Originally Posted by Z-Mad
Thanks for sharing. I'll check them out just for comparison sake. I know what you mean with not being able to leave things alone, lol. I've been continuously doing minor tweaks too.
My current tweaks are:
CMS Hue for red (R): -12 (realized this gives me slightly more accurate red tones)
Brightness: 0 (was able to go just a bit darker for more solid blacks without loosing any detail)
Yeah, minor tweaks that do not make a big difference any more, so rather a personal preference matter at this point...
No problem. I like how mine looks now, but I think I'm gonna stretch out those CMS settings toward your numbers again and see how it looks. I bet it will look a bit better since you're using a calibrated VT50 for comparison. I felt like I didn't want to make major CMS changes without actual calibration, since the color was looking really good with the small changes I made. Honestly, though, I'm not the best judge of color tones.
On my set, I did notice early on that Brightness set to 0 took away some shadow detail. I was watching NCIS a few weeks ago, and there was a shot of Gibbs in a dark sportcoat. My brightness was set to 0. I paused the shot, and I noticed I could not see where the lapels started and main coat stopped. His arms were against his sides, and in fact, you couldn't see the line between his arms & his body. With the shot paused, I bumped the brightness to +1 and all those detail lines appeared. Then, I bumped to +2, and there was no additional detail, but the entire sportcoat got just slightly more gray. Brightness at +1 seems to be the magic number on my set. Earlier in this thread someone posted that their brightness was down at -9.......