Originally Posted by priitv8
HI,What model year is your Bravia?
As hard as I've tried, I can not make AutoCal to produce any useable results on my 2016 ZD9. Tried the Raw XYZ setting on the meter. Tried all of the meter sync options (Auto, On, Off). Not much difference.
Client3 pattern generator seems to be more useable than the built-in pattern window.
I have no idea what is output from Mac HDMI - whether the ICC profile is applied or not.
The main observations, that I have made:
- AutoCal does not take any advantage of Gain and Bias settings, it only acts on the 10 points of RGB Offset
- In some slots, it just drives the sliders to Max and then leaves it at that, seemingly unable to achieve any closer match to D65
- Every time the CalMan for Bravia DDC app connects, it resets display settings to defaults
- Pressing Full erase DDC in CalMan program, does not reset Color setting sliders on Bravia, I have to manually select Reset on the Bravia > Picture > Color menu
Am I still overlooking something?
What else can I try?
I think first thing I will try is to do manual Gain & Bias adjustment prior to letting it autocal.
My calibration actually looks quite nice on SDR, it's DV and HDR that seem too dark still. I think it may have to do with the full/limited auto trigger because if I manually select full it looks right on HDR. Sometimes, toggling inputs and going back to Apple TV maked the HDR look better too. Maybe an auto switching bug.
For gain and bias I just used the precal curve and manually adjusted to get as close to flat as I could. Then when i did the autocal for the 10 points the sliders weren't extreme like before. I think the result is pretty much the same visually though. You have to go in and manually enter the gain/bias on every input and mode, but the 10 point will already be there.
My Calman app doesn't reset anything unless I press reset, My TV is a 2018 65x900e. I am using HDMI out and the pattern window for my target. I am using the default size (10%) and I am not applying any icc profile on the output. I set it to RGB limited, as wifi spy recommended. I did the calibration at full brightness, with the "use measured luminance" option checked, but may retry later to 200ire white or so (we view in a lit room) and see if I get more brightness for HDR by doing that.
Meter is an i1 Display pro se to LCD(LED) since I can't get an answer on whether RGB or Blue/Green would be more correct. Results don't seem drastically different.
, you should not be trying to calibrate HDR if you are using 900f. Sony remaps it automatically. Also, delta-E .2 vs .5 would be imperceptible to the human eye. I think you should be more focused on what looks better. Not saying HCFR is worse or better, just that the difference in delta-e shouldn't be the decider.
I really think spectracal should have a doc that specifies specific settings for each sony set supported. Also, they should have a setup workflow using HDMI output of the laptop, since most people buying calman home will not have a separate pattern source and will be using the computer. There are way too many variable between installing the software and getting a decent calibration, without doing a ton of research and trial/error. For a "home edition" product at that price they need to improve that aspect.