I just purchased the NEC PA271W with SpectraVision II. I'm interested to know what SpectraVision settings other people are using for photo editing. I started with their "Photo Editing" settings, and just knocked Intensity down to 120 to make it better suited for my workspace (see attached). Anyone else do anything different?
I have a few other questions about how to best use/understand the new power this monitor and software give me:
(1) in what situations might you want to change Color Gamut to AdobeRGB, or change Contrast Ratio to a specific setting?
(2) under Preferences/Calibration, there's an option for Calibration Priority (Max contrast ratio vs Best Greyscale) -- what are people's experiences with these?
(3) when I wake the monitor up from sleep, it seems to take a minute to "settle in", with the monitor flickering different colors. Is this normal?
Any other photography workflow suggestions? (I wish NEC's manual gave more concrete advice/examples for their end users!)
1) If you were going to output it in Adobe RGB. sRGB for web browsing or looking at photos you were going to post on the web.
Contrast ratio can be used for print matching. A print will probably not have a contrast of over 300:1. I set up a profile for a semi gloss paper that had white point at 6K, luminance at 100 cd/m2 and contrast 200:1. I sent some files to an online printer and compared them when they came back. Pretty dang close. I will fine tune it. When I get that match where I want it, I will name that profile with the name of the paper and the online printer.
2) Pretty sure that Best Grayscale will not work with anything other than native contrast. Will have to look at manual tonight. Others might chime in that know for sure.
3) Mine seems to take a minute or two after I turn it on to stabilize, almost like warming up. I would like to know if this is common as well.
Another feature is that you can use ICC profiles for soft proofing. I am new to this monitor as well and am reading and studying at a slow pace. I bought Digital Dog's book and am in the process of learning about color management and specifically the use of ICC profiles currently. It will be a while before I can utilize all the features of this monitor.