Originally Posted by kram1
I'm just wondering between the i1 display pro and Colormunki which one is more user friendly
Is the i1 display pro more difficult bigger learning curve ?
I don't mind spending the extra $$ for the better unit just want something easy to deal with without some big learning curve
Never used a display calibrator before
I have a new BenQ - PD3200U 32" IPS 4K Monitor and a Samsung KS8500 I'm looking to calibrate
Hi, ColorMunki Display / i1Display PRO are based under the same hardware; they both have sealed and higher quality filters and they are less sensitive to drift over the time, you will get better and more sta/faster reading to any pulse display (Plasma/DLP projectors etc.) with i1Display PRO because it has better refreshing rate scan capability, I prefer i1Display PRO because is supported also from more calibration software solutions.
If you want to AutoCalibrate Monitors (PC/MAC) via VCGT or ICC, the ColorMunki Display is coming with a simple X-Rite software for this job but it lucks customization or the target colorspace/gamma...for example it has selection only to calibrate 2.2 gamma while that software is slow. i1Display PRO is coming with X-Rite's i1Profiler software that has customization, it's more advanced to it's calculations, X-Rite claims that is working 5x times faster, it can take sample of many more colors, and it has a Verification feature of the post-calibration results (with pass/fail also) to be able to see if it's accepted. ColorMunki Display software don't have verification feature. ColorMunki Display is a lot of slower compared with i1Display PRO. Generally the software which coming with ColorMunki Display is poor compared to i1Profiler which is coming with i1Display PRO.
If you want to calibrate TV/Projector, ColorMunki Display is not supported by CalMAN/ChromaPure calibration software.
You can use ColorMunki Display with HCFR and ArgyllCMS/DispcalGUI (additionally with LightSpace; contact me here
to send you the instructions)
It's better to go for a i1Display PRO, with i1Profiler and your BenQ, it will ask you to do a quick RGB Balance using your BenQ controls (if it it's automatically via DCC controls).
For your Samsung you can use HCFR or LightSpace DPS (both are free), taking grayscale/color gamut measurements it will show to how your TV is performing and you will have to adjust Samsung internal calibration controls to improve the charts and reduce the errors.
You will need a way to display the required patterns to the Samsung, the most ideal solution is to generate the patterns from the same source you will use for movie playback, this means that you will need to use a calibration disk designed for the software you will use which you will playback from your blu-ray or media player etc.
You can find some additional initial calibration info or other helpful links here: Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk