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#1 G McMahon

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 12:51 AM

Sorry, this probablly has been asked many times, but can any one direct me to a site on calibrating a PAL field monitor. I have seen it on the net before but I cannot find the site.

I am refering to the method of calibrating without a waveform monitor.(wind down chroma, etc.)

Thank you all.
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#2 Daniel Sheehy

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 01:56 AM

Sorry, this probablly has been asked many times, but can any one direct me to a site on calibrating a PAL field monitor. I have seen it on the net before but I cannot find the site.

I am refering to the method of calibrating without a waveform monitor.(wind down chroma, etc.)

Thank you all.


I had a look on-line, but couldn't find any pages specifically for PAL.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but here's how I've calibrated my field monitor...

Switch to underscan on monitor...allows you to see pure black around the scanning area
Turn chroma down...greyscale.
Adjust brightness till black bar is just visible from the underscan black
Turn contrast all the way up, then down till the white bar stops blooming... looks bright & clean
Switch to blue only channel, and adjust chroma till the bars turn to black & white bands of equal brightnesses (ie, all the white bars are equally bright)
Then turn blue channel off & voila... you should be done.

Again, if I've got it wrong, someone like Phil should be able to set me straight.. :)
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#3 G McMahon

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 03:41 AM

I found a site through old posts,
http://videouniversity.com/tvbars2.htm
All is good, carry on.
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Posted 18 July 2006 - 05:33 PM

I found a site through old posts,
http://videouniversity.com/tvbars2.htm
All is good, carry on.
Graeme


That page talks about caliberating NTSC monitors, not PAL.

The method there is essentially what I described; just using the white bar instead of the white chip & the black bar instead of the pluge bars below the red bar. :)

Edited by dsheehy, 18 July 2006 - 05:38 PM.

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