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High Definition Cinematography, 3rd Edition by Paul Wheeler

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CHAPTER 21

Monitors and Cabling

If, like me, you choose to light to your monitor then this chapter might just be one of the most important you ever read. Setting up monitors is not difficult or particularly time-consuming but for someone from a film background it can, at first, be a little daunting.

21.1 What Kinds of Monitor are Available?

21.1.1 Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Monitors

Monitors using CRT technology have been the most common to be offered by high-end suppliers, though this is beginning to change as high-quality flat-screen monitors are now available. They nearly all come with a 16 × 9 screen, for which the most likely dimension of the diagonal of the picture will be 9, 14 or 24 inches. The early High Definition (HD) CRT monitors were ...

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