Ryu Connor wrote:
Using the wrong color space means that you will never have accurate color on your monitor,
Except for the mass plethora of media all mastered for limited range?
I've thought I just had a bad monitor.
We could argue it is a bad monitor, after a fashion. Bad EDID data.
The camera originally took the image as a JPG. So the image has been degraded a bit, but as you can see there is no banding.
Ok, you don't understand what's going on here.
The HDTV standard is Rec. 709 color, where 16=black and 235=white. The PC monitor RGB standard is 0=black 255=white. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rec._709
When you give the 16=black, 235=white color space to a monitor set to 0=black, 255=white monitor, it distorts the output and black becomes gray. That's what's happening here.
If you were to give a full RGB signal to a TV that couldn't accept it, you would have the opposite, where grays would become black, and you'd lose detail.
calibrate a monitor improperly so that your gray black will be really dark, and black when you look at it, [b]but everything else is distorted.
If your TV is not set to be a PC monitor(which you'd have to do manually usually), your TV is set to 16-235, not 0-255, since that's the HDTV color standard. That's why you're not seeing banding, or you have your TV calibrated improperly. If your TV's resolution is listed under the TV section
, and you haven't done the fix with the .inf, then your GPU is outputting the 16-235 color, which won't show banding on a TV that's set to 16-235 color.
What is happening here, is that the GPU is sending the wrong signal when it detects an HDMI and a TV resolution, even if the monitor is set to PC monitor color space. You can't argue that any monitor that's using HDMI is a "bad" monitor, simply because someone plugged it in using that cable. It's not bad EDID either. There are so many monitors being produced that they don't need to add the EDID info of every one. They need to make an option so people can set their color space manually, like the Linux drivers and AMD drivers allow.
If you read the posts going back for years, you'll see that it doesn't matter what monitor you plug in via HDMI, it will do this if it has a "TV" resolution.