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Old June 29th, 2007, 12:35 PM   #1
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Screen Calibration

Need some advice please, I'm trying to set up a Apple Cinema HD 30" widescreen screen - hooked to a FCPHD edit package...

...if using the calibration settings within screen settings (my final output of my project will be viewed at a screening room - sourced from video projector) - what I'm looking for is which setting do I calibrate from in order to have my blacks be closer to how the projector will show them... for example - I have a setting called smpte-c... is that gamma curve close to how the projector will project blacks... very worried about crushing the blacks.

It's a professional screening room in L.A. - so the projector quality is high - but - can not give exact model number of projector for reason of looking at 5 different screen rooms - and not sure which room will be getting - yet all rooms high standard - I am just trying to come as close as possible to save end work later.

Thanks for any and all help.
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Old June 29th, 2007, 05:42 PM   #2
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There are two easy ways to get what you want; in the Monitors tab of System Preferences goto the "color" tab and select the "NTSC (1953)" calibration preset or, you can buy the Colorvision Spyder2PRO calibrator and setup the screen to mimick any output you want.
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