Originally Posted by mo949
Silly Sally, for the people without all the understanding of look up tables etc, is there a way to boil down what a Radiance Mini 3D does for you and your vt50? Is it just a means of getting a calibration to come out even more accurately on the display or is it more than that for your experience?
I tried looking it up and even the brochure language flys over my head right now
It is a processor/scalier for your sources and display. Kind of like a Darbee but much more detailed and can do so much more. imo the biggest reason to get a Mini 3D is to be able to store and process a LUT Cube calibration.
The LUT Cube calibration 125 point gamut (CMS) and up to 21Point grayscale when used with a Mini 3D, What this type of calibration means to us is more detail, better color, deeper picture, better lighting just a better picture all around..
This type of calibration uses what is called triplets, what that means is it blends three degrees of gray or colors together to come up with one specialized color like dark skin, light shin, shy blue etc.and then setts that color in its proper place inside a triangle/colorspace not just on the edges (see CIE/colorspace chart in my normal calibration in my sig) . When a normal 6 piont gamut (CMS) is run and inputted into are VT50's it only uses one color not a blend ( Red, Green, Blue, Cyan, Magenta and Yellow). Also you can use a 21 point Grauscale/RGB/Gamma as opposed to a 10 point Grayscale/RGB/Gamma, this also should add to the PQ.
Of-course all this is saying that it is done correctly with the right tools. For us DIY calibrators it really is much easier do this type of calibration process than it sounds and with pro like results. imo this type of calibration will top any pro's normal calibration if set up right.
I hope this is what you need to know, in simple terms.
ssEdited by sillysally - 2/26/13 at 11:45am