Editing 1080P Videos on 1440P Screen Query

Sleevin wrote on 11/28/2023, 4:54 PM

Hi!

So, i'm thinking of purchasing a new Laptop (Lenovo Legion Slim 5 QHD 165HZ) and with that a QHD 165HZ monitor to suit.

I want to get back into editing and I have a lot of 1080P footage that i'd like to go through and edit.

However, with a QHD 165HZ montior, are there any obvious issues or differences i'll see when editing?

For example, I can by standard set the video properties to 1080P 60FPS etc to match the original footage, but when editing and rendering (still to 1080P) will there be any obvious issues like black bars, lower quality etc. Should I just get a 1080P 165HZ monitor?

Any responses are much appreciated!

All the best

Steve

Comments

mark-y wrote on 11/28/2023, 5:08 PM

The QHD Display Aspect and 1080p FHD are the same; It's all good. Congratulations on your new monitor.

fr0sty wrote on 11/28/2023, 5:52 PM

As said above, as long as the aspect matches, you'll get a full screen image, and there won't be any degradation of quality by viewing a lower pixel count video on a higher pixel count monitor.

Todd-A0 wrote on 11/28/2023, 6:07 PM

I have QHD , only problem I have noticed is if you screen capture at 1440P and edit in vegas you may get more crashes than 1080p BUT most likely not with VP21. It still happens, but no where at the same frequency of the bad old days especially VP19 and before

Sleevin wrote on 11/29/2023, 6:01 AM
Thank you all! This may sway me into getting a QHD monitor!

 

mark-y wrote on 11/29/2023, 3:36 PM

😃 We knew you were just trying to talk yourself into it!

john_dennis wrote on 11/29/2023, 8:12 PM

Now that you've convinced yourself that a 2560 x 1440 monitor is the cat's meow, I'll throw another wrinkle into the mix...

Dot Pitch

I use a Monitor whose pixel dimensions are 2560x1440. It's also 31.5 inches diagonal measurement and has a dot pitch of 0.2724 mm which is similar to the dot pitch of my old monitor. If I bought a laptop with 2560x1440 pixel dimensions in a 16" display, I would not be able to use it since the dot pitch would be below what my eyes could resolve at 0.1384 mm. I would likely have to use DPI scaling to make the text on the Vegas workspace large enough for me to see. Even though I see a lot of people using 13" Macbooks when I go to Starbucks, they are rarely over thirty years old and I would venture to bet they aren't editing video.

Reference

Dot Pitch Calculator - https://www.calculatorsoup.com/calculators/technology/ppi-calculator.php

Screen Size and Seating Distance - https://www.soundandvision.com/content/screen-size-and-seating-distance

Sleevin wrote on 11/30/2023, 3:33 AM

Now that you've convinced yourself that a 2560 x 1440 monitor is the cat's meow, I'll throw another wrinkle into the mix...

Dot Pitch

I use a Monitor whose pixel dimensions are 2560x1440. It's also 31.5 inches diagonal measurement and has a dot pitch of 0.2724 mm which is similar to the dot pitch of my old monitor. If I bought a laptop with 2560x1440 pixel dimensions in a 16" display, I would not be able to use it since the dot pitch would be below what my eyes could resolve at 0.1384 mm. I would likely have to use DPI scaling to make the text on the Vegas workspace large enough for me to see. Even though I see a lot of people using 13" Macbooks when I go to Starbucks, they are rarely over thirty years old and I would venture to bet they aren't editing video.

Reference

Dot Pitch Calculator - https://www.calculatorsoup.com/calculators/technology/ppi-calculator.php

Screen Size and Seating Distance - https://www.soundandvision.com/content/screen-size-and-seating-distance

Interesting... I was just going to use a 27inch to hopefully find the best middle ground for browsing, gaming and editing, would this be advised?

Sleevin wrote on 11/30/2023, 3:34 AM

😃 We knew you were just trying to talk yourself into it!

Sometimes you just need a push and some validation from forums XD

RogerS wrote on 11/30/2023, 6:15 AM

I am happy with my 27 inch Eizo that's 2560x1440. It's less than 2 feet in front of me.

Custom PC (2022) Intel i5-13600K with UHD 770 iGPU with latest driver, MSI z690 Tomahawk motherboard, 64GB Corsair DDR5 5200 ram, NVIDIA 2080 Super (8GB) with latest studio driver, 2TB Hynix P41 SSD, Windows 11 Pro 64 bit

Dell XPS 15 laptop (2017) 32GB ram, NVIDIA 1050 (4GB) with latest studio driver, Intel i7-7700HQ with Intel 630 iGPU (latest available driver), dual internal SSD (256GB; 1TB), Windows 10 64 bit

VEGAS Pro 19.651
VEGAS Pro 20.411
VEGAS Pro 21.208

Try the
VEGAS 4K "sample project" benchmark: https://forms.gle/ypyrrbUghEiaf2aC7
VEGAS Pro 20 "Ad" benchmark: https://forms.gle/eErJTR87K2bbJc4Q7

john_dennis wrote on 11/30/2023, 9:32 AM

I bought a 1440p 27" and returned it because I couldn't read the text on the Vegas screen without increasing the Scale in Windows. Which defeats the purpose of increasing screen real estate.

My daughter uses a 1080p 27" for video conferencing so she doesn't have to use her reading glasses.

@RogerS I'm happy with the EVF on my camera. My eye just about touches it.

RogerS wrote on 11/30/2023, 6:16 PM

My 1080p 15 in. laptop screen is at the same close distance and the 27 inch is much easier to read without changing scaling. But that's for me and I don't have glasses.

I also appreciate my Sony EVF.

Custom PC (2022) Intel i5-13600K with UHD 770 iGPU with latest driver, MSI z690 Tomahawk motherboard, 64GB Corsair DDR5 5200 ram, NVIDIA 2080 Super (8GB) with latest studio driver, 2TB Hynix P41 SSD, Windows 11 Pro 64 bit

Dell XPS 15 laptop (2017) 32GB ram, NVIDIA 1050 (4GB) with latest studio driver, Intel i7-7700HQ with Intel 630 iGPU (latest available driver), dual internal SSD (256GB; 1TB), Windows 10 64 bit

VEGAS Pro 19.651
VEGAS Pro 20.411
VEGAS Pro 21.208

Try the
VEGAS 4K "sample project" benchmark: https://forms.gle/ypyrrbUghEiaf2aC7
VEGAS Pro 20 "Ad" benchmark: https://forms.gle/eErJTR87K2bbJc4Q7

mark-y wrote on 12/1/2023, 3:37 PM

I bought a 1440p 27" and returned it because I couldn't read the text on the Vegas screen without increasing the Scale in Windows. Which defeats the purpose of increasing screen real estate.

My daughter uses a 1080p 27" for video conferencing so she doesn't have to use her reading glasses.

@RogerS I'm happy with the EVF on my camera. My eye just about touches it.

It depends so much on vision. I am in the same camp as @john_dennis. If I'm working on a 27" monitor, I need 1080p resolution to prevent eyestrain. Even then, I can't work for very long in Resolve because of its tiny menus.

Being able to see the picture at a natural viewing distance is more important to me than beeing able to see the dots. If I had a 34"-38" monitor, I would probably feel comfortable with 2K resolution such as you are purchasing.

Someone with younger eyes and better near-field acuity? A 27" 2K monitor is probably the cat's pajamas.