Originally Posted by King Titus
My one projector calibration left my picture very dull. It is not just my opinion but everyone with whom I show it too.
This is normal from perfect calibration to get dull - IMHO.
1. Current calibration in general targets to get 16-235 range on gray and this is what makes result dull.
2. However, calibration also addresses correct color (saturation, tint) to make skin tone displayed correctly - faces should not be red or pink or green or blue, but natural.
The #1 is trade of between near black and near white details vs "pop" effect and this also very subjective.
In simple - reduce output range to 30 - 200 and you'll see better "pop", but blacks and whites will be crushed.
This "range" is dynamic range based on photography. However, in photography picture is static and in digital post processing people will reduce on one side on even on both sides that range to get the "pop", also remap to "S" shape to emphasize specific areas.
But, I have no idea how to apply the same technics to video to avoid flashing.
Try to reduce color to get B/W or just switch into B/W mode in menu.
Pause on to some frame you like the most.
Write down contrast, brightness and backlight curent values
Make changes to contrast, brightness and backlight to get "pop" you like the most on B/W
Return in to color mode.
resume and take a look at your results.
Play 16-235 test pattern and look at how many bars you can see in blacks and whites.