Originally Posted by priitv8
What pattern generator are you using? I went with Client3.
But now I have the feeling something is amiss on that end and I will have to run some measurements again.
IRE16 should look pitch black on SDR screen. When I set up the 16 patch in Grayscale Multipoint step of workflow, I see dark grey window on my screen.
Prior to CalMan, I also used HCFR and my post-calibration measurements were much closer to level, than now.
I used the pattern generator thats built-in to Calman Home. End results, at least for SDR are very good. I'm at work just now and can't recall exactly but you need to press a button in the Source Tab, something like Show Pattern or some such. If you are using a laptop you'll need to Extend The Screen so the extended screen shows on the TV and Calman screen remains on the laptop....you'll figure it out.
The dark grey window is (if I am understanding you correctly) the result of Local Dimming being switched off whilst you are using Calman Home. Once you complete the calibration the Local Dimming should switch back on (or maybe you need to do it yourself) and black will be black again.
Where I run into problems is with Dolby Vision, the calibrated result looks awful , its way too dark (funnily enough HDR looks fine but I need to check/test it a bit more with some patterns etc and DV may simply be more accurate but looks odd if you know what I mean).
Check this thread https://www.avsforum.com/forum/139-d...on-thread.html
for a lot more info than you'll ever need!
All in all, it does what it says in the box. Is it worth the money......yes I think so, although for the ZD9 you miss out on CMS calibration which is not Calmans fault. I think the Calman Home interface is maybe a bit overwhelming for home use but the speed, simplicity and accuracy it has does make it a valuable tool for home calibrations.
I think I need to take more time to learn Calman to get the best out of it. Is it better than my own calibration using HCFR? For SDR probably about the same but for opening up HDR and DV so that I no longer have to keep switching from (say) Custom home for SDR to Custom Pro for HDR, its excellent!
Just need to nail DV and sort out the crashing Color Checker.....!
One last thing, Calman Home did a calibration on my ZD9 in about 15 minutes that quite frankly took me probably the equivalent of a good few days, maybe weeks (spread over a couple years) to get close to.......it'll save buyers a lot of hassle and time.