I ran my first calibration with Calman 5 last night. I used the Advanced Calibration workflow and I have mixed feelings about my results. Here's a summary of my calibration:
Display: Panasonic 50" UT50
User Controls: Brightness, Contrast, Color, Tint, Sharpness
Available in Service Menu: 2 pt white balance
Test Patterns: AVS Rec 709 v. 1.2 (possibly v. 1.2b. I downloaded it from SpectraCal but the disc home screen says v. 1.2).
There is no CMS available so primaries and secondaries can't be adjusted outside the controls listed above.
Calman 5 gave me similar results to HCFR, but my RGB levels and saturation Delta E values are a bit different. Perhaps that's because HCFR is Delta E and Calman is Delta E 2000. I also felt a lot more confident about getting RGB balanced at 30 IRE and 80 IRE.
Here's the report generated after finishing my calibration:
My test video was Diamonds Are Forever Blu Ray, and I thought the blacks seemed to have quite a bit of red in them. I dialed in my Warm Default white balance settings on the Normal color temperature to try and see a before and after and when comparing them it seemed default had better black as opposed to seeming red. I know it's possible it's supposed to look like that, but I think shadows and night scenes were meant to be pure black. Looking at the RGB graph my low end white balance seemed elevated compared to high end white balance. I figured both should be at 0. To accomplish this, according to the graph, should I increase blue? The Delta Es are pretty good, though.
I wasn't sure if there's a way to adjust the primaries and secondaries or of that will get better by correcting my low end white balance?
Edit: Added report as attachment. It's a scan from a printout, so I apologize for the quality of it. I can update it later with the original.
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