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Old March 20th, 2005, 04:43 AM   #46
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1.Feed through setting has been covered by Glen. Daisy chaining monitors is not allways adviseable because most feed through filters introduce some image quality reduction.
2.Skew: a geometry setting to make the active image borders parallel to the display bezel (after keystone correction)
3.Are you shure it's "DISC SW"and not "DISP SW". The latter means switching the 50/60 Hz auto detection on or off.
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Old March 20th, 2005, 05:35 AM   #47
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Thanks, gents, for your responses.

Andre, definitely DISC.

Glenn, yes, I followed the instructions there. My monitor doesn't have an autocalibrate facility (it's fairly basic) but I have done what I think it is a reasonable job. I guess I need to find someone with some scopes to really do a good job though.

Thanks again for the help.

Ian . . .
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Old April 18th, 2006, 01:05 PM   #48
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Calibration Question Sony PVM 1440

Hi All,

I use a Canon XL2 and have just bought a Sony PVM 1440 Monitor, now the question is do i calibrate the monitor to the camera or to my NLE system or both? (i use premiere pro and after effects)

I am using a Geforce 6500 graphics card with the ability to change the colour profile do i leave this as standard or choose say STMP-C or Adobe 1998 or what?

The other way i thought is to attach the XL2 to the monitor and calibrate the monitor with the XL2 colour bars, then fine tune it with my eye to make sure all colour look correct to what i see with the naked eye? I have tried using the instructions on videouniversity but i cant get my monitor to display three grey bars down the bottom right.

Please help

PS all my equipment is PAL!!!
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Old April 29th, 2006, 03:17 AM   #49
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What editing system are you using?

Generally speaking, only use the color bars generated from your NLE. Don't import pictures, the levels can be wrong.

hook up your XL2 via FIREWIRE (not S-video off the video card) and attach the monitor to the XL2.

Then use the instructions from video university.

2- If the XL2 has "7.5% setup" like the XL1 does, you should probably disable it (it should be disabled/off by default). It may be adding digital setup- I would only turn it on if you know what it does.
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Old July 26th, 2006, 09:27 PM   #50
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Help Please Locate Monitor/TV Calibrating Hardware

I read a post from someone who used a piece of hardware to calibrate TVs to use as monitors. I visited the website but can't find it again.

The company makes a triangular looking device that sits on the monitor/TV (there are a couple of models) for calibrating the monitor. The devices cost in the area of $200.

I think I saw it in this forum, but can't find it now. Can someome please point me to it? Thank you! I think it might have been one of the main moderators who made the post. I want to find it soon, because there was a sale that ends the end of July.
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Old July 26th, 2006, 10:09 PM   #51
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Calibug maybe?
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Old July 26th, 2006, 11:53 PM   #52
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No, not the Calibug.

This is a device that sits on the face of the screen. It is possiblity about 10 to 12 inches in diameter.

On of the models is used to calibrate home theater system TVs.
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Old July 28th, 2006, 10:34 AM   #53
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Was it possibly the Spyder2 from Colorvision?
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Old July 29th, 2006, 03:04 PM   #54
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Hey Jack, maybe you were thinking of this thread?

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=64809
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Old August 4th, 2006, 04:14 PM   #55
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Calibrating a cheap-o monitor???

Do you know of any way I can effectively calibrate the contrast & brightness levels of a monitor that doesn't have a blue gun? I've got a cheap Panasonic 13" S-video monitor and I really have no idea if the contrast & brightness are accurate at all.
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Old August 4th, 2006, 06:56 PM   #56
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Hi Bill,

Just use one of the Video Tweaking DVD's, like Avia or Video Essentials.

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Do you have a camera, such as a Canon Xl1s, XL2, or XL H1?

If so, use the Color Bars function to feed the monitor.

Then, using the procedures for monitor setup available on the internet to set the brightness, contrast, and hue.

If you do not have Color Bars available, do you have an editor, such as Vegas? If you do, setup Color Bars in your editor and route the signal to your monitor.

Please lets know what you have and we will try to assist.
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Old August 4th, 2006, 08:01 PM   #58
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Hi Bill,

Just use one of the Video Tweaking DVD's, like Avia or Video Essentials.

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Great idea!
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Old August 4th, 2006, 08:02 PM   #59
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Do you have a camera, such as a Canon Xl1s, XL2, or XL H1?

If so, use the Color Bars function to feed the monitor.

Then, using the procedures for monitor setup available on the internet to set the brightness, contrast, and hue.

If you do not have Color Bars available, do you have an editor, such as Vegas? If you do, setup Color Bars in your editor and route the signal to your monitor.

Please lets know what you have and we will try to assist.
I have Final Cut Pro and a JVC HD100, as well as Sony PD170s. So I can easily generate color bars to the monitor. Then what do I do?
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Old August 4th, 2006, 08:27 PM   #60
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setting up color bars.
http://www.videouniversity.com/tvbars2.htm

a decent guide, but it takes practice.
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