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Old September 10th, 2009, 01:52 PM   #1
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Calibrate MBP???

ok, i've done a search here and didn't really find much info or at least not the info i was looking for. i'm wondering what color profiles you Mac/MBP owners are using. I have a 15" MBP from the summer of 2007. I read that FCP uses, assumes, matches to Gamma 1.8 while PCs use a 2.2 Gamma. I'm not concerned so much about what NLEs do to the color profiles because i'm really only interested in "calibrating/adjusting" my monitor for field use viewing footage with Clip Browser. Before i was using the standard Adobe 1998 space and images looked flat, no contrast. After fiddling around with the Apple Display Calibrator Assistant i found that a Gamma closer to 2.2 looked much nicer than the recommended 1.8 Gamma. Now, i know what looks good to me but its purely my subjective opinion with no scientific/mathematical reasoning. what do you experts use?

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Old September 10th, 2009, 03:05 PM   #2
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Hi Michael,

I've been using a Spyder Pro calibrator, setting to 6500k / 2.2 Gamma. It's about as good as I've bee able to get with a MBP screen. Remember that MBP screens (at least the one I have) are only 8-bit and will not display truly accurate gamma and color when compared to an identically calibrated cinema display or properly setup broadcast monitor--- but it's good enough for a general idea.
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Old September 10th, 2009, 04:36 PM   #3
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cool, but if the camera's recording 8-bit to the SxS cards then does a 10-bit monitor matter that much?
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Old September 12th, 2009, 11:52 PM   #4
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Technically / on paper it may not matter, though I have never been able to get a truly accurate calibration on a MBP screen when compared to an properly set up monitor that I know I can trust. My guess is that it's a gamut issue with the screen.
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