Calibration: A Brief Explanation
- You’ll see detail previously missing from the picture due to incorrect settings;
- realistic colours and flesh tones;
- sharper, clearer true to life images.
Mick Peaker is Managing Director of AVICAL Australia, and a certified ISF Video Calibrator, capable of tuning your projector or television to perfection, and he’s as clued-up a dude as you’ll find on the differences between brands and the adjustments needed to get your display showing what the film-makers intended. We asked him about the benefits of calibration, and whether the move to 4K and HDR has changed things.
SOUND+IMAGE: So why should our readers consider having a TV or projector calibrated?
MICK PEAKER: In short, if you’re spending multiple thousands of dollars on a projector or TV and you don’t get it calibrated, you’re simply not going to get what you paid for. Many people believe that their display is just fine out of the box, but they would be incorrect.
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