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URGENT ! Formac 2010 & colour temp settings ???
« on: May 05, 2006, 02:44:27 PM »

I'm trying to calibrate my formac 2010 using spyderpro and optical3.7.
I seem top need to change the colour temp of the screen (or at least know it) but cant find how to change it.
Any ideas ??

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URGENT ! Formac 2010 & colour temp settings ???
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2006, 05:28:13 PM »

I don't think you can. The best setting would be Native WP but I don't think Optical has it. Maybe chose any wp target, go through calibration and then do validation (if Optical has a validation option the way Spyder2 Pro does). It should measure the WP.

But technically the originqal Spyder is not for LCDs.
« Last Edit: May 05, 2006, 05:28:39 PM by Serge Cashman »


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URGENT ! Formac 2010 & colour temp settings ???
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2006, 08:39:59 PM »

You don't need color controls on LCDs. Just set the brightness and let the profile take care of the rest.

Quick LCD Calibration/Profiling instructions:
1. Set the display to factory defaults
2. Set the Brightness
3. In the profiling software set:
    A. The color temp to 6500K (D65 optimally)
    B. The gamma to 2.2 (PC) or 1.8 (Mac) (Display native optimally)
4. Let the software create a profile.

The optimal settings are not always available depending on the software. Most displays operate at 6500K but some are higher. In the case of the latter, I recommend you still calibrate to 6500K and let the profile compensate. Any degradation to the profile quality will out-weight the problems working with an overly blue native color temp.
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