Originally Posted by ttnuagmada
Cobra, are you calibrating just the greyscale, or are you doing primary/secondary as well? If you still have your color at 50, this might explain why some stuff looks strange, and some doesn't (*)
Also, the contrast setting isn't going to clip anything on our sets. It's going to do little more than up the light output, though I think i've read that anything much over 78-80 can cause a green push. Your ftl measurments indicate that you're probably using the fullscreen fields, am I right? Use the small APL windows instead (*)
I ended up calibrating with BE at 4+. I didn't realize that I was losing shadow detail in the really dark areas until i started playing with it (*)
Originally Posted by 65Cobra427SC
I'm somewhat short on time at the moment (*) I haven't done the primary/secondary adjustments (*)
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Wow, it's been a week already but I finally had a chance to do another calibration last night... Custom, +4 BE, Mid Panel Brightness, Normal Color Temp, 2.2 Gamma, Auto/Graphics HDMI. Used my i1D3 with newest version of HCFR 188.8.131.52 Beta. I also burned a DVD with the AVS HD 709 patterns and used it for everything instead of the DVE disc.
This time I read about Primaries and Secondaries, Color and Tint... very interesting stuff that completes the puzzle. Now I more understand how a CMS would improve things. Calibrating is like plotting points inside a box (or triangle in this case) without knowing where the box is to begin with, then attempting to build the box afterward.
I'm going to hold off posting all my settings for a couple reasons, but primarily, HCFR is being updated to work better with the i1D3... seems like that meter needs some special attention compared to the others... so I want to try this again with the next revision. But in the meantime...
Previously I could decrease Contrast to 80 before ftL would drop by significant amounts... this time the cutoff was 85.
For Brightness, the AVS disc didn't have the same pluge pattern as the DVE disc so I used a screen with a series of vertical flashing bars... adjusted Brightness until I could just see #17 flash.
Color ended up at 41 which was lower than I expected so I want to take another look at this. Color accuracy is more consistent but the overall look of the display is somewhat dull.
Tint did not require any adjustment... the x/y values for cyan, magenta and yellow were all very close to their targets. Although I guess having Color so low and a dull display could be the reason.
I want to use these settings for a day or two just to see what I think, then do another calibration. In the meantime, please feel free to comment... ahhh... as long as they aren't personal