Originally Posted by cinema mad
Hi Prepress, What you are saying above is like saying, if I buy A car I need to learn how to Tune it, this is why you take it to your machanic.. The same applys for A VP with CMS you hire An Experienced THX/ISF calibrator to tune your Display chain thus get the most out of your system...
Its Simple, Averege Jo Six Pack just doesnt use the Advanced user settings in the VP...
So the DVDO VP with default settings will produce an image exactly like it does know..
Lets be clear here, CMS (Color Managment System) & 11-21 pont Gray scale & Gamma in A VP allow Advanced users to correct as much as possible the Displays short comings.. 99% of Display devices dont have the necessary adjustments to allow for as close as possible images the Director intended..
Lumagen realize the importance of CMS & even provide A basic CMS Gamma & Gray scale adjustments in there lower end VP...It is A huge marketing advantage That DVDO just dont seem to get, doing so is leaving DVDO's VP's in the 20th centery Feature wise..
Hello cinema mad,
Not just DVDO, but anyone who'd attempt to sell products to the mass market. "Lower-end" for Lumagen isn't necessarily the same as "mass market." And your term "advanced users" is key. Those are the people who, I think, would most value a strong CMS and understand what it can do, and so for them I agree with what you say. I was making a different point and perhaps we're missing each other.
For the average consumer who goes to Best Buy and likes what he sees, takes it home, hooks up his equipment, maybe tweaks the display settings a bit and is satisfied, his worldview (so to speak) likely doesn't allow for what a good outboard VP might do for him; maybe he's not even aware such things exist.
I think of myself as falling between the average consumer and the videophile enthusiast, leaning toward the enthusiast slightly (I call it "semi-technical"). I got my EDGE to use as a video hub and give some help to my lower-rez sources, which it does. I did have my display (a Pioneer Elite 111FD) calibrated, and most of the EDGE settings (brightness, color, etc.) are flat. I get good pictures. With a less good display, CMS might well make a difference and I'd probably want it if I were hunting for a VP; as it is, the CMS gray scale setup would represent a "nice option to have whether I use it or not" feature.