Originally Posted by falafala Epson 3010 2D Cinema After Calibration
Here is what I get after 1st pass calibration....I am able to get the gray scale within the E=3 circle but the G, R Primaries are way off and I am not finding it easy to move them back to reference as the dummy-blog is not very detailed in the advanced section......Is this expected of Epsons ? What can I do to make them near-perfect ?
Yeah, you should be able to get it much closer than that. The first thing I'd recommend is calibrating Natural instead of Cinema. Also, see if there's a sub menu under that mode "REC 709". Use that if it's there. Looking at the Cine4Home review, the Cinema mode on the 5010--I'm assuming it's the same on your 3010--is set up for Pictures and camcorder content. That's a different colorspace than HDTV and Bluray.
BTW, what sensor and calibration program are you using?
Your dynamic CIE diagram looks like an Epson, sure enough. (I'm only seeing one plot for Cyan? Did you not do the saturations for Cyan?) You definitely have more Cyan in your bulb than previous Epsons. On the other had, the Green looks even more curved than my 8700UB. You can improve that a lot, but do you need to with 1400 Lumens in Natural? If you do, you can improve it for sure.
First get good calibrating just the gray scale. Brightness, contrast, white balance, gamma. In that order, then go back and do it over to dial it in. Once you're comfortable with that, then get good at calibrating Natural mode. Don't even think about Dynamic yet. Get very comfortable calibrating Natural via the Dummies guide. Now Calibrate the Gray scale on Dynamic. Do Not try the color gamut--RGBCYM--on Dynamic yet. Next, calibrate Natural--again--at 75% saturations. Here's the guide: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...7#post16166537
Once you're very comfortable with that, now try the 75% method on Dynamic. Calibrating Dynamic at 100% saturation is a waste of time because of that green curve. But calibrating 75% is a bit more advanced; you need some practice before you try it. And calibrating Dynamic at 75% is tougher yet.
The Dynamic CIE diagram is never going to look pretty, but the picture can look pretty good. Calibrated Natural will always be prefferable to Dynamic, unless you really need the lumens. With 1400 lumens in best mode, you're never going to need Dynamic in 2D.
BTW, if you want to end the debate on the output of the 3010, you can get a meter that will measure your lumen output for $15...