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post #31 of 2247
hokey dokey - bought mine 6 weeks ago!!
post #32 of 2247
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Originally Posted by ndaa75 View Post

hokey dokey - bought mine 6 weeks ago!!

Found the info at SpectraCal's site.

http://store.spectracal.com/support/software-maintenance.html
post #33 of 2247
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Found the info at SpectraCal's site.
http://store.spectracal.com/support/software-maintenance.html

Received an email from Spectracal today, offering free Calman 5 upgrades to control and enthusiast depending on the package you currently have - cannot find any info on either control or enthusiast - anyone have any ideas?
post #34 of 2247
I think all information which is yet available is in this email or in the links in it.
post #35 of 2247
Anybody using CalMAN DIY now would be a good time to get your license current if needed and have at least one add-on license. If both these conditions are met it will be a free upgrade to v5 Enthusiast. I've been using v5 for quite awhile now and can honestly say this is an upgrade not to be missed out on.

http://store.spectracal.com/calman5-upgrade-from-calmanv4

http://store.spectracal.com/calman5-licenses
post #36 of 2247
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Originally Posted by praz View Post

Anybody using CalMAN DIY now would be a good time to get your license current if needed and have at least one add-on license. If both these conditions are met it will be a free upgrade to v5 Enthusiast. I've been using v5 for quite awhile now and can honestly say this is an upgrade not to be missed out on.
http://store.spectracal.com/calman5-upgrade-from-calmanv4
http://store.spectracal.com/calman5-licenses

I'm really glad I'll be getting v5 enthusiast... it has everything you could want and more from calibration software.
post #37 of 2247
With V4 DIY owners being upgraded to V5 Enthusiast, is there anything in this for existing V4 Enthusiast owners? We paid quite a bit more than DIY + an add-on.
post #38 of 2247
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Originally Posted by jebj View Post

With V4 DIY owners being upgraded to V5 Enthusiast, is there anything in this for existing V4 Enthusiast owners? We paid quite a bit more than DIY + an add-on.

I suggest you contact SpectraCal directly. I'm sure they will do what they can so nobody feels they are getting shortchanged. Although with everything that is being offered with Enthusiast I'm not sure anything additional would be of benefit to most.
post #39 of 2247
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Originally Posted by praz View Post

Anybody using CalMAN DIY now would be a good time to get your license current if needed and have at least one add-on license. If both these conditions are met it will be a free upgrade to v5 Enthusiast. I've been using v5 for quite awhile now and can honestly say this is an upgrade not to be missed out on.
http://store.spectracal.com/calman5-upgrade-from-calmanv4
http://store.spectracal.com/calman5-licenses

So if i have v4 diy with spectro and cal pc add-on currently i will be upgraded to v5 enthusiast as long as im current on maintenance correct?
post #40 of 2247
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Originally Posted by njfoses View Post

So if i have v4 diy with spectro and cal pc add-on currently i will be upgraded to v5 enthusiast as long as im current on maintenance correct?

Yes anyone that has at least one addon and is current with maintenance will get a CalMAN 5 Enthusiast license. We are doing away with the addon model and just going with a straight 3 level license for CalMAN Home and Business.

CalMAN 5 Home Video: Basic, Control, Enthusiast
CalMAN 5 for Business: Expert, Professional, Ultimate

Other CalMAN 5 products: Studio, CalPC, CalMED, CalGEO
Edited by derekjsmith - 8/23/12 at 6:55am
post #41 of 2247
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Originally Posted by jebj View Post

With V4 DIY owners being upgraded to V5 Enthusiast, is there anything in this for existing V4 Enthusiast owners? We paid quite a bit more than DIY + an add-on.

Yes the upgrade from CalMAN 3/4 Enthusiast to CalMAN 5 Enthusiast you get access to many more features and hardware than CalMAN 3/4 ever had:

http://store.spectracal.com/calman5-licenses
http://store.spectracal.com/home-hardware-support
post #42 of 2247
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Originally Posted by derekjsmith View Post

Yes the upgrade from CalMAN 3/4 Enthusiast to CalMAN 5 Enthusiast you get access to many more features and hardware than CalMAN 3/4 ever had:
http://store.spectracal.com/calman5-licenses
http://store.spectracal.com/home-hardware-support

I don't think that was what he was asking. Looks like current DIY+ users are getting the same benefits that current Enthusiasts will.
As a previous V2/3 Pro user, I have been "downgraded" to Enthusiast over the years, and newer DIY users are getting "upgraded". Does not seem exactly fair.
post #43 of 2247
Hi cal, I'm not sure what happen in your situation, but if you had Professional in v3, you should have received Commercial in v4 and Ultimate in v5 assuming you were in proper maintenance fee level. perhaps contact support/sales there

Edit: I see from a previous post (5/27/2010 on SpectraCal's forum) that you elected to renewal maintenance at a lower price level (Enthusiast vs Professional Maintenance starting in v3, from a Pro License in v2)
Edited by turbe - 8/23/12 at 7:59am
post #44 of 2247
Hi Cal,

It's true that current DIY users are getting a screaming good deal. Anyone who is not a current DIY user is missing out on a truly sensational opportunity.

In your case, as Derek says, anyone with Enthusiast is being uplifted into a whole new realm of power and functionality.

If I can paraphrase your situation, it's "In v4, I have a license called Enthusiast, and in CalMAN 5, I will still have a license called Enthusiast, so I'm not getting anything." Perhaps we should have called the CalMAN 5 license something more razzle-dazzle, to emphasize that it's vastly more powerful. You're getting color cube (3D LUT) functionality, just to mention one example, that was previously only available to professional colorists at a price of thousands of dollars. And lots more. So call it "Super-Duper Enthusiast With Technology Previously Unavailable in Home Theater," and see if it feels like more of a step up.

As Turbe says, you intentionally chose the downgrade from the Pro to the Enthusiast level. If you'd like to step back up to pro, PM me, and it can be arranged.

Anyone else with upgrade questions, please feel free to PM me as well. SpectraCal wants people to be not only happy with all the additional features and power they're getting in CalMAN 5, but ecstatic.
post #45 of 2247
Derek, when can we expect touchdown of Calman 5 for home users?
post #46 of 2247
Hi guys, I purchased the CalMAN DIY Software w/ OEM i1Display package (link below) about 5 months ago. Will I get a FREE up-grade to Calman 5 Basic or Calman 5 Control? Sorry, I am really unclear as to what up-grade I will get!!

http://store.spectracal.com/consumer/calman-video-calibration/calman-software-w-oem-i1display.html

Thanks in advance.

Paul
post #47 of 2247
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Originally Posted by hidefpaul View Post

Hi guys, I purchased the CalMAN DIY Software w/ OEM i1Display package (link below) about 5 months ago. Will I get a FREE up-grade to Calman 5 Basic or Calman 5 Control? Sorry, I am really unclear as to what up-grade I will get!!
http://store.spectracal.com/consumer/calman-video-calibration/calman-software-w-oem-i1display.html
Thanks in advance.
Paul

doesn't that meter come with a colorimeter add-on license key? if so, you should get enthusiast

if not, then you get control
post #48 of 2247
no addon required in v4 DIY for the OEM i1Display.. he will get v5 Control...
post #49 of 2247
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Originally Posted by PlasmaPZ80U View Post

doesn't that meter come with a colorimeter add-on license key? if so, you should get enthusiast
if not, then you get control
No. v4 DIY has native support for the OEM i1Display. Just add CalPC or Interactive. It will be money well spent.
post #50 of 2247
the confusion probably is from July of last year, about DIY including the Colorimeter addon for the OEM i1Display.. but as far as I know, that meter is supported natively as praz posted...

The v4 DIY Colorimeter Addon is for the Chroma 5
post #51 of 2247
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Originally Posted by praz View Post

No. v4 DIY has native support for the OEM i1Display. Just add CalPC or Interactive. It will be money well spent.

back when I bought the OEM i1Display, I got a colorimeter add-on license... I supposed they changed support shortly after that.
post #52 of 2247
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Originally Posted by hidefpaul View Post

Hi guys, I purchased the CalMAN DIY Software w/ OEM i1Display package (link below) about 5 months ago. Will I get a FREE up-grade to Calman 5 Basic or Calman 5 Control? Sorry, I am really unclear as to what up-grade I will get!!
http://store.spectracal.com/consumer/calman-video-calibration/calman-software-w-oem-i1display.html
Thanks in advance.
Paul

Everyone that has CalMAN 4 DIY today and has purchased within the last year or has maintenance will get CalMAN 5 Control. For those that also have any add-on they will get CalMAN 5 Enthusiast.

No user with CalMAN 4 will get CalMAN 5 Basic. Basic is a new level we added for the “CalMAN 5 Home Video” product that is just below what CalMAN 4 DIY was. The idea is a lower cost but much easier to use CalMAN than CalMAN 4 ever was.
post #53 of 2247
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Originally Posted by PlasmaPZ80U View Post

back when I bought the OEM i1Display, I got a colorimeter add-on license... I supposed they changed support shortly after that.

If I remember right when the OEM i1Display was first released the add-on license was required but was bundled with the meter at no additional cost.
post #54 of 2247
well, if you actually received a separate Colorimeter Addon key from the DIY Key when the OEM i1Display was initially released, then contact sales/support.. I'm sure SpectraCAL will sort it out for you..
post #55 of 2247
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Originally Posted by praz View Post

If I remember right when the OEM i1Display was first released the add-on license was required but was bundled with the meter at no additional cost.

Yup, I got this combo. Additionally, I had previously purchased CalMan DIY with the Colormunki spectro, which also included the spectro add-on license. Since I'm current with my maitenance , I assume that I qualify for the Enthusiast upgrade. Is this correct?
post #56 of 2247
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Originally Posted by derekjsmith View Post

Everyone that has CalMAN 4 DIY today and has purchased within the last year or has maintenance will get CalMAN 5 Control. For those that also have any add-on they will get CalMAN 5 Enthusiast.
No user with CalMAN 4 will get CalMAN 5 Basic. Basic is a new level we added for the “CalMAN 5 Home Video” product that is just below what CalMAN 4 DIY was. The idea is a lower cost but much easier to use CalMAN than CalMAN 4 ever was.

Ok but when can we get it????confused.gif
post #57 of 2247
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Originally Posted by ndaa75 View Post

Ok but when can we get it????confused.gif

It's still a few weeks off, but it's coming quickly.
post #58 of 2247
CalPC is until now an Add-on, so I think owner of DIY and CalPC will update to Enthusiast. But otherwise Derek called CalPC as an special product of Calman 5. So I think that owner of DIY and the Autocal Add-on couldn´t calibrate a PC with Enthusiast?
post #59 of 2247
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Originally Posted by sotti View Post

It's still a few weeks off, but it's coming quickly.

Hokey dokey!
post #60 of 2247
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Originally Posted by slb View Post

Yup, I got this combo. Additionally, I had previously purchased CalMan DIY with the Colormunki spectro, which also included the spectro add-on license. Since I'm current with my maitenance , I assume that I qualify for the Enthusiast upgrade. Is this correct?

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Originally Posted by fredman2005 View Post

CalPC is until now an Add-on, so I think owner of DIY and CalPC will update to Enthusiast. But otherwise Derek called CalPC as an special product of Calman 5. So I think that owner of DIY and the Autocal Add-on couldn´t calibrate a PC with Enthusiast?

Any and All add-ons with CalMAN 4 will get you CalMAN 5 Enthusiast, yes I know it is hard to believe but very true.
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