[Tig] plasma vs LCD in the grading room

David Mackenzie lyris1 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 25 20:17:07 BST 2010

I'm not a colorist, but does it have anything to do with
maintenance/consistency? When I calibrate (consumer) LCD and Plasma panels,
the Plasmas' Greyscale and Gamma tracking often shift around quite a bit
every X hours. The LCDs appear to have a more gradual shift over time.

David Mackenzie
Freelance DVD Compressionist/Author
Hardware Reviewer

On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 7:49 PM, Robert Houllahan <rob at cinelab.com> wrote:

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> >  Why, then, are all of the "color-critical displays" that
> > cine-tal, eCinema, and all the rest LCD-based?  Why has no company
> > produced a colorist-grade plasma screen, with proper calibration
> > controls and gamut selection?
> I think this is a great question, maybe because the lcd panels are easily
> available as oem or that plasma panels are more manufacturing intensive to
> build? Panasonic does make dual link cards for the plasma displays and if
> you put a Davio or a Truelight box on one or Lightspace and a probe to build
> a display lut you are probably pretty well off.
> -Rob-
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