CHAPTER 7

Other Editing Issues

Viewing HD

Now that you are planning to shoot and edit a high definition show, what kind of monitor do you need? There are several types of monitors that can display a high definition signal: tube (also known as CRT which stands for Cathode Ray Tube), DLP (Digital Light Processing), plasma, and LCD (Liquid Crystal Display). For most professional uses, a calibrated tube monitor is considered the most accurate. However, CRTs are quickly becoming a technology of the past. Broadcasters still use CRTs in edit bays and machine rooms to view high definition signals; however, the days of the CRT are numbered. Inherently interlaced, heavy, needing constant calibration, and unable to accurately display high frequencies, ...

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