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Malcolm Payne

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basICColor Input 5 offer
« on: November 21, 2017, 10:25:50 AM »

If anyone is considering purchasing basICColor Input 5 profiling software, there is an offer in their latest newsletter reducing the price to €300 (usual price €500) and with a free DCAM Mini target (usually €150) until November 30. All prices plus German VAT and plus carriage for the DCAM target.

This offer appears to be exclusive to the newsletter so might be worth signing up if that's of any interest.

Malcolm

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Re: basICColor Input 5 offer
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2017, 07:30:34 AM »

Thanks but no thanks.

I still haven't swallowed their attempt to charge me 200 US$ to ship their box from Germany to Tokyo... ;)

Cheers,
Bernard

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Re: basICColor Input 5 offer
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2017, 11:36:12 AM »

I just signed up, but did not get any newsletter- do you have a link?

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Re: basICColor Input 5 offer
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2017, 12:46:36 PM »

Thanks but no thanks.

I still haven't swallowed their attempt to charge me 200 US$ to ship their box from Germany to Tokyo... ;)

Cheers,
Bernard

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Re: basICColor Input 5 offer
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2017, 02:41:33 PM »

I just signed up, but did not get any newsletter- do you have a link?

Unfortunately the links in the newsletter I received are hard coded to my private address and I can't find a more generic link that I can publish here.

Attached is a screengrab of the newsletter itself that might help if you want to follow it up with basICColor, assuming the offer isn't restricted to existing subscribers.

Agree with Bernard though that their shipping charge in that case was just ludicrous, and their licensing system isn't the friendliest either.

Otherwise the repro version of Lumariver PD does a pretty good job.

Malcolm

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Re: basICColor Input 5 offer
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2017, 11:05:43 AM »

I just signed up, but did not get any newsletter- do you have a link?
go to facebook -> https://www.facebook.com/basICColor/ -> scroll to Nov 17 posting

but why'd you spend on that when Torger's dcamprof is free and his GUI is way cheaper ... and their mini target (dcam mini) seems to be simply printed on paper - not on par w/ how colorcheckers are made ... you can print yourself if you have a decent printer w/ enough different inks
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Re: basICColor Input 5 offer
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2017, 04:45:00 PM »

go to facebook -> https://www.facebook.com/basICColor/ -> scroll to Nov 17 posting

but why'd you spend on that when Torger's dcamprof is free and his GUI is way cheaper ... and their mini target (dcam mini) seems to be simply printed on paper - not on par w/ how colorcheckers are made ... you can print yourself if you have a decent printer w/ enough different inks

Guess you are right- I have to look into it...
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Re: basICColor Input 5 offer
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2017, 01:06:29 AM »

... you can print yourself if you have a decent printer w/ enough different inks
AND a spectrophotometer to measure it with.

A target without accurate reference data is no use.
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Re: basICColor Input 5 offer
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2017, 10:14:55 AM »

AND a spectrophotometer to measure it with.

certainly, who lives w/o a few in a household ? I have 4  ;D
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Re: basICColor Input 5 offer
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2018, 12:52:28 PM »

If anyone is considering purchasing basICColor Input 5 profiling software

why 'd anybody, now I finally had some time to take a look how it works...  it turns out it is full of bugs & limitations which makes Anders Torger (a single person doing it his spare time) w/ DCamProf to stand a head, no... a full torso & legs above those "full time" people in BasICColor ... you know that they create DCP profiles only as matrix profiles (and call that... repro) ... anybody who purchased that piece of junk shall sue for a full refund + moral damages  ;D
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Re: basICColor Input 5 offer
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2018, 08:03:37 AM »

... you know that they create DCP profiles only as matrix profiles

Some would consider them purists   :)
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Re: basICColor Input 5 offer
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2018, 08:28:14 AM »

Some would consider them purists   :)

some 'd consider them simply liars give that they ask to pay few hundred bucks w/o disclosing what you actually buy ... not to mention a ton of bugs some of them make you wonder if they know what abbreviation "QA" stands for.
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