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You might want to read the x-rite paper on color and calibration. The readings we get are a result of 3 factors multiplied together and one is how the defined standard viewer as recently modiified sees color.
If you are not that viewer and have color vision different from that viewer you simply will see the wrong colors.
The problem is getting the correct factors to change that multiplier so that one would see the correct colors. Moreover if the colorist doesn't have vision close to that of the standard defined viewer everything would be wrong to begin with. The whole theory of why most HT viewers want a calibration, if true, to see the colors as the artists intended, would not be realized..
Most could care less that all you really would get is seeing them or your display the same way you would see ithem in europe under sun lit conditions.
But the calibration professional should just say, your young and your eyes are probaby right in line with the standard defined viewer, and not breath a word that the colorist might have skewed color vision.
the more one learns the more one concludes that calibration depending on the viewer may not give you what you think you are getting a calibration for.
maybe when doing a calibration for an older person, there should be a disclosure and a sign off of that understanding before the customer goes forward and spend his money. Naw. Too many calibrators are suffering because consumers are buying good cheap meters and cheap but good programs and doing it themselves.
tomorrow I am going to do a little experiment. i suspect best Buy does more calibrations than any other entity and use equipment purchased from a company prominently posting here and trained by who? maybe ISF and some others here.
i am going tp play dumb. actually I don't have to play dumb. it sorta comes naturally andI am going going into their HT store and ask I have heard about their doing calibrations and I am going to ask why I should get one.
I wonder what the answer will be. Anyone want to take 100 to one against being able to see the colors the movie director intended, somrething like that. Oh maybe they will say to make my display the same as all other calibrated displays color wise and so I would see colors on the screen the same way I might see them outside under the same illuminator conditions. what do you guys think?