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post #11 of 33
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Originally Posted by Garfwog View Post
I'm a film editor, I want this monitor to display the video from the movie timeline, to see it at the absolute best quality it can be.

This monitor suggests that 120Hz are only activated when its doing 3d? Why is that?

And btw, no I'm not getting an ATI, not for editing.

(Honestly I don't see how I could have made my question much clearer)
This is not correct. 3d runs at 60hz x 2 (the shutter glasses run at 60hz per lense) so the actual frame rate is 60fps.

In 2d however you are looking at 120fps or hz as long as you are running over Dual link DVI or Display port.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001472

I have this guy and it's top notch. If you click the details tab it answers all the questions you asked.
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post #13 of 33
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Originally Posted by dave12 View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001472

I have this guy and it's top notch. If you click the details tab it answers all the questions you asked.
Says nothing about refresh rate...
post #14 of 33
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Originally Posted by trippinonprozac View Post
This is not correct. 3d runs at 60hz x 2 (the shutter glasses run at 60hz per lense) so the actual frame rate is 60fps.

In 2d however you are looking at 120fps or hz as long as you are running over Dual link DVI or Display port.
god i love you guys, you're so much help, even when i apparently don't make any sense
post #15 of 33
the samsung looks really nice especially the ultra slim bezel the only thing throwin me off is i'd rather have nvidia 3d. i'm sure that 3d is fine for movies and such but not gamman.

and i'd still like to know if you're trying to run all 3 monitors or not, you never made that clear.
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post #16 of 33
If your looking to do Film Editing, have you considered an IPS?

They tend to have more input lag and slightly more ghosting, but color reproduction is MUCH better. I would think that would be more important over 120Hz, but that's just me
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post #17 of 33
I can speak from experience I own the Acer HN274H and everything feels so fluid and silky smooth from the desktop to games....I see no reason not to invest in a 120hz monitor....I don't even use my 3d function..running xfire 5770s and bc2 feels so nice plus if you're gonna buy one of these I suggest a 27". It's perfect


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post #18 of 33
if you plan on goin hard when BF3 comes out, get a 120hz monitor. Although you'll eventually forget the added fps u can get, if you actually focus on how smooth movement is with 60hz vs 120hz, you'll see it.
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post #19 of 33
120 is a multiple of 24 so I'd go for it.
post #20 of 33
Can't believe more people haven't recommended this before.

If you are doing video editing, screw 120Hz, get yourself a good quality IPS panel. Don't waste your time on TN panels. IPS has MUCH better colour reproduction than TN panels and would benefit you as a video editor.

Look at some of these;

Dell U2711 - http://accessories.ap.dell.com/sna/p...399&redirect=1

Resolution - 2560 x 1440

Dell U2410 (Very popular choice for 24" IPS) - http://accessories.ap.dell.com/sna/p...017&redirect=1

Resolution - 1920 x 1200

Either way, get an IPS for video editing. 120Hz will not help you remotely.

They are only useful for gaming since you can either game in 3D at 60FPS (on a 60Hz monitor you can only acheive 30FPS since 60/2 = 30) or run the game in 2D and have butter smooth gameplay (assuming you have the GPU power to draw 90+ FPS)

So get an IPS not a TN panel.
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