Originally Posted by DViper2399
Excellent tips, & no I am not using a meter, so I dont adjust color space or white balance? Wont that result in a bad calibration?
Here are a few general tips for using the disk.
First reset all the copied settings to the default Movie mode including the white balance and 10 point values. Now set Gamma to 0 (for the D7000 to +1), Color Space to Auto, Color Tone to Warm2 and turn off all the gimmicks (black tone, dynamic contrast, edge enhancement, etc.)
Set Cell to 20 and, while in your normal viewing environment, adjust Contrast to where you can watch comfortably without eye strain. Don't set Contrast higher than 92 or 93 -- it causes the bright whites to become pinkish.
Now using the black level adjustment screen on the disk, set Brightness so that the number 16 bar is black and 17 is barely flashing. Do this while you are close to the screen and at eye level with it. After doing this, from your viewing seat the number 18 bar should be barely flashing.
You can use the blue "RGB Only Mode" to help adjust the Tint and Color settings but the defaults on the D series are quite good.
After doing all this, if you see a red, green, or blue tint to the whites or darkish grays especially while watching a black and white move, the white balance controls can be used to get rid of them. Of course, without a meter it's not really calibrating but it can produce a more pleasing personally preferred picture. Let me know if you need more info about this.