In this article we are going to analyze what are the important characteristics when choosing your set monitor, with which you are going to edit your videos.
You’ll find a small list of the screens that are on the market and that meet those requirements to facilitate you the work as a content creator.
How to choose the best screen for video editing
The most important characteristic is the amount of compatible color space, that is, the percentage of color that it is capable of emitting with respect to the total. It is important that our screen reflects a wide spectrum of color, because it would be useless to have a very good camera that captures the nuances of an image with great definition, if they are not reflected on the screen. There are several color spaces:
- sRGB: It is a standard on the Internet, in general use.
- Adobe RGB: It is the most used for photography.
- REC 709: It is the space used in cinematography.
For video editing, sRGB is enough, but the higher the percentage represented of that space, the better, that is, we will look for a monitor that emits over 90% (of space) sRGB.
Features to consider when choosing your ideal monitor
Another property to take into account is the manufacturing technology of the screen. Influences the image quality at viewing angles.
It is advisable to choose monitors that are factory calibrated, with certifications such as AQ Color, Pantone, Calman, to ensure that the colors emitted are as close as possible to a pattern.
IPS technology is the only one, at the moment, that guarantees that the colors are not modified depending on the viewing angle. Avoid TN and VA technologies.
Screen resolution is also an aspect to consider. The minimum we should ask for is 1080p (Full HD), and the highest resolution would be 4k. Everything will depend on what resolution you are going to upload your videos. It happens as with the color space, it is a pity to record videos at 4k and not be able to «savor» them because our monitor does not go beyond Full HD.
Screen size is a personal preference. I recommend screens from 27 inches, but keep in mind that the larger, the further away you will have to place them to be able to see the whole thing without moving your neck.
As for connectivity, today, there are monitors that have a USB-C port with which to connect to devices and be electrically powered with a single cable.
The best monitors for content creators
Professional Monitor 24, 25, 27 or 32», 4K for Mac / designers. Covers 95% of P3 and 100% of sRGB and Rec 709 with Delta E ≤ 3 accuracy on an IPS panel. Pantone Validated and CalMAN Verified accurate color rendering. Enhanced 65W (Thunderbolt) power, 40Gb/s bandwidth, capable of daisy chaining two 4K monitors. Eye-care technology without flickering, anti-glare and low blue light, which prevent eye fatigue and protect the eyes. Allows access to specialized CAD/CAM, animation and darkroom modes. Allows you to adjust and fine-tune the details, brightness and contrast to the maximum.
The support is very strong. It keeps the screen without vibrations or movements and allows height adjustment.
Excellent color accuracy.
Other user profiles can be added.
It need 4 wires To work ; two to give it power: the monitor itself and the base, another to connect both, and the one you need to connect it to the computer.
The HDMI socket is lateral and makes it difficult to connect to the PC tower with the cable that it comes with, only 60 cm long.
The speakers are of poor quality.
32» monitor, flat. UHD (Ultra High Definition) resolution (3840×2160) gives you 4 times more pixels than Full HD. With the two Thunderbolt 3 ports itcan transmit data at speeds of up to 40Gbps, 8 times faster than USB 3.0. Additionally, DP, HDMI, and USB inputs offer various types of connectivity for PCs, editing tools, and external devices. With the borderless design it will appear as if there is only one screen in a multi-monitor setup. Daisy chaining allows you to connect monitors with a single cable. The stand allows you to freely adjust the height, swivel and tilt.
Comes factory calibrated
It does not have speakers
If the HDMI cable that connects it to your computer is longer than 1.5 meters.
The signal is not UHD, but HD. The support has no regulation of any kind
Color coverage corresponds to 99% sRGB and 99% REC 709. It is factory calibrated. With its color depth of 1.07 billion colours, excellent brightness and a contrast ratio of 1300:1, images are displayed in true-to-life colours. Even in dark shadows or bright highlights, clear details can be seen. UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution with a high pixel density offers more detail than Full HD. USB-C connectivity, with a single cable to transfer power, data, video and audio at the same time. Convenient, easy-to-access side ports make it easy to charge and connect a wide range of devices. Possibility to adjust the monitor to your needs, tilt, rotate and adjust the height.
With the USB type C cable you got it all; image, sound and power.
The monitor stand is well built and ergonomic.
It has its own hub.
- It does not have built-in speakers.
- Uneven backlighting in the corners.
- Slight light leak.
28″ UHD monitor (3840×2160), IPS, 16:9, HDMI x1, DisplayPort x1, USB, 5ms, 60Hz, adjustable tilt, anti-glare, flicker-free.
The LG IPS display has extraordinary color accuracy, covering 98% of the sRGB color spectrum.
On-screen control is simple and intuitive.
You can customize your display options with a few simple clicks.
Very high intensity in colors and very sharp.
The brightness is consistent and there is no light leakage.
It indicates the resolution of the incoming signal.
The screen support is static.
The HDMI ports do not support 4k at 60Hz, only at 30Hz.
Poor construction, in plastic and very poor finishes.
27-inch UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS LED monitor with 178-degree viewing angles. Supports 100% of sRGB and Rec. 709 color spaces. Verified by Calman and factory calibrated with excellent color accuracy (ΔE < 2). Adaptive-Sync technology (40~60Hz) to optimize the playback of fast scenes and eliminate choppy images.
DP connectivity via USB-C with 65W power delivery, DisplayPort, HDMI, and a USB 3.0 HUB.
Ergonomic design with height adjustment from 0 to 150 mm; rotation from +90° to -90°; pan from +90° to -90° and tilt from +35° to -5°.
Very versatile base.
The menu is intuitive and the buttons are at the bottom of the frame and are handy.
Connectors of all kinds, from DisplayPort, HDMI and VGA.
The side and top frame is 2 cm. Not suitable for combining multiple monitors.
Slight light leaks.
Low quality speakers.
The best support for the best screen
We have seen that some of the monitors have bases with a certain flexibility, but when this is not enough, it will be useful to have alternatives that allow you to anchor the screen to the wall, or have an extendable arm, or join several monitors to work more comfortably.
Here we leave you our selection of robust supports for all kinds of preferences.