Originally Posted by Kris Deering
I tried your settings with >2000 titles. Didn't work for me. It looks good with some material, almost has a Darbee effect with some fine detail and local contrast, but it also blows out images. It makes the scene in Mad Max in the sandstorm nearly unwatchable at times, with parts of the image blown out (clipped) with no detail. Even my settings can be aggressive with some of the parts of that sequence, but it is already so stylized to begin with I don't know if it is the best clip to judge those sorts of things. Unless you knew EXACTLY what they wanted each little part to look like, it is a crap shoot.
Apart from the different peak white, there is still another big difference in our setup. My projector is set to the Reference color profile (DCI-P3 not BT.2020). And the Radiance has conversion LUT in its CMS1.
If you take my settings unchanged, I bet it will be at least too dark.
When I took your settings, I had clipping for 1000 nit movies at about 70% and for 4000 nit movies at 87%.
The curve for 1000 nits was fairly OK. But for 4000 nits it was rather strange.
And that's why I wrote earlier, that I suspect with IM settings it is like with all other calibration data. You can't take it for a different setup.
I will say though. I hope that at some point in the near future we get to the point where most of this is put to bed. I miss being able to watch something and just knowing that the settings are correct (to a standard) so I am not wondering if everything I'm looking at is intentional or something I have set wrong. LOL.
That's what I hope, too. It's absolutely distracting to doubt every second scene you watch and then switching back an forth between IM, LightSpace and Arve only to confirm that in most cases the difference isn't worth the trouble.
Until I thought something was wrong when I watched Life a few days ago and started comparing with the Mad Max scenes, I lived in blissful ignorance and was able to really watch movies. I want to have that back.