Originally Posted by makaveddie81
Wait, so I shouldn't touch the 10 point gamma controls? My gamma graph looks like garbage if I leave those controls untouched. If I understood correctly, I won't have to touch those gamma controls if I set CalMAN to BT1886?
At this point, Im not even sure if its worth the trouble calibrating a day mode, since my eyes are ultra sensitive to light anyways. Im only doing a day mode for the learning experience and thoroughnes.
Who is to blame for the inconsistency between series reads and continuous reads? Meter, calman or display?
Is the .0006 black level normal for these panels? Back in November, it measured .0012. I've heard that the 2013 Panasonics do experience a black level reduction over time/use. I didnt expect the reduction to be this huge.
I am not saying never to use the Gamma adjustments, I am saying I don't use them, because they tend to do more harm than good. And the same goes for adjusting green in the RGB settings.
What you may want to do is use the High and Low Red and Blue settings to balance out your RGB and trying to keep your color temp settings for 20% to 100% close (+/- 100) to 6500K, then use the detail 10% to 100% detail settings to help out. Then when you set your CMS (gamut, CIE Chart) keep a close eye on the Y readings for RGB along with x,y readings. If done correctly the CMY (secondary colors) should fall in line with very little adjustment needed. This should also help get your gamma closer to your gamma target.
I am not saying this is easy to do, but I am saying over time you will get close to a good manual calibration.
If you want a fairly reasonable calibration simply use AutoCal for both grayscale and CMS.
Your meter is the biggest problem, the display shift can be a problem but at the 70% to 100% readings. However at that light level it isn't go to make much of a difference in what you see unless you are clipping one or more of WRGB.
A black level of .0012 is ideal, .0006 is probably a bad meter reading. A black level reduction would be if the black level goes up, unlikely it will go down (get blacker)
Remember any change in any of these settings may have a effect on a different setting, so you will need to re-run a 10 point grayscale when you set one of the 10% to 90% (you should not change your 100% once you have set it) points to see if the setting has effected a different point. Once you start to understand what settings affect other settings it becomes much easier.
Don't worry if your gamma doesn't follow CM gamma chart 100%, particularly in the 80% and 90% range, as long as its in the 2.0 to 2.4 range.
Over adjusting your settings can make for a worse calibration even though the charts may look better. If you find yourself making a lot of changes to your settings just to match the charts, start over.
There are other ways to get a very good calibration (as good if not better than most pro calibrators) and much easier, but you would need to spend about $1000 more on equipment. Or learn how to set up a HTPC and still spend about $300.