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Calibration

Season 1, Ep. 4

Once you've designed and installed the cinema to the best of your ability, you'll need to calibrate the system. There's a lot of difference between 'manufacturer auto-calibration' and what a trained, experienced pro can do with a bit of knowledge and the right equipment. Hosts Tom and Owen (mostly Tom this week) give you a 28-minute overview and talk about our (matching) calibration setups.

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    52:01
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    41:57
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    42:02
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    29:09
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