Had the Superlumis calibrated yesterday. First it is worth to mention that my calibrator has never seen a projector that measures so good out of the box. It is incredible accurate. Actually my calibrator started to laugh and said something like "This is unbelievable. We start off where other finish..." This is what was done:
1. Calibration of 2D in Superlumis. When we looked at the curves in CalMAN software and greyscale, the curves for red, blu and green were very close all the way. The Gamma had a little to high values in top, but that and everything else was adjusted and finetunde easily with SIM2´s Live Color Calibration software. On a 124" dark dnp Supernova 0.8 gain screen we measured 17 foot lamberts after calibration with the lowest lamp setting, quite impressive really.
2. Calibration of 3D in Superlumis. Really a piece of cake with the LCC software because it has a mode for automatically using the results from the 2D calibration and then applies the color shift for the glasses. But still we mounted a set of 3D glasses in front of the probe to make the final minor adjustments. One nice thing with all of the SIM2 projectors is that 3D calibration is stored separately in projector and automatically applied when the projector sees a 3D signal.
3. Finally, and which I find to be the most impressive part, is applying 3D LUT for the eeColor CMS processor. For those who don´t know what 3D LUT is it has nothing to do with 3D film. It is a way of calibrating colors with different luminance from the outer edges of the color spectrum towards white in the center. In theory you can calibrate up to 65x65x65 points with this box. I know Lumagen also has this with 9x9x9 but I find eeColor to give a clearly better result. The only downside with eeColor is that it doesn´t handle 3D Blu-rays so for 3D I run directly from another Blu-ray player directly into the second HDMI input of the Superlumis. I have tested 3D LUT with Lumagen for 3D signals, but it takes away too much light, so for 3D I prefer without 3D LUT to have the extra light output.
The results in 2D with eeColor is absolutely amazing, and increases the overall depth and detail level very much. This product is highly recommended and is not so expensive either. I think it is a must for all high-end projector setups.
When testing 3D it is really impressive. Also the 3D-S was so here the difference is mostly more light, but I also felt it was even more 3 dimensional and natural with the Superlumis. I guess that also has to do with the extra contrast.
So after all, the picture quality is extremely good and as good as it gets is how I feel about it.