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  • Looking for new UI monitor

  • Jeremy Garchow

    July 20, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Do any of you have those ultra wide LG monitors and use FCPX? How is it?

    Do you have the curved or flat monitor?

    I’d love to be able to connect via thunderbolt2. We are moving, and I am looking for my move in gift to myself, whatever that means.

    If not, what else are you using? I have external video monitors, just looking for a good computer monitor with some decent real estate over 2k pixels.

  • Walter Soyka

    July 20, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    We’ve got a few flat 21:9 LGs, but mainly running Adobe software. They look super-weird at first, but after a brief adjustment period, everybody loves using them and no one wants to go back.

    Walter Soyka
    Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
    Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
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  • Jeremy Garchow

    July 20, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Did you choose flat vs curved? I am leaning towards curved, but not sure.

    Thanks, Walter.

  • Walter Soyka

    July 20, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    [Jeremy Garchow] “Did you choose flat vs curved? I am leaning towards curved, but not sure. “

    Yes, I chose flat specifically. I harbor a dinosaur-Luddite concern that the curvature would create a perception/perspective issue: is that line level? How long is it?

    To be honest, though, I’ve never evaluated a curved display in person to say whether or not my worry was justified.

    Walter Soyka
    Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
    Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
    @keenlive [twitter]   |   RenderBreak [blog]   |   Profile [LinkedIn]

  • Jeremy Garchow

    July 20, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    Right. I have the same concerns, but the curved is appealing to me, especially with the new setup.

    I think a curved TV on the wall is weird, but a curved desktop monitor? It’s what I do with two monitors anyway (sort of angle them in two planes that join in the middle) so I feel like a curved one would be very nice.

    Thanks for your input.

  • Peter Steinberg

    July 20, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    I’ve had an LG ultra wide (flat) for about six months now and I’m ambivalent. Is having a lot of screen real estate great? Of course. But, is the extremely horizontal arrangement ideal? I’m not sure. There are as many times I curse my monitor for not being taller as there are times I bless it for being so wide.

  • Walter Soyka

    July 20, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    [Peter Steinberg] “But, is the extremely horizontal arrangement ideal? I’m not sure. There are as many times I curse my monitor for not being taller as there are times I bless it for being so wide.”

    This is a really good point. Out of the box, 16x9ish UI layouts full-screen do not suit the 21:9 AR.

    We’ve customized UIs to take advantage of the extra width, or alternately use the standard layouts, run the apps in windows instead of full-screen, and pretend the ultrawide is really a dual-screen configuration.

    Walter Soyka
    Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
    Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
    @keenlive [twitter]   |   RenderBreak [blog]   |   Profile [LinkedIn]

  • Noah Kadner

    July 20, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    I have an LG 21:9 and I think are solid as a single monitor solution. For dual monitor setups however, you’ll likely want a more standard aspect ratio. Which would be the Dell or the Sharp in lieu of a cinema display. I’ve tried single 21:9 as dual screen but to be honest the halves are a little small for this, at least on the size I got.

    Noah

    FCPWORKS – FCPX Workflow
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  • Nicholas Zimmerman

    July 20, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    I’m running a curved LG ultrawide with a 4k LG panel. Personally, I love the layout. In FCPX I keep the viewers on the second display and it gives me the real estate to have a huge Timeline and Events Browser, with the viewers and scopes both up on the 4k. Honestly, I’ve yet to find many things that don’t benefit from it (although it’d be nice to rearrange Resolve to make better use of it).

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  • Jeremy Garchow

    July 21, 2016 at 2:38 am

    Thanks for everyone’s responses.

    Nick, you run curved and flat?

    Do you have a video monitor too? Seems like a lot of pixels!

    I’m hoping to get away with one UI monitor, and I’m hoping the 98 model will do.

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