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

Asus Lousy Customer Support: Exhibit A

So I contact Asus Online Customer Service because I’m unable to adjust the brightness level of HDR content in the OSD of the PA32UCX. The chat lasted thirty long minutes. Had I known Asus support was this atrocious, I would have gladly spent the extra money for Apple’s Pro Display XDR instead. Asus: Hello! Please… Read More

Asus ProArt PA32UCX-K Color Calibration + HLG HDR Sample Footage!

Update: Do not calibrate your external monitor with a Mac. See here. In a previous post, I noted that my iMac prevented me from installing calibration software downloaded from the Asus website. I sent a message off to Asus technical support, but they’re pretty shiite. Apple support is better by miles. I since learned that… Read More

Affordable HDR Grading Monitors Come of Age

Only a year and-a-half ago, I despaired of ever being able to color correct and grade HDR video because the least expensive grading monitors started at $35,000. I gave my Shogun Inferno a whirl, but it’s absurd trying to grade footage on a 7″ display – and I never could get it to display the… Read More