MX02 Mini & color correction on Consumer LCD
by James Iles on Jun 27, 2009 at 5:27:25 am
I've seen this issue touched on lightly already but have not seen my issue specifically addressed, yet.
Matrox advertise that the MX02 Mini has the tools to adjust a consumer LCD so that it can be used for professional color correction which I therefore interpret according to their specs on their website that an editor can confidently color correct work using a setup of a MX02 Mini and consumer LCD. Matrox state this as a single feature that alone is reason to buy the Mini. I'm interested but want to be sure.
I have a 42" Sony Bravia, W-series, Full HD LCD which I'd like to use for both client preview and color correction finishing, rather than purchasing a very expensive HD professional monitor.
Most of my footage is either DV, HDV or XDCAM EX. Usually final output is to BetaSP, which I do via MiniDV tape and transfer at a third party facility.
On paper, it seems possible to purchase the MX02 Mini and calibrate the Sony LCD and then I can color correct without worries. Is anyone able to advise on whether this setup will achieve the intended objective? Thank you.