Calibration question--output of bias lighting?

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  1. Kevin Reckelhoff

    Kevin Reckelhoff Stunt Coordinator

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    Just ordered one of the Ideal Lume backlights along with a dimmer kit. Now I'm trying to figure out how to determine which level of filtering to use so that the light output is "no more than 10% of the monitor's peak light output".

    The wall behind the set (32" Wega) is off-white, so I expect a filter will be needed. Is there any technique to this that's more effective that visually "guessing"? I have Video Essentials but I don't remember it describing any method for assessing this. Would the Avia disk be a better choice? I'll need to recalibrate the set with the light--should I adjust the light level first and then the set, or the other way around?

    Thanks!
    Kevin
     
  2. Kevin Reckelhoff

    Kevin Reckelhoff Stunt Coordinator

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    One more question--would it be ok to plug the light into my receiver (Denon 3802)? I like the idea of having it automatically turn on whenever the receiver is on.
     
  3. Bill Kane

    Bill Kane Screenwriter

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    altho you may have not purchased it from CinemaQuest I'll bet they will advise you; the site has an email link,
     
  4. Kevin Reckelhoff

    Kevin Reckelhoff Stunt Coordinator

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    Bill, good point [​IMG] I'll email them as well.
     
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