If you look more closely at the room you'll notice the focus all around isn't very good, plus the character on the right is fogged from the movie's depth-of-field effect focusing on the characters farther in. I didn't realize the bad focus until now (was previously looking with a really small screen before) so that kind of sucks.That looks good in person ?? It seems like the projector is horribly out of focus to me. The rest of the room is in focus, but the screen images just blurry brown and blurry black. Your pics of the previous small scrap screen didn't have that problem, so I assume it is an out of focus projector, yes ? If that is "Fury" is looks hopelessly muddled for a daytime shot.
It looks good in person, yes..though dim at around 5ftL as expected from a 150lm PJ filling a 30ft-square surface.
The ProGrey/FlexiGrey/FA sufaces look roughly the same shade in the texture comparison because this is shot from the incident angle with light hitting them straight-on to highlight any sparkling..You hit samples with light from the side or general ambient light to show differences in color.That is a very interesting comparison shot of the different surfaces. The Gunmetal is not as much darker than the Pro-Grey as I expected and I am surprised by the amount of mica flakes visible in all the samples. Of course, I am one of those who finds the sparklies on the Carl's Silver completely unacceptable, but those in the Pro-Grey and Flexi-Grey didn't bother m at all. I hope the Gunmetal is on the right side of my tolerance level. How much Pearl would it take before the shade was as light as the Sterling ? And would that mix of G&P still be more sparkly than the pure Sterling ?
I just got out my Carl's samples. Your pictures make the Flexi-Grey look much darker than my sample pack from Carl's. If the Gunmetal is really lighter than that, then I am totally confused. I was expecting it to be much darker than even the Carl's ALR sample, but Flex-Grey is already lighter than duct tape and your pic of Gunmetal looks lighter still. You said from the beginning that this was one of the darkest mixes you'd tried, but I would not consider the Flex-Grey or Pro-Grey to be "dark" at all.
Imagine if you shot a picture comparing duct-tape and Pro-Grey with a light hitting both straight-on so your view catches the somewhat glossy reflection of the duct-tape..the picture would show the tape to be a good deal brighter than ProGrey despite the opposite being true when they're hit with general ambient light or light from the side. This is the same type thing, light is hitting them straight enough to show more brightness from their gain rather than their shade/color.
The pictures make the FlexiGrey look dark because the camera is metering for the much brighter Carls Silver material and trying to fit all these dynamic ranges into the same shot.
It's not a color comparison and it's not a good gain comparison either..it's just a texture comparison.
Thanks for bringing it up though, I didn't realize folks might make that leap to think these are a good indication of sample colors, so that's good to be forwarned about.
It's a good reason to have other perspectives (such as yours) on my posts/pictures where I tend to forget things may not be clear enough on what is and isn't being shown since I know what I'm aiming for and sometimes forget to post the exact details. Aka, forum readers aren't mind-readers..post text to fill in what's being shown, self.
I can doublecheck to see exactly what ratio nails that shade, but I believe a ~4:1-5:1mix of Pearl:Gunmetal should get pretty close to the shade of Sterling, and from what I've seen the mix won't be any more/less sparkly than the Sterling as long as the color ends up pretty close (the lighter shades have less desparity between the brightest point of the mica/flakes and the darkest parts between them)..and the gain should balance out about the same as well.