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Post 4K Mastering tips required
I'd love to get some tips from those who have some experience mastering their movies for 4K TV's.

My main question is this.

Do you monitor and master using a 4K TV for your reference or is it best to use a 4K computer monitor?

The reason why I ask this question is that it seems like a lot of 4K TV's have different methods of enhancing
everything they display, whereas a computer display wouldn't. I've noticed that watching 1080p footage on
my 1080p TV shows more colour saturation and adds sharpening so I tend to dial down my colour saturation
and often don't bother with sharpening at all when I master my 1080p films.

Is it good practice to master two versions, one with subtle enhancements and one with more intense enhancements
for things like sharpening and saturation? Then use those for different applications (web vs 4k TV's).

Thanks in advance.


Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:38 pm
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Post Re: 4K Mastering tips required
#1 most important thing, get a monitor calibration unit. You need to standardise your footage when adjusting it. It can be used on monitors and TVs as needed to get them all looking basically the same.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:40 am
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Post Re: 4K Mastering tips required
Good tip Antz


Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:21 am
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Post Re: 4K Mastering tips required
It's a good idea to have a TV to compare the output to, but two different TV-brands won't display the colours (and sharpening, hue, tint, contrast, whatever) identically, and there's no way of knowing people's preferred settings.

If you want to sell your work though, leave some room for editing, meaning not too saturated colours and not too much contrast.


Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:20 am
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Post Re: 4K Mastering tips required
Yep, makes sense. My new 4K monitor should arrive next week so I'll report on that.


Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:25 pm
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Post Re: 4K Mastering tips required
The iMac 5K 27" has come out but I'm not sure if it would be consisdered a calibration critical monitor.

Here are two new monitors just out that would work.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/dell-u ... 5947622242

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1 ... ional.html


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