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Dear Friends,

I am about to update my calibration equipment. As I today run Calman 4 with the X2 meter (basically an eye one display 2 with tables for newer backlight standards) and feel comfortable with this system would like to remain as a Calman user.
My budget is limited, perhaps I can spend some $1000-1400 ex freight. The question is what I should go for… The tools will not be used very often, perhaps once a month but when used it needs it to be pretty reliable. The products I work with are all LCD/LED and currently does not have any auto calibration interface. The pattern source I use today is a WD TV Live media player with AVS HD patterns. (I also have a PS3 available).
The options I consider are listed below. Of course I do not want to spend more money than necessary, but as they have different functions/options I need your help to give me a push to the best choice for my needs. Please also comment if you have any other suggestion or any more information needed.

CalMAN 5 Control with i1 Pro 2 995:-
X-Rite i1Pro 2 Enhanced + CalMAN 5 Control 1290:-
X-Rite i1Pro 2 Enhanced + CalMAN 5 Enthusiast 1390:-
CalMAN 5 Enthusiast with SpectraCal C6 and DPG-2000 Bundle 1399:-
post #2 of 9
I would go with the enthusiast and the i1 pro option that is a really good combo, on top of that you could in the future if you want add a i1 pro display. But as a bundle that is a killer package.
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I'm also interested in a Calman bundle and would appreciate your suggestions. I'm new to this, having only done manual adjustments with DVE in the past. I will be calibrating a Panasonic VT50 and a JVC X3 projector. I tend to upgrade one of these every year. My VT50 is connected to my network, so I'd like to be able to create the ISF day and night configurations. Which bundle would you recommend?

Thanks in advance.

Mark
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Originally Posted by knmlee View Post

I'm also interested in a Calman bundle and would appreciate your suggestions. I'm new to this, having only done manual adjustments with DVE in the past. I will be calibrating a Panasonic VT50 and a JVC X3 projector. I tend to upgrade one of these every year. My VT50 is connected to my network, so I'd like to be able to create the ISF day and night configurations. Which bundle would you recommend?

Thanks in advance.

Mark

To use our AutoCal Features you'll need CalMAN Control or CalMAN Enthusiast. CalMAN enthusiast adds design mode which lets you customize the workflows and also the ability to calibrate a 3D LUT in the radiance or colorbox.

As for the meter you'd want, the OEM i1 Display Pro is a great value
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Originally Posted by sotti View Post

As for the meter you'd want, the OEM i1 Display Pro is a great value

Does this meter require yearly calibration?

Tks,

Steve
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Originally Posted by Thunderduck View Post

Does this meter require yearly calibration?

Tks,

Steve

No the D3/C6 are very stable. You would only need to send one of them back in for NIST re-cert if you needed a current NIST cert.
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No the D3/C6 are very stable. You would only need to send one of them back in for NIST re-cert if you needed a current NIST cert.

Just to be clear, the only recert service available on the SpectraCal site is for the C6, there is no recert option for the OEM or Retail i1D3..

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Originally Posted by visca blaugrana View Post

I would go with the enthusiast and the i1 pro option that is a really good combo, on top of that you could in the future if you want add a i1 pro display. But as a bundle that is a killer package.

+1

As far as meters, I always recommend a i1Pro 1/2 Spectrometer..

Why a Spectro? See why here:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1373556/i1-pro-or-d3-if-you-could-only-have-one-meter

http://www.tlvexp.ca/2012/04/do-calibration-tables-really-work-for-tri-stim-devices/

And Read this Thread:
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1449310/eye-one-pro-or-display-3-pro
Edited by turbe - 1/27/13 at 1:43pm
post #8 of 9
Thank you Derek and Turbe.

Steve
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
Dear All,

Tks for your advices.


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