Wow, you pull that out of an NEC marketing piece?
No need (if its even there). I own the product, and many others.
If this were true Lacie would be at the top of the heap. They've been doing it longer than anybody.
Longer? Who said anything about longevity (oh, you're doing that). Has nothing to do with the points made.
But alas I have not seen them mentioned here in ages. There are countless examples of third party companies making better software.
Indeed there are. And cases where it's not the case. Lets get specific, in this case SpectraView driving the NEC units. If you have some metric (not the marketing stuff you guys use in terms of "accuracy", lets not go down that rabbit hole again, its embarrassing for you), that you drive the NEC "better" than their product, bring it on.
Monitor manufacturers provide us with sdks so we know how to talk to their displays.
And some don't. And that has to be a pisser for you.
Some of them actually adhere to the ddc protocol so no sdk is required, few unfortunately. There are companies, like ICS who have banked their entire survival on monitor accuracy for soft proofing.
Survival? Sounds scary.
It's possible that they may know far more about calibrating displays than a monitor manufacturer who's primary task is building monitors.
Yes its possible. And it's possible they know more and do a lot better job (lets see, you recall Pressview, Barco Reverence V and Sony Artisan)? Add NEC to the group.
I will restate my concerns with proprietary monitor calibration just so we're all clear and Andrew doesn't spin this into money.
So in terms of money and spinning, that you don't have the ability to drive the NEC doesn't have bearing on your disappointment in proprietary monitor calibration?
First lets start with DNG. The argument here is partially against camera manufacturers having secret sauce that might leave you hanging if the manufacturer decided to stop doing what their doing. This could easily occur with monitors as well.
So what's the lifespan of an archived Raw image and the lifespan of a display? Just a bit of a difference? No, if I still had a Radius Pressview, one I had 10 years ago, I could not drive the software under OS X. But then I'd be hard pressed to be using a 10+ year old CRT anyway. My 10 year old Raw file? Yes, I do want access to that data today and in 10 years. Bad analogy Jack!
Second the proprietary choice leaves users with no way to really confirm which solution is actually better.
NOT if you use the silly accuracy yardstick you use. Its quite easy to do if you have the proper tools (a reference grade spectroradiometer and proper software).
How can the consumer possibly make an informed choice.
One thing they can do is read outside reviews conducted by people who know how to test these things, instead of the marketing hype of the manufacturer (in this case, even someone with a 3rd party software solution).
I don't think this has much impact on Coloreyes at all.
I'd hope so.