Thursday, September 25, 2008

Products and Services Pricing

Video System Calibration
An ISF calibration has one goal, to make your display match as closely as possible the SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) standards for video displays. These specs are used in the industry to master all content whether it be broadcast or disc based. The end result is that you will see the same image the director sees when the content is created. By improving the dynamic range and color fidelity of your display, you will see more detail, fewer video artifacts and a greater sense of dimension. You will also experience less eye fatigue as most displays come from the factory set to a retina-searing Dynamic mode to make them more attractive in showrooms. The standards set by SMPTE take human factors into account. After a few days with a calibrated display, you will wonder how you ever watched TV before!

All calibrations are full system calibrations and include the entire signal path. Source components are adjusted to the highest level of accuracy to match the display.

· LCD and Plasma panels - $300
· CRT direct-view - $300
· Rear-projection (all types) - $350
· Front-projection (all types) - $400

A full-system calibration includes:
· Setting correct Black and White levels
· Adjusting grayscale tracking to 6500K
· Correcting color decoding errors (Color and Tint)
· Removing artificial edge-enhancement (Sharpness)
· Correcting color primaries and secondaries where applicable
· Correcting geometry and aspect ratio
· Correcting convergence on CRT displays

My tools include:
· Accupel DVG-5000 Pattern Generator
· Spears and Munsil Benchmark Blu-ray Disc
· X-Rite EyeOne Pro Spectrophotometer
- X-Rite/SpectraCal C6 Tri-Stimulus Colorimeter
· CalMAN Professional Display Analysis Software
· ControlCAL ISFccc Calibration and Control Software
- Dell XPS Core i5 Laptop

Calibration is always done with instruments, using known reference test patterns, never by eye. Results are documented and stored. All settings are provided to the client and follow-up service is always available.

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