Two 27inch monitors vs. One 30inch NEC
In the midst of happily building my editing setup, I now decided to go for the
monitor. With prices cheaper in advance of the incoming LED model, already
a 301 NEC 30incher with calibration package + monitor hood would be $740
cheaper than the incoming 302 LED model.
I went to B&H today and found out that:
1. hmm, the 27inch model isn't actually not too far off from a 30incher,
perceptively, and in fact I would really have to back off from the 30incher.
As I'd be working with images in 16:9, somehow the 27incher "felt" more naturally widescreen than the 30incher.
2. The price of TWO 27inch monitors + one monitor hood + one calibration package comes out to $143 cheaper than ONE 301 30inch monitor with calibration and hood!!
I imagine I could have tools sets on one monitor, and a full screen preview on the other..
Before I pull the trigger, I'd love to hear from folks working with dual monitors about their experiences.
I'll be working on Phase One RAW files primarily for two months - then switching to Final Cut for a film edit.
Re: Two 27inch monitors vs. One 30inch NEC
Personal oppinion: I never got used to a two-monitor approach. I have one 30" HP monitor and do calibrating on a rather loose approach - so I would go definitely for a single monitor with an easier calibration support. Imagine the time to spend on calib two monitors ...
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