Jump to content

Sign in to follow this  
TQN

Panasonic FZ950 calibrated settings

Recommended Posts

Hi One and All,

 

Just seeing if anyone has their Panasonic FZ950 calibrated and want to share their settings.

Want to see if it looks any better than the available modes available.

 

Thank you in advance.

 

Cheers!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm just running mine on Professional 2 while building up some hours. I found Pro1 too bright......

 

I have been unable to find any settings online so far.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Same, been searching for them but have not found any.

Guess they are pretty good out of the box so there aren't a huge amount needed.

 

I tend to use THX cinema settings or Pro1.

Did know you have to have to do a run in period.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You basic settings you want to use for the best picture that would be the basis of any calibration are.

 

Gamma set at BT1886....Gamma is in Advanced settings, and in might not show at first as you have to have two other setting set just so before the option appears in the menu, it will tell you what settings will need to be changed so you can get BT1886.

 

Colour temp set to Warm 2

 

Viewing mode set to either ISF Day or ISF night if available [it differs with TV model], change to suit brightness of the rooms ambient light, if not available use True Cinema.

 

That's the basics.

I have my own calibration gear and own a Panasonic EX780a, and have posted several calibration settings for that TV at this forum, that's how I know what will work with your TV.

 

You also would want to have Colour set at 50, Sharpness 0, Tint 0.

I tend to have Brightness set to 0 as well, and have Backlight and Contrast turned up, but as my TV differs from yours in not being OLED, I'm not sure if that would be suitable for a FZ model.

 

DIY calibration is easy once you have done it a few times, the only expense you really need to factor for it the meter, which a suitable one is the Xrite i1Display PRO, which costs AUS$350 [sorry was $350 a few month ago, Now $399...darn Aus Dollar sliding]

https://imagescience.com.au/products/calibrators/calibrator-recommendations

 

You can use the freeware called HCFR with this meter

https://sourceforge.net/projects/hcfr/

 

And a good guide on the process using this software can be found at this site...... it might be a bit out of date, as the software has been updated considerably since the guide was written, if you search the AVS forum you'll find heaps of helpful posts.

http://www.curtpalme.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10457

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/139-display-calibration/1393853-hcfr-open-source-projector-display-calibration-software.html

 

Or you could buy ChromaPure software, use the same meter, and then use basically the same guide, but using the ChromaPure software [this guide is much more up to date]

http://www.curtpalme.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=35322

 

ChromaPure software site

http://www.chromapure.com/products-chromapure-new.asp

The test patterns are built into the software, and will allow you to calibrate for REC709 spec.

 

To calibrate for HDR you can't use those test patterns, you need specialize HDR ones.

You can purchase and download them from the Diversified Video Solutions site, these are the only commercially available HDR test patterns....cost is a measly US $25

https://diversifiedvideosolutions.com/dvs_uhdhdr-10.html

 

 

 

Edited by Tweaky

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Thank you for the information.

 

Would you have any IRE settings. They are so hard to come by with this TV.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 22/04/2019 at 7:03 PM, TQN said:

Thank you for the information.

 

Would you have any IRE settings. They are so hard to come by with this TV.

i just did exactly what the youtube video advisers i thought there was some IRE settings dont think he changes much though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No sport mode available in the picture viewing modes? Some reviews suggest that there is a sport mode. I'm guessing that was in an earlier software version or an overseas model. Does anybody have some good settings for sport?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


For sports, you may be able to use the "intelligent frame creation" to help it a bit.

 

someone posted this (can't remember where) but i haven't tried them as not sure how those IRE settings are meant to be setup:

 

 

Professional 1 (daytime)

Luminance 60
Contrast 90
Brightness 0
Colour 50
Tint 0
Sharpness 30

Warm 2
Everything off, except ifc - min.

Advanced settings
Contrast control -off
Colour gamut - Rec.709

White balance
R gain -3
G gain -1
B gain -2
r cutoff 0
g cutoff 0
b cutoff 0

Colour management 
R hue 0
R saturation -3
R lum 0
G hue 0
G sat 0
G lum -1
B hue +1
B sat +2
B lum -1
C hue 0
C sat 0
C lum 0
M hue +2
M sat -4
M lum +8
Y hue -2
Y sat-2
Y lum -1

More detailed adjustment
100 ire - r gain -5, g gain -2, b gain 0
90 ire - r -3, g-1, b 0
80 ire - r -1, g -1, b 0
70 ire r 0, g 0, b-0
60 ire r 0, g 0, b 0
50 ire r 0 g 0 b 0
40 ire r -1, g -1, b 0
30 ire r 0, g 0, b 0
20 ire r 0, g 0, b 0
10 ire r 0, g 0, b -1
5 ire r 0, g 0, b 0
2.5 ire r 0, g 0, b 0

gamma 2:2

More detailed adjustment
2.5 ire -1 gain
5 ire -1 gain
10 ire -1 gain
20 ire -3 gain
30 ire -3 gain
40 ire -2 gain
50 ire -3 gain
60 ire -3 gain
70 ire -3 gain
80 ire -3 gain
90 ire -2 gain
100 ire 0 gain

 

 

======================================================================================================

Professional 2, (night time viewing)
Lum 40
Contrast 90
Brightness 0
Colour 50
Tint 0
Sharpness 32 

Colour temp - warm 2

Everything off except IFC - min
Contrast control off
Colour gamut Rec.709

White balance 
R gain 0
G gain -2
B gain -2
R cutoff 0
G cutoff 0
B cutoff 0

More detailed adjustment
100 ire r -2, g -2, b 0
90 ire r 0, g 0, b 0
80 ire r-1, g -1, b 0
70 ire r -1, g -1, b 0
60 ire r -1, g -1, b 0
50 ire r 0, g 0, b 0
40 ire r 0, g 0 ,b 0
30 ire r 0, g 0, b 0,
20 ire r 0, g 0, b 0
10 ire r 0, g 0, b 0
2.5 ire r 0, g 0, b 0
5 ire r o, b 0, g 0

Colour management
R hue 0
R sat 0
R lum 0
G hue 0
G sat 0
G hue -1
B hue +1
B sat +3
B lum -1

More detailed adjustment
C hue +2
C sat -2
C lum -2
M hue +2
M sat +3
M lum +5
Y hue -1
y sat -2
y lum 0

Gamma BT.1886
More detailed adjustment
100 ire gain 0
90 ire gain 0
80 ire gain 0
70 ire 0
60 ire -1
50 ire -1
40 ire -1
30 ire -1
20 ire -1
10 ire -1
5 ire 0
2.5 ire 0

======================================================================================================

 

HDR Cinema
Lum 100
Contrast 100
Brightness 0 
Colour 50
Tint 0
Sharpness 30

Colour temp - warm 1
Vivid colour - off
Rec. 2020 remaster - off

Everything else off, except IFC - min.

Contrast control off
Colour gamut Rec.2020

White balance
R gain 0
G gain -2
B gain -2
R cutoff -1
G cutoff 0
B cutoff -2

All ire settings - leave at 0

Colour management
R hue +2
R sat +24
R lum +26
G hue +2
G sat -2
G lum -2
B hue -2
B sat -7
B lum -2

More detailed adjustment
C hue +16
C sat -6
C lum -5
M hue +18
M sat +3
M lum +7
Y hue +5
Y sat -4 
Y lum +12

Gamma 2:2

More detailed adjustment
100 ire +31
90 ire +29
80 ire +19
70 ire -1
60 ire -4
50 ire -3
40 ire -4
30 ire -2
20 ire -1
10 ire -1
5 ire 0
2.5 ire 0
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a 200 hour FZ950 55" and for a laugh I put in the above settings and measured the result. It is MUCH WORSE than the default settings. Grey scale is all over the shop with a huge shift to Red and the Colour targets miss by a long way.

 

Just did to remind people to not bother with calibrated settings because even if you have a similar hour panel to the person that posted them, the panel production is going to vary between units to a point where the factory default is always going to be more accurate.

 

The only adjustments I would touch without a meter would be the overall boost to the low IRE settings if you think you are missing out on some shadow detail.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...