Originally Posted by AvidHiker
Well, I'm sure quite a few folks would be interested in the reasoning over in the calibration thread, though it's certainly not off topic here either IMO. Enlighten us!
Well, my calibrator made what I believe to be an honest mistake. He read the manual for the my sammy, and when he calibrated, he wasn't aware that there was a custom color space option. And yes, I truly believe it was an honest mistake. The guy is the president of a company here in Dallas who does home theaters. He didn't need to come out himself for an inhouse calibration which didn't involve a home theater / projector setup, but I sounded so enthusiastic about getting this done when I called to book an appointment, he wanted to do it himself. So, he just wasn't familiar with my particular model of TV.
Instead of doing the calibration in movie mode, my first calibration was done in standard mode, with native color space.
I didn't think about getting a copy of the calibration report right after his first calibration, because I was so stunned by the change. My picture was popping...a ton. Very 3D like quality. Well, I finally got a copy of the calibration report and showed why it was popping. My colors were off...red and green, highly saturated. But, I gotta admit, I really enjoyed it.
But, my report was telling me things were wrong, and I couldn't get over that. So, I told the calibrator I was dissatisfied, and he came back out to do another calibration. But, I enjoyed the quasi-3D effect so much, so, to retain it I thought the calibration had to be in standard mode.
So, I asked if that was possible, and he said sure thing, and it was done.
That was my bad, as I didn't now the importance of 10 pt white balance calibration until I looked it up, after my second calibration. Hey, that's me being a novice, and a calibrator giving the customer what he wants, especially a dissatisfied customer whose opinion he's trying to change. He just gave me what I asked for.
And when he was done, he sat down in my viewing position and tweaked my color saturation and flesh tone settings to get a nice balance between my cable feed and some blu ray content (so, things are skewed from the post cal chart results anyhow)
And the end result is pretty darn great, even if all the things that could have been tweaked, weren't. Totally worth the price, and I can say I am totally satisfied. The picture definitely seems more natural as the difference in sharpness between those things in focus in the foreground and out of focus in the background aren't as stark. The prior calibration did make things pop, but it just felt unnatural. It made films look like they were live TV.
Now, I feel like I'm watching a movie when I'm watching a movie, and I'm loving my display right now.
Originally Posted by LarryInRI
Yeah, in particular, I would like to see your pre-cal settings. I can't imagine copying any calibrated settings of the same model would move the color temperature up into the 8000K range. In my experience, that is just impossible. I've copied all the published settings for the D7000 and measured the results. None of them showed that magnitude of change -- no where near it.
I was using a mash up of white balance and 10 pt. white balance I found on the D7000/8000 calibration/settings forum, and Chad B's pro calibration that a user posted. I guess I found the perfect formula for an unbelievably bad picture.
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