Enable RGB 4:4:4 On LG CX

Both DaVinci Resolve and Dolby Vision certified trainers insist on full data levels for HDR video monitoring and delivery. Here's how to set up your LG CX. 1. Settings > All Settings > Additional Settings 2. HDMI Ultra HD Deep Colour 3. Assign to input 4. Go to Home Dashboard 5. Gear icon > Edit... Continue Reading →

LG OLED TVs Still #1 for Colorists

Among all manufacturers in 2022, only LG Electronics provides full 3D LUT calibration and HDR tone curve adjustment capabilities, which is the main reason why LG OLEDs are the most popular consumer televisions used as client reference monitors in grading suites and are indeed the only ones recommended by Dolby in the Dolby Vision best... Continue Reading →

MiniLED Update

In November of last year, LED Inside published a “Summary of 34 Mini LED Notebooks/TVs/Monitors Available in the Market”, along with resolution, size, number of dimming zones, release date and price (2019-2021). According to a report by Display Supply Chain Consultants, for Q4 2021, Apple sold more MacBook Pros with Liquid Retina XDR display than... Continue Reading →

SmallHD Rolls Out PageOS 5

SmallHD’s PageOS 5 firmware update adds some seriously impressive features, among them a much more useful exposure tool and tetrahedral LUT interpolation. Ed Lachman’s EL Zone All SmallHD monitors running PageOS 5 will be the first in the industry to offer EL Zone as an intuitive means of quickly assessing exposure via a false color... Continue Reading →

Apple’s Studio Display Unsuitable for Video Editing

Author, consultant, pro audio/video specialist, tech journalist and broadcaster Allan Tépper voices his suspicions that Apple’s Studio Display is not a true 10-bit panel at all but 8-bit FRC and discovers that it is limited to a single framerate/refresh rate, making it a much less attractive proposition for video editing/grading. “Despite it’s raved internal speakers... Continue Reading →

Dehancer 5.3 Improved Grain

With update version 5.3, Dehancer introduces significant changes to the Film Grain tool: 1. The dependence of the optical resolution on the resolution of the timeline has been fixed. Now with a timeline size less than 4K the image no longer has a blurry look, and the maximum value of Film Resolution = 100 provides full detail... Continue Reading →

Netflix Outlines Three Approaches To On-Set Monitoring

Acknowledging that HDR monitoring for every display on-set for the entire length of a production is prohibitively expensive for most productions, Netflix proposes three alternatives: CAMERA TESTS (E.G. HAIR & MAKEUP TESTS) Camera tests for hair and makeup are typically the first time images are evaluated and sent through the entire production pipeline. Some productions... Continue Reading →

Disagreements About What Qualifies as a mini-LED

Paul Gagnon, Senior Research Director for Consumer Devices at Omdia, spoke with Brian Berkeley, host of The Display Show, about what exactly constitutes mini-LED. PG: "I would say there's some friendly disagreement in the industry about exactly what qualifies as a quote unquote mini-LED set. There is no standardization of this terminology: is it the... Continue Reading →

No Metrics to Describe HDR WCG Displays

As today's consumer displays can attain brightness levels up to fifteen times higher than legacy SDR screens, the traditional 2D color gamut diagram no longer suffices to characterize the behavior of displays, necessitating a third axis to describe luminance. Nevertheless, although color volume plays a far more important role in color reproduction in HDR than... Continue Reading →

HDR Notebooks to Flood Market

Following the praise lavished on Apple's new MacBook Pro lineup featuring Liquid Retina XDR mini-LED displays, industry watchers are now betting on rivals sitting up, taking notice and following suit, increasingly incorporating either OLED or mini-LED displays in their own notebooks. This can only be a good thing, as the 270m notebook market lags deplorably... Continue Reading →

Sketchy Rollout of BRAW

While the future of ProRes RAW looks perfectly secure, regrettably, the same cannot be said for Blackmagic RAW. Concerning which, in his review of the Sigma fp L, Gerald Undone reports that the "4K image recorded over HDMI RAW is a soft, artifacty, aliased mess, and doesn't look anywhere near as good as the CinemaDNG... Continue Reading →

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