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  1. ISF Calibration Photos

    Haven't seen one yet Newman.
  2. ISF Calibration Photos

    Yep, they're reflections from a window, you can actually see them in most of the shots. Apologies, I should have mentioned it.
  3. ISF Calibration Photos

    I recently spent some time at Panasonic's Adelaide HQ calibrating their flagship EZ1000 OLED. Out of the box accuracy was very good, but was able to be improved upon and taken to a very high level of accuracy. The pictures are taken after calibration with and are a mixture of HD (lighthouses from the Spears & Munsell HD Benchmark 2nd Edition) and HDR material from both my calibration disc and Mad Max Fury. Both my meters can be seen in the foreground, as well as some much needed coffee!! All in all, the EZ1000 is a stunning TV.
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    Here are some shots of an Optoma UHD65 single chip DLP that I recently calibrated for @druid01This is one of those cases were the images (taken from the Lucy UHD and Samsung Demonstrations) were not a patch on how good the picture looked in person. Apologies for the bad angles in a some of the photos.
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    I hope I didn't confuse you. The point I was trying to make that was despite not being able to produce the same amount of light as a TV, projectors can still look pretty good with HDR. There are also other benefits that should be considered such as wide colour gamut. Specs never tell the whole story and it's something you need to see for yourself to decide if it's worthwile. :-) Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
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    Sorry I wasn't able to reach your location, but happy that I could find someone to help. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
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    Sony's has always tended to be a little on the 'lean side' when it comes to calibration controls, although they're getting better. Having said that, I have calibrated projectors and monitors with minimal calibration controls that have come up quite accurately. On the other hand, I have calibrated, whose CMS I wouldn't use as it resulted in a noticeably worse picture after calibration. I've calibrated a few Sony's for HDR, mostly from the 550 upwards. They come up quite nicely in UHD, with the best UHD I have ever seen on a projector coming from the VPL-VW5000 (in terms of both colour performance and HDR). However, with a price tag of $80-90,000 IIRC, it's way out of my league.
  8. ISF Calibration Photos

    You're right. In order to get the best that HDR has to offer now, you're going to need a flat panel capable of producing 1,000 nits or more. Projectors fall well short of this number both prior to and after calibration. Whereas UHD Premium Certification requires a TV to produce 1,000 nits, there is no specification for projectors. However, in order to achieve UHD Premium Certification, a TV only needs to produce 90% of the DCI/P3 colour gamut. Some TV’s are claiming they’re capable of achieving 100% of the DCI colour gamut, some can’t. The BenQ X12000 projector I reviewed in June doesn’t offer HDR, but achieved more than 100% of the DCI gamut and with calibration was about as good as it gets in terms of colour performance. The point I’m trying to make here is that the UHD standard is still evolving and the tech is still playing catch up. This means that there are trade-offs with most of the current technology available. Although falling short of 1,000 nits, UHD can still bring something to the table for projectors. The JVCX7500 that I calibrated for @DBM looked great in HDR mode, despite not having the same light output as a TV. Was it the best HDR I have seen? No. Could it achieve, the same peak light level as a TV? No. Regardless, HDR did add something to the experience. This is one of those cases where numbers only tell part of the story and there are a number of other factors to consider as well. Regardless of the technology, nothing beast the immersion and WOW factor of a big screen so I wouldn’t trade your projector for a TV. My advice would be to take a look at a few projectors for yourself in HDR mode and decide for yourself it is worth the upgrade.
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    You're most welcome and yes that is your room DBM. Glad you're enjoying your home theatre, you have a great setup!
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    It came up very nicely for both bluray and UHD, with a separate mode configured for each. I was a little disappointed that I forgot to get screen shots with UHD content playing.
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    Hey Tweaky, I set up two modes, one for HDR (4K) playback and one for SDR (bluray playback). UHD greyscale has the same D65 white point, however setting colour, brightness and contrast (amongst other things) in HDR is dramatically different.
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    Some photos of a JVC X7500 that I recently calibrated for a client and member of StereoNet
  13. There is no 'right' way to get the settings exactly right without a proper calibration. I hope that doesn't come off as me being sarcastic, it's just like many other things if you want the best performance, there are no quick easy shortcuts. If there were, people like me would be out of a job! :-) The best option is always going to be to track down a calibrator in your state. Having said that, if you just want to improve the picture and are dead set on not having your C7 calibrated, I would recommend putting it in ISF Expert Mode Dark Room or Bright Room, depending on your environment. The next step would be to use a basic calibration disc to set the brightness, contrast, sharpness, and colour. Don't use other peoples settings off the internet, what I have recommended above is far more likely to get you closer to a calibrated standard.
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    hehe... I agree whole heartedly! It's a great tool for reviewing screens, but there are some other ways you can test screen uniformity quickly in the field to see if they are going to impact your measurements. I calibrated this one a little while back (for video only) and I'm pretty sure it was a flat screen. I think it's the shape of the bezel which may make it looked a little curved. I must admit I was a little surprised by the colour of the wall as well. It's not common to see this type of colour tone outside of a grading environment. Having said that, there are some very good reasons to use a neutral grey wall behind a flat panel TV (not a projector). The wall colour is going to affect your overall perception of colour, particularly if you're using bias lighting, which I usually recommend to my clients. I played around a bit with using colour on the wall behind my65" Panasonic VT30 a few years back. I finally settled on a Neutral grey with D65 back lighting. If you're interested, I still have the paint formula around somewhere.
  15. Hi nothing1, I have responded to your PM regarding this question before realising there was a thread here as well.
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