Now, I'm also trying to calibrate my PC Monitor. Though, this is very different than calibrating an HDTV. For reference, I have my backlight turned all the way down, and the only important settings that my monitor can control are Contrast and Temperature. I've left Contrast at it's middle setting 50/100 and the Temperature at Warm.
I have an AMD graphics card, and using the Catalyst Control Center I can calibrate settings like Brightness, Contrast, Gamma, Hue, Saturation and Temperature. The strange thing is there are two different sets I can calibrate. One is for "Video" - like if I were to watch something on a media player like Windows Media Player or VLC - and the other set of calibration settings is for the screen in general, so they apply everywhere.
I'm not really interested in the "Video" (seen right) settings. I don't really watch things in media players on my PC, mostly for gaming really.
But you know how when you turn contrast all the way down, or brightness all the way up and view the calibration video - you should be able to see all the flashing bars? Well that only happens when I alter the contrast or brightness for "Video" - which as mentioned before, only affects videos being played - not the whole monitor. So if I were to use a modeling program, Photoshop, view pictures imported from my camera, or play a game - these settings won't affect that. Only videos being played through a media player.
But when changing the other set of settings that affect the whole monitor and everything in general (seen left) I can only see a limited set of bars. For example, when viewing the Contract video I can only see up to 233, no matter how much I lower the contrast with CCC. There is
a change, but not like when editing the "Video" settings.
So does anyone know how to calibrate a PC monitor? Should I ignore the settings built into the monitor, and only change the ones in my graphics card's settings? What do I do about calibrating for my monitor in general, and not just for videos through a media player? Should I edit the settings for media player playback, then do the other settings that affect everything on the monitor other than videos in a media player?
I'm sorry if I'm not clear enough. I hope someone has had a similar experience, or understands what I'm talking about when it comes to calibrating a PC monitor.Edited by Audax2 - 6/7/13 at 11:42pm