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

Dell UP3221Q Boasts 2K Mini-LED Dimming Zones

At their booth at CES 2020, Dell showed off a 31.5” 4K monitor with 2,000 mini-LED local dimming zones, nearly twice that of the Asus PA32UCX and over three times the number in Apple’s 6K Pro Display XDR. The UP3221Q, rated DisplayHDR 1000, will be equipped with Thunderbolt 3, supports wide color gamut and comes with… Read More

Apple Pro Display XDR: Colorist ‘Bummed’

This is a 32-inch 6K display that is brighter (1,600 nits) than almost any display that any of us have seen before and offers groundbreaking color accuracy that could make $30,000 to $40,000 “reference displays” from Sony and Flanders Scientific obsolete. – Cnet For months, we’ve been inundated with bloated claims by tech writers and… Read More

Sales Pitch

Max Yuryev joins the chorus of fellow YouTube influencers iJustine, Jonathan Morrison, Marques Brownlee and others in extolling the picture quality of Apple’s XDR to the skies, going seriously overboard in his most recent video comparing the 6K display to LG’s 5K Ultrafine display. Blooming “is only visible in extreme, unrealistic scenarios,” he claims, explaining… Read More

Pro Display XDR Blooming, A Colorist’s First Impressions & Cost Reappraisal

At long last, we’re presented with a refreshingly realistic evaluation of the Pro Display XDR that doesn’t read like the many puff pieces by tech writers and editors claiming that Apple’s display renders OLED reference monitors obsolete. Ryan McNeal writes over at liftgammagain: So I’ve got my Pro Display XDR setup and wanted to post… Read More