SILVER SPRING, MD.
—As a colorist, the
image that I see is everything—all of my
choices on how to color correct and grade
footage, and even the opinion of my client
on the work we’re doing, is based almost
entirely on what appears on the monitor.
In other words, color accuracy is everything,
and accuracy is just one of the reasons
that I trust Flanders Scientific monitors
for my facility.
BREAKING AWAY FROM CRTs
I was first introduced to Flanders in
2008 when I wanted to transition from an
older CRT reference monitor to a flat panel
reference display. After evaluating options
from several big name manufacturers, I
decided to give Flanders Scientific a look
based on recommendations from colorists
and facilities that I trust.
At first glance, the technical aspects
of Flanders monitors were stellar: 8- and
10-bit panels, switchable color spaces,
switchable gamma, built-in scopes, onscreen
markers and nearly every connection
you could want. When I compared
the Flanders products to offerings from
other companies, Flanders matched or exceeded
the specs of every other monitor I
was considering, and without any hidden
or extra costs.
I gave Flanders
a call to arrange a
demo and in a short
while they were at
my facility. Yes, they
came to me!
For the next several
hours, we went
over every detail of
and software to
the smallest details
of panel technology.
I learned about
for customers with free monitor software
updates so that users can always have the
latest features. I also learned that you can
send your monitor back to the company
and they will re-calibrate it, or rent you
the equipment to calibrate it on your own.
Speaking as a colorist, this is a huge deal
and a very reassuring.
I can’t really imagine a larger company
spending the time with a smaller shop
such as mine to go through every aspect
of their product and to demonstrate a
“customer first” attitude in the way they
do business. If you get an in-person demo
from Flanders Scientific then you’ll understand
exactly what I’m saying.
Based on this experience, I purchased
my first Flanders monitor, and in the following
years have acquired more Flanders
monitors as we’ve grown.
As technology has changed, and more
users have adopted Flanders products the
team there has continued to improve not
only the monitor software, but panel technology
Recently, Flanders announced the release
of two OLED monitors that provide the best
black level of any monitor technology available.
The company has also addressed their
clients’ diverse needs with 7- and 9-inch field
monitors, as well as 17-, 24-, 32- and 50-inch
reference monitors. That’s quite a lineup.
Working in a part of postproduction
that requires high accuracy, I can state
with confidence that Flanders Scientific
products meet an extremely high level of
technical precision, and the quality of their
products is outstanding.
Robbie Carman is a colorist and senior
partner at Amigo Media and has
more than 15 years of color grading experience.
He may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information, contact
Flanders Scientific at 678-835-4934 or