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    • hi Chris, I'm happy you found my review helpful and my wallpapers nice :)
      You don't double your losses, it's opposite. The idea is that you edit in a wider space keeping all the data around and convert to a smaller space only as the last step. This way you'll avoid the banding and have smoother gradients. You may edit in ProPhoto, which is much larger than Adobe RGB but I see no benefit in that if your screen is showing 99% Adobe RGB.
      Regarding vertical space, are you editing vertical videos or you just need a bit more space and that's it? In case of a vertical video, these photography monitors can be rotated in a portrait mode. Otherwise, if the screen is 4K, just use part of the screen for editing and the rest for your tools. Btw, never heard about sRGB being better for skin tones (I get your 8-bit reference here but still).

    • That's what proofing is for. You do all your editing normally and then when you're getting ready to export for say two different types of printer, you can do a soft-proof targeting the color space of the destination and it simulates it on screen for you. Then if you need to make any tweaks for it to look right in that color space you can do so. Anton may be able to say more about that than I can. I suspect he has much more experience than I do.

    • You'll be able to shoot RAW on the new camera though.

      I can now with the Z6 and Atomos Ninja 5 recorder. I tried a few shoots and decided my production values aren't that high.

      For online publishing I'm not as obsessive about colour output as I once was. Get it best on my main screen and go. It looks different on all the different types of display out there anyway.

      For magazine work, main display is calibrated against hard copy. Even then your best efforts can be sabotaged by the demon Press.

    • Your concern about emulating the viewer’s experience is valid and important. My question is how do you know what color space your viewer will have? That is to me the best option is to stay non destructive with RAW and then export to a format rhat matches what the viewing system will be. The idea is to keep as much information intil you have to down convert.

      It is one of the reasons that Adobe has some many output/rendering options. As an example, I have found rendering out movies from Premier or After Effects in 4K and then allowing my playback device (Apple TV) down convert to HD look very different. The main reason is that the dynamic range and color spaces are not matched. If I render out a 4K and an HD version they look much closer as the Adobe software has better encoders and does not have to do it in real time.

      In terms of the curved monitors, that Samsung is actually designed for work environments. It is the “equivalent” of two side by side monitors but with no frame in the middle.

      What I found works for me is one nice large screen with as large a color space as I can afford, such as P3 or Rec 2020. They I have two cheap monitors for tool palettes and also as render targets. One is HD sRGB, the other is 4K RGB.

      Now if it was me and had no limits I would really want to edit with a 4k 120 fps Rec 2020 laser project at 5K lumens in a dark room on a 16 foot wide screen. Then when not editing you can also have a great home theater for watching movies. I also have found the transmissive property of projection is easier in my eyes.