Originally Posted by mariob33
what are folks using for a "Brightness" setting for the dynamic iris?
I did a small write up of my settings impressions, including info about iris brightness, in another thread. I'll post them here too:
True cinema is great. Combination is really good too and smoother, but there is a loss of contrast and brightness; it is a mix of dark frame insertion and very non-aggressive interpolation, . Personally, I love the brighter image so I leave in true cinema mostly. Impulse is good too. there is no interpolation, but there is dark frame insertion that increases motion resolution. It's like combination but without the interpolation added. Smooth low and smooth high are way too aggressive IMO.
For iris, I speak from experience... I owned the hw30, then the vw95, and now the vw600. I'm saying this because on the older models, I ALWAYS ran the iris in its most aggressive mode. I never noticed it. Now, though, I do notice it on full auto. It is very very obvious when the iris clamps down and opens up. Instead, I use limited and never notice it.
A couple of strange things about the iris though. The black levels aren't that great if the iris brightness is set to max. If I drop it to 90, black levels improve dramatically. I have tried dropping the brightness setting lower to get the best blacks possible, but if I set it too low (under 50), I can see the iris working again and it's painfully obvious. So I leave mine on limited and 90.
As for reality creation, it is fantastic. And if you don't want to use it, you may as we'll stick with a 1080p projector. The basic upscaling without reality creation is just what it sounds like, basic. It looks like it's just making each 1080 pixel into 4 pixels. When reality creation is on, everything looks much sharper, and more "in focus". It's pretty neat to find a very sharp scene and pause it, and toggle reality creation on and off to see the difference. It's like the picture is out of focus when you see it off after it's been set to on.
I like my rc aggressive, so I have mine set to 40 for resolution and off for noise filtering. I'm sure some here would disagree with my settings though. Also keep in mind that the processing for rc is less aggressive than the older vw1000 and the first gen sony 4k tvs. There is less artifacts when using it. I also have my sharpness set low. It's at 12 I think.