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Panasonic PT-AE4000 Basic Settings

Posted on October 1, 2013 by Art Feierman
In addition to calibrating Red Green and Blue for a correct grayscale balance (6500K), there are a number of other settings that come into play. Typically Contrast and Brightness (white balance and black balance), need to be done first. Color saturation and gamma also need adjustment.
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Contrast = (0) 1 -1 0 0 -2 0 0
Brightness = (0 1 1 1 4 4 4 7
Color = (0) 0 0 0 0 0 -5 0
Tint = (0) 0 0 0 0 0 -4 0

Lamp Mode=High (unless noted otherwise)
Lens aperture fully open
All other settings at default (untouched)

Zoom set at mid-point for all measurements

To get the very most out of the DLA-PT-AE4000, a calibration is necessary, but will only yield a slight improvement over Color 1mode. Calibrating the individual colors will further improve and should eliminate the slight red push.

Panasonic PT-AE4000 Post Calibration Grayscale

hat is truly a superb set of numbers! Only a 40K variation across the range from dark gray to white, and about as close to 6500K as you will see. Mike placed the calibration settings to get these numbers in the Memory 1 of the Panasonic (which offers more than a dozen savable memories.

Color Temp over IRE Range (Post calibration)

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20 IRE 6522K
30 IRE 6566K
40 IRE 6555K
50 IRE 6523K
60 IRE 6548K
70 IRE 6552K
80 IRE 6516K
90 IRE 6520K
100 IRE 6533K

Gamma settings:

The gamma controls on the PT-AE4000 allow for detailed customization, including different gamma curves for each primary color! You can have about as much fun as you would like, customizing gamma for your screen, room conditions, personal tastes, etc.

The measured default gamma averages 2.15, pretty close to the "ideal" 2.2. With the advanced gamma controls you can furthter tune the gamma.

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