Originally Posted by Geoff D
Colour Temp WARM 2
x3 noise reduction OFF
Reality Creation MANUAL
Mastered in 4K ON
Noise Filtering 0
Smooth Gradation LOW
MotionFlow TRUE CINEMA (uses 4:4 pulldown, apparently)
Film Mode AUTO
LED Dynamic Control STANDARD
R Gain -1
G Gain 0
B Gain -2
R Bias -1
G Bias +4
B Bias -2
Here is a comparison of our settings:
IMO, certain settings have an absolute "correct" value, depending on the display being calibrated. These settings are Color, Hue, and the White Balance Gain and Bias settings, and to some extent the Picture and Contrast settings. These settings are determined by test disk patterns or colorimeter measurements, and there could easily be some variations between two displays based on minor manufacturing variances. This is why I always caution anyone who tries these settings to be aware that my settings, or Geoff's settings for Color, Hue, etc. may not be the best for their displays. At a minimum, any serious HD aficionado should own a test disk (Spears&Munsil ver 2 highly recommended), which will allow you to accurately set Color, Hue, Picture and Contrast for your display, rather than trust someone else's settings.
Geoff and I have agreed for quite some time that Warm2 is the most accurate color temp setting (i.e. the closest to 6500K). This is based on measurement, and anyone not using Warm2 is deviating from accuracy into preference.
The proper values for other settings such as Reality Creation, MotionFlow, Noise Reduction, etc. are likely to vary by content, which makes these settings so difficult to get "right". For example, a MotionFlow value of "True Cinema" may be the best setting for 1080p/24 Blu-ray content, but not for 1080p/60 broadcast video. Experiment!
The Gamma setting of 0 vs. -2 results in a measured gamma of 2.2 vs. 2.4, respectively. The latter is a bit darker, so which you choose is to some extent a preference thing, although paying close attention to black level detail may help you choose which setting is appropriate for you. Again, different content sources may suggest different settings.
@Geoff: My "Noise filtering" setting varies from Max to Min, but has no "0" setting. Is your set different than mine for this setting? And can you explain why you use "Low" for Smooth Gradation (Create smooth gradations to reduce false contours on flat surfaces--what does this mean???). And can you share with us what Luminance value a backlight setting of 2 produces? My backlight setting of 7 results in Luminance of 42.
Tip: Use Cinema1 for one group of settings, and Cinema2 for another group, and quickly switch between the two for an A/B comparison.