lmao. nothing is "black & white" in this hobby is it? (pun intended!) Been doing all audio for last 2 years, and some of the "arguing" in that area has been going on for years.
Some of the hiccups I have run into so far with the video cal are:
- "backlight" feature on my TV
- "Black level" feature (low or high)
- No color filter for setting color and tint
The backlight feature is some sort of monitor lighting or brightness (not brightness as in black levels). Similar to a laptop monitor where you can change how bright the display is by using the function keys. I am not sure where to set this, as it does affect where the black and white levels will be set afterward.
The "black level" option is either low or high. When set LOW, I have a hard time seeing all the gray bars during the black level (brightness) calibration (ie, the ones below the "reference black" bar), even if I crank it to 100. All that does is make all the blacks look grayish. If I set this option to HIGH, then I can see all the gray bars during the adjustments, as in the instructional pictures and videos, and can adjust it down accordingly.
As for the color filter, I will have to get a blue filter, or maybe even get a color meter. Any suggestions on a cheap color meter for an average joe?
I was able to get the sharpness set pretty low to elilminate halo-ing (around 18).
With everything that I could set by eye, I then changed through the presets (sports, vivid, etc) and noticed that the AVC 709 help disc menu screen looked WAY different than the other modes..the background didn't even look white or as good as those "other" presets...comments?