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Hi! I'm a new member of the Lowepost family and a young aspiring colorist who saved up to buy a reference grade monitor. However, I am not 100% of how to set up my new DM240 for accurate monitoring. Flanders themselves offer a tutorial generally describing the process of profiling for generation of a monitor LUT, however FS tech support told me no calibration was necessary and didn't mention anything regarding monitoring LUTs. From previous experience, I am led to believe that generating a monitor LUT to be used on Resolve Color Management is absolutely necessary for accurate monitoring, but what I do not know is exactly what settings to tweak in both the monitor and the calibration software, in my case, DisplayCAL since I can't afford FSI's own $550 USD iProfiler/CalMAN bundle. Most of my work is for web, seldom any TV work. So should I mess with the monitor's luminance? Should I be using Video or Data as my SDI level? What settings should I tweak when setting up the calibration in DisplayCAL? I am aware that monitor calibration is no easy subject, but I'm willing to learn and offer any additional information that might help me with my journey as a colorist. Thank you!
Hello All, I have just purchased an FSI DM240 for my home grading suite. The out of the box calibration is fantastic and I have been having a great time working on it, but there is one thing that I am hoping someone with a little bit more expertise could shed some light on for me. In the Color Management section of the menu there is a setting for Luminance Mode with 4 options: Standard, Studio, Outdoor, and Custom. I am unsure if I should be working in Standard or Studio. Studio Mode appears to just have a higher peak luminance while retaining overall brightness and contrast. The Standard Mode seems to be a dampened in the highlights, especially when compared to the output on a computer monitor (This is only important as a lot of the content I work on is for Web), Where as the Studio Mode has brighter highlights. From what I have read you should just leave the settings as is and work with FSI monitors right out of the box, but the standard mode just seems a bit dark. Since this is my home suite, the lighting conditions aren't perfect, but they aren't horrendous either. My question is which one of these is "accurate" and which one should I use? Or should I use a custom luminance value? Do the numbers correspond to nits? And, What is the correct peak nit output for rec 709? I am a newbie to professional monitoring (this FSI is my first), though I have done a fair amount of research, so if any of my questions are misguided please correct me! Thanks, Alex