Aaron Hayden, colorist and owner of Color Monkey, a post-production house located in Los Angeles, California, in response to Vincent Theo’s comparison of Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro to the Sony BVM-X300 reference mastering monitor, adds the following:

“No joke, in the current Covid environment and everyone working remotely, Netflix recommends producers review HDR color/online on the latest iPad Pro with the XDR display. I have a HX-310 to grade on, but all my producers review my work on iPad Pros via frame.io. It’s not a perfect solution because there’s no easy way to pro calibrate the iPad Pro’s display, but it’s the best off-the-shelf solution for a remote team have a consistent viewing experience.”

Frame.io’s video review and collaboration platform is built right in to DaVinci Resolve and supports viewing HDR on iOS and HDR-capable TVs, meaning it can be played back on an iPhone or iPad as well as through AirPlay to an AppleTV 4K or an AirPlay equipped HDR TV. Enterprise customers can play 10-bit HDR proxies on iOS only, while other plans and playback on the web support 8-bit proxies. Since we don’t have paying clients, we just review clips on an iPhone 13 Pro Max once they’ve finished processing on YouTube, but prior to hitting the button to make the videos public.

Aaron Hayden has color graded and finished over 1000 hours of prime time content for Netflix, Facebook Watch, YouTube, FOX, ABC, CBS, Discovery Channel, A&E, Spike TV, Animal Planet, TBS and SiFy networks.

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