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Originally Posted by Boye  /t/1393853/fork-of-hcfr-started-whats-needed/810#post_22285653


Aww, man!

I had great results when I calibrated my former projector using HCFR with a Spyder2 with no issues at all. No fumbling with drivers or anything like that. Just pnp.

Now I got myself a new projector, so I had high hopes as to what CCFR would do for the pq using a Spyder3 I've borrowed.

Alas, no dice. Driver errors all the way. No compatibility with neither Spyder2 nor 3 whether with HCFR 2.0.1 or 3.0.4. Neither updating drivers to the ones supplied with HCFR nor putting .dll files in the HCFR installation directory did solve it.

In the sensor selection menu only "Simulated sensor, DTP-94 and HCFR sensor" appear.

I've spent most of a day messing with this and I'm getting quite frustrated. Because I would really like to make it work. HCFR is a great piece of sw when it works.

Can someone please point to the stone I have left unturned?

Regards,

Boye

I have a Spyder2 as well. With win7 64, HCFR2.0.1 or 3.0.4 would not work with it. I installed the original SpyderTV software (latest software from their site). That worked. Then HCFR.2.0.1 started working but not 3.0.4. So try installing SpyderTV. At least, you may be able to get 2.0.1 working.
 

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Originally Posted by Boye  /t/1393853/fork-of-hcfr-started-whats-needed/810#post_22286937


Vincentfam,

Thank you very much for your advice.

However, I don't even get as far as to being asked about installing a driver. When I try to create a new file, I select "DVD manual" as generator, and as soon as I click OK, I get a pop-up warning window saying "Incorrect driver - starting communications with the meter failed with severe error. Argyll Error." After reluctantly accepting this by "OK" I am still stuck with only three sensors to choose from - none of them being the Spyder.

Luckily my Epson has a reputation of a rather good out-of-the box calibration, so I think I'll give watching films a higher priority than solving driver issues right now.
That error means that you have the incorrect driver installed (oddly enough). Have you installed the one from the driver directory under the hcfr installl, if that still doesn't work with the latest hcfr send me the log file.


John


P.S. What would better wording for this message be?


P.P.S. Sorry that things have been so very quiet on the hcfr front, new job, olympics, kids off school, hideous new avs forum software and computer issues have been stopping me from making any progress.
 

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Steps to Load Driver:


Here are the steps I took to load HCFR driver into the calibration software:


1. Make sure your device is connected via usb to the computer. Go to Device Manager and click on the usb device that you want to connect for the hcfr. My computer indicates an "Argyll" device.


2. Click to open this device and you should see a Properties window. Click on the drivers' tab and hit uninstall (to clear improper drivers). Then close the window.


3. Restart your computer. After the computer restarts, there should be some indication that your computer has "new hardware" which should be the usb device for your hcfr. A wizard window should open to start the process of installing your driver. Do not do anything with the Wizard program at this time. Just leave it open and come back to it later.


4. Go to your program files (via windows explorer, etc.) and open up the HCFR Calibration File (not the Color HCFR, which may be the old software). Click open this file and you should see a drivers file. Click open the drivers file (you should see all of the drivers, including spyder, etc.). Right click on the address bar and copy the program's drivers' address to later paste in the HCFR program. You can then close this window. The address should look something like this:


C:\Program Files\HCFR Calibration\Drivers


5. Go back to the Wizard program and click "Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)", then hit next button.


6. Click "Search for the best driver in these locations" and then only check the "Include this location in the search:" Right click on your mouse the box below this latter option and hit paste to insert into this box the previously copied drivers address from the HCFR Calibration program files. The HCFR Calibration program's drivers' address should appear inside of this box. Hit next button.


7. The Wizard program should be locating and installing your driver for the calibration device. Hit finish when the Wizard program is done.


8. Open HCFR program and select New. You should see a "Generator Selection" page. Select DVD manual and hit next. Scroll down the sensor's list and select your driver (which should be there) for your device. The next page should be a meter property page and your meter's name should be there. Only options for measurements should be LCD and CRT (at least it is for mine). Select CRT for plasmas. For other suggestions, consult this forum.


9. For calibrating the sensor, the program may ask for a white test pattern. I use the 100% White. Not sure if this correct.


These are my recommendations.


Good luck.


Vincentfam
 

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Thanks for that Vincent.


My method for changing the driver involves using the update driver from the device manager and taking the manual and then the have disk path. I think this avoids any issues where the old drivers get installed automatically.


Drivers are a pain and I'm sorry athat the current appoach requires this, there was some hope a while ago that I would be able to use filter drivers to avoid having to change the vendor drivers but after som einitial success I didn't get it to work again.


John
 

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Thanks for trying, both of you.


I've tried to follow Vincentfam's steps after thoroughly uninstalling the program, deleting remaiing files and drivers and running a registry cleaning.

But I still get the "Argyll Error" the instant I Select DVD manual and hit next.


Boye


P.S. At this point no log file is created.
 

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Boye,


I had the same issues about old drivers, etc. I think the step that I left out was to initially do and uninstall of the hcfr program and then download the program again to start anew. then I went through the process of the device manager and went from there.


Also, you may want to consider doing a system restore to see if that will help with your hcfr program.


Keep hope alive.


Vincentfam
 

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P.P.S. Sorry that things have been so very quiet on the hcfr front, new job, olympics, kids off school, hideous new avs forum software and computer issues have been stopping me from making any progress.
Thanks for checking in! Take your time, of course. For me its just good to know you're OK.
 

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Originally Posted by Boye  /t/1393853/fork-of-hcfr-started-whats-needed/810#post_22288565


Thanks for trying, both of you.

I've tried to follow Vincentfam's steps after thoroughly uninstalling the program, deleting remaiing files and drivers and running a registry cleaning.

But I still get the "Argyll Error" the instant I Select DVD manual and hit next.

Boye

P.S. At this point no log file is created.

Boye,


I found the below comment from an argyll website. If you have Windows 7 64 bit, that may be the problem.

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NOTE: The Colorimètre HCFR can't be installed Windows 7 64 (It's USB hardware behaves rather strangely).


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Originally Posted by Boye  /t/1393853/fork-of-hcfr-started-whats-needed/810#post_22288565


Thanks for trying, both of you.

I've tried to follow Vincentfam's steps after thoroughly uninstalling the program, deleting remaiing files and drivers and running a registry cleaning.

But I still get the "Argyll Error" the instant I Select DVD manual and hit next.

Boye

P.S. At this point no log file is created.

Boye,


I found the below comment from an argyll website. If you have Windows 7 64 bit, that may be the problem.

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NOTE: The Colorimètre HCFR can't be installed Windows 7 64 (It's USB hardware behaves rather strangely).


Vincentfam

I am running both the old and new HCFR on win7 64bit with no issues - aside from the known problem with the i1pro.
 

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Originally Posted by vincentfam  /t/1393853/fork-of-hcfr-started-whats-needed/810#post_22298351


Looks like I found an outdated or bad website.

I think it was just misunderstood. That statement on the argylcms site is referring to the HCFR probe (the meter).
 

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Originally Posted by djams  /t/1393853/fork-of-hcfr-started-whats-needed/810#post_22298289


I am running both the old and new HCFR on win7 64bit with no issues - aside from the known problem with the i1pro.

What problem are you referring to?
 

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i1pro works with 3.0.0.0, the version without multiple meter support
Thanks for clarifying zoyd. I didn't know that.
 

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Any update on a Mac version or do I have to wade into the murky swamp that is Windows....?
 

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Originally Posted by stevekale  /t/1393853/fork-of-hcfr-started-whats-needed/810#post_22305732


Any update on a Mac version or do I have to wade into the murky swamp that is Windows....?

Awww - come on in, the waters fine. The snakes and alligators keep things interesting
 
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