Originally Posted by JHummrich
If you haven't seen it on True Blood I definitely wouldn't expect you to see it on Breaking Bad. It's so few and far between on Breaking Bad for me but more often on True Blood. In fact if you still have last week's True Blood episode and watch the scene where Russel, Bill, Eric and the two girls are talking about 20 minutes or so into it, there are multiple pops in that scene. Pops and also anti-pops
Where it actually goes darker instead of brighter. One part in particular in that scene is when the girl points to Russel and his black shirt pops. For Breaking Bad the final scene and also a scene in the interrogation room with the bald older gentleman (about 40 minutes in off the top of my head). I would also like to note (Icon you can try this as well) - if I lower my brightness below 51 I do not get any pops in Breaking Bad.... True Blood yes but BB no. However blacks are completely crushed below 55 for me so 50 is terrible looking. It acually seems like the more I turn up the brightness the worse it gets in that last scene. I'd also like to reiterate that the pops are annoying but nowhere near as bad as they were before the "fix"
I remember the scene in True Blood that you mentioned and I saw no fluctuating brightness. I am very sensitive to this phenomena.
Before the logic FW fix, changing the Brightness level was my way to reduce amplitude and frquency of the brightness pops. I use a specific scene from Goodbye, Mr. Chips as a reliable indicator. As you can see from my 64D7000 calibrations, my Brightness setting varied from a high of 66 to a low of 52 and the gamma setting was either 0 or +1. (The optimum Brightness setting is a function of other settings -- Contrast, Gamma, White Balance Offsets, and the lowest two 10 point interval values.)
My calibrations can be found here
. Do not use any of these setting on a D8000 -- they will not work at all.
I now have my D7000 gamma curve calibrated to the latest standard, BT.1886. This has the effect of, in essence, acting as though the Brightness control has been increased at the extreme low end of the luminance range. My Brightness is set at 55.
The point of all this rambling is to show that there is no "standard" setting for the Brightness control. There are a few ways to set it properly. I suggest using a calibration disk. The AVSHD 709 disk is free and has a terrific screen for this. It can be downloaded here
@ Icon: Thanks.