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stu aull
Using a 4K -TV- as an InterFace Monitor
on Nov 17, 2016 at 6:16:43 am

Have:
FCPX 10.2
Mac Pro Late 2012 6-core Tower w28GB ram
Yosemite 10.10.5
BlackMagic Design Decklink Extreme 3D

Forgive if this discussion exists! Could not find a Thread site dealing with equipment here on the Cow...

My old 37" HD TV I am using (5+ yrs) as a desktop monitor is failing. Thinking of using an inexpensive (under $800) 40-inch-ish 4K consumer TV as the desktop main monitor (NOT color evaluation, I have a Dreamcolor for that).
Any one offer experiences with them? Google searches tell me the Pro should drive it OK, tho I worry about lag/judder with the 24p HD material I shoot. I guess this depends on the TV's specs.
-Does FCPX interface resize to fit? and look OK?
-normal desktop duties (Mail, photoshop 5, etc) OK?
-plug & play or will I need widgets to make this work?
-suggested models? Like Samsung or LG.
Links to any How-Too or Monitor review sites appreciated!
Thanks!

Stu Aull
Alaska


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Noah Kadner
Re: Using a 4K -TV- as an InterFace Monitor
on Nov 17, 2016 at 11:36:06 am

I'd think you'd find the ghosting/antialiasing and general motion artifacts of most consumerish TVs to be highly distracting. Text will be blurry vs sharp. For that much $ you're in the ballpark of a lot of decent LG, Dell, Sharp 4K/5K desktop monitors. That's what I'd suggest instead.

Noah

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stu aull
Re: Using a 4K -TV- as an InterFace Monitor
on Nov 17, 2016 at 5:19:12 pm

Hello Noah-
Are you saying ALL consumer TVs may have the ghosting/aliasing issues? or _Just_ 4K TVs? The antique 37" LED HD 1080 consumer TV I am currently using (a low-spec Westinghouse!) is fine for this.

Thank you for your kind reply!

Stu Aull
Alaska



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Noah Kadner
Re: Using a 4K -TV- as an InterFace Monitor
on Nov 17, 2016 at 6:33:48 pm

It's your eyes that have to be happy but personally I find most consumer TV's horrible for close-up viewing next to any decent computer monitor. They're usually missing the proper scanning rates too so more eyestrain.

Noah

FCPWORKS - FCPX Workflow
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XinTwo - FCPX Training


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