So, I recently calibrated my ST60 with about 150 hours on it using the generic D3 plasma correction matrix and I think I'm seeing some very slight green push.
Also, I'm skeptical about using such a matrix after reading this: http://www.drycreekphoto.com/Learn/Calibration/MonitorCalibrationHardware.html
which seems to imply that the newest colorimeters like my i1 Display Pro are actually more accurate than older spectrophotometers like the Eye-One Pro.
That being said I think without the matrix there is some slight red push, but I can't help but wonder if that is preferable to the slight green push I think I'm seeing after calibrating with the generic D3 Plasma matrix included with this version of HCFR.
Anyone have any comments or advice regarding this?
Maybe I could edit the matrix so it doesn't "correct" quite as much (I wouldn't know what I am doing though), try calibrating my gray scale with the matrix, but purposefully keeping green a bit lower than red, or should I just ditch the matrix entirely?
It's also possible I'm just imagining things as well, but I keep thinking I'm seeing a little bit of green in lighter skin tones when I shouldn't be; or maybe it's that I'm just used to red push having always calibrated stuff in the past without a correction matrix.
Anyway. I'm planning on re-calibrating again at about 300 hours or so since I've read this panel usually drifts pretty badly up until then. I'm just trying to be prepared for when I do.
I wish I had a spectroradiometer, I wonder how much it would cost to rent one?
But seriously, if the Eye One spectrophotometer is supposedly so much more accurate with plasmas (which would seem to contradict what Drycreekphoto is saying), maybe I should just rent one from SpectraCal and create my own correction matrix from it? If so, how would I go about doing this in HCFR?Edit:
If I switch to the "home theater" mode with default settings which is supposed to be the closest without calibration on this set and I pause it on a scene with off-white wallpaper in the background, when I switch to my Custom mode I calibrated with the "generic D3 plasma" correction matrix it looks lime greenish. That being said the uncalibrated "home theater" mode certainly seems to have the colors undersaturated which could also explain this... but I'm seeing it as more confirmation that I'm not imagining things re: the green push. I'm probably not going to use the correction matrix next time. I'd rather have slight red push than slight green push... and I'm not convinced the matrix actually helps any when I read the stuff at Drycreekphoto.
Feel free to try to convince me otherwise though. It's just I can't help but feel like people are biased re: colorimeters vs spectrophotometers because of the issues with the D2 and because they paid way more for their Eye-One Pro than their I1 Display Pro. Especially considering the only thing done in a remotely scientific fashion (DryCreekPhoto's article) seems to indicate the I1 Display Pro is actually more accurate than the Eye One Pro. Just because the D2s were so awfully off sometimes and just because your Eye One Pro costs more doesn't mean the D3 isn't better than both of them. Even though I'm a noob when it comes to this, I feel like calling 'BS' on the whole D3's needing a correction matrix thing unless someone can prove me otherwise with a reference spectroradiometer.Edited by damag0r - 9/4/13 at 12:26am