Reposting here by request of
after initially posting in the main CalMAN thread. Sorry, I hadn't noticed a Home for LG thread had been opened.
I am running CalMAN Home for LG. This is my first foray into calibration myself, I have previously paid professionals to do it for me but the process fascinates me so I am eager to learn. I purchased the Home for LG version as it is reasonably priced and thought it may be a good place to start with its simplified workflows, and as I learn more then probably step up to the more advanced, professional version.
I currently own a 2017 series OLED (I will be purchasing a 2019 model in the next month or two), and have just a couple queries.
I have manually calibrated SDR and am very happy with the results (initial pro calibration drifted substantially after over 4000 hrs usage), and have also done HDR Cinema, just the 2 point grayscale based on jrref's advise/recommendation. So my first query was also, is there a way to manually calibrate Dolby Vision in just the Home version? I have a HDFury so if there is, then I am able to inject the DV metadata into the built in pattern window as per the 2017 LG/DV calibration thread on these forums. If not, are there any plans to add manual DV calibration in a future release?
Secondly, my meter is iDisplayPro (Retail). I am looking to purchase a Spectro to profile it, unfortunately here in the UK, they run a bit more expensive than on your side of the pond. I will purchase an i1Pro2 if I have to, but I note that Home is compatible with the X-Rite ColorMunki Spectro (Design and Photo). I haven't been able to find either of those for sale in the UK, and a Google search takes me to X-Rite's site which states there is now an upgraded version, the i1Studio. These are readily available here and is a lot cheaper than the i1Pro2. So my question is, would that device be compatible even though it is not on the supported list, and if so would it be accurate enough to profile my iDisplayPro as beginner in calibration, or do I just bite the bullet and buy an i1Pro2 now?
Thank you in advance for any information you can give.
Kind regards, Leon