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Do you need a great monitor for video editing purposes? A low-quality monitor just does not cut it for editing, but how do you know which models among the myriad of options on the market are worth taking a serious look at?
That’s what we’ll be doing in this article — discussing some of the best video editing monitors of 2019.
Comparison Table: Best Video Editing Monitors
|1. AOC U3277PWQU Monitor||Check Price|
|2. ViewSonic VP2468 Monitor||Check Price|
|3. Dell Ultrasharp UP3216Q Monitor||Check Price|
|4. Dell Ultrasharp U2718Q Monitor||Check Price|
|5. LG 27UD58-B Monitor||Check Price|
1. AOC U3277PWQU Monitor
If you need a moderately priced monitor with excellent graphics and a long lifespan, one ideal for editing video, the AOC U3277PWQU Monitor is a great option to consider.
The AOC U3277PWQU Monitor is a 32-inch display, so if you are looking to edit video, it should be more than large enough. Moreover, this item features 3840 x 2160 (4K) resolution, which is some of the best around. It’s definitely good enough for high-quality and demanding video editing tasks.
In terms of color, the AOC U3277PWQU Monitor has a 50 million: 1 dynamic color contrast ratio, which is about as good as it gets.
Furthermore, this display features a 300 cd/m2 brightness level, a 16:9 aspect ratio, and a fast 4ms response time, all of which are more than ideal for video editing. You also get an adjustable stand, many connection options, speakers, and it is even wall mountable.
All in all, it might just be the best option out there.
2. ViewSonic VP2468 Monitor
This is a monitor that comes in at roughly half the price of the previous one. Although the quality is not quite as high, it’s also much more affordable.
The ViewSonic VP2468 Monitor is a smaller 24-inch monitor, which is fine for basic video editing, especially if you are sitting fairly close to it. Next, it comes with full HD resolution, which is 1920x1080p.
What’s impressive here is that the ViewSonic VP2468 Monitor can display over 4 trillion colors — you read right, trillion. The color quality and contrast is really out of this world.
That said, the refresh rate and response times are not outstanding, but should do well enough for basic video editing needs. It can support all operating systems, it has multiple connectivity options, a fairly adjustable stand, and quite a good warranty.
It might not be the fanciest option of all, but it gets the job done, and it won’t cost you a fortune.
3. Dell Ultrasharp UP3216Q Monitor
This is so far the most expensive option we have reviewed today, but in terms of quality and capabilities, also the best.
The Dell Ultrasharp UP3216Q Monitor is a 4K monitor with a screen resolution of 3840 x 2160, which is absolutely amazing, especially if you need to edit 4K videos. The number of colors, as well as the quality and the color contrast which the Dell Ultrasharp UP3216Q Monitor features is also absolutely outstanding.
Keep in mind that this is a larger 32-inch monitor.
What also needs to be said is that the refresh rate and response time could be a bit better, but they are not too bad. The Dell Ultrasharp UP3216Q Monitor comes with a ton of connectivity options. What’s also good is the fully adjustable stand.
4. Dell Ultrasharp U2718Q Monitor
Yes, it’s another Dell Ultrasharp monitor, with this one being like the little brother of the one we reviewed above. It’s a bit smaller, a bit less impressive, but also costs half as much.
The Dell Ultrasharp U2718Q Monitor has a 4K screen, so you know it has awesome resolution that is ideal for editing even the most demanding videos. In terms of colors displayed and overall contrast, the Dell Ultrasharp U2718Q Monitor is quite impressive, although not quite as good as its bigger brother.
This monitor comes with a host of connectivity options for your convenience, plus a really durable and adjustable stand as well. What is also cool about the Dell Ultrasharp U2718Q Monitor is that it comes with several features intended specific for organizational and video editing purposes.
5. LG 27UD58-B Monitor
This LG monitor is another high-quality monitor that works fine for video editing, and it does not cost all that much; it has a moderate price for a pretty good display.
The LG 27UD58-B Monitor is an ultra-high definition 4K monitor, so you know that it should perform well when it comes to video editing purposes. Moreover, what is really nice about this monitor is that it comes with a variety of features, such as split screen 2.0, on-screen control, and gaming modes too.
This is technically a gaming monitor with great color contrast, a fast response time, and a good refresh rate too, but all these features are also more than ideal for video editing. Keep in mind that this is a 27-inch monitor.
At the end of the day, when it comes to video editing purposes, we would recommend the biggest and best option here today, the Dell Ultrasharp UP3216Q Monitor, although it is quite expensive — but its capabilities are excellent for video editing.
Its baby brother, the Dell Ultrasharp U2718Q Monitor is also a good choice, although not quite as good, but comes at half the price.
Raymond is a Product Support Specialist at Canon USA. He mainly deals with the projectors. He completed graduation in Computer Science from Broome Community College. He is a former Performance Improvement Specialist of Jewish Home Lifecare. He conducted a lot of webinar as a guest speaker.