“The Future of Reference Monitors”
Bram Desmet is the CEO and General Manager of Flanders Scientific, Inc., based in Georgia just 30 minutes outside of Atlanta.
Despite holding a B.A.in Philosophy from GA State University – and being an instrument rated airplane pilot – Bram ultimately followed in the footsteps of his father, (a 30 year veteran of the professional broadcast industry) when he joined DDA (a sister company of FSI) and then later Flanders Scientific. Both companies focus heavily on professional display technology.
As Managing Director at Flanders Scientific Bram is a vocal advocate of FSI’s core philosophy of providing professional broadcast products that strike an ideal balance between performance, features, and affordability.
In Part 3 of Bram’s Interview we discuss:
- What is Rec. 2020?
- Are there devices that can display the Rec. 2020 color gamut?
- 4K Displays: How widely manufactured? How about true 4k vs. UHD?
- The problems with high-performance 4K displays
Questions answered from LiftGammaGain:
- What are the factory settings of FSI displays when they ship to the customer?
- Do we need to recalibrate if we switch off the factory settings?
- Why is the 17″ OLED more expensive than the 24″ OLED?
- How to get better audio sync between SDI video and analog audio monitoring?
- How to set the output of your camera to minimize audio delay
- Will FSI allow ‘live grading without a LUT box’ on their displays?
- Will there be a Mac or PC app for quick LUT loading on an FSI display?
- Are there scaling artifacts we need to worry about when monitoring 4K material in 2K mode?
- Do FSI displays clip out-of-gamut data?
- Finally, there’s the ‘peanut gallery’ question (thanks Paul Provost)!
This podcast was edited by Tom Parish out of Austin, Texas. Visit him at TomParish.com.
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Show Notes (links open in a new window / tab):
- Spectral Diagram of Rec 2020 vs Rec 709
- The schedule for Color Correction Day at NAB 2015 Post | Production World
- Sign up for the Waitlist for the 2015 NAB Colorist Mixer
This interview is part of an on-going interview series with the movers, shaker, and thinkers involved in the field of professional color grading for moving images. When I have new episodes to release, they are released on Tuesdays. To be notified you may follow me on Twitter (@patInhofer), via our RSS feed, and on iTunes.