How about a Curved, Ultra-Wide Display for Video Editing?

Having a 720p preview window while editing along with other essential panels of your favorite NLE all displayed on a single screen could be a huge benefit indeed, but what are the other advantages when you compare a 21:9 monitor with let’s say а dual monitor setup?

Well, the unique aspect ratio alongside the extra on-screen real estate means that you’ll be able to keep all your tools and assets in sight all the time. Rather than that, the 34UC88-B 34″ 21:9 UltraWide Curved FreeSync IPS Monitor from LG brings many other neat features to the table, so if you want to take a closer look a the monitor itself and decided whether it fits your personal workflow, the next video by Kraig Adams should put things into perspective and give you some clues on the topic.

Due to the fact that video editing is typically a timeline-based workflow, having the ability to see your entire timeline at a glimpse could be a serious advantage while editing as it can not only save you a lot of time by providing uncompromising visibility to all bits and pieces of your edit but also can help you tremendously with keeping things neat and well organised all the time.

Productivity is also greatly increased with the additional space provided with the display. As a video editor or any other content creator, it’s nice to be able to have multiple items on the screen at once for faster and better control over the creative process while still keeping everything in sight.

Besides that, the LG 34UC88-B monitor features an impressive 10-bit IPS display boasting 3440 x 1440 QHD resolution and the ability to reproduce 1.07 billion colors. It also provides over 99% of sRGB coverage as well as it combines a 5,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 300 cd/m² brightness rating, 10-bit color support, and a 5 ms response time for a seamless viewing experience.

Furthermore, the monitor supports FreeSync (Adaptive Sync) technology through DisplayPort, which synchronizes your graphics card with the display to output content at variable refresh rates, thus eliminating screen stuttering and tearing. Regarding connectivity, the LG 34UC88-B packs two USB 3.0 Type-A ports on board, one of which is quick-charge compatible for your mobile devices.

LG 34UC88-B Highlights 

  • In-Plane Switching (IPS) Technology
  • HDMI + DisplayPort Inputs
  • 3440 x 1440 QHD Resolution
  • 5,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • 300 cd/m² Brightness
  • 178°/178° Viewing Angles
  • 5 ms Response Time
  • 1.07 Billion Colors
  • Built-In USB 3.0 Type-A Hub

Overall, the LG 34UC88-B monitor is perfect for a wide variety of professional applications and multitasking purposes, especially if having some extra screen real estate is an essential consideration for your workflow. For instance, you can have multiple windows side by side or one large window where you can see all the details. You can even open two creative apps and run them simultaneously side by side.

So, if you want to optimize your desk setup and replace your dual screen monitor with a single display, without sacrificing on screen real estate and functionality at the same time, then the LG 34UC88-B could be a viable option for your workflow as it’s one of the best consumer monitors geared toward the professional needs of those content creators predominantly working with timeline-based audio and video editing applications on a daily basis.

[source: Kraig Adams]

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LG 34UC88-B 34″ 21:9 UltraWide Curved FreeSync IPS Monitor

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  • DouglasGrillo

    I have the flat version (LG 34ub88-p), and I do think is much better for graphic applications because there’s no distortion in the image, if you’re using any graphics program as After Effects, Illustrator or any 3D application the curvature can be an issue, but I’m pretty sure that the curved version is great for gaming and videos.

    • Michalis Agisilaou

      I disagree I own both, curved and flat. Double curved is way better for my workflow because I don’t have to constantly rotate my neck back and forth. The Curved COMES to you it closes on your neck. I work Premiere cc 2017 and no image distortion at all. Also if you are working on a Pc and not mac I sugguest get the 34ub88 without the thunderbolt its way cheaper and it has no difference with 98 model.

      Ultrawidemasterrace checking out!

      • DouglasGrillo

        I mean, when you’re drawing or using lines guides or grids, the distortion created by curve is a kind of annoying
        Best regards;

  • Eno

    I totally dislike curved display’s!

    • Jean-Yves Durocher

      Do you use them?

      • Eno

        NO, course I profoundly dislike the way they distort the content!

        • asdf

          To each their own, but 21:9 3440 x 1440 is the next step in big PC gaming, if you don’t
          know that then you are just another Atari gamer in the world of Nintendo

          • Eno

            Get a fast response 65 inch 4K TV, It’s like playing games in a home theater. 🙂