MicroLED Is A Pipe Dream

For a while now, any time OLED television sets are mentioned, online commenters raise the spectre of burn-in and suggest waiting for microLED, which they insist is just around the corner. Like OLED, microLED is a self-emissive technology capable of true blacks, infinite contrast and outstanding viewing angles but with a brighter output than OLED… Read More

Switching to Resolve!

After months of agonizing, I finally broke down and hired a professional calibration technician to adjust my LG OLED C7, calling the very first name that popped up in a Google search for Ho Chi Minh City. The price was steep – $300.00 – but the quest for perfect color has become a crazy obsession.… Read More

Vincent Teoh: Colorists Should Consider an OLED TV

Vincent Teoh, in his unboxing video of the Panasonic HZ1000 OLED TV, corroborates what I’ve been saying for months now, which is that an OLED display should outperform Apple’s Pro Display XDR for HDR grading, and just might be the best budget option short of a reference monitor. When I reviewed the Apple Pro Display… Read More

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