External monitor for my Macbook pro retina.

I want to connect a external monitor to my Macbook pro retina. I'm searching for other options than Apple Thunderbolt Display. But in most products the connection is not Thunderbolt. Can I connect my Macbookpro retina to a external monitor through HDMI?
Woull that me ok for video editing?
Thank you!

I don't know that, I'm afraid. I've used an external monitor a few times on my 2011 MBP and it appeared to work perfectly whether in mirrored mode or not, but I'm not able to make time lapse measurements. Many people seem to use the arrangement so I would presume it's fine for video editing, but don't take my word for it.

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