Originally Posted by mani
Need some input :
- when playing 4k movies from Strato , sometimes I get the option of choosing BT2020 color space on Sony's menu and sometimes I don't . I am using reference mode on Sony . Are there some UHD movies on Kaleidescape that are not in BT2020 ( or do only HDR movies use BT2020 color space )
- also where can I find some more details about what the Sony terminology in the menu actually means ( or what exactly it does to the picture ). Manual has very basic explanation
E.g. Reality creation and various options under it , motion flow options , contrast enhancer , difference between NR and MPEG NR etc .
- what options does everyone use for above ?
- do we keep x.v. Color on or off ?
Here are some of the settings I use:
Reality Creation/Resolution: 40
Reality Creation/Noise Filtering: 10
Motion Flow: Smooth Low
Very occasionally I'll use the Contrast Enhancer on Low (like for "Arrival" which I thought looked pretty milky), but only once in a blue moon. Additionally there are some films that have enormous amounts of digital grain (mosquito noise), like the Criterion "The Third Man" where I'll apply NR & MPEG NR. When I do that, I'll up the Sharpness level a little to compensate for what the Noise Reduction does to the apparent sharpness. I _only_ do this for films that have unwatchable amounts of digital noise. This kind of artifact completely ruins a film for me, taking me right out of the movie, so I'll put up with the negative aspects of NR reduction to make a film watchable. If applied subtly and carefully, it can look pretty good.
My 5000 is calibrated for a 2.4 Gamma, but I'll change Gamma settings for each movie, based on the transfer. I find I use Gamma 7 a lot.
All of this is personal preference. The settings that I use don't look as scary as they sound because I don't push the pj with enormous amounts of light. With a 19' screen, I can't anyway. I don't generally like the blindingly bright images that many people like, and since I have an essentially black room, I don't need to push the white level that high to get a nice looking image with rich, deep blacks.
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