The View has several picture modes, but I confined my tests to just User and Standard. They both employ the Adobe RGB gamut, there is no sRGB mode.
Grayscale and Gamma Tracking
There’s certainly nothing to complain about here with regard to grayscale tracking. The slightly elevated green level at 100% in the default chart can be fixed with a one-click reduction to the contrast slider. I calibrated the User color temp and got even better results.
The only issue here is gamma which is dark in tone. There are no gamma presets, but if you engage the Adobe RGB setting in Color Space, gamma drops to a more linear 2.11 average. While this is a tad light, it makes the picture look better. And you can still adjust the brightness if you wish.
· Grayscale Error Default – 1.64dE
· Grayscale Error Calibrated – 0.83dE
· Grayscale Error Adobe RGB – 1.64dE
· Gamma Value Range Standard – 0.24
· Gamma Value Range Adobe RGB – 0.12
· Average Gamma, Deviation From 2.2 Standard – 10.00% (2.42 actual value)
· Average Gamma, Deviation From 2.2 Adobe RGB – 4.09% (2.11 actual value)
Grayscale tracking is about the same in either Standard or Adobe RGB modes, but gamma is closer to the mark in the latter.
Color Gamut Accuracy
Regardless of picture mode or Color Space option, the View is an Adobe RGB monitor. That wide gamut emphasizes green rather than the extra red found in DCI-P3. This is not to say that it pushes green, far from it. The View is very accurate and right out of the box; it hits the color targets with just a bit of over-saturation. 2.38dE average is an invisible error.
With calibration, the error only drops by 0.01dE, infinitesimal. But you can get even better color in the Adobe RGB mode, which has a reference-level 1.36dE average error. Add to that its superior gamma and the choice is clear.
· Color Gamut Error – 2.37dE (User, calibrated), 1.36dE (Adobe RGB)
· Color Gamut Volume – 100.89% DCI-P3, 149.58% sRGB, 102.56% Adobe RGB
Color errors are below the visible threshold no matter how you set the View up, which is excellent performance. Gamut volume is about the same for both Adobe RGB and DCI-P3 but don’t be fooled; a P3 monitor will have deeper reds. The View is still very colorful, but it excels in green, making things like grass and trees look lusher.
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