Whether you’re making corporate films for a client, or animated videos for your social media, you need a monitor that allows you to spot every detail with absolute clarity. This is because even a minor aberration in a single frame can put people off. Apart from prioritising monitors that have high-resolution displays, you must also pick ones that have large screen sizes so that you can work comfortably. As there are so many monitors available in the market, choosing the ideal one can be a little hard. Don’t worry because we’ve curated a list of four good monitors on Amazon that are ideal for video editing.
The Dell U3219Q has a large 32-inch screen that’s equipped with Ultra HD 4K resolution (3840x2160). Along with this, the display is VESA certified with HDR playback support. This combination should allow you to spot all the details on the screen while editing your videos. The brand claims that the monitors are factory calibrated at 99% sRGB, which should ensure lifelike colours. As a result, when you’re adding those cinematic filters, you should be able to balance their artistic effects with realistic colouring. According to the brand, the monitor has an 8-ms response time when set to normal and a 5-ms response time when set to fast.
If you’re someone who works late into the night, then the BenQ PD3200U might be the perfect fit for you. This is because the 32-inch screen is equipped with eye care technology which should reduce the overall strain on your eyes. With a dual view function, the BenQ PD3200U should allow you to alter the display so that you can catch all the details in the video. The dual view function includes sRGB and darkroom mode. The latter has a CAD/CAM and animation display mode that, according to the brand, should enhance all the details in your videos. Finally, do keep in mind that the monitor has a 4K display and IPS panel that lets you edit 4K footage and provide a decent viewing experience.
With a snazzy design straight out of a Batman movie, Acer’s PE270K gives you stunning 4K UHD image quality. Its HDR Xpert technology brings out the luminance contrast across the colour spectrum, with an impressive 550 nits (candelas per square metre) peak brightness, while the industry standards of Adobe RGB, sRGB, Rec 2020 and DCI-P3 ensure that a staggering 1.07 billion colours are supported and reproduced with nearly lifelike accuracy. With an exceedingly low dE value (which measures the change in the visual perception of two colours) of less than 1, this monitor is the ideal choice for professional photographers, videographers and graphic designers. The 27 inch IPS (In-Plane Switching) monitor with integrated dual 2 W speakers is offset by two removable anti-glare fins and a similar shaded hood. It can be tilted from 5° forwards to 20° backwards and swivelled through 45° on either side of its vertical axis. Its stand is adjustable for height and can be removed if the unit is to be wall-mounted. Hardware connectivity is via a USB-C DisplayPort 1.2 and two HDMI 2.0 ports.
This Samsung product has a 28-inch TN (Twisted Nematic) screen with narrow bezels which displays images in 4K UHD resolution. With a very fast response time of 1 millisecond, you can be rest assured that the action that unfolds on the screen is smooth and clear without any blurring or ghosting. With a typical brightness level of 370 nits, this LED backlit monitor uses flicker-free technology and has an Eye Saver mode to reduce blue light emissions, which makes viewing easier on the eyes by reducing eye fatigue. Viewing angle ranges are pretty high, at 170° horizontally and 160° vertically, and the screen itself can be tilted. This monitor sports two multitasking features: (i) Picture by Picture (PBP), in which you can simultaneously view two different input sources at the same picture quality; and (ii) Picture in Picture (PIP), wherein a second picture can be resized and positioned anywhere on the main screen. Finally, connectivity to external hardware is via one DP (DisplayPort), two HDMI ports and one 3.5 mm headphone jack.
This AOC offering is a 27-inch IPS monitor with 1920 × 1080 FHD resolution and inbuilt dual 2 W speakers. It sports 4 USB 3.0 ports and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Also included are HDMI 1.4, DP 1.2 and VGA cables (one each) for connectivity. A special hardware feature this monitor sports is its Wide Colour Gamut technology, which enables the displaying of a wider range of colours than that seen in most conventional monitors. The monitor utilizes a DC backlight panel to reduce light flickering levels. The ergonomics of the unit include a height-adjustable stand, swivel and tilt capability, and 100 × 100 VESA wall-mounting facility. Finally, and quite unusual for a flat panel display, the base of the stand is circular in shape and the upper three sides of the panel are borderless, which should appeal in terms of aesthetics to most.
This Lenovo product is a 27-inch VA (Vertical Alignment) monitor with a resolution of 1920 × 1080 (FHD). With a three-sides-borderless panel and a 178° viewing angle, you won’t be easily distracted from this screen, no matter what angle you look at it from. Connectivity to other hardware (like a PC, gaming console or headphones) is via HDMI and VGA ports and a headphone jack. Equipped with AMD FreeSync and carrying a TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification, this monitor eliminates image tears and reduces the amount of harmful blue light hitting your retinas. This makes it ideal for not just normal viewing, but gaming as well, particularly due to its refresh rate of 75 Hz. The panel can be tilted from 5° forwards to 22° backwards and can be wall mounted, if desired (VESA 100 mm × 100 mm).