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#1 Rodrigo Silvestri

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 11:13 PM

This, in part, comes from the thread Creating a good workspace for Color Correction, where I am discussing about how to get a good white ambient light.

This is something I wrote in that thread (please if you have something to say about it, write it in that thread):

I thought a way of calibrating my light, please tell me if it's useful or if it has some flaws.
I have a DV camera (Panasonic GS500 3CCD). I can connect it to the computer and view a live vectorscope. So I thought that I can put the camera's balance in Daylight, then turn on my 6500K 80CRI CFL and point the camera to the wall. I get a slight green peak (8% I think), and I use my Lee Filters catalogue to mix filters and see what I need to correct. In this case, a 1/4 Minus Green works OK (need to go and buy it, because the catalogue is too small).


I'd like to know if I can use this method for Monitor Calibration. I put my camera face to face with the monitor, and check the vectorscope. Then I adjust my monitor basing on that.
Is this a good idea or an extremely bad one?

Which is the "standard" way of calibrating a display? I searched about it, but found many things that talk about print documents.
Which is the way to calibrate the gamma?

Thanks,
Rodrigo
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#2 Andrew Koch

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 01:40 AM

Here is the standard way to calibrate NTSC video. If you use PAL, I'm sure there is a similar method

http://www.videouniv...com/tvbars2.htm
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#3 Michael Nash

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 05:12 AM

http://dvcreators.ne...-final-cut-pro/
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#4 Rodrigo Silvestri

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 09:50 PM

Thank you Michael.
I remember having used this program in my old eMac, and it worked great.
Now I changed the computer and upgraded to Leopard, and I didn't find the calibration tool, so I thought that they had discontinued it. But when you mentioned it, I remember that I installed my system from a custom-made DVD (my original DVD didn't work and I had to change it).
Now that I have the original DVD, I could open it and find the app. Worked perfect I think.

Thanks again!
Rodrigo
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