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Postby grayplague » Sat Oct 05, 2002 11:25 am

NOTE: Im not actually asking for help, morely your given opinion.

For the three years I have been making videos, I have been using one small 15" monitor. Well now that I have upgraded my computer, Its time to get a new one. I have never used a dual monitor setup or anything larger than my 15" for video editing. Here's where I want your opinion.

Which do you think is better to use?? :

dual 17" monitors or a single 19"

I have no clue as to which way to go so please inform me as to which you would use.

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Postby klinky » Sat Oct 05, 2002 11:35 am

I'd get a nice 19"

The chances of you fully utilizing those two monitors is slim as you only do overlay on one of the monitors. Also I believe WinXP has better dual monitor support, so if you don't have that then once again I would suggest a single monitor.

I have a 21" monitor, I used to have 17". There is a big difference :D Web pages look nice @ 1600x1200, I can have two 720x480 video windows open with 10 video tracks expanded :p

Very sweet ;)

So once again, I would just get a nice 19" or even a 21" if possible. Also a flat screen monitor helps prevent Moire Patterns(ugly circular rainbow lines that looks like crap).


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Postby klinky » Sat Oct 05, 2002 11:36 am

Whoops correction :p 7video tracks fully expanded, not 10 ;)

Still not bad ;p


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Postby grayplague » Sat Oct 05, 2002 11:56 am

no.... not bad at all. :wink:
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Postby The Wired Knight » Sat Oct 05, 2002 12:40 pm

19 inchi is the better choice, those few inches make all the difference. I would highly recomend a flat screen, not necessarily those small more compact screens but a good flat screen. Often when you have a flat screen it makes the picture appear larger than it really is.
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Postby gurukast » Sat Oct 05, 2002 12:59 pm

mmm i'd go dual

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thers also an option that when you render /preview it shows on second display...
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Postby gurukast » Sat Oct 05, 2002 1:02 pm

oops


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Postby klinky » Sat Oct 05, 2002 1:18 pm

I could never get over the fact of having a three inch gap of plastic in the middle of my display. It just doesn't look normal to me. I thought about how useful displaying the vide on the second monitor is and the only thing I would get from it would be more neck strain ;p


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Postby RadicalEd0 » Sat Oct 05, 2002 1:20 pm

Oh when will they come out with 16:9 monitors? :O
then you'd get the best of both worlds, and look cool at the same time
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Postby Lyrs » Sat Oct 05, 2002 7:16 pm

<------ has dual monitors

two 17" monitors....I don't use them both though. Most of the time I only use one cause I don't need the other. It helps to have 2 though, if your doing several things at once in different windows.
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Postby RadicalEd0 » Sun Oct 06, 2002 10:53 am

well if you figure
21" monitor = 1600x1200
and 2 17" monitors = 2048x768
technically the 21" has a higher resolution, but the 2 are much larger
i'm tellin u what we need is a nice flat screen crt with a res of 2048x1152 (1920x1080 + some extra space)
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Postby FurryCurry » Mon Oct 07, 2002 1:48 am

Though I am a fan of dual monitors, I'd probably go with a single 19", given your choices.

If that ends up not being enough, you can add another monitor to that later, if/when finances & deskspace permit.

If you still have/plan to keep that 15", you could run it as a second monitor, beside your new 19"...
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Postby grayplague » Mon Oct 07, 2002 9:32 am

hmm..... it would cost me about $500 to get a decent 21" monitor...... I could get two 19" for about the same price......

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Postby grayplague » Mon Oct 07, 2002 9:37 am

.......me only have $400 right now :( drats!
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