6500 Kelvin off monitor

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Lev-S, Jan 16, 2005.

  1. Lev-S

    Lev-S Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2003
    Messages:
    324
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can I use my computer monitor set at 6500K and compare it to my TV side by side in order to set the TV to that temperature? It should work in theory, right?
     
  2. Chad B

    Chad B Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2001
    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    0
    If the computer monitor was calibrated correctly from the factory it would work. You would use the monitor as an optical comparator. However, the problem with that is that even though the monitor has a preset for 6500K, chances are slim that it is even very close to D65. I wouldn't even trust it to get you in the ballpark.
     
  3. ChrisWiggles

    ChrisWiggles Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2002
    Messages:
    4,791
    Likes Received:
    1
    What Chad said.

    computer monitors will be as hideously off as TV's tend to be out of the box.
     

Share This Page