Podcast 68: Jeff Murray

Jeff Murray, president of SpectraCal, discusses the importance of setting a TV's basic picture controls and grayscale calibration, the advantages and pitfalls of color-management systems, the company's VideoForge test-pattern generator and VideoEQ processor, automatic calibration using CalMan software with some of Panasonic's 2011 TVs, where to get educated about video calibration, calibrating 3D TVs, answers to chat-room questions, and more.

Run Time: 58:43

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Jeff Murray spent the first 20 years of his adult life serving Uncle Sam in the US Army. During that period, he spent six years in Germany where he and his wife worked at the Mannheim Audio/Photo Center. Jeff represented Akai, AR, and Pioneer and was destined (or condemned) to a lifetime of technology.

After the Army came Sencore, where Jeff built the AV Division and brought to market many products for calibrating AV systems and helped to facilitate the Imaging Science Foundation's rapid growth; in fact, he still serves on the ISF Research Labs board.

Jeff now runs SpectraCal, a multifaceted company dedicated to the attainment of the "perfect" picture on screen. With decades of experience spanning electronic cinema, home theater, commercial AV, and digital signage, the company focuses on display optimization through calibration achieving and maintaining the integrity of the original content as the cinematographer, videographer, or graphic artist intended. To this end, SpectraCal considers the variables of the display, screen, and environment with the role that each plays in the attainment of the goal. Understanding that displays out of the box cannot perform at their peak and will not produce that "perfect" picture, SpectraCal has developed software and hardware solutions to permit anyone from beginner to expert to optimize images in their unique environments. Jeff and his team are currently working on new products for digital signage, PC gamers, digital photographers, video walls, and medical imaging.

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