Panasonic VT 60 and ZT 60 series control interface.

Panasonic VT 60 and ZT 60 series control interface.

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  • #704
    Gregg Loewen
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    hi guys. Ive done a few of the ZT and VT now using the Control cal interface. It worked very slick and gives you easy access to all the controls (10 point gray scale, gamma, and cms). After using it, I can say that it would be painful to do a display without it.

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  • #2890
    Gregg Loewen
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    I also just did a ST60 last night. All the same controls. (perhaps it will interface with ControlCal?). It was quite painful to do without controlcal. What are you guys using. I know CalMan has an interface. Also I have heard there is a free app from Panasonic to work the controls ? (not sure about this one).

    #2891
    Anonymous
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    I’ve done some ST60s. Just had to get into and out of the menu, and I agree it is a pain. They do seem to be more stable after a longer break in period, though it could be me just getting used to them. I didn’t think either ControlCal or CalMAN interfaced with it.

    #2892
    Anonymous
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    BTW, with the annoying menu timeout of the ST60, I find it easier to take a full measurement run, then get into the menu and make the changes you think it’s going to need based on that run, then get out of the menu and repeat. Depending on the precision you’re going for, that could take anywhere from a few passes to more than a dozen, though by that time you’re arguably just working for nothing more than pretty graphs.
    That menu timeout makes real-time adjustment in the menu a real pain.

    #2893
    Anonymous
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    @Gregg Loewen 3992 wrote:

    hi guys. Ive done a few of the ZT and VT now using the Control cal interface. It would very slick and gives you easy access to all the controls (10 point gray scale, gamma, and cms). After using it, I can say that it would be painful to do a display without it.

    Did you mean to type?

    “It works very slick”

    The ST Models have no factory available external control support for our needs… as posted above, ControlCAL has full support for the other models

    #2894
    Anonymous
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    I have been utilizing ControlCal for the the past few years on supported Panasonic displays with great success.

    The 50’s and 60’s make the need for ControlCal a little less now with the inclusion of a second THX preset mode, but I still offer to activate and calibrate the ISF modes if the client is interested.

    #2915
    Anonymous
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    I am finally getting more calls for the 60 series Panasonics.

    I am utilizing ControlCal for clients that would like the ISF modes calibrated. The ControlCal interface works very well with these new 60 series panels. I found the controls offer very high precision with no adverse effects to other adjustment parameters.

    While the THX modes are very good post-calibration, the ISF modes can be tailored to slightly different specifications, namely when it comes to gamma response. A black and white mode can be set-up as well, if desired. I didn’t perform extensive tests with a multitude of test patterns but I found the ISF modes look visually just as good as the THX modes. This differs from my experience with previous models.

    #2916
    Anonymous
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    I just don’t get anyone asking for these ISF modes.

    OF course the ISF modes are just the custom mode duplicated two more times.

    #2926
    Anonymous
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    I agree, Michael. That is why I now charge an additional fee for this service. Far be it from me to turn down revenue!

    In all seriousness, I do explain the gamma “moving target” (although some of my clients are already aware of this) and I can give them additional preset viewing options if they really have their heart set on it.

    #2927
    Anonymous
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    I charge $100-$150 for any additional ISF modes … anything that requires some computer interface. Also have fun with floating gamma thing … which window pattern would you like me to use since it is different with every pattern. That’s always good for a laugh. Snaps people out of the need for some perfect gamma line thing pretty fast. đŸ˜€

    regards

    #2965
    Anonymous
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    Panasonic TC-P65ZT60, what are you suggestions for going ahead with a calibration?

    Regards

    #2968
    Gregg Loewen
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    you can use the professional mode and all the controls are accessible. Kind of a pain though.
    If you use controlcal it makes it much simplier to adjust.

    #2992
    Anonymous
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    I have someone inquiring about calibrating his Panasonic 65vt60. Any helpful suggestions? Also, what is the controlcal I see being mentioned? Regards, Louie

    #2993
    Anonymous
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    Hi Louie,

    ControlCAL G/VT30 Edition v2 is here: http://www.controlcal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=755

    You can also email me at: turbe@ControlCAL.com

    .

    #2996
    Gregg Loewen
    Keymaster

    Hi Louie,
    you have 3 choices:

    Choice 1:
    you can use the professional mode and all the controls are accessible. Kind of a pain though.
    If you use controlcal it makes it much simplier to adjust.

    Choice 2:
    Calman, if you already have purchased it?

    Choice 3:
    ChromaPure Professional, and ControlCal

    #2997
    Anonymous
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    There is also:

    Choice 2.5:
    CalMAN and ControlCAL

    Many of my users use ControlCAL with CalMAN running simultaneously (they tell me they prefer the ControlCAL Interface for control). Some of those also use two computers for the session.

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