Originally Posted by gwgill
What meter is that ?
It's the BasiCColor Discus which I use trained to the i1pro2. We have discussed it recently in the MadVR/ArgyllCMS thread when I wanted to give it a try (at the time Calman was not supporting MadVR and I wanted to assess that) and you told me you had no plan to support it as you have no acces to one, which I totally understand.
I'm sorry that my naive question to Hitman started one of these discussions I hate reading on AVS and which I usually never participate to. These discussions are silly. I really don't understand why some users feel that the software that fits their need best is necessarily "better". It reminds me of Mac/PC discussions or here the JVC/Sony ones
I happen to have both a Mac and many PCs and I use both for different things they are better suited to. Plus there is the matter of price, and in that area I don't think anything can beat ArgyllCMS/dispcalGUI or HCFR
I started with HCFR (before the fork) and stopped using it when it stopped evolving at that time, and then I purchased and used over the years Chromapure and Calman. I have evaluated LS (twice) once it added Discus and radiance mini support and would have looked at ArgyllCMS/dispcalGUI if it had supported the Discus because I'm interested in its LUT generation feature and the fact that it supports MadTPG, unlike any of the paid-for software at this stage. Today I only use Calman because it fits my present needs best, supports my hardware perfectly (meter, VP and display) and gives me great results.
I'm not saying that one approach is better than the other (and I'm frequently recommending another approach to friends, especially when it does something that the others don't or don't do as well or when a free solution suits them better) but in order to do a proper, objective comparative one has to leave the "cult member" approach, become as proficient with all products, properly understand the pros and cons of each methodology used and look at them not from their own perspective but from each type of user perspective. I haven't had the time to do so hence I've never started a comparative thread, even if I have looked around and made my own opinion for my own needs. That opinion is not set forever, and I'm not tied to any solution. If the product I used falls behind, I look elsewhere.
That being said, when I see something unfair posted about Calman in a Calman thread, I do react because I don't like bias. I would do exactly the same (and have already done so when I felt I had to) for Chromapure, Lightspace, HCFR or ArgyllCMS/dispcalGUI. This is AVS science and an incorrect fact should be corrected when spotted, irrespective of personal preferences or even friendship.
None of this is directed to you (or anyone else) specifically but your quote dragged me back in a thread I had left so I prefer to clarify my point of view
By the way, one last thing, I'd like to also take this opportunity to thank you for the work you and others are doing for this community. I admire the amount of work put into these non-commercial projects out of sheer passion and the incredible level of performance they reach. Because you are looking at it from an enthusiast perspective, you are forcing others to implement features they would probably never implement otherwise because it doesn't always make economical sense for a wider audience, but are forced to because of you. For this, and for many other reasons, everyone owes you guys
Now as this is an eecolor calman thread I would really appreciate if it could go back to its topic, as I would honestly like to be able to leave it for good, having no eecolor myself and having subscribed to it when I was trying to resolve the Calman MadVR support issue, which is now solved...