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post #1 of 12 Old 01-23-2014, 08:46 PM - Thread Starter
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Hey guys, I'm looking into purchasing a starter display calibration device. So far I think I've narrowed it down to the Colormunki Display - is this a good choice? And is it compatible with this CalMan i've heard so much about?
My initial thought was to get a Spyder4Pro, but after some research, XRite appeared to be the better choice.

Any direction on this new endeavor would be appreciated!
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Colormunki display doesn't work with Calman but it does work with hcfr which is excellent software.
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Colormunki display doesn't work with Calman but it does work with hcfr which is excellent software.
Colormunki is better than Spyder4Pro though, right?
When looking at Spyder4 stuff, it seems like you need to purchase an upgrade to do anything! Calibrate a TV, multiple monitors, etc..
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Yes colormunki display is the same as id3 pro but with software limitations. To do anything useful you have to use hcfr
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Yes colormunki display is the same as id3 pro but with software limitations. To do anything useful you have to use hcfr
What do you mean by "to do anything useful"?
HCFR looks pretty advanced; way over my head...
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That's what he meant - bundled software doesn't offer advanced settings or any kind of reporting on what it has done when calibrating a TV...I calibrate PC monitors with it for speed but always confirm/check with HCFR if it has done even remotely well...
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It'll also work with ArgyllCMS w/ dispcalGUI for automated calibration. I have a i1 Display Pro though and from initial messing around I feel like ArgyllCMS w/ dispcalGUI does a better automatic job then the included X-Rite software. However ArgyllCMS w/ dispcalGUI takes like an hour to work with vs the 5 minute job X-Rite does.

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X-Rite bundle software is embarrassing compared to ArgyllCMS(for the purpose of profiling a display). Try to look at the calibration curves created by Argyll and the ones by iProfiler.
Well actually...iProfiler doesn't make curves at all! it makes broken lines...and of course there's no way they can be as accurate as argyll ones.
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Is there some sort of tutorial I should be made aware of? Again, I'm really green when it comes to this stuff - pretty confusing. I ordered a high end 95% gamut laptop screen that was calibrated with Spyder4, and that's what sparked my interest. My TV now looks horrible in comparison!
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try hcfr to calibrate your tv wink.gif
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Is there some sort of tutorial I should be made aware of? Again, I'm really green when it comes to this stuff - pretty confusing. I ordered a high end 95% gamut laptop screen that was calibrated with Spyder4, and that's what sparked my interest. My TV now looks horrible in comparison!
Hi, here is some stuff to get you started:
HCFR forked version discussion thread: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1393853/fork-of-hcfr-started-whats-needed
Kal's guide to HCFR: http://www.curtpalme.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10457
Guide to Color management system calibration - http://www.avsforum.com/t/852536/basic-guide-to-color-calibration-using-a-cms-updated-and-enhanced
AVS 709 Calibration mp4's: http://www.avsforum.com/t/948496/avs-hd-709-blu-ray-mp4-calibration
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Thanks for the links!
I feel much better about buying the colormunki as an entry level calibration device, it seems the software is just as important.
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