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Rob Grauert
Calibration with X-Rite i1 Display Pro
on Apr 25, 2013 at 8:40:49 pm

Hi,

Has anyone here ever used the X-Rite i1 Display Pro to calibrate their reference monitor? Every time I see this product demonstrated they use a computer monitor, which is of course fed the GPU's signal. Well what about reference monitors fed a video signal through an I/O card? Does this product's software recognize that a monitor is connected through an AJA or BMD card?

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Yoram Tal
Re: Calibration with X-Rite i1 Display Pro
on Apr 26, 2013 at 2:29:18 pm

I have one and used it a few times. What I learned is NOT TO DO IT. Get a professional calibrator with the 20k probe and the right know how.


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Juan Salvo
Re: Calibration with X-Rite i1 Display Pro
on Apr 27, 2013 at 1:48:30 am

I think the know-how is probably much more critical the the $20K probe. But I agree.

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Timo Teravainen
Re: Calibration with X-Rite i1 Display Pro
on Apr 27, 2013 at 11:50:55 am

Yes you can do it with that probe, but probably not with the software included. I have used Calman software for calibration. You also need a device to play the test patterns, a generator or at least a bluray player with a test pattern disc.

And it takes time and patience to learn how to do it..


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Rob Grauert
Re: Calibration with X-Rite i1 Display Pro
on Apr 27, 2013 at 2:37:10 pm

Thanks for the info guys :)

Can anyone tell me how to find someone who can calibrate monitors? I emailed a few post houses in the DC area, but none of them responded to me. I also put an ad on Craigs List and can try putting an ad on the COW, but other than those things finding someone who knows what they're doing regarding monitor calibration has stumped me.

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Juan Salvo
Re: Calibration with X-Rite i1 Display Pro
on Apr 27, 2013 at 3:38:58 pm

Lion AV is good in the dc area. I'm told. http://www.lionav.com/

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Rob Grauert
Re: Calibration with X-Rite i1 Display Pro
on Apr 27, 2013 at 5:11:39 pm

Thanks, Juan (and everyone else, really). The help and advice is much appreciated. Have a good weekend :D

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David Chai
Re: Calibration with X-Rite i1 Display Pro
on Apr 28, 2013 at 9:34:47 pm

I think it's extremely valuable to understand how to do monitor calibration,
even if you end up getting an expert, as more knowledge is power.

For you to do calibration you need: Software, Probe, Patches.

You have the best low cost probe already: I1 Display Pro
Free calibration software: Color HCFR - http://www.homecinema-fr.com/colorimetre-hcfr/hcfr-colormeter/
Runs on PC, but works well in parallels on MAC.

Here is a great walkthrough guide for how to the software: http://www.curtpalme.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10457

Patches, color patterns, greyscales free to download: http://www.avsforum.com/t/948496/avs-hd-709-blu-ray-mp4-calibration

Start by running the black and white clipping on the patches to set your brightness and contrast levels (make sure you're not clipping out your black and whites), then run the Color HCFR software to get your white balance and gamma set as well as possible.

There is a lot of information to take in and process, but you'll be glad that you did it.
David

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