Originally Posted by b0rnarian
We can discuss all day about the Director's intent, the person/technology used in grading the transfer, nit levels, and various diff. HT Displays available today but its not gonna get anywhere b/c each Display set is diff. and if you include the different settings on top of that, its a lost cause.
What you can do, like Imagic said, is to come as close to it as possible. To do that, you have to turn off most of the extra processing that comes loaded on your TV.
That is what I normally do do.
I have seen at least 3 movies mastered at 1000 nits and trust me when I say this, the highlights do get clipped with DC. It doesn't take a ton of research to know this, only 20 minutes. Watch something for 10 Mins. with DC to Low even and then next 10 mins, watch the same content with it Off and you'll see so much extra detail.
Ok thanks I shall try. But what if (for whatever reason) they both look different, but I can't decide which looks better; in those circumstances DC off is "more correct", yes?
In imagic's calibration targeting 1000 nits on this thread, he specifically adjusted both gamma and DC. DC wasn't left off there?
So if you are trying to convince someone regarding DC, you are just never gonna win.
No way, I have no intention of that
. I just want to know for me.