4 Best 4K Ultra­w­ide Mon­i­tors for Video Editing

Namrata Gogoi

A simple monitor with good color calibration doesn't cut it anymore when it comes to video editing. You'd want to have a high-resolution display and wide panel to get the most out of it. The 4K or 2K high-resolution panel will bring a crisp image, whereas the ultrawide screen will give you more horizontal space than a typical 16:9 display.

4 Best 4 K Ultrawide Monitors for Video Editing

Before we proceed further, let us tell you that technically 2K/4K and Ultrawide are two different resolutions. What we are going to do in this post is to compile a list of high-resolution monitors with a 21:9 aspect ratio.

Here are our recommendations for the best high-res ultrawide monitors for video editing. But first,

1. Asus TUF Gaming VG34VQL1B

  • Size: 34-inch | Resolution: 3440x1440
  • Panel: VA
  • Ports: 2 x HDMI 2.0, 2 x DisplayPort 1.4, 4 x USB 3.0
Asus TUF Gaming VG34VQL1B

As suggestive of its name, the Asus TUF Gaming VG34VQL1B is designed for gaming enthusiasts. But the almost full sRGB coverage and the DCI-P3 coverage make it a good pick for video editors looking for affordable monitors. It delivers accurate results out of the box and a high-contrast ratio.

The best part is getting a 1500R curved screen at affordable pricing. The build quality is solid. At the same time, the stand is flexible and has a wide range of motion.

More importantly, the high-resolution screen delivers a sharp image. The widescreen means you can open other windows alongside Adobe Premiere Pro.

That said, it's a great gaming monitor and bundles a nifty set of features. For example, the 165Hz screen delivers a buttery smooth performance. And the DisplayHDR 400 certification means you can play your favorite games in all their glory, especially in dark settings.

But at the end of the day, this Asus TUF monitor bundles a VA screen. It has a narrow viewing angle, and images tend to lose accuracy when viewed from sides.

2. AOC CU34G2X Curved Gaming Monitor

  • Size: 34-inch | Resolution: 3440x1440
  • Panel: VA
  • Ports: 2 x HDMI 2.0 ports, 2 x DisplayPort 1.4, 4 x USB 3.0
AOC CU34G2X Curved Gaming Monitor

Another affordable high-resolution ultrawide monitor is the AOC CU34G2X. This 34-inch monitor brings a high contrast level and accurate color to the screen. It covers 119% of the sRGB color space if we talk numbers. Thankfully, you can tone it down to 100%. This makes it possible to view more natural-looking images.

The large screen real-estate lets you see a long entire video timeline without any issue. At the same time, the 3440x1440 resolution means crisp images.

Like the ones above, the AOC CU34G2X is a gaming monitor and bundles many neat gaming quirks. For example, it has a 144Hz refresh rate and supports AMD FreeSync.

Like the one above, this AOC monitor also packs a VA panel. It's both a boon and a bane. For instance, it brings in punchy colors but has a narrow viewing angle.

3. Asus Designo Curve MX38VC

  • Size: 37.5-inch | Resolution: 3440x1440
  • Panel: VA
  • Ports: 1 x DisplayPort 1.2, 2 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x USB Type-C
Asus Designo Curve MX38VC

Another Asus monitor that you can give a shot is the Designo Curve MX38VC. The main hero of this monitor is the massive 38-inch screen. Naturally, it gives you the flexibility to run other apps alongside your video editing software.

At the same time, you get your hands on subtle 2300R curvature. The absence of a sharp curvature means minimal distortion when you view the screen from the sides. The Designo Curve MX38VC monitor packs an IPS panel, unlike the one above.

It handles colors well and covers 98.1% of the sRGB color space. The colors appear rich and vivid. However, the color accuracy is a little off the chart.

This monitor has a few quirky features, such as a 15W wireless charging pad for Qi-compatible devices. Plus, it packs a neat set of 10W Harman Kardon speakers.

4. BenQ PD3420Q 2K Ultrawide Monitor

  • Size: 34-inch | Resolution: 3840 x 2160
  • Panel: IPS
  • Ports: 1 x Displayport 1.4, 2 x HDMI 2.0, 3 x USB, 1 x Audio port, 1 x USB-C, 1 x USB 3.1, 1 x Hotkey Puck G2
BenQ PD3420Q 34” 2K Ultrawide Monitor

If you want a dedicated monitor for video editing, the BenQ PD3420Q is a good place to start. This one comes with the 21:9 aspect ratio, giving you enough space to go on about your job. At the same time, the 3840 x 2160 resolution delivers a sharp image. Although it's not as bright as some of its premium counterparts, the colors are accurate.

The BenQ PD3420Q is a creator's dream. This ultrawide monitor can display 100% of the sRGB color gamut and 98% of the P3 color gamut.

However, it bundles a straight screen. And at 24-inches, it's massive. Thankfully, the stand is flexible and comes with a wide range of motions.

At the same time, the BenQ PD3420Q comes with an ample number of ports. For now, it bundles a duo of HDMI 1.4 ports and a single DisplayPort connector. There are a bunch of USB ports that let you connect a slew of peripherals like card readers and flash drives.

As noted earlier, the brightness of this BenQ monitor is a tad on a lower scale, especially considering the price.

Edit Like a Pro

The ultrawide resolution makes it a charm to edit videos with a long timeline. And the high-resolution screen ensures that you do not lose out on any details.


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Namrata loves writing about products and gadgets. She has been working for Guiding Tech since 2017 and has around three years of experience writing features, how-tos, buying guides, and explainers. Previously she worked as an IT Analyst at TCS, but she found her calling elsewhere.