Originally Posted by Swolern
Thanks for the response. Sounds great. Is there a guide you can like as this will be my first time calibrating.
The last post this page will give tips on tweaking your CRU settings.
I would suggest installing argyllcms+dispcalGUI - the site has excellent installation instructions: http://dispcalgui.hoech.net/
Here would be my recommended settings:
Mode - LCD (generic) - (if you have an i1 Display Pro then you can choose LCD (Generic) HiRes for better results)
Use white level drift compensation and black level drift compensation.
Whitepoint - colour temp - 6500K - Reference - Daylight
White Level - Custom - 120
Black Level - As measured
Tone Curve - see below
Black output offset - 100%
Black point correction - 0%
Calibration quality - high - use interactive display adjustment
Profile quality - high
Profile type - XYZ LUT+matrix
Testchart file - very large testchart for LUT profiles (yes it's overkill but why not? Note: don't choose the massive one or it'll keep asking you to recalibrate your spyder).
Profile name - your choice, but I'd make something so you know the settings you chose.
This is where there isn't a single good choice. Here are your options:
Gamma 2.2 is the "easiest" option and what I have. Look at your games' options - newer ones should have a gamma option which you should set to 2.2 for the right colours. If you go this route use Relative, not absolute.
EDIT: don't set your games to 2.2 - game settings should be 1.0 brightness. The way games are encoded they will look as intended with default brightness setting and monitor calibrated to 2.2
sRGB is nearly identical to Gamma 2.2, but slightly brighter at the very dark end of the curve. You can try this to see if you prefer it, but sRGB should be used with an ambient light level adjustment or your results could be badly off.
Rec.709 is used for bluray if you play that back a lot, but for videos you should use this codec pack with madvr
anyway as it is by far the best for video quality.
I haven't bothered myself, but you can set madvr to disable your GPU gamma ramps and use a profile - I know next to nothing about this, the thread you'll need to read if interested is: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1471169/madvr-argyllcms
Once you've made up your mind click calibrate & profile and follow the on-screen instructions and enjoy the new profile
Edit: If you want to test calibration
settings (the whole rec.709/gamma 2.2/sRGB thing) then all you need to do is calibrate only. Profiling is only useful for colour-managed software.
And once you have your profile(s) with easy to recognise names, dispcalGUI can be used to install them, set them to default, and change between them - though for the latter task you can use this
Originally Posted by Swolern
Thanks, but for whatever reason my rep is still the same Edited by Moragg - 10/2/13 at 1:56pm