Originally Posted by W3Rman
Yes, improve your Pre-Calibration settings methods is a good idea.
The answer to your question about Post(3DLUT)Calibration adjustments to your internal display settings was answered I do believe by a few different people. Maybe this thread or a different one you posted in.
I am getting ready to Re-Calibrate my favorite TV so ... here attached is some example of my Plasma panel Pre-Cal
settings. I have only
adjusted RGB gain of R/B for 100%W. I figured to show you this cause your display is causing you doubt as to what to expect. Next I too will calibrate with a 3DLUT using eeColor ... only I use LightSpace for this task
Right now Lightspace is were its at for Rec 709 calibration, imho.
I pre set my service menu white balance using quick profile (grayscale only) in LS, following each read so I could balance using the High/Low RGB settings for Warm.
Originally Posted by BigCoolJesus
I think (I hope) I finally have a good grasp of what to do and how to let the AutoCal 3D Lut Profile take control after slight tweaks before hand (mainly to 100% W). But where I am still a little hazing is the Post-3D Lut tweaking.
From re-reading sally's posts quoted above, it sounds like he ran the Lut Profile using a straight power law then want back and re-profiled the Lut for a slight black offset to produce the desired ramping out effect WHILE also touching up the 5IRE control on his TV. Meaning, it is 'OK' to do a tiny adjustment to the low end post-3D Lut application? But don't go too far off the reservation and try to touch up anything else on the grayscale using the TV adjustments?
Thanks guys. And thanks for the patience!
Yes that is what I do, but you have to understand how your calibration software reacts to your pre settings.
And yes I use Green in both my service menu settings and user menu settings.
However using Green in the user menu is very tricky.
Two things you must look for when adjusting Green.
1. IRE 5 is very unstable, so you should get that as stable as possible. Your D3 may or may not give repeatable readings a 5 IRE.
2. You also have to make sure your settings haven't made your picture dimmer.
Because of the above, I suggest to anyone learning how to calibrate to stick with the basic's.
Calman and eecolor using the basic's will give you a pro type of calibration.