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Eizo CG241W on Mac OS 10.15 (Catalina)
« on: February 03, 2020, 09:56:46 am »

I am wondering about the best way to proceed with my aging but reliable CG241W. As far as I can tell it is really holding color quality quite well. At least as indicated by the calibration reports that I get out of ColorNavigator.

Eizo has dropped support for this monitor in ColorNavigator 7. So, do I stay on Mac OS 10.14 (Mojave) so that I can build and maintain profiles with ColorNavigator 6 or do I upgrade to 10.15 and start making profiles with i1Profiler?

What are the pros and cons of each?

tks, louie
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Re: Eizo CG241W on Mac OS 10.15 (Catalina)
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2020, 10:58:18 am »

You really, really want to be using ColorNavigator to take advantage of the entire Eizo display hardware.
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Re: Eizo CG241W on Mac OS 10.15 (Catalina)
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2020, 11:13:27 am »

The new Basiccolor 6 supports hardware calibration for the CG241W and I've never had cause for complaint with it.
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Re: Eizo CG241W on Mac OS 10.15 (Catalina)
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2020, 11:45:18 am »

Thanks Andrew for the quick response.

Hi Victora, Imagine seeing you over here... ;)

BasicColor  was the first monitor profiling tool I used way back when I first started working with Photoshop and I was scanning my 35mm slides.

Does it build and load the LUT that i believe this monitor uses?

Andrew, any thought on this option?

I did post a feedback to Eizo complaining about  dropping support for this and other older devices. I did suggest that they should at least recompile CN6 in 64 bit to continue support.

-louie

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Re: Eizo CG241W on Mac OS 10.15 (Catalina)
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2020, 12:13:24 am »

> Does it build and load the LUT that i believe this monitor uses?

AFAIK yes.
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Re: Eizo CG241W on Mac OS 10.15 (Catalina)
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2020, 10:35:21 am »

i1Profiler absolutely cannot control this product like you can with ColorNavigator, including the ability to produce multiple calibrations and profile's, load them into the panel and swap the profile used.
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Re: Eizo CG241W on Mac OS 10.15 (Catalina)
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2020, 12:19:42 pm »

Andrew, do you remember whether Basiccolor can do it all?
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Re: Eizo CG241W on Mac OS 10.15 (Catalina)
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2020, 12:20:35 pm »

Andrew, do you remember whether Basiccolor can do it all?
I don’t believe any software other than that which comes from the manufacturer can do so.
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Re: Eizo CG241W on Mac OS 10.15 (Catalina)
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2020, 05:30:21 pm »

I don’t believe any software other than that which comes from the manufacturer can do so.
Basiccolor had acces to the sdk from eizo.
As Nec display.
Performances from basiccolor display 5 were outstanding on good eizo and Nec screens, with excellent accuracy, and no primaries problems as i ever found on colornavigator.
Not all screens had the possibility of gamut emulation however, only very high end eizo if i remember well.
If basiccolor 6 runs on catalina and hardware calibration is available, you can expect excellent results imho.
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