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Nathaniel CooperOct 10, 2019 10:05:27 AM< 1 min read

Do I need a 4K monitor for 4K editing?

4K video editing does not actually require a 4K monitor.  Most editing applications will automatically reduce your video resolution without you ever knowing.


However, just because you can't doesn't mean you should.


If you are delivering 4K footage to your clients or the ultimate file destination it is highly recommended to view that footage in 4K. 


The extra pixels in 4K could influence the look of your footage in a less-than-desirable way.

However, if you're shooting in 4K and delivering in HD, which is very common it really doesn't matter if you don't have a 4K monitor.


Nathaniel Cooper

As Chief Operating Officer of ProMAX Systems, Nathaniel Cooper, runs ProMAX Systems day to day operations. Cooper has been working with Storage, Backup and Media Management for video and creative professionals since 2001. Cooper has lead the design and deployment of some of the largest media systems in the world including a range of customers from NFL, MLB & NBA teams, US Military operations, and many of the worlds largest PR agencies and consumer brands. Cooper has spent the last 9 years as part of the ProMAX team and specializes in translating complex technical issues and options into easily understandable concepts.