First of all, thanks to Tom for the tutorial. I'll try to give this a whirl with my i1, ColourHCFR and my Pioneer LX608D when I get a free weekend. But first I have some initial questions:
1. I was intrigued by the discussion around CMS vs CRS. My new Pioneer Kuro includes the following adjustments with respect to colour:
Colour Temp (manual):
R High -/+
G High -/+
B High -/+
R Low -/+
B Low -/+
G Low -/+
Colour space (1=vivid, 2=standard)
R - = closer to magenta + = closer to yellow
I can with the help of ColorHCFR move primaries, secondaries and greyscale balance.
My assuption is that this is, to use the terms you've used above, Colour Management and not Colour Replacement. Is this correct?
(FYI I have a choice of three gamma settings. Apparently access to the service menu provides access to a 9-pt gamma function for the User mode but I'm not venturing anywhere near that menu for a long time.)
2. I'm perplexed by the SMPTE-C vs Rec 709 debate. Perhaps you can confirm if I have understood the debate correctly. SD material is encoded to SMPTE-C and ideally is displayed with SMPTE-C primaries etc. If displayed with a display calibrated for Rec709 it will look slightly oversaturated (OK not really oversaturated but darker). HD material should be encoded to Rec 709 but could well have been proofed on a SMPTE-C monitor in which case, again, when displayed on a Rec709 calibrated display will look darker than intended. Properly encoded HD material, which we currently question the availability of, will look lighter on a SMPTE-C calibrated display. If a DVD player upscales SD material who knows whether it is including a colour transform from SMPTE-C to Rec709.
Currently I have an old Theta DaVid which, of course, doesn't upscale anything. But I am interested in the new Pioneer BD player when it's available and so I am interested in whether I should calibrate to SMPTE-C or Rec709. I suspect the former, at least until my HD library grows considerably?
3. Lastly, should I come to this thread with questions about the results of my calibration efforts using Tom's tutorial or raise them in the ColorHCFR Calibration (Post your files here) thread:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=786966
in order to get your esteemed help?
Many thanks for all the effort you guys have put in to writing tutorials and helping me and others.