How much red saturation do you allow?

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  1. Dave H

    Dave H Producer

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    Using Avia, I am about 15% oversaturated in red; this keeps the blue and green closer to where they should be.

    Skin tones don't look too bad and the colors are more vibrant. How much red saturation do you allow?
     
  2. Guy Kuo

    Guy Kuo Supporting Actor

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    It's pretty arbitray, but 20% or less of red push will usually give decent flesh tones without dropping out too much of the other colors. I think most of us find cartoon red fleshtones more disturbing than slightly less green grass.
     
  3. Mike Pgh

    Mike Pgh Auditioning

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    After calibrating using Avia, I found out that my Toshiba 50A61 has about 12-15% red push built in. From what I understand that's pretty good. I believe the Avia disc suggests you try to get it down to 15% by making more adjustments. I guess the Toshibas are pretty good in that regard to begin with and I didn't have to change a thing from the initial calibration.
     
  4. Dave H

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    I made another slight tweak. Even at 15% I find fleshtones a bit too red. I'm around +10-12% now. This seems optimal on my display.
     

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