″ Viewsonic 1680×1050 monitor, and the new 28″ HannsG 1920×1200 monitor. I can now use the new one as my “secondary video display” on Vegas and edit my HD content in 1:1 size, which gives me a much better perspective of the overall quality of each clip, color grading etc. In fact, now I can see how noisy the HV20 really is at full resolution! Apple’s 1080p movie trailers look great though.

I will miss my old Samsung vertical 1200×1600 21″ monitor that served me well as my document/web reader monitor for the past 3 years. I also have a 32″ 1080i HDTV that I can connect to the PC, I guess I could just stick a second graphics card to my PC and have all 4 monitors connected at the same time. Oh, yeah…

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memsom wrote on January 14th, 2008 at 3:46 AM PST:

I had 4 monitors when I used to have a desktop PC at a previous employer. Last one I had 3, this new one 2 but manily bacause the laptop I have has only one output. I miss 4 monitors, even if one was a CRT. Code editor in one, debug in 2, browse API doscs in 3 and mail/web in 4. Sweet!

The only downside was that the 4 monitors were powered by an NVidia card (okay) and a PCI Matrox G450 (bad). Shame, coz it was good in every other way.


Kevin wrote on January 14th, 2008 at 7:34 AM PST:

Wow, that’s an awesome setup.


Jorge wrote on January 14th, 2008 at 8:40 AM PST:

Regarding the monitor (in portrait mode) you used for reading….Do you setup your system to use “Cleartype” in Windows? It’s enabled by default on IE7.

I’m just curious because using an LCD in portrait mode while using Cleartype doesn’t make much sense. They’re like mutually exclusive for me. I like to take advantege of subpixel font-rendering technology so I never use it in portrait.

BTW…I also wanted to let you know that I do enjoy reading your blog and wish you the best in 2008!

Jorge


Skip Yue wrote on January 14th, 2008 at 9:05 AM PST:

Are you really noticing that the HV20 is super noisy when seen at full resolution? That’s sort of disheartening, since I’ve been shooting with the HV20 for several months and felt it was a pretty clean image. Are you talking about low-light footage? Or is even the brightly lit stuff looking noisy to you?


Jim wrote on January 14th, 2008 at 12:46 PM PST:

wondering how you edit for color so it will look good on a tv?
keeping in mind that I tech backward, but the problem I have is having it look good on tv, if this was sd, I would buy a used monitor from B and H, hook it up and be able to color correct for dvd output, but these are all lcds we are talking about.
I am using a Westinghouse 37″ TV as a computer monitor and have a perfectly good lg lcd made by Dell, but has the same lcd as the Apple Cinema (I bought this about year ago) I am capable of hooking them up and I use Vegas 8, just got it installed, but getting the monitor set up to work boggles my mind. Likely since I too have an HV20 would use Windows media encoder to output HD onto a DVD or but a sony game machine to out put to tv, but welcome any comments to make sense of my situation.
I am awe of all you guys of course I am using the term guys not in a gender sense


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Eugenia wrote on January 14th, 2008 at 1:26 PM PST:

>They’re like mutually exclusive for me.

Not for me. It was a matter of getting used to it. I only use Firefox btw, not IE.

>Are you really noticing that the HV20 is super noisy when seen at full resolution?

A bit noisy, but I mostly can see the HDV artifacts now. Very clearly.

>wondering how you edit for color so it will look good on a tv?

Here.


Boris wrote on January 21st, 2008 at 7:01 AM PST:

Eugenia, how are you liking the Viewsonic? I was thinking of getting one, but I’ve also read that the display brightness varies a lot vertically and that viewing at an angle is not an option. What do you think?


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Eugenia wrote on January 21st, 2008 at 12:41 PM PST:

It’s better than the HannsG, that’s for sure.


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