TTL RGB ==> PC
trixter at oldskool.org
Mon Nov 5 19:10:49 CST 2007
Chuck Guzis wrote:
> Parenthetically, through this exercise I did realize how much better
> PAL was than NTSC. The color balance was always excellent from the
> tapes, particularly as compared to the way off-the-air NTSC looks.
Yes, but the flickering (50Hz) is annoying if you haven't been nursed on
NTSC (60Hz). It took me months of viewing PAL (I was mastering a PAL
DVD) before I got used to it.
Resolution and color are indeed better than NTSC.
> A favorite game of mine was to walk into one of the big box
> electronics stores such as Circuit City and say to the guy flogging
> big-screen sets from an acre of glowing boxes, "They all look
> different. Which one has the correct colors?"
None of them. Seriously. One of the dirty little secrets of that
industry is that the "default" or "standard" settings for
color/tint/brightness/contrast/sharpness is that they are calibrated for
the store show room, NOT a regular home setting. All the colors are
oversaturated, the sharpness is artificially high, etc. Every friend I
know who purchases a new TV find me knocking on their door a few days
later with my Digital Video Essentials calibration DVD.
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