Originally Posted by sotti
We do load custom edrs for the C6 where we have a license from X-Rite to do so. For the basic i1 Display Pro we use the facotry EDRs.
Yes, but guess i can't:
1: create custom EDR files with a spectro using CalMan
2: load external EDR files (created by CalMan or any other software which is capable of creating them)
3: at least use the same procedure on-the-fly (no EDR files are involved but the temporally used correction is calculated by comparing the firmware sensitivity data and the recently supplied spectral measurements)
...with any kind of i1d3 hardware (retail, OEM, C6).
I understand if 1 and 2 faces license problems (you could call them *.dsc and use a slightly different file format
) but what about 3?
I guess you are free to load the data from the firmware any time and use the algorithms (I guess the current matrix correction sits on the top of a generic EDR based correction anyway). The only difference is that you don't read from EDR files but from the temporal memory. It's not as forceful as a matrix profile...
It would be nice to save EDR files. Not only you don't need to bring the spectro with you if you already have an EDR file for the particular display model you want to work with (ok, it works with matrices as well...) but 2: You could share them online (you don't need to use a spectro at all if the particular displays in on the online database ; this file contains display data only, the particular i1d3 hardware isn't involved - unlike with a matrix profile...).
I wonder why X-Rite builds and profiles every i1d3 units this carefully if they stop the display characterization with a few generic EDR files. I though there will be a lot of downloadable EDR files on X-Rite's site by now.
Well, not for TVs but for most of the professional monitors like the EIZO CG and NEC PA lines. Those manufacturers could easily supply the necessary data for an EDR file without any additional work on their side. But I am sure manufacturers like Panasonic and Samsung also have this data for their TVs as well. They must measure the displays (not individually every units but every models) with a decent spectro at least once to set up the factory default service menu parameters...