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

HDR Calibration: What They Don’t Tell You

The reason production houses spend as much as $40,000 on reference monitors is quite simple: they need to have unwavering confidence that their work is going to be displayed exactly as intended. However, all displays change with time, and the only way to ensure consistent results is to calibrate them on a regular basis.* Yet,… Read More

Asus ProArt PA32UCX-K Woes Begin

Update: Why none of this matters. In a previous post, I wrote how I was unable to install Asus’ proprietary calibration software; but having read somewhere that X-Rite’s i1Profiler was supposed to give better results, I went ahead and used that instead. But the colors weren’t nearly as accurate as they were supposed to be;… Read More

Pro Display XDR: The New Gold Standard

What we can say for sure is that the XDR is the display HDR content creators have been waiting for and that, while it may not be replacing Sony BVMX reference monitors in production studios, it will most certainly find a place right alongside them; and it is the answer to the prayers of every… Read More