Trying to determine what the best settings are for me and what adjustments I should make in the Spectraview II software for a 2690 WUXI2 using the MDSVSensor that came with the monitor (the nec branded x-rite sensor that comes with the spectraview kit or monitor when you order it all together).
Right now, I have it set to the "Photo Editing" defaults of white point d65, Gamma 2.20 and intensity of 140 with the contrast ratio set to default. The information window shows a Detla E: of 0.53, an intensity calibration of 138.4, a black level calibration of .37 and a calibrated contrast ratio of 369:1. When I look at prints of target test images printed on epson ultra premium photo lustre, color looks very close to what I see on screen (after soft proof corrections are made, then printed with paper profile) but they seem a tad darker than what I am seeing on the screen and the area that concerns me the most is that in deep shadow detail, I am seeing a bit more detail on screen than in the print. What do I need to change in the target values to get a closer match in this regard?
Also, I have questions regarding some of the preference settings in the software:
In the Calibration tab, under Calibration Priority, the option to Maximize Contrast Ratio is checked.[attachment=14759:cal_contrast.JPG]Based on how this is defined, should I check Best Grayscale Color Tracking instead or leave it at the default?
Under monitor settings, use ColorComp is checked off (I believe by default?) and the slider is in the middle. Should this be changed?
With regard to test pattern #17 Black Quality control, with the current calibration, I can see the word QUALITY, it gets fainter left to right, but I cannot see the word CONTROL. In pattern #1, with regard to the larger rectangles toward the bottom, in the black rectangle, I can barely see the word QUALITY, but not the word CONTROL. I suspect that the test patterns are telling me that I need to make a change somewhere, perhaps in the target values, but I'm not sure what I should monkey with. Guidance would be most appreciated.
The ambient light measurment that I am getting is about 85 lux, 2500k. What does this mean?
One last question; should I be using a monitor hood?