LED moitor calibration tool
Posted 14 February 2011 - 08:30 AM
Almost certainly the situation is the former, in which case I'd treat it as a TFT and see how things turn out.
I'm not really sure the situation ought to be different in either case, anyway - the purpose of calibration is, in part, to even out these differences in technology.
Posted 15 February 2011 - 05:56 AM
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Posted 15 February 2011 - 03:20 PM
Bear in mind that most TFT monitors can't really be calibrated to anything in particular, anyway. You can get the colour right, or sort of right, and you can get the gamma sort of reasonably roughly OK, within the limits of the black level being too high. TFT does not do black. The only things that will really calibrate are 3-chip DLP projectors and CRTs, and anyone who tells you otherwise is just trying to sell you an expensive lookup table...
Posted 16 February 2011 - 06:46 AM
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 03:35 PM
In addition to this problem I find the next issue: whenever I open a flat grey image, it's shown differently in photoshop, apple color and final cut... with slights dominants for each one... now it's time to dig into the way those programs deal with color profiles and so... so now, what would be the starting point in a regular color correction? I've find that the presets I created in final cut so to match the LUTs created on set for the correct display on monitors are imported weirdly on apple color, that seems to keep the color correction but giving a quite different color dominance than the display on final cut... of course, the director is now used to fcp look so he wants to keep that during grading... now I really don't know where to start with...
Posted 23 February 2011 - 08:43 AM
The only things that will really calibrate are 3-chip DLP projectors and CRTs, and anyone who tells you otherwise is just trying to sell you an expensive lookup table...
HP Dreamcolors calibrate nicely...but also cost more than $2K US. Among other virtues, it's a true 10 bit design.
Posted 24 February 2011 - 04:28 PM
Posted 10 May 2011 - 09:57 PM
We've been using the Panasonic consumer plasmas with CineTal Davio boxes ahead of them. Calibration using a probe....
John, How much does your Panasonic + CineTal Davio setup run? I'm struggling with the same thing everybody in today's market is... We have access to the biggest cheapest flat screens at any electronics store on the corner but can't rely on any of it. I'm currently shooting a short film with delivery as 2K DPX files and I'm really concerned about getting a good representation of what the client will see on their TVs.
Posted 11 May 2011 - 12:28 AM
John, How much does your Panasonic + CineTal Davio setup run?
We use facilities vendors, so I don't see those prices directly. I think it's is the $10K - 15K range. Dirt cheap compared with $30K for a 25" Sony OLED, or $50K for a 42" Dolby.
VTP is the place to get them:
They may have a branch in Chicago.
Posted 11 May 2011 - 02:03 PM
I'll check them out. I think I've come across their website in the past when searching for a solution to this issue. Would it be completely out of the question to purchase an AJA Kona 3G or Blackmagic card to send out to a Plasma? $10K is extremely reasonable for the guy sitting in the sit making $100,000/yr grading features and commercials I know there are all sorts of forums about this issue but would it give me decent enough results that I could fake having a $10K system?
Posted 11 May 2011 - 04:10 PM
Posted 06 October 2011 - 09:44 AM
The is explained in some depth on the Light Illusion website.
Feel free to have a read, and ask questions if needed.