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Denis de Gannes

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Monitor Calibration iMac 27" Retina 5K(mid 2015)
« on: September 14, 2015, 06:38:20 PM »

I recently changed my desktop equipment from Win 7 to iMac 27" Retina 5K (mid 2015) more details in my signature.
I used a Greytag Macbeth Eye one Display 2 to Calibrate my PC, however since I am unable to use this hardware which I purchased around 2006 or 7 I am seeking an alternate hardware option.
Should I just use the system tools available in the Mac OS or what are the other options?.

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Re: Monitor Calibration iMac 27" Retina 5K(mid 2015)
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2015, 07:57:59 AM »

the current hardware options are the Spyder 5 or the Xrite i1Display Pro (or it's less expensive, less capable cousin the ColorMunki Display)

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Re: Monitor Calibration iMac 27" Retina 5K(mid 2015)
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2015, 08:08:13 AM »

Thanks I will check out the specs.
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Re: Monitor Calibration iMac 27" Retina 5K(mid 2015)
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2015, 10:25:50 AM »

Denis

Are you sure your Eye one Display 2 won't work with your iMac? I'm using a DTP94 which I purchased in 2007 on my Retina iMac.
I had to install a patch from the profile software vendor ( BasicColor ) but it works fine.
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Re: Monitor Calibration iMac 27" Retina 5K(mid 2015)
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2015, 10:40:38 AM »

found this on gamutprints.com

XRite DTP-94 – Of the bunch this tends to be the most consistent and most accurate, especially with regards to shadow detail however when used on wide gamut displays, and displays that use white LED backlights (most laptops, all current Apple products, and most consumer grade monitors that are currently being sold) the results from the DTP-94 are inconsistent from profile to profile. We only recommend this puck for use with screens that cover the sRGB gamut.
 
X-Rite i1Display 2 – This was probably the most popular unit on the market. While not quite as accurate as the DTP-94 this is a good all around colorimeter however, like the DTP94, this colorimeter struggles with screens that use LED backlights, or that cover a wide gamut. If you already have an i1Display 2 we only recommend using it for standard gamut monitors that use CCFL backlights. This colorimeter does not yield accurate results with wide gamut monitors, or with monitors that use white LED backlights. If you’re in the market for a colorimeter you will still find it in the retail chain however we do not recommend buying it (even at a discount) as it’s been discontinued and replaced with the i1Display Pro which is a by far, a much better package (as one would expect after 7ish years of development).

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Re: Monitor Calibration iMac 27" Retina 5K(mid 2015)
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2015, 10:55:38 AM »

Thanks I will check out the specs.
My i! Display 2 was pre X-Rite no Mac software been available for several years.
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Re: Monitor Calibration iMac 27" Retina 5K(mid 2015)
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2015, 11:15:42 AM »

you could download & use 'ArgyllCMS' along w/ discalGUI to drive your old i1D2 device if you want to give it a try.

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Re: Monitor Calibration iMac 27" Retina 5K(mid 2015)
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2015, 12:44:55 PM »

Get yourself an Xrite i1Display Pro if you can't find older software for that hardware.
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Re: Monitor Calibration iMac 27" Retina 5K(mid 2015)
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2015, 09:05:25 PM »

Get yourself an Xrite i1Display Pro if you can't find older software for that hardware.

I agree. it is better optimized for LED backlighting.
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