Should You Be Using a Production Monitor for Grading HDR in 2020?

Just a few years ago, when HDR was still in its infancy and VESA had not yet even published standards for HDR monitors, Atomos, along with Mystery Box and several other influential content creators, were advocating the use of production monitors for grading HDR video on a budget – with some even going so far… Read More

Why I Switched to OLED for Grading

Even if you’ve only been inattentively following my blog, you probably already know by now that I’m pretty dissatisfied with my Asus PA32UCX: bad haloing in spite of 1,152 dimming zones; poorly conceived design (ports are all but inaccessible, the OSD controls are all behind the display, the hood is attached with ten easily misplaced… Read More

Selling My Asus ProArt PA32UCX-K!

Whether grading Rec. 709 or HDR footage, the colors of the Asus are too warm; and in order to calibrate the monitor, I’d need to shell out another $1,600.00 for the Teranex Mini SDI to HDMI 8K HDR, with no guarantee that the colors would be any better. For only $1,300.00, you can pick up… Read More

Plug and Play

Exhausted from weeks of struggling to get the colors of the Dolby Vision certified Asus PA32UCX to match those of my LG OLED C7, last night, in a fit of desperation, I connected the Blackmagic Ultrastudio 4K Mini directly to the television, opened up a long dormant project in Final Cut Pro, began grading, and… Read More

Asus PA32UCX-K as a Grading Monitor for YouTube

I thought I’d jot down my first impressions of the PA32UCX solely in its capacity as a grading monitor for delivery to YouTube – the primary purpose for which I purchased the display. For this, I’m evaluating the image quality of an HLG HDR video edited on the Asus, uploaded to YouTube, and viewed on… Read More

Asus PA32UCX: HDR Modes Locked Out

Update 23.01: I have since confirmed that HDR PQ modes do indeed work with the Asus PA32UCX, UltraStudio 4K Mini and Final Cut Pro. Also, I did not realize at the time I posted this that Daniel was not using an I/O box. The BMD UltraStudio works with both DaVinci Resolve and Final Cut Pro.… Read More

Max & Linus Review the Pro Display XDR

Both Max Yuryev and Linus Sebastian give more in-depth reviews of Apple’s 6K monitor than we’ve grown accustomed to seeing on YouTube. Max points out that when connected to the new Mac Pro, because of its older graphics card, the USB 3.1 ports on the XDR behave like twenty-year-old USB 2.0 ports, while Linus laments… Read More