I appreciate the reply.I am soon to venture into this as well, but have not as of yet. Take this with a grain of salt and just my interpretation of the instructions.
I believe he suggests the "Normal" preset since it should be a 2.2 gamma. This will help you to see if your "after" results in the JVC Autocal line up perfectly with that standard. My assumption is that the PJ uses this as a baseline, all the other Gamma modes shapes should fall into place.
Again, while you can use another Gamma preset, it will be easiest to make the comparison of your "after" result to a flat, (Normal) 2.2 gamma.
Quite sure this would be after the Autocal. He is taking a 2.4 gamma preset and adding some brightness to the dark end of the curve to make an approximation of BT. 1886.
I'm pretty sure you must have your Brightness and Contrast settings nailed prior to entering the Autocal process.
You and me both, brother!
I think you're right, and it is what I was thinking, but I'm new enough to this that I'm on thin ice here!
Regarding the Brightness/Contrast settings being optimized before or after the Autocal, I've had this question, and asked it as well, but haven't received a definitive answer (or rationale). One poster said to do it afterwards, but again I'm not sure either way.
I would have posted these questions on Manni01's dedicated JVC Autocal thread, but I think that thread has gone somewhat dead (possibly due to an unpleasant exchange that was going on there a while back).
Any others here with more knowledge and experience who can comment on these questions?
- -- which Gamma (Normal or otherwise) should be selected, along with the Standard Color Profile, when doing the full 33-step Gamma and Color Calibration?
- -- Should the Gamma subadjustments (PT, DL, BL) be left at their default 0 setting prior to this Autocal?
- -- Should Brightness/Contrast be optimized before or after Autocal?