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Todd TerryRe: Question about how different monitors display your video differently
by on Mar 30, 2012 at 6:00:56 pm

Sadly, that's just the way it is.

All monitors are different, unless you are looking at a perfectly calibrated (and calibratable) monitor.

Go into Best Buy or Target or even Wal-Mart and look at the rows and rows of TVs, which are usually all displaying the same thing. Every single one of them looks different than its neighbor. In the standard-def days they used to joke that NTSC means "Never Twice the Same Color"... and it's still true today.

You can custom tweak your image so it looks good on a specific monitor, of course... but I'd only do that for a particular/special project that's only going to be displayed on that monitor, and not anything else.

Of all the monitors you have, trust the CRT (especially if it is a good monitor, and/or calibrated). No matter how many LCDs, LCDs, and plasmas there are out there, the CRT remains the "gold standard" as to what something should look like.


Todd Terry
Creative Director
Fantastic Plastic Entertainment, Inc.

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