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Calibrate your Monitor for HD video editing

If you’re lucky to have a monitor calibration gadget (xrite iONE, huey, …) it’s quite easy to calibrate your monitor to see the correct colors. I was wandering how i could use these devices to calibrate my monitors for HD video editing – the question was what white point and what gamma value to choose for this?

Important: I’m trying to setup my monitors to judge colors of video material targeted for LCD/Plasma monitors, not for CRT TVs!

After some research i found the specifications dealing with HDTV:

ITU-R BT.709
EBU – Tech 3299

To put it short, the targets to use in the calibration software are:

White Point: 6500 K (D65)
Gamma: 2.22

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