Accuracy is often critical to the work of a creative professional and the monitor that you are working with has a huge impact on this aspect of your work. Unfortunately, finding the best monitor for video editing is not an easy task. So many options and variability that most users have to cycle through some purchases to find something that matches their needs.

To help you with the daunting task of finding the best monitor for video editing, we’ve tested a handful of devices and reviewed the five best of them.

 This is our take on the five best monitors for video editing:

# Image Product Price
1 LG $1,749
2 Dell $948
3 Samsung $940
4 ViewSonic $579
5 Asus $550

1. LG 27MD5KB-B 5K Monitor

  • 27-inch IPS display (178°/178° viewing angles)
  • 5K display resolution (5120 x 2880 px @ 60 Hz)
  • 1200:1 Contrast ratio
  • Up to 99% DCI-P3 Gamut
  • 500 cd/m² Maximum brightness
  • 8-Bit + AFRC, 1.07 Billion colors
  • Has 10-bit color support
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • Adjustable stand height
  • Thunderbolt 3 (x1 port) and USB-C (x3 ports)
  • Features dial 5W speakers
  • Built-In webcam, microphone, and USB-C hub

If you’re a Mac user and you love your retina display look than you’re gonna be in for an impressive experience with LG’s 5K pro monitor for video editing and creative professionals. It comes with a maximum brightness of 50o cd/m², a contrast ratio of 1200 to 1 as well as support for up to 99% of the GCI-P3 color gamut. The colors depth is 8-bit +AFRC with support for 10-bit colors. The aspect ratio is the regular 16:9 and the connectivity is Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C). On the device, you will find a USB-C hub and two built-in speakers that deliver great audio quality. It comes with a built-in cam and microphone as well. It is quite pricy but it definitely does live up to its price and claims.

2. Dell U3818DW Ultra-Wide Monitor

  • 37.5-inch IPS display (178°/178° viewing angles)
  • 2300R Curvature
  • 5ms Response rate
  • 21:9 Aspect ratio
  • Up to 1.07 Billion colors
  • 3840 x 1600 Display resolution
  • DisplayPort, HDMI, and USB-C inputs
  • 1000:1 Contrast ratio
  • 350 cd/m² Max brightness
  • Up to 99% of sRGB Color Gamut
  • Features one Audio out and USB 3.0 upstream ports

If the regular 16:9 aspect ratio is not your thing or you’re looking for something cheaper that offers nearly the same quality then the Dell U3818DW is for you. This beautiful 37.5-inch curved monitor comes with an AR of 21 to 9, a contrast ratio of 1000 to 1, and support for up to 1.07 billion colors — 99% of the sRGB color gamut. Its resolution is 4K and its curvature is 2300R which makes the image stand out and look slightly three-dimensional. The U3818DW has 5ms response time and maximum brightness of up to 350 cd/m². Connectivity is done through a DisplayPort, HDMI and USB-C ports.

3.  Samsung C43J89 Ultrawide Curved Monitor

  • 43.4-inch Vertical Alignment display (178°/178° Viewing angles)
  • 3840 x 1200 Resolution (at 60, 100 and 120 Hz)
  • 1800R Curvature
  • 3000:1 Static contrast ratio
  • 250 cd/m² Max brightness
  • 5 ms Response time
  • Adjustable height, swivel, and tilt
  • Built-in USB hub
  • Up to 16.7 Million colors
  • Features USB C, DisplayPort, and HDMI inputs
  • Has Eye saver mode
  • Vesa Compatible – 100 x 100 mm

The Samsung C43J89 ultrawide curved monitor is another great option for video professionals, especially those looking for something really wide. It’s 43.4-inch VA display has a 1800R curvature and a static contrast ratio of 3000 to 1. Its maximum brightness is even less than the previous one — 250 cd/m² — while its response time is the same at 5ms. The C43J89 can also connect via USB-C, DP and HDMI ports. It comes with a special Eye saver mode to ensure your vision is unaffected after long hours of work. The display works at 60, 100 and 120 Hz when supported.

4. ViewSonic VP2771 4K Monitor

  • 27-Inch IPS display (178°/178° Viewing angles)
  • 4K Resolution (3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz)
  •  1,000:1 Contrast ratio
  • 1.07 Billion colors
  • Built-In USB 3.0 Hub
  • HDMI (MHL) and DP inputs
  • 350 cd/m² Max brightness
  • 5ms response time
  • MultiPicture – simultaneous play of four 1080p streams
  • VESA Compatible – 100 x 100 mm

Maybe you don’t want to spend that much money on the best monitor for video editing right now. Honestly, you don’t really have to — especially if you don’t do creative work as a full-time job yet. ViewSonic understands that and their VP2771 monitor is a great example of that. It comes with a contrast ratio of 1000 to 1 and support for up to 1.07 billion colors. It has a built-in USB 3 hub and supports HDMI (MHL) and DP inputs. The brightness is of this beast is 350 cd/m² while its response time is about 5ms — same as the Dell ultra-wide monitor. Its resolution is 4K (3840×2160) working at 60 Hz. A unique feature of this one is its MultiPicture function which allows you to stream simultaneously from four different sources.

5. Asus ProArt 4K Monitor

  • 32-Inch IPS display (178°/178° Viewing angles)
  • 4K Resolution (3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz)
  • 10-bit color (1.07 billion colors)
  • 350 cd/m² Max brightness
  • Supports 100% sRGB Color gamut
  • 6ms Response time
  • HDMI, Mini-DP, and DP inputs
  • ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio
  • Supports Gamma values of 2.4, 2.2 and 1.8 (12-bit internal lookup table)
  • Eyecare technology
  • Adjustable height, swivel, tilt, and pivot

And last, but definitely not least, the Asus ProArt 4K monitor. This 32-inch display features a 4K resolution (3840×2160) working at 60 Hz with 10-bit color support (up to 1.07 billion colors). Just as the Dell, the ProArt comes with a max brightness of 350 cd/m² while featuring HDMI, mini-DP and DP inputs. It supports 100% of the sRGB color gamut and has the ASUS smart contrast ratio technology which makes the quality of your image perfect in any environment. You can change the height, swivel, tilt, and pivot, thus providing more flexibility to the ProArt 4K monitor.