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TrendWatch Fast Fact: HD Video Monitors On The Rise

HD video monitors sales to studios increased 50% in past 18 months By Jim Whittington, TrendWatch Inc.

TrendWatch logoHD monitors are selling fast, especially to studios and postproduction facilities. In this weekly quick feature, TrendWatch founding partner Jim Whittington offers you interesting factoids based on market research from the broadcast and graphics industries. This week, see how studios are changing over to HD monitors in large numbers.

Fact: One in ten (11%) of U.S. studios/facilities plan to buy one or more HD video monitors in 2005.

Why should you care?
Just about anything about HD seems to be a hot topic these days. If your game involves HD workflow, knowing who is planning to buy HD video monitors can help target marketing and sales. Although the number of U.S. studios planning to buy HD video monitors this year is relatively low, it jumps up to 18% for post facilities and production companies. In addition, 15% of animation/FX studios and 14% broadcast/cable studios are planning this investment.

-- Excerpted from the TrendWatch Visual Effects/Dynamic Media Report - Issue #5, Summer 2004.


These market facts are based on original TrendWatch market research with executives and business owners in the TV/Broadcast and visual effects industries. You can  reach the TrendWatch Partners, Jim Whittington and Dr. Joseph Webb via e-mail at, or visit  the company's Web site at

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