dispcalGUI created the IRIDAS .cube LUT and it loaded in Resolve just fine. I did it as a test on my MBP display, which actually isn't a good idea since I'm using the color profile via the OS display preferences anyway. So I'm going to try it on one of my LCD's and see how well it works. Just a warning... if you use the highest quality settings for the measurement and profile creation it takes about an hour on my i1 Display 2. It does A LOT of measuring... hundreds or gradations of colors.
EDIT: I ran dispcalGUI on my Samsung LCD, saved the profile, and then created a 3D LUT. Loaded the 3D LUT into Resolve and it looks great! Thanks, Danai, for the explanation on getting the calibration to translate using LUTs! And thanks Von to you as well for your help with my questions.
Hey, that's great news regarding dispcalGUI! Haven't had the time to test it out myself yet but will do so soon.
i1 Display pro (OEM version) is a very good measuring device. Not sure how DispcalGUI measures up (bad pun...) to the paid software, but I will give it a run. Lightspace has given us a very high standard of result.
Calman DIY version is a quick/easy way to get things close first - you want the curves to do as little heavy lifting as possible. Definitely any consumer Panny plasma (OK, at least the THX ones) can fully display correct rec 709 for grading purposes. However, I would steer clear of the VT50 as it has non-defeatable sharpening. I would TOTALLY stay clear of LCDS and LED (which are just LCDs with LED backlights) displays, unless they are approved for pro use (and thus more expensive than that plasma). In other words, no competent pro uses a BestBuy LCD or LED display for grading.
You can use DispcalGUI to convert your existing .icc you've generated for your monitor into a LUT that will get you to whatever color space you want. This worked for Speedgrade, but I'd imagine it would work for Davinci as well.
This means you can still use the calibration software you're familiar with to use a single monitor to make accurate grading decisions. You would still need to work up a profile to directly control SDI attached monitor since Windows 7 will not color manage that.
As I mentioned in 3 posts above yours it does work in DaVinci Resolve.
All very interesting. Coming from a stills background, I've always retouched on an Eizo profiled with an i1 Pro Spectrophotometer. When I started grading in Resolve I hooked up my new Flanders via the Decklink card. And, surprisingly to me they were really very close. BlackMagic has a Photoshop plugin that allows you to view an image on the display hooked up to the DeckLink card. Looking at an image there and the same on my calibrated Eizo made me very confident in my old system. The Eizo was slightly warmer and the Flanders had a slightly nicer contrast range... but they were very close.
My 2 cents.
So I now have a Decklink HD 3D and I'm waiting for a CalMan Enthusiast bundle with the spectracal C6. I've been looking into this for a long time and it felt like the best choice.
Though, I'm a bit scared about the compability between the C6/CalMan and the DeckLink HD 3D.
Hopefully I'll be able to calibrate with this, but it would be great to hear thoughts about it.
At this moment I only have an LG RGB-LED LG w2420 as a monitor connected with HDMI out. The HDMI is coming out of the DeckLink HD extreme 3D and I'm using DaVinci Resolve Lite at this time.
(I also use it with After Effects, Avid and Adobe Premiere).
Is there any calibration footage/plates that I can run through Resolve and calibrate so that I get the best possible image output?
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