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Hi,
I'm trying to find out which one is the best meter for me to use?

My setup:
iMac and 2 secondary displays.

 

So basically I need to calibrate 3 displays. And if I do have my MBA hookt up I got 4 displays.


The ones tha I have been watch on is the Spyder 4 Pro and Colormunki display.

 

So which one of this two is the best one for me to buy?

 

 

 

I just want to calibrate my displays easy so it do get more good for my eyes to watch on them and that every display almost look the same.

 

 

 

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Is the spyder 4 express or Colormunki smile something to look at also?
But I do feel a little that they maybe are to sheep.

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i1 display pro is the way to go, accuracy, speed, very good repeatability, very good at low light measures (0,003 cd/m2)

what software do you use ?
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Take a look at CalMAN RGB this is what we built it for. The package includes our SpectraCal C3 meter.

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Does CalMAN RGB Package run on his iMac ?

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Does CalMAN RGB Package run on his iMac ?

The Client 3 does but CalMAN itself is still windows. I run Fusion on my Mac for both.

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I tried using Calman RGB with a Late 2013 Macbook Pro with 13-inch Retina Display running Mavericks. Couldn't get it to work. My Macbook only has 4GB RAM so I didn't bother with using a VM for Windows. Instead I took my old HP laptop which has Windows 8.1 Pro on it and installed Calman RGB. Then I installed the Client 3 software on my Macbook. Back on my HP laptop I selected Client 3 on my Macbook as both the pattern generator and the display. As soon as I selected my Macbook as the display in Calman RGB my Mac's screen went black. I couldn't even see the mouse pointer. Rebooting the computer didn't fix it. Still got the same black screen. I finally had to wipe the hard disk clean and reinstall Mac OS X. I'll probably have to pay through the nose to have an Apple store upgrade the RAM in my Macbook if that's possible just to be able to run Windows in a VM. Not sure if that will work any better.
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I just want to use the follow software in the beginning as I don't have afford to purchase the CalMan.

So my question are till Spyder 4Pro or Colormunki Display?

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Hi,

I'm trying to find out which one is the best meter for me to use?


My setup:

iMac and 2 secondary displays.

So basically I need to calibrate 3 displays. And if I do have my MBA hookt up I got 4 displays.

Check i1Display PRO Meter (Retail Version) that is coming the X-Rite's iProfiler Software which you can download the latest MAC Version or in will be included.

For the secondary displays of the same iMAC, ask this to X-Rite Support to tell you if it's possible with their software. Webstore Link Example of the Retail Version of the Meter

Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk Free Version for Free Calibration Software: LightSpace DPS + CalMAN ColorChecker
S/W: LightSpace CMS, SpaceMan ICC, SpaceMatch DCM, CalMAN 5, CalMAN RGB, ChromaPure, CalPC, ControlCAL
Meters: JETI Specbos 1211, Klein K-10A, i1PRO2, i1PRO, SpectraCAL C6, i1D3, C5
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Thanks, but I'll go for the spectraCal RGB and C3 meter better safe then sorry later I guess.

But, Can I install the client on 2 Mac's with the standard license or can I just calibrate one computer with it?

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Thanks, but I'll go for the spectraCal RGB and C3 meter better safe then sorry later I guess.


But, Can I install the client on 2 Mac's with the standard license or can I just calibrate one computer with it?

Three licenses to CalMAN Client 3 are included with each purchase of CalMAN RGB. If you would like to calibrate more than three computers in your home, you have to purchase additional Client 3 licenses here.

Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk Free Version for Free Calibration Software: LightSpace DPS + CalMAN ColorChecker
S/W: LightSpace CMS, SpaceMan ICC, SpaceMatch DCM, CalMAN 5, CalMAN RGB, ChromaPure, CalPC, ControlCAL
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Three licenses to CalMAN Client 3 are included with each purchase of CalMAN RGB. If you would like to calibrate more than three computers in your home, you have to purchase additional Client 3 licenses here.

it's 2 licenses for CalMAN 5 Enthusiast owners though, right?
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Three licenses to CalMAN Client 3 are included with each purchase of CalMAN RGB. If you would like to calibrate more than three computers in your home, you have to purchase additional Client 3 licenses here.

it's 2 licenses for CalMAN 5 Enthusiast owners though, right?

The CalMAN Licence Comparison Table is telling for 2 licencies but with the Client 2 Icon. I'm not sure if they are 2 or 3.

Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk Free Version for Free Calibration Software: LightSpace DPS + CalMAN ColorChecker
S/W: LightSpace CMS, SpaceMan ICC, SpaceMatch DCM, CalMAN 5, CalMAN RGB, ChromaPure, CalPC, ControlCAL
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