Calibrating Projectors..oh god..could it be any harder?

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  1. BrettisMckinney

    BrettisMckinney Second Unit

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    Ive had my Panny AE700 for around 12 months now and have left it on the normal setting with -2 color temp. To be honest..it looks quite good. But im a bit of a picky guy and have never been wowed by it. I realise for this price range it wouldnt be awesome but i feel i could get better out of it.

    Anyway..last night i tried to use my Video essentials DVD and THX optimizer. Its all I have. I ended up with a WAY worse image haha. Looked very dull. I couldnt believe how hard it was to get a good picture..there is so many settings!

    Does anyone have any settings they could recommend? Or strategies. Id find it extremely helpful. Thanks.
     
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    Calibrating digital projectors is easy after you have done it a few times on a CRT FP... [​IMG]

    If you ended with a worse picture, then reset to factory settings and try again. Are you sure though that you ended with a worse picture? What's wrong with it? Too soft? Too dim or too bright? Less shades than before?
     
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    i feel the same way, i use digital video essentails on my mitsubishi projector, my problem is flesh tones, when i set it right by VE the fleshtones look right on thier examples,kind of between yellow and right, almost like a peach tone, but on most movies, the fleshtones appear more yellow, is this right.

    Derek
     
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    i feel the same way, i use digital video essentails on my mitsubishi projector, my problem is flesh tones, when i set it right by VE the fleshtones look right on thier examples,kind of between yellow and right, almost like a peach tone, but on most movies, the fleshtones appear more yellow, is this right.

    Derek
     
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    Well I understand it as 2 ways to view a picture. What you believe looks good, and what it technically correct. Eg. Some people like exaggerated colours, even though they are not realistic.

    With my standard settings, there seems to be a bit of green push in skin tones, but colors are vibrant and contrast and brightness is decent.
    Using the disc, it tells me to tone down the color by about 6 notchs, as well as brightness. Im left with a picture that looks a bit dull and lifeless.

    Ive tried using the RBG values and toning down the green and blue a few but im not really sure what im doing haha. There is just soo many options!
     

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