Thread: Monitor Calibration Devices?
03-17-2012, 01:20 AM #1
Monitor Calibration Devices?
I'm not sure if this is where I should ask this question but her goes. I would like some recommendations on Monitor Calibration Devices. I have been fortunate enough to have a fairly local lab that I have used for years and they just do the WB for me when I send it to them SOOC WB wise. I am finding other options for new products, etc. that all require the PP work including color correction be done by me. So I quess it's time to take this step. I'm just starting to investigate this so if you have found your device accurate and fairly user friendly I would love to hear about it.
Thanks,Nikon D 600/ Nikkor 35-70mm f/2.8, 80-200 F2.8 D, SB900, SB800
03-17-2012, 01:56 AM #2
I use the Datacolor Spyder Express..no complaints, cost effective, gets the job done, but I work on a CRT, so I can't speak to it's effectiveness on a flat screen.
03-17-2012, 03:04 AM #3
Thanks Vince. I checked it out a little on the internet and the spyder 3 pro might be the way for me to go. I use a flat screen sometimes but anymore I find myself editing on my laptop. The pro licenses for more than one monitor. I guess the other thing I would need to do is find out from the lab what color profile they need me to format the images in from PS?
Last edited by Mark Engelhart; 03-17-2012 at 03:06 AM.Nikon D 600/ Nikkor 35-70mm f/2.8, 80-200 F2.8 D, SB900, SB800
03-17-2012, 03:16 AM #4
03-17-2012, 06:45 AM #5
Laptops are a little harder to calibrate, they just never seem to be quite right. I tried calibrating mine 4 or 5 times before I gave up on it. Btw, the Spyder 3 express is limited to 1 monitor PER computer. So If you're calibrating your PC monitor and your laptop monitor, then you're good It's the multiple monitors per 1 computer that it can't handle, and that's when the Pro version comes in. However, even that has a work around if you're video card supports the loading of multiple display profiles at one time for each individual monitor. You just calibrate each monitor individually and rename the profile it saves, then move on to the next. Then once your monitors are calibrated, you load the different profiles for each monitor It can be tricky though, and like I said, your video card has to have the support for it. So it's probably just easier to go with the Pro
03-17-2012, 03:43 PM #6
03-17-2012, 05:24 PM #7