Originally Posted by Roshy
No, I turned it in to fedex already now. I write my post and forgot to hit submit a couple hours before I wrote it. I have the colors to a more acceptable level now, but I really have zero clue as to what I'm doing for calibration. Any good guides out there for calibrating a projector?
a good place to start is Kal's primer on calibration. it's not for any one specific projector, just discusses the fundamentals of calibrating a display.http://www.curtpalme.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10457
Calibrating with a meter and software is straightforward with some of the software packages out there like Tom's Chromapure product. it's an easy learning curve even for novices since everything setup in a specific order to calibrate the projector.
Once I hit 50 hours, I'll run an initial calibration and post stock settings vs. the post calibration. There are obvious signs on the reports that can show how much had to change in order to acheive D65 / REC 709. On some projectors like my RS50, it's a large amount that has to change. if you saw my RS50 stock, you would immediately ask what's wrong with it since flesh tones would look a bit sickly (green/blue cast).
For some reason, this JVC is very low on red value meaning I have to bring down large amounts of blue/green in order get a balanced white point. This is critical for correct flesh tones. This also costs lumens right away before hour 1 is put on my lamp. The HW30 excels with very good grey scale OOTB which is good news to me since that means I am not going to lose much light attempting to get it close to D65.
The primary colors are relatively close too and some folks prefer the wide color space to increase the saturation even further although I think it looks fine on the normal settings.