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Level 3 - ISF Advanced Video Calibration

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Flat panel displays - starting at $275

Front projectors - starting at $375

Pricing varies based on number of calibrated picture modes and adjustment options

The "Best" choice for video displays with more advanced picture controls for adjusting gamma, color temperature and color gamut, all of which need to be expertly calibrated for your flat panel or projector to produce its best picture quality possible.

Please note:  If you are not sure what your video display has for advanced calibration controls, call or email me and I will help you decide what's best for your situation.  See Level 4 for base prices and list of customized options.

ISF Level 3 calibrations are performed using a color analyzer, various test discs, a high definition video signal pattern generator and CalMAN calibration software.  Accurate light measurements are fundamental to achieving a high quality calibration result.  My colorimeter uses a four-color matrix method profile for your type of video display (LCD, plasma, LCD with LED back-lighting or UHP lamp) derived from a reference level spectroradiometer certified by the manufacturer and SpectraCal's calibration laboratory.

Save 15% on our package deals for getting your home theater's audio and video tuned-up for maximum performance!

Description of Services:

  • Check video display to verify image is properly centered on the screen with uniform focus, convergence and geometry
  • Perform pre-calibration evaluation of TV’s image quality based on current picture mode and source settings
  • Check to make sure audio and video set-up options are set correctly for video sources (DVD, Blu-ray and set top boxes)
  • Inspect all cables to ensure that each is in good working order and properly connected between all audio/video devices
  • Select the most suitable picture mode for calibration and fine tune your TV’s main picture controls (back-light, brightness, contrast, color, tint and sharpness) for best image quality, viewing comfort and enjoyment
  • Check and adjust other 'advanced' picture controls for picture size, format, noise reduction, motion, clarity and color
  • Measure gamma performance (how quickly and smoothly your display's light output changes from black to white) and adjust all gamma-related calibration controls to achieve the best picture quality for the ambient lighting conditions of your room
  • Measure display's color gamut; primary colors (red, green and blue) and secondary colors (cyan, magenta and yellow) and adjust the color management system controls to calibrate the saturation, hue and brightness of each color to Rec 709 HD video industry standard
  • Measure and calibrate video display's color temperature using its multi-point white balance controls for the highest degree of color accuracy and consistency from the darkest to the brightest parts of the picture
  • Copy picture adjustments to other inputs used on your display and verify settings are correct for those input sources
  • Demonstrate improvements in picture quality with reference DVDs, Blu-ray discs and HDTV programming
  • Create pre- and post-video calibration report (PDF) and calibrated settings for display and sources (Excel file)
  • Make suggestions and discuss options for further enhancing picture and sound quality

Audio calibration services and fees:

  • For surround sound receivers with Audyssey Multi-EQ or similar auto setup function, audio calibration with supplied microphone - $75
  • Verify that surround sound receiver’s settings are correct; test and balance surround sound speaker playback levels and synchronize sound arrival times using manual set-up mode - 25$ if added to auto setup, $150 for complete manual mode set-up and calibration
  • Home theater audio calibration including multi-channel loudspeaker tests for correct polarity, playback level, time synchronization, reverb decay time, early reflection and ambient noise analysis as well as subwoofer and system frequency response tuning - $250

Attuned Services offers the following types of package deals, discounts and referral incentives:

  • 15% package price discount for any combination of video and audio calibration
  • 15% discount for existing customers for new video display first calibrations
  • 50% discount for subsequent calibration of same home theater or video display
  • 15% total discount for two new displays calibrated in same location on same day
  • $25 cash reward program for each referral by a customer that results in new calibration and/or consultation services customers.

Most level 3 calibration sessions take four to five hours to perform.  Video display testing and fine-tuning is best done when the room can be made as dark as possible, either through various light control measures such as closing blinds and drapes or performing the calibration during evening hours. I will always do my best to accommodate your work and home schedule. Your TV should be on for at least one to two hours before I arrive and remote controls for your video display and source components must be available with extra batteries , if needed.