Originally Posted by HDTVChallenged
All *I* care about here is getting the major movie studios and the broadcast industry to adopt an (as in one) actual EOTF *standard* for use in the mastering booths and control rooms. And frankly there seems to be a great deal of resistance to this.
As far as I know, Technicolor, Deluxe, CO3, Encore, Modern, Sony, Universal, and the other major video mastering companies in LA are all basing their current HD monitor adjustments on BT1886. It's not a gigantic difference from Rec709.
What they're more concerned are all the new problems coming right over the horizon with HDR, 4K, high-frame rate, Rec2020, and all that other stuff. If you thought things were screwy at the moment, just wait until 5 years from now.
Look at it this way: there have been good standards in place for more than 15 years on sound, and they still can't reliably mix movies & TV shows with a reasonable dynamic range for home video. I constantly run into Blu-rays that have way, way too much dynamic range, where they've clearly been mixed on stages intended only for an 85dB theatrical release. I don't believe masters like this translate well for home use, and I'm a big fan of having the sound mixers go back in and remix the show for a normal 79dB TV mix, where the dynamic range is constricted somewhat and the dialogue is brought up so that the music and explosions don't blow you out of the room. And as I said, audio is comparatively easy next to audio... and they often get the audio wrong.