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What X-Rite to get in 2012

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
First of all I want to tell you that I'm new in the "calibrating display world", so bare with me smile.gif

Im currently reading "GREYSCALE & COLOUR CALIBRATION FOR DUMMIES" after I got my Benq W1200 and want to calibrate it.

I can see that the Thread is written in 2006. My question is:

Are the eye-one and spider still the recommended Meters to buy? - or are there newer ones in the same pricerange which I should by instead, now that we are in year 2012 ?

Which Meters would You suggest that I go for?

Thanks in advance

//Stefan Knudsen
post #2 of 21
You have a few choices for new meters today:

- X-Rite Display3 OEM ($249-299) will need software, CalMAN, ChromaPure, HCFR
- X-Rite Display3 Retail ($249) works with CalMAN
- X-Rite i1Pro2 ($1200) works with CalMAN, ChromaPure, HCFR

- SpectraCal C3 ($149) includes a copy of CalMAN 5 Tutorial
- SpectraCal C6 ($695) works with CalMAN 5 Control and Enthusist

Both the C3 and C6 are built for us by X-Rite.
Edited by derekjsmith - 11/27/12 at 12:58pm
post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 
Thanks alot for the fast reply.

I think I will go for the X-Rite display3

I can only find it on the link below.
http://www.chromapure.com/products-d3.asp

Where else can I get this from (Im from Denmark in Europe) , european link would be appeciated.

Thanks in advance
post #4 of 21
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Originally Posted by StefanKnudsen View Post

Thanks alot for the fast reply.
I think I will go for the X-Rite display3
I can only find it on the link below.
http://www.chromapure.com/products-d3.asp
Where else can I get this from (Im from Denmark in Europe) , european link would be appeciated.
Thanks in advance

One option is to buy the Display3 Retail locally and just add CalMAN 5.
post #5 of 21
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Originally Posted by StefanKnudsen View Post

First of all I want to tell you that I'm new in the "calibrating display world", so bare with me smile.gif
Im currently reading "GREYSCALE & COLOUR CALIBRATION FOR DUMMIES" after I got my Benq W1200 and want to calibrate it.
I can see that the Thread is written in 2006. My question is:
Are the eye-one and spider still the recommended Meters to buy? - or are there newer ones in the same pricerange which I should by instead, now that we are in year 2012 ?
Which Meters would You suggest that I go for?
Thanks in advance
//Stefan Knudsen

Before getting too far into this, you need to know that for a variety of reasons, you are going to want a spectro to profile the i1display3 with.

Many of us entheusiast use a i1pro2 that's about $1K. You can find used i1pro (an earlier model) for less but if you're the least OCD, you'll always wonder how accurate it is.
post #6 of 21
Another option would be to buy in the UK

http://www.chromapure.co.uk/products.asp?page=1&cat1=37
post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by StefanKnudsen View Post

Thanks alot for the fast reply.
I think I will go for the X-Rite display3
I can only find it on the link below.
http://www.chromapure.com/products-d3.asp
Where else can I get this from (Im from Denmark in Europe) , european link would be appeciated.
Thanks in advance

The i1Display Pro, which is only another name of the same item will sell by amazon.de for 160 Euro and also at ebay.de are a lot of offers.
post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by fredman2005 View Post

The i1Display Pro, which is only another name of the same item will sell by amazon.de for 160 Euro and also at ebay.de are a lot of offers.

Amazon.de Sell's the Retail Version of the Meter, you need CalMAN for that, ChromaPure is supporting the OEM version of the meter.
post #9 of 21
That´s right and mentioned above in the thread by Derek. But Stefan has not decided which software he will use or I have missed this?

This restriction is the reason, why I not thinking about buying Chromapure and also that I need to buy a second license, if I want to profile the i1Display pro with the i1Pro.
post #10 of 21
http://www.grafisk-handel.dk/shop/x-rite-i1display-pro-4877p.html


This will work with hcfr and CALman
post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by JimP View Post

Before getting too far into this, you need to know that for a variety of reasons, you are going to want a spectro to profile the i1display3 with.
Many of us entheusiast use a i1pro2 that's about $1K. You can find used i1pro (an earlier model) for less but if you're the least OCD, you'll always wonder how accurate it is.
Can someone point me in the direction of a thread that explains profiling.
post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by michaelscott73 View Post

Can someone point me in the direction of a thread that explains profiling.

This is a great paper on it:
http://www.spectracal.com/downloads/files/Website/Website%20Articles/Four-Color%20Matrix%20Method%2011-08-10.pdf
post #13 of 21
Thread Starter 
Hi guys

Appreciate all the answers that I have gotten, I really do. Cause as I said, I'm still a newbie in the calibrating world.
What kind of tripod fits the i1Display Pro?
Or am I able to just use like a Microphone Tripod which I can get from my workplace?

Thanks in advance, and I appreciate your time/help you are supporting me with.

//Stefan
post #14 of 21
Thread Starter 
Regarding what software to use, I actually don't know yet since, the only thing I have read is the "GREYSCALE & COLOUR CALIBRATION FOR DUMMIES" located on this forum.
I might be using the software he is using or what would you suggest ?
post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by StefanKnudsen View Post

What kind of tripod fits the i1Display Pro?
Or am I able to just use like a Microphone Tripod which I can get from my workplace?

standard camera tripod.
post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by StefanKnudsen View Post

What kind of tripod fits the i1Display Pro?
Or am I able to just use like a Microphone Tripod which I can get from my workplace?

Most mike stands use 5/8-27 threaded adapters. the i1Display Pro usee 1/4-20.
post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by praz View Post

Most mike stands use 5/8-27 threaded adapters. the i1Display Pro usee 1/4-20.

Places like Guitar Center and Musician's Friend sell inexpensive camera-thread adapters to mount on mic stands. I use one on mine when I'm doing Audyssey measurements.smile.gif
post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by ConnecTEDDD View Post

Amazon.de Sell's the Retail Version of the Meter, you need CalMAN for that, ChromaPure is supporting the OEM version of the meter.

This OEM version - does it still work with computer monitors and laptops??? Or is it now "locked" to doing projector calibration with Chromapure?
post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by Webmonkey View Post

This OEM version - does it still work with computer monitors and laptops??? Or is it now "locked" to doing projector calibration with Chromapure?

The OEM doesn't work with the X-Rite software for doing PC calibration. Many 3rd party providers support the i1 Display Pro OEM meter for PC calibration including CalMAN.
post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by sotti View Post

The OEM doesn't work with the X-Rite software for doing PC calibration. Many 3rd party providers support the i1 Display Pro OEM meter for PC calibration including CalMAN.

This is important to know. Which 3rd party support Mac OS X with the OEM????
post #21 of 21
CalPC
DispcalGUI
basICColor display 5


all work
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