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kalern123

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So, I just got the new Samsung Odyssey G7 montior and I wanted to calibrate it.

Is it even a thing to calibrate a monitor for gaming?

Anyway, my question is brightness. I know that for editing and photoprinting your typical brightness would be around 80-120 cd.

But this is purely for entertainment. Games and movies. What brightness should I set and I also plan on using it for HDR content. I believe the brightness has to be high?

Should I calibrate it?

Thanks for your answers.
 

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Should you calibrate it? Sure, why not.
Do you NEED to? That depends on your eyeballs.

But, free and relatively easy:
https://www.imaging-resource.com/ARTS/MONCAL/CALIBRATE.HTM


There is no single "number" for brightness/gamma/contrast. Your eyeballs, monitor, room lighting are different from everyone else on the planet.
The above links are a starting point.
 

kalern123

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Should you calibrate it? Sure, why not.
Do you NEED to? That depends on your eyeballs.

But, free and relatively easy:
https://www.imaging-resource.com/ARTS/MONCAL/CALIBRATE.HTM


There is no single "number" for brightness/gamma/contrast. Your eyeballs, monitor, room lighting are different from everyone else on the planet.
The above links are a starting point.
Forgot to mention I have the datacolor spyderX. Thanks for reply
 

kalern123

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Ah!
I have one as well...;)

If you have it, YES. Absolutely use it on your new monitor.
Thanks for your answer! For entertainment I want a higher brightness than on my photography monitor. Datacolor says 120 cd is ideal, but this is for editing, right? However for playing and entertainment I think I want between 250-300cd. What do you think? I know you said every eyeball is different, but I’m curious about what you think 😁
 

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