[tig] what in the world.

Dave Best daveb
Wed May 26 15:27:14 BST 2004


Hey BT sounds like 1994 eh?
Dave Best
The Image Group Post LLC.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dave Corbitt" <dcorbitt at postlogic.com>
To: "Kelly Armstrong" <kelly at avenue-edit.com>; <tig at tig.colorist.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2004 8:59 AM
Subject: Re: [tig] what in the world.


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> At 11:12 PM 5/25/2004, Kelly Armstrong wrote:
> >Clients frequently complain how things never look the same at their
> >office, at home, etc.  I guess mostly at their office, where CD's are
> >giving the final okay for release.
> >
> >We always offer to have one of our engineers go and set up their
> >monitors.  Obviously we have no control over who cranks what  knob on
what
> >monitor at a given agency. Having said that,
> >
> >  I was wondering if anyone else deals with this issue.  I have pondered
> > the idea of having a "consumer monitor" in my room, but realize I am
> > opening an endless can of worms.  As a Colorist, I have to convice the
> > clients that the images they see, albeit on an extremely expensive
> > monitor which will in no way come close to what they are seeing at home,
> > is what they must sign off on as it is the true color they are setting.
> >
> >I do try to convice clients to be conservative in certain issues and take
> >liberty in others as I know how an image will end up looking as a general
> >rule on tv.  (I am talking commerical work here -- although I did ask a
> >demo artist at the Discreet NAB booth how he dealt with inconsistencies
in
> >projection screen color imaging on DI work.  The end result, the
> >same.  Trust YOUR monitor as "GOD".)
> >
> >Any similar situations out there?
>
>
> Hi Kelly,
>
> There are many good quality consumer grade tv sets, display devices, and
> monitors on the market these days and there is also a strong trend among
> higher end consumers of home theater gear to calibrate those same consumer
> sets. There is an organization called Imaging Science Foundation that
> trains and certifies technicians in how to calibrate all kinds of consumer
> display devices, everything from ordinary direct view tv sets to expensive
> DLP projectors. These trained techs work for a large number of  retailers
> and home theater specialists all over the US, Canada, and elsewhere. There
> are also available to the public at least two test DVDs available from
> retailers like Amazon.com that are loaded up with test signals and
> tutorials on how to calibrate your display to get it very close to what we
> all are used to in the post industry. I've used these materials myself and
> they do a great job of educating the public and presenting a wide range of
> test signals and material for monitor set up. You might want to recommend
> your clients tune in to all this. The DVDs are called "Digital Video
> Essentials" by Joe Kane, and "AVIA" by David Ranada. For more info, look
up
> ISF on the web and you will find a listing of companies with ISF trained
> calibration techs in your area. It's not as bleak as you may have thought
> ten or so years ago. Display devices (tv sets, etc.) have improved
> dramatically and the advent of DVD-R offers superior delivery to your
> clients for their check copies
>
> You should trust your high end monitor at work if it has been carefully
> calibrated, but believe me, consumer stuff can look very good if treated
> with proper care. Now the tools to do that are in the marketplace
including
> trained techs who do this for a living.
>
> Best regards
> Dave Corbitt
> Post Logic NY
>
>
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