I’m very confused by the “new” sliders.
With the previous peak brightness/max luminance and paper white settings, I was able to achieve satisfactory results in Jedi: Fallen Order, using an approximation of my TV’s actual specs, an LG C9 (700 peak brightness, 300 paper white, full luminance disabled). Now, following your guide for HGiG calibration, the image doesn’t look right.
To eliminate pink spots/pixels, I have to lower the middle gray by a lot. Changing the peak brightness, as you suggested, produces weird pink spikes every few steps (as if pinks were increasing and reducing in size in waves). I got it to stabilize every 200 or so (left at 799). Paper white doesn’t seem to do much other than “brighten” and “darken” the overall picture. Same with gamma boost. Also, you’re supposed to eliminate all pink by adjusting peak brightness, but you later say to keep them at less than 50%?
That’s with ACES. With the other mode (no middle gray adjustment), I can get close to what I had with a previous version of SK. That version also had Remaster 10- and 11-bit selected by default, while no Remaster options are selected on the latest release (and I have no idea what to do with them).
Adjusting HDR can be exhausting, the reason why I play in SDR 99% of the time. These settings aren’t exactly user-friendly. =/