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Networker
12-29-2016, 12:03 PM
What is the easiest and cheapest way to calibrate my monitor? (Dell 24" LCD)

I've been looking at these:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1258980-REG/spectracal_sc_metc3_c3_colorimeter.html

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/798930-REG/X_Rite_EODIS3_i1Display_Pro.html

The Xrite appears to have everything included - and was recommended by Dermot back in May - while the SpectraCal needs additional software to do the job. If I understand their website correctly.
(Also, B and H has a special on the Xrite i1 Display Pro and ColorChecker Passport bundle for $249.- until Dec 31 '16 at 11:59 PM, and I don't have a color checker yet.)

So what are you guys using?

Dermot
12-29-2016, 06:26 PM
What is the easiest and cheapest way to calibrate my monitor? (Dell 24" LCD)

The Xrite appears to have everything included - and was recommended by Dermot back in May - while the SpectraCal needs additional software to do the job. If I understand their website correctly.
(Also, B and H has a special on the Xrite i1 Display Pro and ColorChecker Passport bundle for $249.- until Dec 31 '16 at 11:59 PM, and I don't have a color checker yet.)

So what are you guys using?

Easiest does not seem to exist...
Cheapest is likely what you are looking at already

I have the I1Dispaly_Pro & Calman studio Lite, the probe by it's self is not going to be able do anything without software to drive it, the same probe also works with LightSpace.

Calman studio lite ($300 USD);
http://calman.spectracal.com/store/p75/CalMAN_Studio_Express.html

LightSpace LTE; ($650 USD);
http://www.lightillusion.com/lightspace_lte.html

But this is for callibrateing my broadcast mon's using Resolve as the pattern gen, and loading the resulating display callibration lut into an external lutbox for each mon...

so it's not the workflow for callibrateing a computer mon, i roughly (and i do mean roughly when compared to the broadcast mon's) callibrate my computer mon's with spyder4, so they are in same ballpark as the broadcast mon, i have no need for any compiuter mon to be accurate, and they are not anything more than somewhat close...

Don't know anything about the color checker passport bundle, not sure what it's purpose is...

i've had good resualts with the I1 & CalMan for several years now - but any probe needs to be callibrated with a spectometer and offsets put into the software every year or so as the dyes in the filters age

Joshua_G
12-30-2016, 03:09 AM
The X-Rite i1Display Pro is a color calibration system which includes the probe and the needed software to calibrate a computer monitor. I use it and enjoy it.

Networker
01-09-2017, 08:10 PM
Easiest does not seem to exist...
Cheapest is likely what you are looking at already

I have the I1Dispaly_Pro & Calman studio Lite, the probe by it's self is not going to be able do anything without software to drive it, the same probe also works with LightSpace.

Calman studio lite ($300 USD);
http://calman.spectracal.com/store/p75/CalMAN_Studio_Express.html

LightSpace LTE; ($650 USD);
http://www.lightillusion.com/lightspace_lte.html

But this is for callibrateing my broadcast mon's using Resolve as the pattern gen, and loading the resulating display callibration lut into an external lutbox for each mon...

so it's not the workflow for callibrateing a computer mon, i roughly (and i do mean roughly when compared to the broadcast mon's) callibrate my computer mon's with spyder4, so they are in same ballpark as the broadcast mon, i have no need for any compiuter mon to be accurate, and they are not anything more than somewhat close...

Don't know anything about the color checker passport bundle, not sure what it's purpose is...

i've had good resualts with the I1 & CalMan for several years now - but any probe needs to be callibrated with a spectometer and offsets put into the software every year or so as the dyes in the filters age

First of all, sorry I'm so late with my reply. I've had to deal with a water leak under the slab of my house and it's been a bitch.

My budget doesn't allow for a calibrated B'cast Monitor, so I guess I'll have to stick with my Dell for now :)

I will look at the Spyder some more.


The color checker passport is a tool with:

Four Color/Camera Calibration Targets
Color Chip Chart
White Balance Card & Grayscale Card
Focus Target

You can see it here:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?N=11191324&InitialSearch=yes&sts=suggestions-pi&typedValue=Xrite+pas

Networker
01-09-2017, 08:15 PM
The X-Rite i1Display Pro is a color calibration system which includes the probe and the needed software to calibrate a computer monitor. I use it and enjoy it.

I did like this, but by the time I got back to it, the sale had ended and I had some other expenses, see above, so I haven't bought anything yet. But thanks for your opinion about it. I'll watch for it coming on sale again. Also, I'm looking at the Spyder5. It may come down to price once my credit cards cool down a bit.

Joshua_G
01-10-2017, 05:04 AM


The color checker passport is a tool with:

Four Color/Camera Calibration Targets
Color Chip Chart
White Balance Card & Grayscale Card
Focus Target

You can see it here:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?N=11191324&InitialSearch=yes&sts=suggestions-pi&typedValue=Xrite+pas

Yes, but no monitor calibration. Trying to manually calibrate a monitor is a pitta.