Originally Posted by KTTV Images
On your Green tinge photo:
Earlier I posted the following regarding the green tinge photo of your set:
"1. To my eye your color level appears to be set too high. Skin -no matter the color does not have that much color in it. I suggest turning the color down at least about 3-4 clicks is in order.
2. The color of skin overall is clearly to yellow/green,.. not just the darker shadows on the face-(beard). I suggest you look at turning your Hue at a minimum about 2-3 clicks away from green. These changes should reduce the effect, and improve overall picture quality (I assume you did not crank up the color for purposes of publishing your photo). "
Perhaps I may have missed something but what is your response to why the color level is so excessively high and the green is so fully dominant in your photo? It can not simply be the set because turning down the color will obviously result in an improvement in your photo.
Is your photo typical of how the set actually appears or is it just an artifact of how you posted the photo?
The point of this post is to try to help you by suggesting that you should turn down the color, and set the Hue control toward magenta to give yourself a fighting chance... I think you will have a chance to get out of your problem with your control set up modified.
Thanks for your helpful input.
To answer your questions:
1. I have toned down my color level down to 41 from the original setting of 50. This does indeed help. If I remember right I believe that the color level was at 45 when the picture was taken.
2. I have adjusted the hue a few clicks toward the red and while it does rid some but not all of the green, the balance of everything else is thrown off a somewhat. As you might recall my set was ISF calibrated so when the source is excellent the color is excellent post ISF calibration. No I did not crank up the color for the purposes of publishing my picture or alter it is any way. However I did pick the VERY worst example that I had or have seen with my set. Most programming isn't this bad but many are plagued by this green tinge to one degree or another which is distracting. Some programs like CBS "Without A Trace" are absolutely stunning post ISF calibration with only a little green noticeable in a few scenes. It is quite apparent that the quality of HD programming varies quite a bit and somehow my A2000 is decoding some of the shadows in faces as green rather than the normal shade of grey.
UMR suggested that I get a copy of the DVD of "Charlotte Gray" and look see whether I see any green tinge on that disk. While the green is much more subtle and not really distracting unless you look for it, it is still visible on many scenes. Both my ISF calibrator and I noticed it when I played various clips from Charlotte Gray for him. He believes that I have a decoding problem with my set. He did everything possible in the service entrance but could not find anything to adjust to rid the green. BTW, post calibration my set tracks grey scale very well (I saw this first hand when he showed me). When I turn the color down to zero I have a perfect B&W picture without a hint of green tinge.
My A2000 has been set to "Warm 2". Last night I changed it to "Neutral" as suggested by someone on this forum and it greatly improved the picture and seemed to help with the green tinge making it less distracting. I'll have to do more viewing but both my wife and I thought that it was significant!
No I don't think that tweaking will help. It can surely minimize the problem but then it will throw off what the calibration did. Both ISF calibrators that have been here to work on my set believe that my A2000 has a problem and should be exchanged.