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  • Looking for new broadcast monitor.

  • John Watts

    December 28, 2022 at 5:40 pm

    I am looking to make a buy for a broadcast monitor 4K res and below and all frame rates, with built in scopes. There are so many off brand ones out there, not sure I can go there. I have liked Panasonic monitors in the past. Any ideas appreciated. Budget under $2,000.


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  • Mads Nybo jørgensen

    December 28, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    Hey John,

    If you are looking for a broadcast monitor with SDI in, you are going to be hard pressed on the $ 2,000 budget. Although, in the UK we have seen quite a few auctions recently with Broadcast kit, including monitors of various brands, at a very low cost.
    I do have a very old Panasonic HD-SDI LCD monitor. I still use it for location shoots, but it came out before 4K…

    In my editing bay I have a 27″ EIZO Coloredge monitor that I am very happy with. It does not have SDI, but it is able to self-calibrate to Adobe. I use the internal Adobe scopes for grade. And, if in a tight spot, I add a Broadcast Safe filter (BorisFX) to the Premiere Pro Timeline.

    Blackmagic for me is a bit of “hit & Miss”, but you could maybe combine your new monitor with their SmartScope Duo 4KSmartScope Duo 4K – although somewhere along that path you will need a HDMI/SDI converter, or similar.

    Looking forward to hearing what solution you come up with, as many of us are in the same boat.


  • John Watts

    December 29, 2022 at 10:44 pm


    I will be using a combination of HDMI and SDI. And I might could raise the budget some. I feel much better using scopes on the monitor vs scopes within PPro, but, that is just a “me” thing. I will be making a decision before too long.

  • Eric Santiago

    December 30, 2022 at 1:16 am

    The word broadcast hikes up the price as usual.

    My experiences vary from north of $20K (Sony) to as low as $899 USD (OSEE).

    Currently, I am using an Eizo ColorEdge 24″ at home as well as an OSEE 15.6 LCD ref on shoots but doubles as broadcast for home.

    At my day job I use an Flanders LM-2461W and an LG 4K since a lot of cross-overs to Social Media.

    I know they all sound like grading monitors but honestly, they all have scopes and do the y same job as the old Sony monsters I’ve worked with in the past.

  • Mads Nybo jørgensen

    December 31, 2022 at 4:29 am

    Hey John,

    Any reason for not going for external scopes all together?
    I miss mine, but don’t have a SDI interface, unless I turn on my UltraStudio 4K – which apart from making a lot of noise, is also power hungry.

    On my big screen I’m happy to use the scope provided by Adobe, although at times it decides not to show.
    However, when on-site at client LOCATION, I would love to have a break-out monitor (HDMI or Display-port), that could also as an alternative perform as a scope with an Broadcast Standard accurate reading of the video only from Adobe CC Premiere or AE.
    I suspect that may never happen, unless someone knows a secret that I have not yet found..?


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