Color and flesh tones help

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  1. Jared Reich

    Jared Reich Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm using a basic 27 inch sharp tv and when I watch dvd's everything seems to be a bit too pink and hot looking especially skin tones. what setting on the tv menus remedies this and how should it be adjusted?
     
  2. Richard Kim

    Richard Kim Producer

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    The Color and Tint settings on the TV need to be adjusted.

    Try using Video Essentials or Avia on DVD.
     
  3. Steve Schaffer

    Steve Schaffer Producer

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    I'd also strongly recommend using either the AVIA or Video Essentials calibration discs. Not always available locally but you can order them from any of the online dvd sellers.

    Until you get one of these, try the following:

    Turn "color" all the way down so the picture is black and white.

    Set Contrast to about halfway.

    Turn Brightness up until blacks turn gray and the picture looks washed out, then back down until blacks are deep black and you just start to lose detail in very dark parts of the picture.

    Turn Color back up until color intensity is way too high.

    Adjust Tint (or Hue on some sets) until you get the most realistic looking fleshtones even though color is set way too high.

    Turn color back down until fleshtones look realistic.

    Turn sharpness down to 1/4 or less of it's available range.

    If your set has a "color temp" adjustment, use "warm" or "low", not "Cool" or "high".
     
  4. Dan Rudolph

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    If you don't have Avia or Digital Video Essentials, THX DVDs have some basic calibration. I;m sure you have at least one of those.
     

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