, The 3 Manni's curves are the same as the attachment at the very bottom of the first post of Manni's Calibration Thread HERE
I recently bought RS500 and to put it mildly was overwhelmed with the info available. While the 2 JVCx00 threads are incredibly helpful and complete (thanks Manni et al.), I was hoping for specific instructions for newbie type like me
and couldn't find any. So here is my attempt to "give back"; anyone please correct as needed as I am no expert. I will edit and update as needed.
Prelim thoughts: Although I don't know much about video calibration, I am an off-the-chart nutty shutterbug and spend hours upon hours adjusting my travel pictures (about 4000 shots each trip & several trips over last 15-20 years) in raw format, from color temp, to levels, brightness, sharpness etc.; IOW I think I have a reasonable appreciation of image evaluation. For my system, using the generic Manni curves, the best saturation and pq
I see with HDR UHD using Deep Water Horizon, with Oppo 203 to JVC RS500, on 8 ft wide Stewart Greyhawk, is either with:
HDR 2020 using Manni's 600 curve, high lamp, contrast +4, brightness +2.
Curiously I have observed that in my system, using the High Lamp mode actually affects color and color saturation (better/more saturated to my eyes). It shouldn't, but that's what I see with the tested movie. (To document and compare color & saturatioin changes with the 3 Manni curves in my system, I actually took and examined pictures taken with manual exposure AND white balance setting, in raw format.)
Manni's Curves for Dummies in less than 10 steps:
while waiting for Chad B LOL. Kidding aside the picture in all modes is now spectacular to my eyes: saturated, bright, great contrast. It "pops." I am so glad I've chosen the RS500 as it saves a chunk of money over RS520. IMHO RS500 is a good move with true 4k, cheaper laser, next messy HDMI standard, etc. all looming.
1. Load JVC Auto Calibration software into computer http://www3.jvckenwood.com/english/d...ationsoft.html
2. Connect JVC directly to computer with Cat 5 cable (the alternative method of connecting JVC to home network didn't work for me), follow *exact* instruction for manual setting of internet address here: http://www3.jvckenwood.com/english/d...e_en_v1_00.pdf
3. Import BT.2020 Color Profile from here http://www3.jvckenwood.com/english/d...rs400_uhd.html
***Important***: if you laptop has wireless network adapter - turn it off during the import process (done through the Cat 5 cable).
4. Import the 3 Manni's Curves, which is the very bottom attachment on the very first post of Manni's Calibration Thread HERE
- they will be loaded as Custom 1, 2, 3 in the JVC. 600 is brightest, 1100 is darkest.
5. Click Info on JVC Remote, go to Picture Adjust, select picture mode "User 1" (could click on User Name Edit if you want to change name to HDR or whatever).
6. Set Gamma to one of the Custom 1, 2, or 3 gamma curves (the 3 Manni's curves).
7. *Don't forget this** On same screen, set "Correction Value" to "Import"
8. Set Color Profile to BT.2020
9. Just remember every time you load and HDR UHD disc, you need to do 2 clicks: first click for picture mode "User 1" (or whatever name you changed it to), and second click to change Gamma from D to "Custom 1". If you don't want to have to do the second click, then use the next step below, adding HDFury Linker.
HDFury Linker for Dummies in 5 steps
if anyone is interested.
1. Download driver, called Silabs and in rar format, and install in your computer. The manual is here https://www.hdfury.com/docs/HDfuryLinker.pdf
and the driver is here http://www.hdfurylinker.com/download/
2. Download the combined Firmware Updater and Linker's Graphic User Interface file from the same download page; this is the program file with the word NEW in red next to it.
3. Connect Linker to computer with USB cable, click on this program "LINKER-MCU-v0.20.exe," then click on "update" to update firmware.
4. ***Most important step***: Start the GUI program "LINKER_GUI_0.19.exe," then on the second tab labeled HDR/AVI, click on that little square that says "Disable HDR", then click on "Send HDR" to send the new setting to the Linker. You are essentially stripping the HDR flag from the video signal that the projector is receiving.
5. There is a little button on the side of Linker, slide it to the "SINK EDID" position - this works for my system. In case you are wondering SINK is the darn technical slang for the darn display (that's all!) so SINK EDID just means HDFury Linker sends signal appropriate for the display (SINK), which is my JVC RS500. (There are Custom EDID 2 also, but SINK EDID works for me and is simplest.) That's it: Oppo 203 to Linker, Linker to HDMI 1 of JVC RS500. Blue Jeans cable is best copper HDMI (35 ft works for me), whereas Ruipro and Monoprice fiberoptic have got good reports for longer lengths.
***With HDFury now installed, you only need one click to view HDR UHD movies, to picture mode "User 1." The second click to switch out of Gamma D is no longer necessary. Why? In step 4 above, basically you are playing a trick on your JVC projector, telling it: "I am not sending you HDR (even though you are), don't switch me to Gamma D, keep using my preset Manni's Gamma curve."
***Besides eliminating the need to do that second click, having the HDFury Linker in the chain now allows you to change the setting for Iris (under JVC Picture Adjust menu) to "Auto," which is Dynamic Iris. Without Linker, the only choice you have is Manual, meaning no Dynamic Iris.
Converting HDR.2020 to SDR.2020 for Dummies in 2 steps.
No time at all. :-)
This mode allows you to play HDR (High Dynamic Range) UHD disc as SDR (Standard Dynamic Range) UHD.
1. In Oppo 203, click Setup, then go to Video Setting, then to HDR tab, click on "Strip Metadata." Remember you have to switch this back to Auto if you are going to use Manni's HDR gamma curve.
2. In JVC, click "Info" then "Picture Adjust" and then User Mode 2 or whatever number (may change this name to SDR 2020 for example), set Color profile to BT.2020 that you downloaded above, set everything else to zero, neutral, standard, and slide the slides to the left.
Amazingly enough, that is actually *it*. This mode has beautiful color, saturation, contrast without much adjustment. I actually take screen shot of this mode and use it as a standard and to compare my various Manni Curve's adjustments.