23rd September 2004, 08:34 AM
Calibration of monitor
I will most probably get the most afforadable Spyder hardware to calibrate my monitor. When I do so, do I remove the filter screen? I am using a CRT monitor.
23rd September 2004, 09:58 AM
The spyder is designed to cut out outside light when it calibrating. The filter screen will allow light to leak in. If you intend to do your processing with the filter screen on, i suggest you calibrate the monitor with the filter screen on, at night, and with all the lights off, to minimize stray light.
23rd September 2004, 10:22 AM
I am seriously thinking of getting one too. does it work for LCD as well (I use both)? can let me know some details like pricing and where to get?
Originally Posted by Madmax
23rd September 2004, 10:31 AM
Yes, Spyder (ColorPlus, Spyder, Spyder Pro) works for CRTs/LCDs.
$199, $350, $650 (last known price from CP)
There's another one called Eye-One Display - Tomshen's doing a MO for it. CP is selling for $600, the MO can get it as cheap as $450.
24th September 2004, 01:44 AM
forgive my ignorance...
Just hoping that someone would enligtening me n the difference between the 3 versions of sypders, and eye-one display.
Had been thinking of calibrating my monitors for years, now i'm finally working and able to afford one.
24th September 2004, 09:35 AM
yah, which version is "at least useable"? I don't need to calibrate professionally, just so it is at least not totally out of whack (better than Adobe Gamma).
Originally Posted by espn
BTW where is that MO thread? thanx.
24th September 2004, 09:44 AM
Search for Tomshen's Eye-One Display in consumer's corner, alternatively, you can get Oeyvind to calibrate for you at $50 per visit using Eye-One.
If you want least usable you can go for ColorVision ColorPlus, however, CP's best price (as of yesterday) is now $219 and not $199. Spyder Pro + PrintFix is $755.
24th September 2004, 09:54 AM
24th September 2004, 02:17 PM
Save yourself some trouble and $$$, check out oeyvind's calibrations service...
24th September 2004, 05:01 PM
uncle choy. heres the link. http://forum.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?p=820950
Originally Posted by hwchoy
25th September 2004, 09:19 PM
anyone of you are using a Spyder Pro currently? Do we have to cover the monitor or switch off the lights before we calibrate the monitor? And which profile settings is the Spyder Pro using as a reference? Thanks!