4K UHD HDR television calibration Disk

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by HDFan, Aug 2, 2019.

  1. HDFan macrumors 65816

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  2. priitv8 macrumors 68040

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    One still needs to spend something on the measuring instrument (colorimeter), no?
     
  3. JoeInMilwaukee macrumors regular

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    Without instrumentation, you can still use some of the test patterns to perform what's commonly called a "setup" (setting color, tint, black level [brightness], white level [contrast], and sharpness).

    In addition to instrumentation, performing an actual calibration requires knowledge and experience.
     
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    While a I agree this is a useful tool, it doesn't save you hundreds for a qualified person to do a proper calibration. These are completely different things, one will buy you a full calibration, the other allows to change some settings for initial setup. If you want to do the full calibration, you need knowledge and experience as pointed out and in addition the proper equipment, which isn't cheap either. Having someone come in and do it for you will suddenly seem like a great bargain.
     
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    If you spent lots of money on a HDTV, getting it professionally calibrated may dramatically improve on the out-of-the-box image and/or end-user tweaks.
     
  6. priitv8 macrumors 68040

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    Still, I think there is nothing that doesn’t allow anyone to do the calibration by themselves. There is also an abundance of information and guidance available, even on this very forum.
    Will take more time, trial and error, but at the end you’ve also learned a lot.
    Its a double win, IMHO.
    Now in the autocal era for tvs its also easier than ever. Computer screen calibration has been fully automated for quite some time already. Anyone can do it, really.
    PS just an afterthought - nobody’s born as a specialist/professional. People become specialists by learning and experimenting.
     
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    I agree that a person can learn a lot from tweaking the settings on their own; however, people like myself, who don't have the necessary equipment and experience, wouldn't be able to create and upload a DV file to the TV or perform 2 and 20 point calibration.
     
  8. priitv8 macrumors 68040

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    No, I do not mean tweaking. I mean buying a colorimeter (no need to buy the $800 SpectraCal C6), downloading a calibration app (HCFR or LightSpace ZRO) and doing the 2, 10 or 20 point calibration.
    These days it can be done automatically.
    I am sorry for my mistake, the helpful discussions about display calibration run on another forum.
    But there really is nothing that you could not do yourself.
    Depending on the TV, there may not be even a HDR calibration available/needed (eg Sony Bravia), so you'd only do the classic SDR calibration.
    PS there are detailed guides for total noobs available, like here and here, that will explain everything one needs to start understanding and trying out the process.
     
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    Thanks for the great links. When I replace my current tv, I'll give it all a try.
     
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    Glad to ignite curiosity.
     

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