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sbpmedia

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X-Rite i1Display Pro or ColorMunki Photo
« on: September 18, 2015, 08:35:16 am »

Hi.
I want to buy a device to calibrate my monitor. After some research I'm in balance between X-Rite i1Display Pro or ColorMunki Photo.
I know that one is a colorimeter and the other is spectrophotometer, I also know that colorimeters are usually better to calibrate screens but some spectrophotometers might be better than some colorimeters  ;D
My current monitor is a wide gamut display, Dell UltraSharp U2711.
Considering that for a few dollars more I can get printer calibration also it's really good but my main concern is the quality of the calibration for my monitor.

My question:
It will be a real difference in monitor calibration between this two products?
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Re: X-Rite i1Display Pro or ColorMunki Photo
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2015, 08:42:36 am »

it's not really 'just a few dollars'.  the i1 is in the low $200's whereas teh CM is low-mid $400's.

That $200 delta buys a fair number of custom paper profiles and you're still ahead of the game.

The CM does a pretty good job in reality although spectrometers tend to be a bit noisy in the darkest shades vs. colorimeters.

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Re: X-Rite i1Display Pro or ColorMunki Photo
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2015, 09:29:29 am »

Hi.
I want to buy a device to calibrate my monitor. After some research I'm in balance between X-Rite i1Display Pro or ColorMunki Photo.
I know that one is a colorimeter and the other is spectrophotometer, I also know that colorimeters are usually better to calibrate screens but some spectrophotometers might be better than some colorimeters  ;D
My current monitor is a wide gamut display, Dell UltraSharp U2711.
Considering that for a few dollars more I can get printer calibration also it's really good but my main concern is the quality of the calibration for my monitor.

My question:
It will be a real difference in monitor calibration between this two products?

there was a research once =  http://www.drycreekphoto.com/Learn/Calibration/MonitorCalibrationHardware.html

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Re: X-Rite i1Display Pro or ColorMunki Photo
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2015, 11:29:31 am »

My question:
It will be a real difference in monitor calibration between this two products?
IF you need to only calibrate the display, better to go Colorimeter. Here's why:
http://www.lumita.com/site_media/work/whitepapers/files/xrite-wp-3a.pdf
IF you need to also create paper profiles, then go Spectrophotometer. 
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