Originally Posted by LastButNotLeast
Would that not still be easier than reinventing the wheel?
A basic battle plan:
1) Contrast (and Backlight for LCDs)
3) Evaluate Greyscale ... find the best color temp preset, check for color clipping
4) Calibrate Greyscale, repeat contrast, brightness and color clipping checks
5) Gamma: Find best gamma preset, then dial-in your desired gamma/luminance curve with multipoint greyscale controls (if available) ... recheck previous work.
6) Color: a) basic color/tint controls or b) Use CMS to dial in R.709 colors ... recheck everything again.
7) Use color-checker targets as the final overall check.
Of course, the devil is in the details. Each of the steps above have various conditions and sub-steps which will depend on the individual display being calibrated. Furthermore, in some cases it might be easier to swap the order of steps 5(gamma) and 6(color/CMS) ... depending on how linearly the display operates.
That's the what ... the why and how is where things get "interesting" and divergent.
Frankly, I'm not sure I could come up with a single flow chart to cover just the two displays I'm currently maintaining.