Originally Posted by Zues
True, but when most people pictures are oversaturated from what i've seen with hundreds of screenshots and i tweak them and show them the difference, the response is always that's the way the director intended it. I personally think that's a bs response, as i think it's just a excuse.
Many reasons why people calibrate.
1. To fit in
2. A aura about calibraton that makes people think it will be exactly as the director intended.
3.To say that they have "isf' picture
A true enthusiest should be able to tweak themselves without help from anyone. You should know what every mode does better than other modes and what every picture control does to improve the picture, a tool should not tell you.
Just because you have a harley davidson does not make you a biker. A ferrari does not make you a race car driver. Sure we are all enthusiests though.
I don't think you'll get much of an argument about tweaking your display to what looks good to you. That's a fair statement and I agree, if you are trying to make your display look good "to you" - then by all means, do whatever you want that gets you there.
Just don't confuse yourself into believing that you have performed a calibration. You have not. You have performed an adjustment.
By definition, a calibration is setting to a reference standard(s). In order to achieve that, you need to know what those standards are and you need to be able to measure to them.
Whether you accept it or not, content is mastered to industry accepted standards. To view that content in the manner in which is was mastered, your playback equipment must be capable of faithfully reproducing those standards. This is only possible if your equipment has been calibrated to accurately reproduce those standards.
Whether your accept it or not, this is NOT possible without instrumentation.
You may not like the results, but they are what they are. If you do not like them, you are free to turn knobs, push buttons and move sliders - to create any level of reproduction that makes you happy. Your display may not be "calibrated" but, if you like that - fine.
Please stop with the nonsense.