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#1 Salil Sundresh

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 01:17 PM

I'm budding DP who shoots all sorts of stuff mostly with my own equipment. I'm looking for a single monitoring solution for my post-production/color
correction and field usage in order to judge my lighting and for clients &
directors to view.

I'm not sure whether I should go with a decent LCD field monitor or a used a CRT field monitor off of eBay and then possibly get a junky LCD like a portable dvd player w/av in
for client use when there's no power or ultra portability is needed. For
post right now I have a 24" gateway LCD monitor that doesn't seem to give
reasonable contrast/colors no matter how much I calibrate it. I've also
been using a 13" TV/VCR I got from walmart several years ago but
not only is it not a professional broadcast monitor but the inputs are unreliable.

Most of my work goes to DVD or web, a small number of projects go for SD broadcast occasionally but not very much.

I'd like to keep things under $500 max. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Edited by Salil Sundresh, 25 March 2009 - 01:19 PM.

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