Hi, I have a few questions that are left unanswered after browsing multiple links. So after calibration, I find it hard to watch content at 80 nits on a dim environment. So I usually decrease white level to a minimal value, right above the "gray looking white" threshold but then, the picture looks drowned in black. I use a 2.2 gamma (with the BT.1886 function). This problem is never seen on video content (blu ray, streaming, etc.), it only appears in video games. Shadows are extremely pronounced (even when video settings are adjusted in the game options), contrast is exaggerated (even in low luminance settings) and colours feel wrong too.
Am I missing the point about brightness calibration ? It is said everywhere the black level should be set to the default value (50/100 in my case) but it doesn't feel like the optimal value in every situation. Am I losing the benefit of gamma calibration by raising the black level ? Is it possible to perform a grayscale calibration when black level is set to a different value than the default one (say 70 instead of 50)?
Also, when I calibrate, I use a Spears and Munsil 2nd Edition disc and an i1 Display Pro on HCFR. White balance and primaries/secondaries are correctly read, deltaE is green. But when I display the 11 steps for each colour in equal energy gamut, the readings are all messed up (huge deltaE in luminance and saturation). What is happening ? I use the PS4 blu ray player.