So, you want to edit videos for YouTube? That’s awesome! But did you know that having the right camera is only half the battle when it comes to making quality YouTube videos? As important as a camera is the monitor you’ll edit your footage on.
And you won’t be surprised to learn that there are TONS of different types of video editing monitors. And just as many different specifications that are important for different types of editors.
If you’re wondering how to decide what editing monitor is right for you, you’re in the right place. Here, we’ll make 5 monitor recommendations for 5 different types of video editors. So, just find your style of video and take a look at these recommendations from .
1. The Vlogger
Vlogs are an extremely popular video format on YouTube. That’s because they don’t require too much work… just an interesting enough life for people to want to watch! If you’re looking to create consistent and high-quality vlogs for YouTube, you don’t need to break the bank. You can easily get away with a high-quality budget video monitor like the BenQ PD3200U. It’s a 4K monitor with an IPS panel and excellent color coverage. Plus, it only costs $699.99!
2. The Podcaster
Podcasters can get away with even more basic video editing setups than vloggers. That’s because podcasting is all about the dialogue, and not so much about what’s being shown on video. Therefore, we recommend the Acer Nitro XV340CK. It’s a great monitor for the price – only $417. The one area the Acer doesn’t compare to other options on this list is with its colors. But, since you’re just editing one scene at a time for podcasts, colors don’t matter as much as they will for other editors.
3. The Aspiring Cinematographer
Aspiring cinematographers take themselves seriously. And for good reason! Getting into film or TV isn’t an easy task. But if you have the right gear, that job can be a bit easier. Cinematographers need to be more selective about their editing monitor than any other type of video editor on this list. That’s why we’re recommending the absolute best: the Dell Ultrasharp U3219Q. It has an extremely wide color range (99% of sRGB and 95% of DCI-P3) and is a 4K monitor with plenty of ports and connections. The Dell will cost you $1,199.
4. The Live Music Lover
If you’re filming and editing live music or events, you’ll be dealing with a ton of footage. And much of this footage is likely to have colors that don’t match. Therefore, party editors need a monitor that excels with colors. For this reason, we recommend this type of editor take a look at the HP DreamColor Z31x. It’s got insane color coverage with 100% sRGB and Adobe RGB. It also has 99% coverage with DCI-P3. If you’re looking for accurate and vivid colors from your editing monitor, the choice is simple. It’ll cost you $1,899.
5. The Sportster
Making sports videos is a lot of fun. From the shooting to the editing, this type of editor has a lot of energy and lives off of fast music. Plus, they look high resolution and big images. So, we’re going to throw a curveball here and recommend the ultrawide Samsung QLED CHG90. It’s got a screen that’s 49-inches big! Yes, this monitor is a gaming monitor, but it excels with sports videos. The Samsung costs $1,099.99.
If none of these options fit what you’re looking for, fear not. You can find many other options for the for your needs around the internet.
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