Originally Posted by zoyd
set gamma to give you close to the gamma target you want (2.2, 2.3, etc.) and then fine-tune with 10pt control.
no, contrast sets your peak white, brightness sets your black level and you should always do that first using a clipping pattern. check out some of the other threads for general calibration questions and help with your specific display.
It seems 2.4 looks best. I'm still seeing the same black detail but the blacks are a lot deeper. I used to think the tunnel scene in The Dark Knight Rises on the Bat-Pod 45 minutes in always looked grungy, green-y/blue like it was crushed on the concrete when the guy runs away from the bike. Now this looks good.
I think this is the best I could dial in the 10pt for ITU-R BT.1886. I can't get exact accuracy since the tv can't fully saturate the RGB points.
The black isn't perfect but it's deeper than before. Tron Legacy blacks are coming out from scene to scene like charcoal black and some oily blacks. Dependant on what it is. I also can't get over how glowy the film is now. It always felt a bit... cloudy but not too cloudy and lacked contrast.
Couple of days ago once I started, never took a screenshot at the time but this was roughly how the colour space looked on this tv.
Before doing this, for the past 10 months films always felt rather saturated in movie mode. The blue bleed was terrible through Underworld Awakening that I had to set the B Gain to 0 to try and rectify it. The colour space was so bad. Auto wasn't any better but it was quite faint and Native is like florescent blue. Native's blue is heading towards neon purplish blue.
For so long now, I'm no longer seeing this saturation bleed that it feels weird but great and because of that the viewing angle has changed greatly. In the past if I wasn't looking directly, a little bit off and you'd see a heavy blue filter through the darker colours as well as cloudy artifact blacks. The blue bleed was also terrible. It was so heavy you would swear one was wearing shades but clear on the one direct focal point like looking through a hole.
In Tron Legacy and such where Sam is getting kitted out, all over the dark grey-ish corners of the floor you could see this sea of blue saturation that appeared to be dancing or glowing like dark blue anti-freeze. It was partly rectified by setting the B Gain to 0 months ago via the AVS 709 patterns doing it by eye but you could still see some of it faintly. Now I don't see it and it's a nice mix of dark matt/shiny parts on that floor.
Most scenes with mahogany wood such as GhostBusters 2, the wood almost appeared glowing that same sort of dancing pixel effect like noise. Same with Big Trouble in Little China in most of the dark scenes since it was terribly saturated in the reds.
In The Dark Knight Rises when Catwoman was kneeling down working away at the safe, the yellow was terribly saturated and was a lot worse when she started beating up the guys in the yellow/orange lit room. Trying to rectify it by eye in the past was impossible. All that bleed has gone. It was so bad it originally looked like dark glowing orange/red around the fingers and heel.
Days ago at first I thought these colours are starting to look messed up as the points were coming into line since I was so used to seeing heavily saturated patterns. Well, it appeared normal to the eye. The films no longer had this heavy bleed in darker scenes and because of that the gains came up a fair bit. Plus the richer colours no longer look neon. Some football parks at night the grass was nearly glowing like kryptonite.
It's strange how the colours seem to be matt like but looking so natural since I was used to the saturation bleed. Only some scenes like Catwomans suit the blacks look inky, black leather shiny seats and so on. Then when you see the Sky Sports HD channels how the colours pop as well as how lovely the greys and white score board dialogs pop. I can't get over how white the dialogs have become. Doing it by eye in the past with on screen disc patterns always looked a little too blue, then it became a little too red or a little too green. It was impossible to balance it all out to find this perfectly bright white that I'm currently viewing.
Another thing I've also noticed about the set, a long time ago in some fast action fighting scenes normally the dark scenes I could see a lot of ghosting. Either had to turn on motion plus and such to try and rectify it. It wasn't fully cured but then I had to put up with the soap opera effect to some degree via the custom settings. Now I'm seeing fast fluid action without any of the motion features.
Feels like for so long I've been viewing the screen behind nasty filters. Like someone mentioned in another thread here walking about with blue filters on for a while then taking them off.Edited by xvfx - 9/23/13 at 8:19pm