Originally Posted by RonF
Tom, doing the above.....brightness, contrast, sharpness with the Lumagen patterns.....with say a new lamp at X number of hours on a JVC RS50 (which had issues with its CMS and getting gamma correct [difficult]).......and then running the 125 point auto cal......is this going to get to say 95% of top end optimization (higher? lower?) of having a pro such as UMR with the finest gear and human experience? Without a pro having to do the first set up with the Lumagen? That is the impression I am getting from the competitor software......for best results....necessary first step. If I pop for the whole package I want that kind of accuracy but don't want to also pay for a pro calibration or to have one come by to set up with every new lamp. Can you give a % roughly give or take a few points? With the X-Rite Display 3 colorimeter.
I don't really know what " a pro having to do the first set up with the Lumagen" would mean. Obviously, you must have some basic skills. You must know how to set brightness, contrast, and sharpness--none of which can be done automatically. You have to know about any gotchas unique to your display. You have to know how to connect the Lumagen and which basic settings to choose. You have to know how to properly aim the probe towards the display. If you assume all of that, the only thing extra a pro would bring--at least the only thing extra I can think of right now--is perhaps a better color analyzer. If a pro uses a reference spectro, that's going to provide better results than anything most consumers could afford. However, the AMOUNT of difference between that and, say, a Display 3 PRO would be very small.