Originally Posted by gtm73
Thanks for the commentary, much appreciated.
I understand the thoughts on Brightness and Contrast. Good idea on the contrast. The issue is my set seems to clip red (and sometimes blue) if I crank up contrast. I could probably fix this with some better color settings that might then allow me to move up contrast and drop backlight.
One question about the Gamma and 10p white balance and increasing the RGB values. I haven't looked at 10p White Balance before so I just went in. Are you suggest that for Interval 1 bumping up the setting for Red, Blue and Green? And also doing that for Interval 2? How much should each one be bumped up?
More importantly, what is this adjusting?
If you have clipping, then it would not be good to increase contrast. But I think it would be difficult to know if you have clipping without measurement. Also, the clipping affects the white, so color setting would not help much. If your peak
white looks OK when you increase contrast, that would probably be OK.
CORRECTION: If there is clipping at peak white, then color correction is bad because it also affects the lower luminance which is not clipped, and it is more important to keep the color correct at lower luminance.
The 10p at interval 1 and 2 would make a change in brightness of dark shades. You could e.g. try RGB +2,+2,+2 at interval 1 (Interval 1 is IRE10% which is 0.6% of peak white luminance); RGB +1,+1,+1 at interval 2, leave interval3 0,0,0.
Then lower gamma e.g to +1 or 0. Then overall you have a more balanced picture, not so washed out. But you brighten up the dark scenes.