Model Comparison
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Tech Resources

Luminance
nit fL cd/m2
0.1 0.03 0.1
1 0.29 1
48 14.01 48
55 16.05 55
80 23.35 80
90 26.27 90
100 29.19 100
120 35.02 120
350 102.15 350
Viewing Distance
  Recommended Viewing Distance - HD Resolution Displays
Screen Size Min (in) Max (in)
17" 25" 27"
24" 35" 38"
42" 61" 66"
  Recommended Viewing Distance - UHD Resolution Displays
Screen Size Min (in) Max (in)
22" 17" 35"
31" 24" 49"
55" 43" 87"

Color Space

EBU
White Balance 6504K CCT
x = 0.313 , y = 0.329
Red Primary x = 0.64 , y = 0.33
Green Primary x = 0.29 , y = 0.60
Blue Primary x = 0.15 , y = 0.06
DCI-P3
White Point
x = 0.314 , y = 0.351
Red Primary x = 0.680 , y = 0.320
Green Primary x = 0.265 , y = 0.690
Blue Primary x = 0.150 , y = 0.060
Rec. 709
White Balance 6504K CCT
x = 0.3127 , y = 0.3290
Red Primary x = 0.64 , y = 0.33
Green Primary x = 0.30 , y = 0.60
Blue Primary x = 0.15 , y = 0.06
SMPTE C
White Balance 6504K CCT
x = 0.3127 , y = 0.3290
Red Primary x = 0.630 , y = 0.340
Green Primary x = 0.310 , y = 0.595
Blue Primary x = 0.155 , y = 0.070

Metamerism

If you have ever wondered why your OLED and CRT, or Plasma and LCD, or even two LCD monitors using different backlight technologies can measure as matches with a high-end color analyzer yet still look perceptually different when viewed next to one another then this video will help shed some light on this perplexing issue.

Perceptual Display Matching

This PDF (Perceptual Display Matching Using LightSpace CMS) details a straightforward method of minimizing the perceptual gap between different types of displays utilized in the same viewing environment.

Operators looking for even more fine-tuned control of perceptual display matching may be interested in our Perceptual Matching Using BoxIO and Livegrade Pro workflow. This PDF and accompanying video provide an overview of this process.

Download the FSI Perceptual Matching Chart here.

Reference Viewing Environment

A controlled viewing environment is essential for proper reference display monitoring because the viewing environment impacts our perception of what is being displayed. Establishing agreed-upon viewing environment benchmarks helps us recreate the same general viewing environment anywhere, which when combined with agreed-upon reference monitor standards enables a repeatable viewing experience across the industry.

This document provides recommendations on setting up a reference viewing environment for editing and color grading. It combines information gathered from various industry standards as well as practical experience gained from helping our clients setup reference viewing environments over the years.

Spectrally Flat Paint

Spectrally flat (neutral) N5 paint combined with high quality bias lighting is the industry preferred solution for creating a neutral grey surround behind reference displays. A neutral grey surround helps to eliminate simultaneous color contrast, a phenomenon that can change the perception of colors on your reference display when viewed against chromatic backgrounds.

For a truly reference grade paint solution we highly recommend GTI’s N5 Paint, available at ShopFSI.com.