Originally Posted by jeansibelius24
Thanks for the tip. I had only really wanted to do a greyscale calibration, so thought colour1 would have been ok to use.
Could anyone please give me some advice on whether I am going about the process correctly, if I am making any fundamental errors etc.
Would I be better off just leaving the calibration alone and just use colour1 with the basic settings done using the AVS709 disc.
I'm by no means an expert but I own the AE4000 for ~2.5 years and had spent numerous hours to calibrate it (starting with a Spyder3 alone, and then recently purchased an i1Pro spectro to profile the Spyder3), and able to achieve very good result in Cinema 1.
Your approach seems correct; and don't worry for the large reduction of the Y level in advanced gamma adjustment to achieve a flat 2.2 gamma. Your measured display gamma depends on a lot of factors including your screen material and viewing environment (e.g. ambient light, reflective wall/ceiling, etc.)
To achieve a flat gamma of 2.2 from 10% to 90%, my 9-pt gamma adjustment in Color 1 mode (partially calibrated only because CMS is disabled in Color 1) is -10, -15, -19, -21, -21, -21, -19, -15, -12; and my 9-pt gamma adjustment in Cinema 1 mode (which was fully calibrated incl. the color gamut using its CMS) is even more drastic: -11, -15, -20, -23, -26, -26, -25, -19, -15. The up-side of this is that you can enjoy the picture with much more depth (because the default out-of-the-box gamma is just way too low - even below 2.0 in my case, making the image looks flat and washed out); but the down-side is that the image will look dimmer (but in my opinion, it does not make sense to watch a bright image but with a flat, washed out look). So in my case it's worth it.
If you used your meter to calibrate for the D65 white point and the image appears to your eyes too red, you should start to questioning the accuracy of your meter. This is my case when I used Spyder3 along - which reads red too low (so caused me adding too much red to the white balance). Profiled it with a trustable spectro such as i1Pro just clear my headache totally, and I have a reasonable profiled meter to do the gamut work with much higher accuracy. The resulting picture displayed in my calibrated Cinema 1 mode is just - only one word to describe - stunning.