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Thread: LightWave and 4K 40'' TV?

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    LightWave and 4K 40'' TV?

    Do someone tried work on 4K 40" TV? I Am curious is this set up would be good for Modeler

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    remember 4K is 3840 x 2160

    my Modeler right now is 1600x1200 and the buttons are slightly small >
    http://www.erikalstad.com/backup/Modeler-1600x1200.png

    in 3840 x 2160 Modeler would look like this >
    http://www.erikalstad.com/backup/Modeler-4K.png
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    Never thought I say this about monitor resolution and size. But you can have too much of it.

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    I would like to see this, cool idea. However I think it's not the best idea to use a TV as a computer monitor.

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    This is probably why the 27" and 28" 4K monitors are so cheap (~£400 gbp)
    My monitors are 24" at 1920x1200, so the 27 or 28 inch models (not much bigger) would be ridiculously small icons/text as erikals pointed out.
    IMHO, at present I think a 4K display is only useful if your editing 4K footage and need a full size preview monitor.
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    alot of 4k monitors (UHD) are only 24/25 hz at 4k....a lot of bandwidth over HDMI

    be a terrible computer monitor...good for video however.

    Look for at least a 60hz capable monitor

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    If you opt for a hiDPI mode on a 4k it would look great. Run a 1920x1080 screen on it. Win8 supports HiDPI, OSX has for a while (Retina) of course LIGHTWAVE doesn't. So the fonts and gadgets are steppy-looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erikals View Post
    remember 4K is 3840 x 2160

    my Modeler right now is 1600x1200 and the buttons are slightly small >
    http://www.erikalstad.com/backup/Modeler-1600x1200.png

    in 3840 x 2160 Modeler would look like this >
    http://www.erikalstad.com/backup/Modeler-4K.png
    I like this
    On 40-inch screen icons would be the same as on 20 ich screen.

    I asked because this electronics getting cheaper. I would like to see this set up with LW on desk.

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    I use a 50" Seiki 3840 by 2160 for my main computer screen. I personally hate dual monitors. Love it. It's only a couple feet away so it's a rather IMAX like experience.

    Regards,

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    have a photo ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by erikals View Post
    have a photo ?
    Sure, back from when I first put it in back in May of 2013... my decade old HP "abuser bond" is still attached at this point (but not for long!). That's a full 2K wide preview window open in AE with plenty of working room for layers. Same goes for LW, DF, and Modo and my NLE's... very immersive experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erikals View Post
    remember 4K is 3840 x 2160

    my Modeler right now is 1600x1200 and the buttons are slightly small >
    http://www.erikalstad.com/backup/Modeler-1600x1200.png

    in 3840 x 2160 Modeler would look like this >
    http://www.erikalstad.com/backup/Modeler-4K.png
    hahaha, that's funny!
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    jasonwestmas
    hahaha, that's funny!

    in Firefox, open Modeler-4K.png, press F11

    now press Ctrl- or Ctrl+

    zoom untill it fills the screen, you now see what LW 4K looks like :]


    on my screen that makes a Modeler button 7 pixels high... :°
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    @ Imageshoppe

    -dang, just as i though, very small buttons...

    looks cool, can't deny that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by erikals View Post
    @ Imageshoppe

    -dang, just as i though, very small buttons...

    looks cool, can't deny that...
    Here's a screen grab from my work minutes ago...
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    On paper it might seem too much, but there simply is no issue with a 50" screen arms length from your face... there's no text too small on my screen. I would have ditched this puppy in a heartbeat if I had to strain to view. You simply have a massive, detailed working canvas, who wouldn't want that?. In fact, I'd argue that it's BETTER for you... I actually look around when working... over, down, move my head in, pull back, etc...

    There is one downside... it makes any source material that isn't first rate look terrible... when I go full screen with YouTube I roll back in the chair a good five feet to watch... Not all 1080p is equal, and these UHD displays make that very apparent. Still, I take my 4K source material full screen using Cineform as the playback codec, and think... wow.

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