Should You Be Using a Production Monitor for Grading HDR in 2020?

Just a few years ago, when HDR was still in its infancy and VESA had not yet even published standards for HDR monitors, Atomos, along with Mystery Box and several other influential content creators, were advocating the use of production monitors for grading HDR video on a budget – with some even going so far… Read More

Plug and Play

Exhausted from weeks of struggling to get the colors of the Dolby Vision certified Asus PA32UCX to match those of my LG OLED C7, last night, in a fit of desperation, I connected the Blackmagic Ultrastudio 4K Mini directly to the television, opened up a long dormant project in Final Cut Pro, began grading, and… 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

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

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