in a couple days I'll go through my very first attempt to calibrate my TV set. I'll receive tomorrow my I1 Display LT sensor and hope to get through with HCFR + DVE and your patterns. I have some questions, though:
Does your patterns work on PAL systems?
Originally Posted by TomHuffman
[*]Select a target gamma. I cannot think of any reason to choose any gamma other than 2.2 or 2.5.*
My TV has 3 fixed gamma choices (1,2,3) and also color space (1 - Vivid,2 - Standard). Is there a way to check what is the right one?
You can use 100% intensity windows if you prefer. Just make sure that whichever you use, you use the SAME intensity window for white AND red.
Should I always aim to 21% of white's Y?
[*]Adjust the RGB Contrast controls until RGB is balanced at 90 IRE or until you read 0.313, 0.329.
My TV has 3 controls for R,G,B (low) and R,G,B (high). What criteria should I use to go for the proper grayscale? Change RGB values with same +/- (like R+1,G+1,B+1) or experimenting increasing/decreasing one color and then switch to the next one, then the next one, then back to the first one and so on?
A full-featured CMS will have controls for Saturation, Tint, and Value (sometimes referred to as Lightness or Brightness) of RGBCYM.
My TV has controls for
R = (decrease closer to magenta, increase closer to yellow)
Y = (decrease closer to red, increase closer to green)
G = (decrease closer to yellow, increase closer to cyan)
C = (decrease closer to green, increase closer to blue)
B = (decrease closer to cyan, increase closer to magenta)
M = (decrease closer to blue, increase closer to red)
Should I use those for color decoding? With multiple attempts?
Green tint adjusts the hue of yellow. Use these as enhancements to the main Color/Tint control to achieve virtually perfect color decoding.
My TV has a Tint control wereas a decrease means "skin tones become purplish", an increase means "skin tones become greenish". Should I use this control or simply ignore it?
[*]Adjust the Saturation and Hue controls in the CMS until measured Red lines up as close as possible to the reference point for Red on the CIE chart
My TV missese hue and saturation controls...what could i Try?
Last question: instead of copying values (once got the proper ones) from one input (DVD) to another input (satellite) on my TV, can I make anything good out of my satellite provider's test pattern , very similar to this one: