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Professional Projector Calibration from Image Fidelity

Image Fidelity provides industry-leading, professional projector calibration throughout the central and southern regions of the UK.

If you have invested in a new video projector, bear in mind that the final link in the chain between content producer and viewer is the adherence to global imaging standards.
The importance of this fundamental step is frequently misunderstood, or dismissed as superfluous by retailers and manufacturers alike in their combined efforts to sell a display. Yet without proper alignment, faithfulness to the original production is lost.


Projector Calibration Service

Have you ever noticed how different projectors are supplied with a variety of video modes and options? This variance means the pictures seem to differ substantially in colour and quality, even when they are displaying the same film. They are normally designed by their manufacturers to render bright images and to stand out from the competition. How do you know which, if any, are accurate?

Certain Blu-ray Disc titles are readily available such as, Digital Video Essentials HD Basics and Spears & Munsil HD Benchmark, which contain test patterns and real-life material frequently used to adjust the standard controls of brightness, contrast, colour and sharpness. Although users who are experienced with these discs may well achieve some improvement, most people find the instructions difficult to follow and often struggle to set the controls correctly. Ultimately, they are not substitutable for a comprehensive projector calibration service because white balance, gamma controls and colour management systems require accurate instruments to be set properly.

By using a signal generator, colour analyser and dedicated software to perform a comprehensive in-home service, all picture controls will be optimally adjusted. You will experience the image as the director intended, because your display will be calibrated to the same standards that were used in the video creation. Colours will seem more natural and detail will be present that might otherwise have been lost. Most importantly, you will know that your projector is performing at its best for your viewing environment.

Pricing

The cost of our service is £299 per display for all makes and models of video projector. This charge includes travel expenses and the provision of SDR, 3D and HDR memories as required.


Coverage Area

Our projector calibration service is available throughout the areas outlined below.

Cities and towns covered include: Bath, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Colchester, Coventry, Derby, Gloucester, Guildford, Hereford, Ipswich, Leicester, London, Luton, Maidstone, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Nottingham, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Reading, Salisbury, Southampton, Stafford, St Albans, St Austell, Swansea, Telford, Warwick and Worcester.

Counties covered include: Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cornwall, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, East Sussex, Essex, Gloucestershire, Greater London, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Somerset, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Warwickshire, West Midlands, West Sussex, Wiltshire and Worcestershire.

FAQ

"After buying a new projector, how long should I wait before making an appointment?"

We recommend owning new display for a least a month before making a booking. This allows for some stabilisation time and to make sure the product isn’t going to be returned as faulty.


"How long will it take to calibrate my projector?"

A full ISF calibration takes between three and four hours to complete.


"I have heard that calibration will invalidate my guarantee. Is this true?"

No, all current projectors from major brands have the necessary controls contained within their user menus.


"If I carry out a factory reset, will the settings be erased?"

We will provide a complete breakdown of all the settings altered from their default state in case of an ’emergency’ like this.


"Is professional projector calibration worth it?"

It depends on the value of your projector and how accurate it is to begin with.
A cheap ‘data’ projector wouldn’t benefit from professional calibration due to the lack of controls available and non-standard resolution. This would in turn lead to a mediocre result.
A high-end display is likely to produce a substantial improvement over the default settings both in terms of colour accuracy and enhanced viewing experience.

Contact

Image Fidelity