Caliberate a monitor to somone elses monitor is nonsense.
Sorry, forgot to mention this in my last post:
Calibrating a monitor to someone elses’ monitor IS nonsense. Calibration is done to an external set of standards, a studio doesn’t have a particular monitor they’re trying to match. They use tools like the Spyder 5.
A list of image sets for calibration and clear instructions can get you good results too, though. Again, not hitting absolute perfection is not an excuse for not trying at all.
Also, SMPTE was founded in 1916. Their standards influenced the manufacturing process of the film Star Wars was shot on. Their standards have also influenced how cameras are built today, how TVs are built today, how editing programs are coded, the specifications of DCPs projected in theaters, the specifications of TV broadcast since TV’s birth, etc.
If you think these standards are bunk, I’d like to know why and what the science would be behind a new standard.
A television can be calibrated such that no amount of color correction could make a source look correct. If I shifted the hue on a TV so that the green subpixels aren’t on, you can boost green in your source file all day and still not see an iota of it on the screen. At the end of the day, the monitor/tv is the one physically emitting light towards your eyes, not the source media.
This is a an association body. It will cost a lot of money to be an associate and what that grants you access to clients who work within that association.
It’s another way of shrugging off competition from smaller companies. Just because they have standards does not mean the actual association or even members of that association created those standards. They merely recognise a set standard and to be a member and put an SMPTE stamp on your company will also mean you have to meet that standard no doubt.
They are also part of drug company imaging devices big pharma contracts.
There is not anything wrong with an association body per se but like I said, this is a way of shutting out smaller competitive companys out of contracts because they can not afford the membership fees of being part of the association. And contracts are probably rarely given outside SMPTE membership in certain spheres of influence.
Not all bad but not all good either totally un-competitive though.
$13,500 dollars good client access or $20,000 for better client access per year.