FSI to Release 5,000 Nit Mastering Monitor This Fall

FSI will be releasing the XM312U this fall – a 5,000 nit mastering monitor with 2,300 individually controlled LED backlight zones and priced at $22,000. It appears that we’ll be reaching the dizzying 10,000 nit peak brightness of PQ HDR sooner than most people think. Keep in mind though, that with PQ HDR, anything above 100-200… Read More

Consumer Displays: When Your Client is David Fincher

Part I: The iPhone 12 Pro Max as a Consumer Reference Monitor Part II: iPhone 12 Pro as a Consumer Reference Display (cont’d) Part III: iOS Devices as Client Reference Monitors Part IV: Consumer Displays: When Your Client is David Fincher Dolby Vision calls for calibrated consumer displays in the grading suite but what is one to do… Read More

iOS Devices as Client Reference Monitors

Part I: The iPhone 12 Pro Max as a Consumer Reference Monitor Part II: iPhone 12 Pro as a Consumer Reference Display (cont’d) Part III: iOS Devices as Client Reference Monitors Part IV: Consumer Displays: When Your Client is David Fincher We’ve already talked about how important smartphones can be when evaluating content made for YouTube. Post-production houses… Read More

Why HDR Production Monitors Matter, Part I

Why HDR Production Monitors Matter, Part I Why HDR Production Monitors Matter, Part II Why HDR Production Monitors Matter, Part III Why HDR Production Monitors Matter, Part IV “Unnecessary.” “Not possible.” “Fantasy.” Those are the words of a director of photography, slumming in L.A. since wrapping up shooting of a satirical period piece for Hulu,… Read More

LG G1 vs. Sony A90J: Which Is Best for Content Creators?

Vincent Theo of HDTVTest fame recently compared LG’s G1 OLED to Sony’s A90J, which in an earlier review he announced produced the most impactful HDR he’d ever seen from an OLED TV. Which is best for content creators who can’t afford a USD $30,000 reference monitor? Sony’s WRGB quad sub-pixel boosting  A common complaint of… Read More