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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
I am about to purchase the Eye-One Display 2 colorimeter and I want to ensure before I make the purchase, that it is all I will need to purchase to help me do what I am expecting.

1. calibrate gamma
2. calibrate grayscale
3. calibrate color temp

I currently have GetGray (and AVIA) and have done basic calibrations.

A) Will Eye-One + GetGray be all I need for this?

B Do I need something like ColorHCFR? I'm not sure where this fits in the calibration toolbox.

C) I have an LCoS set, does this impact any of my decision? (I am aware of no blooming issues)
post #2 of 14
Thread Starter 
Did my question display such a level of cluelessness that no one knows where to start?

Wouldn't be the first time
post #3 of 14
You would need some aort of calibration software, ie HCFR or CalMAN. With that plus your eye-one & get gray you would be all set. Also, knowledge of navigating within your sets service menu is also needed.

Good Luck
Carmine.
post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks noizemaker. I'll look into Calman and HFCR.
post #5 of 14
Anytime. What type of set are you going to be calibrating? Specifically, what brand?

Carmine.
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
I have a Sony KDS-60A2000. January build. I've had it for about 3 weeks. It is a very nice set. My old set is a 36" Sony Wega, that was nice too, but it didn't even accept progressive scan. It was very nice for its day.

I did a lot of Service Menu adjustments on it though I stuck with the adjustments that were based on the test patterns on the Avia disk and experimented based on some items I read about on another forum.

I've checked out the Service Menu on the new set and made a few recommended tweaks I read elsewhere in the this forum. I'm hoping based on my increased investment, that spending a little extra money and time will really make this stunning.
post #7 of 14
Actually, the main purpose of the sensor + software is to adjust the unit's color performance. This particular set has almost perfect color temperature at the Warm2 setting. It has an inaccurate color gamut, which the Display 2 would be useful for in theory, but unfortunately this parameter is not adjustable on this set.

In short, I think that the calibration disc and a blue filter is really all you need.
post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 
TomHuffman - Color Gamut, A new term for me. I checked it out on Wikipedia. At least it is not adjustable on my set so I won't agonize over it.

Does the sensor help with setting the gamma? If not, then what does?

I'm getting the impression that grayscale & color temp are the same. True?
post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by snash22 View Post

Does the sensor help with setting the gamma? If not, then what does?

I'm getting the impression that grayscale & color temp are the same. True?

After setting Brightness and Contrast correctly and then putting the set into Warm2 the gamma should be fine.

Yes.
post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 
Which brings me full circle in my calibration quest. I started my lines if inquiry in an earlier post with the attached images of my gamma.

Brightness and contrast set using Avia. Color temp Warm2. It loks to be a gamma of about 1.8 or 1.9.
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post #11 of 14
If the display has custom gamma presets then experiment with those. If not, that's the best you can do.
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by snash22 View Post

Which brings me full circle in my calibration quest. I started my lines if inquiry in an earlier post with the attached images of my gamma.

Brightness and contrast set using Avia. Color temp Warm2. It loks to be a gamma of about 1.8 or 1.9.

My set also shows about ike this for gamma. I don't beleive I have any setting in SM for gamma itself (Tosh 65HX93).

So what is the result of having a gamma as shown in above pics?

( I raised this about a year agao, and a few posters indicated that using the pattern in AVIA for gamma was very innacurate. But would it be that far off?)

Also, does anyone know temperature setting in usually closest to D6500 on the Tosh 65HX93? (cool, medium, warm are choices).

Thanks,
Rick
post #13 of 14
Thread Starter 
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If the display has custom gamma presets then experiment with those. If not, that's the best you can do.

I tried the custom calibration settings and it did not improve it. There are also calibration settings in the SM, and quite possibly there is a combination between the two that will work, but it is difficult to toggle between the two and there would be something over 100 combintions to try. Doable, I'll see when I have a spare weekend!

TomHuffman - Your posts seem to imply that even a professional calibration would do me no good. Am I reading too much into what you said?
post #14 of 14
No, you correctly read what I wrote. So often it's not a problem with the calibrator or the tools he uses. If the display lacks the necessary controls, then there's nothing you can do about it. Actually a gamma of 1.9, though a little low, is not too bad. The target is 2.2-2.5. I've seen gammas in the 3.5-4.0 range.

Gamma is just a number that mathematically describes the rate at which the display produces increasing light output as the voltage is increased. You could always lower your brightness control at little to raise your gamma, but this will probably sacrifice shadow detail.
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