FORUMS: list search recent posts

Can I use a CRT computer monitor as a reference monitor?

COW Forums : Broadcasting

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
Cale Switzer
Can I use a CRT computer monitor as a reference monitor?
on Oct 21, 2010 at 8:17:23 pm

I work for a local Ad Agency and edit all our commercials on a MacBook Pro. It irks me that I don't get a better idea for what my video is going to look like on TV until I see the spot broadcasted. I have an old Dell CRT monitor laying around at home, if I used this to run dual monitors could it be used as a reference monitor? Thanks in advance for the help!


Return to posts index

Gary Hazen
Re: Can I use a CRT computer monitor as a reference monitor?
on Oct 21, 2010 at 10:54:58 pm

[Cale Switzer] "could it be used as a reference monitor? "

No


Return to posts index

Shane Ross
Re: Can I use a CRT computer monitor as a reference monitor?
on Oct 22, 2010 at 7:18:18 am

You need a VIDEO monitor, not a computer display. And you need to feed it a VIDEO signal. For a laptop, if you have the Express34 slot, your options are the MXO2 line or the AJA IO Express. If you don't, the only firewire options are the AJA IOHD and the MOTU V4HD.

Shane



GETTING ORGANIZED WITH FINAL CUT PRO DVD...don't miss it.
Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def


Return to posts index


Cale Switzer
Re: Can I use a CRT computer monitor as a reference monitor?
on Oct 22, 2010 at 12:40:48 pm

Gotcha, thanks guys.


Return to posts index

Richard Crowley
Re: Can I use a CRT computer monitor as a reference monitor?
on Oct 22, 2010 at 1:53:51 pm

No. The difference between computer CRTs and video CRTs is even more pronounced than the difference between computer LCDs and video LCDs. The big problem/difference is the gamma curve which is dramatically different between video and computer displays.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamma_curve


Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2017 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]