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Substitute tv for a professional monitor
Substitute tv for a professional monitor
by cow_fan on Jun 30, 2006 at 4:05:10 am

I checked all the forums and I don


Re: Substitute tv for a professional monitor
by boydmcc on Jun 30, 2006 at 4:34:49 am

You can substitute an ordinary TV, but it needs to be calibrated correctly. Do a google search on the web and you'll find many sites that talk about doing this. Here's a couple I got from the search "calibrating+ntsc+monitor+TV+blue" (just from the first couple of links, no endorsement intended). You will need a blue filter to place over your TV to do all the calibrating required:

http://www.videouniversity.com/tvbars2.htm

http://myweb.accessus.net/~090/how2adj.html







Re: Substitute tv for a professional monitor
by Tim Kolb on Jul 3, 2006 at 3:24:04 pm

It should be noted that a precisely calibrated video monitor is necessary to prepare material for broadcast. For your own use or non-broadcast playback, it's easier to cheat a little...

I would try to find the best quality telkevision you can afford...and it has to have a video input of course, not just an antenna input (which almost all modern sets have...)

I would visit the two links specified above and get some background on calibrating television monitors...but I would also check out some links on reading waveform monitors and vectorscopes.

http://www.larryjordan.biz/articles/lj_scopes.html (FCP is featured, but the info is solid.)

There must be more, I'm sure... I can't find any specifically on scopes in PPro.

If you understand what the scopes are telling you, the absolute accuracy of your monitor will become less of an issue.


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