Calibrating your monitor

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Ellory Yu

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Calibrating your monitor

PostThu Jan 30, 2020 3:56 am

When calibrating your monitor for use with an NLE like Resolve, is it better that the room is dark, well lighted, or room lighting has no impact during the calibration process?
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John Sellars

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Re: Calibrating your monitor

PostFri Jan 31, 2020 6:34 pm

It depends. Are you editing or grading? Generally an edit suite is lighter, so clients can interact , read notes, etc. Color grading is done in a dark room, with a 6500K monitor backlight set to 10% of peak brightness (100 NITS for SDR). A professional calibrator will calibrate the monitor for both.

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