This is a great starting point. Read the comments sections for each cell.
In general, use the Technicolor mode.
Originally Posted by Benjii
Our current TV is a 4k without HDR, we've just been offered a bargain on the LG C7V OLED, it's an obvious upgrade from our Samsung. I've been reading through all the LG calibration theads, OLED calibration threads etc. and I'm pretty lost! I've just about come to grips with calibrating SDR with ChromaPure v3 and a retail i1 Display Pro. I've got a few questions and was hoping someone could spare a few minutes to answer one/some of them.
Is ChromaPure v3 and a retail i1 Display Pro suitable for calibrating an OLED?
I know ChromaPure v3 supports HDR, but am I right in thinking the built in pattern generator does not have HDR patterns? It seems R.Masciola’s HDR-10 UHD Test Patterns Suite is highly recommend, would the £25 version for USB drive be suitable?
As far as I'm aware HDR10 and Dolby Vision are different ways of tackling HDR. If HDR10 can be calibrated with the aforementioned, that's great, but how would I tackle Dolby Vision? I'm aware I'll need to calibrate different profiles, SDR, HDR10, HDR game etc, does Dolby Vision have its own profile? If so, how can I calibrate it?
There seems to be pages and pages of differing advice about things like not increasing brightness past 51 and I saw something about having to leave OLED light on 100 for HDR. Is there a page/site that has the currently accepted best practices for calibrating LG C7V OLED's?
I really appreciate anyone who takes the time to help me with this, I want to learn the finer points of calibration but it's such a Pandora's Box!
Almost any set of gear will let you adjust color temp and gamma in SDR modes. The CMS is a little tricky. I deferred to a professional for that.
HDR10 does require content or patterns that trigger the TV into HDR10 mode, at a minimum. From what I saw (I deferred to a pro) there is room to address color temp, in HDR10 mode, but adjusting CMS and gamma is not recommended.
DV is similar except for two things: There is a special DV file that is created in Calman that must be uploaded to the TV. I'm not clear whether any other software can create that file. Also, gamma must be corrected for DV. The out of box Gamma is goosed up, especially in the low end.
Sorry I can't help more. I only did SOME of the SDR work myself, and then was happy to enlist a professional.
Originally Posted by jamisonia
Just got this TV yesterday, was wondering if anyone has posted a pretty good set of settings. Don't have the extra cash to get a professional calibration yet. Couldn't find any specific settings from D-Nice.
Try the spreadsheet linked above. At a minimum, choose Technicolor mode and turn off all processing, and for SDR, move the OLED light below 50 for most modestly lit rooms.