Best Monitors for Video Editing – The best monitors for video editing help to make sure that whatever you’re making is as close as possible to what you’re intending to make. No matter whether you’re just reviewing recorded footage or working on careful grading of a near-final product, you want to be sure that the screen you’re working on is as accurate possible, so it has the best chance to be seen by viewers just how you want it to look.
1.BenQ SW271C 27”
Pros & Cons
- 27 INCH, 16:9, 4K RESOLUTION: Exceptional clarity and fine details with IPS technology
- AQCOLOR TECHNOLOGY: 99% Adobe RGB coverage, uniformity technology and hardware calibration support for accurate color performance; Factory Calibrated with Delta E ≤ 2
- HARDWARE CALIBRATION WITH PALETTE MASTER ELEMENT SOFTWARE: Tune and maintain optimal color performance
- HDR: Increase the dynamic range between black and white for greater realism; HDR10 and HLG format support
- PAPER COLOR SYNC FOR SCREEN-TO-PRINT COLOR MATCHING: Enjoy print previews astoundingly similar to printed copies for added efficiency and less waste
- CONNECTIVITY: HDMI x 2, DisplayPort, USB-C w/60W power delivery, USB Type B (upstream), USB 3.1 (downstream) 2, SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC card reader
- SHADING HOOD INCLUDED
BenQ announced the PhotoVue SW271C 4K HDR monitor, the successor to the SW271. The new monitor comes equipped with numerous updates to features and performance, but it also comes with a price increase. At , the BenQ SW271C is an expensive 27″ IPS monitor.
That said, after spending the last couple of months using the display, it’s obvious that it offers excellent build quality, performance, and an impressive array of features. But is it worth its steep asking price? Let’s find out.
Pros & Cons
- 27” UltraFine UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS Display
- VESA DisplayHDR 400
- USB-C with 60W Power Delivery
- SRGB 99% Color Gamut
- 3-Side Virtually Borderless Display with Height / Pivot / Tilt Adjustable Stand
We’ve known LG for pleasing aesthetics, and the 27UN850-W’s design affirms the long tradition of great looks. The 27-inch UHD (3,840-by-2,160) panel is enclosed in a bezel-free white cabinet with a black trim. The cabinet is supported by a stand consisting of a curved metal bar and a telescopic arm that provides height, tilt and pivot adjustability.
The 10-bit panel covers 99 percent of the sRGB color gamut, has a peak brightness of 350cd/m2, a 16:9 aspect ratio, a 60Hz refresh rate, and a 5-millisecond (gray-to-gray) pixel response rate.
Connectivity comes via rear-placed I/0 ports, that include: a pair of HDMI inputs, a DisplayPort input, an upstream USB-C port, two downstream USB 3.0 ports, and a USB port that’s only to be used for service only.
Pros & Cons
- AOC 27” 4K UHD 3840 x 2160 UHD LED monitor
- Ips panel with wide Viewing angles and produces over 1 billion colors for rich details
- 3-Sided frameless design, ideal for seamless setup. Brightness (typical) - 350 cd/m²
- 5ms response time for fast Responses
- Accurate colors with over 99% sRGB & 90% NTSC color gamut coverage
- DisplayPort 1. 2, HDMI 2. 0, HDMI 1. 4 Connectivity (HDMI, & DisplayPort cables included)
- 20, 000, 000: 1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio for more details
- AOC low Blue mode protects your eyes from harmful Blue light spectrum
- Wall mountable with quick-remove stand (VESA compatible)
In terms of performance, this 27-inch monitor from AOC offers a 4K UHD IPS panel that has a refresh rate of 60 hertz, and a 5 millisecond response time. Although it lacks AMD FreeSync or Nvidia G Sync support, it makes up with features such as high dynamic contrast ratio, and 1 billion color support.
The display offers a 20,000,000:1 contrast ratio and up to 350 nits of brightness. It also covers 99 percent of the sRGB color space, and 90 percent of NTSC. Also check out the Philips 276E8VJSB Ultra HD 4K Monitor.
4.ViewSonic VP2468_H2 2
Pros & Cons
- TWO MONITORS: Sold as a dual-pack without monitor stands for easy dual-screen installation with VESA compatibility and mounting accessories
- PREMIUM MONITORS: Full HD (1920x1080p) 60Hz IPS monitors deliver lifelike colors perfect for office, graphic design, photographers and more
- EXCEPTIONAL COLOR ACCURACY: Screen wide sRGB, EBU, SMPTE-C, Rec. 709, and DICOM-SIM color spaces, Delta E
- HARDWARE CALIBRATION: Quick and easy calibration ensures that the color displayed perfectly matches the original file
- FLEXIBLE CONNECTIVITY: The VP2468_H2 supports laptops, PCs, and Apple/Mac operating systems with HDMI 1.4, USB, DisplayPort (Daisy Chain enabled), and Mini DisplayPort inputs
- INCLUDED IN THE BOX: x2 LCD Head-Only Monitors, x2 Power Cables, x2 Mini DP to DP Cables, and x2 USB 3.0 Cables
VP2468_H2 24″ 16:9 IPS Monitors from ViewSonic can be used with a wide variety of computer configurations and setups. Each of these VP2468_H2 displays comes equipped with Mini DisplayPort, DisplayPort, and HDMI inputs as well as four USB 3.0 ports.
In addition to the versatile connectivity options, this ViewSonic monitor also features an IPS (In-Plane Switching) Panel supporting 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles along with a reduced size bezel, allowing for optimal viewing from nearly any angle. Once configured viewers benefit from a Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution along with a 1,000:1 static contrast ratio providing a clear, dynamic picture quality.
5.Dell 27 LED Backlit
Pros & Cons
- Device Type - LED-backlit LCD monitor - 27", Aspect Ratio -16:9, Contrast Ratio - 1000:1
- Aspect Ratio is 16:9; Viewing Angle is 178° vertical / 178° horizontal; Brightness (Typ.) is 300cd/㎡
- Panel Type - IPS, Full HD (1080p) 1920 x 1080 at 60 Hz, Response Time - 8 ms (grey-to-grey normal); 5 ms (grey-to-grey fast)
- Input Connectors - HDMI, VGA
- Does NOT have VESA Mount
- Easily tilt the monitor to get just the right viewing angle
Its peak brightness amounts to 300-nits, which is plenty under normal lighting conditions, and you’ll most likely want to reduce the brightness setting down to ~50 out of the box.
Further, the Dell SE2719H monitor has a contrast ratio of 1,000:1 as expected from an IPS panel display. So, you won’t get quite as deep blacks as that of VA monitors with a usual contrast ratio of around 3,000:1, but these panels have other disadvantages.
Best Monitors for Video Editing – Naturally, we’re looking for the best monitors for video editing to offer really strong colour reproduction – preferably with good DCI-P3 coverage – and high enough accuracy so that any difference is indistinguishable to the human eye (with a delta E < 2). Brightness is where things get tricky, because of HDR. If you’re recording in HDR and you’re using one of the best video editing software or best video editing apps that support it, then you’ll want to look for videos that let you see the difference. But if not, it’s more important to have a really even light with accurate colours than the chase brightness. We’ve got both options in this list.