Slice of Life Logo Slice of Life Name

 


HomeAbout UsAnnual WorkshopsThe Videodiscs
SOL on CD/DVD?
Disc Image IndexesImage ContributorsSales and OrderingInventory ClearanceProject History
FAQ
Other Software
Links
E-mail and Listserv
Utah Rubber Chicken

Go to HEAL Project website

Go to Knowledge Weavers website

Go to Neurologic Exam Website

Knowledge Weavers

  How can I Set-Up Correct Colors on my Video Monitor?
 

 

Bullet

COLOR SET-UP FOR VIDEO MONITORS:
A 4-STEP METHOD

Display NTSC Color Bars on your video monitor. You may use the Color Bars from the following videodiscs: Frame #356 from Side 1 of Slice of Life (any edition). Frame #4131 from Side 1 of Slice of Brain I. Frame #301 from Side 2 of Slice of Brain I.

Step 1: Adjusting brightness

  1. Find the video monitor's COLOR or CHROMA control.
  2. Adjust it to reduce the color bars to a monochrome (black and white) image.
  3. Find the video monitor's BRIGHTNESS control.
  4. Adjust it until the BLACK COLOR BAR in the lower right of the frame no longer appears with any grey, but just turns to pure black.

Step 2: Adjusting contrast

  1. Find the video monitor's CONTRAST control.
  2. Adjust it until the SHORT WHITE COLOR BAR in the lower left of the frame no longer appears with any gray, but just turns to pure white.

Step 3: Adjusting color saturation

  1. Find the video monitor's COLOR or CHROMA control (the same one used at the beginning of STEP 1).
  2. Adjust it until the saturation, purity, or color vibrancy of all the color bars suits your taste.

Step 4: Adjusting hue

  1. Find the video monitor's HUE or TINT control.
  2. Adjust it until the YELLOW COLOR BAR (2nd from the left) and the MAGENTA COLOR BAR (3rd from the right) look correct, i.e., a lemon yellow and a magenta that's not too purple or blue. Only one setting really works. Yes, it is subjective.

Go to top of page

  FAQ