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Old June 26th, 2008, 08:02 PM   #1
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Have any of you nailed the LCD settings for accurate representation?

I know a LCD canít be trusted for color. But have any of you nailed the LCD settings at least for accurate brightness representation? I know that also depends on the overall brightness around the LCD but with a hoodman it can be kept pretty constant. What settings are you using for accurate brightness? Letís see if we can get in a consensus.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 08:21 PM   #2
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I haven't nailed it, but +25 brightness and +15 contrast gets me closer.
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Old June 27th, 2008, 12:08 AM   #3
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Cool. Pretty close to my own settings, which are 28 and 20 respectively. Anybody else?
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Old June 27th, 2008, 12:57 AM   #4
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Pretty close - 25 and 20 for me but the Hoodman is a must. I can't guarantee accurate focus without it. Oh I'd love to have a HD-SDI monitor. Good thing dreams are free eh!
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Old June 27th, 2008, 03:47 PM   #5
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Pretty close - 25 and 20 for me but the Hoodman is a must. I can't guarantee accurate focus without it. Oh I'd love to have a HD-SDI monitor. Good thing dreams are free eh!
-25 brightness? Or did you mean +25?
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Old June 27th, 2008, 05:37 PM   #6
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Sorry Michael,

Yes of course +25 and + 20. Typo problem there. At these settings the LCD looks most like the image from Sony's LMD2450 via the HD-SDI input. However ambient light makes a huge difference to the EX1s LCD so I think some form of viewfinder attachment like the EX3 is probably the way to go.

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Old June 27th, 2008, 11:43 PM   #7
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I thought it was a typo Mal.
You're right about the ambient light making a huge difference to the EX1s LCD. That's why I use a hoodman at all times.

How about the LCD backlight. What settings do you guys leave it at? Do you feel it impacts the brightness and contrast settings at all?
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