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Re: Advice/Help Thread
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2018, 08:50:07 pm »
Quote from: MagicalChicken

Yeah, I thought so too at first, but then I noticed it was using 16-235 for the test images by default, I'm pretty sure that was wrong, and was giving me incorrect contrast readings too, so I had to switch that.

I installed the new version after your first post and must and have been on auto pilot since I didn't notice that I switched it to 0-255.

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Also, the default "color space/standard:" setting in "references" was I believe at HDTV REC709, but that wasn't giving that gray reference curve. Changed that to sRGB for the reference curve, should I be using the default there instead?

HDTV REC 709 and sRGB are extremely similar to the point that it doesn't really matter if not doing anything which requires precise accuracy.  The main difference is the gamma which is linear 2.2 for REC 709 while sRGB has a curve with lower gamma for 0-30% white. 

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Would it be fine to just trust the ones around 1000-1100:1? (I got a couple of 700:1 readings at one point for some reason, but those seemed to have stopped for now)

Slight bumps can move the meter and cause contrast differences, and I've found that if I try to multi-task on a second monitor the HCFR readings can get screwed up, so it's best to just leave it to measure. 

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Which is the better of these? Black stabilizer seems to hurt certain colors, but makes others better.

Set the reference gamma to sRGB and see which BS setting gets the closest, or use dispcalgui or X-Rite's calibration software and calibrate to linear 2.2 or sRGB gamma.  AUO panels tend be aim for sRGB, so I'd change the HCFR settings to get the gamma curve closest to an sRGB curve if only wanting to use the menu settings to calibrate.  I try to achieve the best results with the menu settings first since I connect my monitors to consoles, and because more banding and contrast loss occurs when calibration programs have to perform more corrections.
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