The TV’s store settings usually significantly decrease the level of the quality of the color display. The light colors are perhaps too bright, causing them to conceal details, the darker colors are not lit enough, causing data to be lost in the shadows, and the image can contain significant color variations. The resolution is also poorer and the movements can seem unnatural. In any case, it is simply not possible to produce televisions and projectors that would be perfectly calibrated when shipped from the factory, because every television and projector is different (even ones of the same make and model); this is why each one must be optimized relative to the environment in which it will be used. This is the consequence of slight variations of the performance capacity of the components that are installed in each television or projector.
The environment in the space also affects the displayed image. The color of the walls, the ceiling, the floor, the furniture and the amount of ambient light in the space affect the image, so they must be considered. This is why professional calibration in the home can and must benefit every television or projector. The need for television or projector calibration becomes even more apparent if we take into account that all media content (movies, TV series, TV programs) is produced in accordance with a clear section if industry standards – Rec 709, D65 for high-definition material (HDTV). If your television or projector doesn’t reflect those exact standards, the picture isn’t “like the director imagined it”!
“If you bought an expensive piano, wouldn’t you have it professionally tuned?”
There are thousands of televisions and projectors in Slovenian households that have never been professionally set. Professional calibration is one of the most effective upgrades to your video system.
THX® certificate and SMPTE standards
The THX® (Certified Professional Video Calibration) is the most recognizable certificate in the color management industry. At vidCAL, we are trained for video calibration according to the THX® standard. We perform calibrations with professional reference equipment that meets the strict SMPTE standards, thereby ensuring the best performance of your TV or projector. Calibrating your television or projector is the process of bringing your video equipment closer to the SMPTE standards that dictate the entire film industry and post-production industry. Regardless of whether you have more modest video equipment or equipment of a higher price range, the fact is that your picture will be better if it is closer to the SMPTE standards. Ensuring uniformity with the SMPTE global standard is the final, but vital link in the chain between the content producer and the viewer. Unfortunately, the sellers and manufacturers don’t always adhere to it, which is why getting your device professionally calibrated is that much more important.
3DLUT calibration (look-up tables)
By using 3D look-up tables, the picture will appear “three-dimensional”, realistic, and will have better details, while being completely color controlled. Your home movie theater will depict a high-quality 3D image using technology that had been exclusively used by the professional film industry until recently and can now be transferred into your home.
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Using 3D look-up tables is common in the film production industry as a part of the film digitalization process. 3D look-up tables are used for mapping one color space into another. They are often used for calculating the preview colors for a screen and digital projector that shows how the image will be reproduced on another displaying device. This usually involves the final digitally projected image or a copy of the film for projection. 3D look-up tables are used for changing the image, where the selection of input values of red, green, and blue is mapped into a different set of output values of red, green, and blue. As opposed to 1D look-up tables, where the set input value of red is always mapped into the same output value of red (similar to curves in Photoshop), 3D look-up tables affect the output value with the input values in all three channels.
eeColor LUT Box
eeColor LUT Box is a color correction processor that works with 3D look-up tables with 65^3 point size (274,625 color correction points). The size of the look-up tables is the same as the ones used in the professional world and enables the most precise screen calibration currently available. eeColor LUT Box has 6 internal memory units for the look-up tables, which enables you to create and save up to 6 look-up tables with different color spaces, for example Rec 709 Gamma 2.2, Rec 709 Gamma 2.3, BT.1886, Rec 2020 etc. eeColor has one HDMI input and one HDMI output, which enables a precise calibration of devices that support HDMI or DVI-D.
"This is the perfect ultimate solution for professional screens with an HDMI input (1080p, 1920 x 1200) or TV screens and video projectors for home theaters."
This processor, developed based on 35 years of research of color perception on different environments, has the capacity to analyze the color coordinates of each pixel 20 times a second and uses three-dimensional look-up tables for compensating different amounts of ambient light and other perception factors. It can expand the color range while preserving the D65 white point and realistic skin colors. The eeColor processor can be added to any television or projector. It can be a part of any home theater system. The processor can be set for any video device.
VidCal is the Slovenian representative for eeColor product sales.