Inhave a love hate relationship wirh flanders.
One one hand they are the only company really specialising in post production monitors on the other hand they are extremely small
The company that develops all the monitors is zungheng, flanders is pretty much just a reseller/partner. They definetely have big issues with replacement parts and stuffand getting announced monitors out of the door…
For example, the DM250 was great, it was the same panel as the sony PVM-A250/BVM, with internal LUT support and all - epic.
The DM240 on the other hand, reslly isnt this great we have maybe 10 of them and they all drift apart constantely. ok we dont have issues with panel quality, but now we cant get replacement panels for them anymore and are stuck buying the inferiour DM241… ?! oh we can replace the pkanel but they only have a few left so itll be like 3000€ or something ridicolous. (we break monitors like every other month,… they go on set)
Next, we bought a 42? inch flanders am240 and it sucks, its so bad, it flickers when it turns on and whatnot half the osd controlls just dont do anything, hate that thing 0/10 .
Then comes calibration, custom lut format needed (why?!) dm240 has no colorspace support so i cant upload luts directly to the monitor, it has gaia autocal but that ONLY works with the flanders branded i1Display probe …
Next , you have to keep the original shipping box to be able to ever send it back to flanders for service??! we are stacking them ceiling high, storage costs money.
Next that menu, its … weird? I dont know mean its fine at least it makes sense unlike smallHD…
then comes rhat weird 22" oled, why did they need to create a HD version special sauce , why did they just keep it UHD .
We have been waiting for the 5000NIT hdr monster for $15K for years now and its still vaporware.
Would I still buy a JOLED based 27-32" Model from flanders? Probably … but its not like I have much choice.
I just dont get it, we will probably switch to smallHD down the line for onSET as we also want brighter monitors for focus pullers and whathaveyou.
At this point the only negative thing about the LG oled is lack of quality control and a pretty shitty lightweight chassis (which doesnt matter in post) , so if I get a flanders build monitor with awesome QC and stuff, Ill buy it.
that said for me there is nothing remotely interesting for postproduction in flanders lineup at all.