Mixing Light Color Correction Podcast Series

What’s Your Favorite Reference Monitor & Calibration On A Budget

May 5, 2014

In this episode of From The Mailbag learn about our picks for top reference monitors and how to build a calibration system on a budget


Episode 11: From the Mailbag

What Is Your Favorite Reference Monitor? & Monitor Calibration On A Budget?

In this weeks MailBag Episode, we continue with a question from Josh Birch, as well as turn our eye to a question from Mixing Light member Ralph about monitor calibration.

As a quick refresh, Josh wrote us because he’s a pursuing a color related degree is currently writing his thesis. Over the next few weeks, we’ll feature questions from Josh in our MailBag episodes.

Instead of pairing two questions back to back from Josh, we decided it’d be a good idea to pair another complementary question about monitors (specifically calibration) in this episode of From The MailBag

Remember, if you have questions that you’d like to get an opinion on please use the contact form. Your questions can be aesthetic, technical or even client related. We’d love to hear from you, and your question might make future episodes of From the Mailbag.

What’s Your Favorite Grading Monitor & What About 4k Displays?
The first question we got from Josh is one that every colorist discusses – What’s Your Favorite Grading Monitor & Why?

This is, as you can imagine, a hot topic among colorists!  We give our opinions and discuss why there is so much to love about OLEDs.

We also discuss the new crop of direct view 4k monitors and what 4k monitoring means to the average colorist.

Monitor Calibration On A Budget? & The Essentials of Calibration
Next up, Mixing Light member Ralph is about to buy his first reference monitor and wants to keep it calibrated – way to go Ralph!

Ralph asks about calibration gear on a budget and for us to help him outline a basic system.

For more on an overview on monitor, calibration be sure to check out this Insight

– Team Mixing Light

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