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

7 Tips to Better Sony HLG HDR Footage

Custom white balance using the X-Rite color checker. This will give you consistent results. Unfortunately, Sony makes doing custom white balance much more tedious than it needs to be. ND Filters. In broad daylight, exposures can be in the thousandths of a second at f/9 or f/10. This might be fine for architectural or landscape… 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

Voigtlander Macro APO-Lanthar 65mm f/2 in HDR (must be viewed on HDR device)

It’s mad just how clean HLG HDR videos uploaded to YouTube are when compared to standard dynamic range ones. And a by-product of the exceptional local contrast happens to be that your lenses will for the most part look much more detailed in 4K HDR than in ordinary 4K. So while the Voigtlander is crazy-good… Read More