Originally Posted by anikun07
I don't know if any of you are following the calman 5 discussion, but I learned that Japanese broadcast is actually set to D93, 9300K, instead of D65. I will be changing my normal setting to D93 to test it out and see how if oks. I don't know if anyone else likes Japanese films or anime but when I post the settings feel free to give them a try. I'm curious to see if somehow the distributors adjust Japanese content to D65 for release in other regions like the U.S.
the old NTSC-j standard used a white point that measured 9300k but the current satellite and that is HDTV should just be normal REC. 709 and use D-65.
DVDs mastered for Japanese release for shows before the HDTV transition started might need the 9300K measuring white point, Blu-ray shouldn't need any tweaks.
If the material has been remastered for north american release it might not need the change at all either.
Supposedly they also used IRE 0 with NTSC-J instead of IRE 7.5 but it is probably just like using a different white point on old B/W films I I can think of a few older anime Iv'e seen that looked too reddish that probably were made for 9300k but those were older anime and the only Japanese films I watch are either pretty old B/W Kurosawa classics or criterion releases and they have always looked ok for me at D65 and all the other anime I've seen is new enough to be widescreen and looks normal at D65 so I imagine it is using the standard REC.709.
Unfortunately I couldn't find enough info on the broadcast standards that the Japanese Satellite companies use to encode so I'm not really there isn't some conversion going on but I doubt going forward they would still use the old standard with 9300k if their HDTV and blu-ray is all REC.709 and D65.