Most bang-for-buck Display Calibrator?


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Headshotzx

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As per title, what are the most bang-for-buck display calibrators out there in the market that I can get locally? I've seen spyder2's, spyder3 (both the normal and pro versions) spyder3studio or something, and the eye-one display calibrators.

I did manage to borrow a Spyder2 calibrator for my PC screen last time, and it sort of worked. Colors looked similar when printed by shops.

What I'm looking for in the product:
  • Reliable, consistent and fast calibration
  • Works on both PC and Macbook (hm..)
  • Does not break the bank -- nothing more than S$200-250 if possible
What I want to achieve:
  • Consistent color calibrated displays on both the PC and Macbook (when brought on-location for serious shoots).
  • Prints from my Canon IP4500 to look just like what I see on the screen. For now, it has too much purple and saturation.

Cheers,
Zexun
 

Octarine

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Can't see how any of those mentioned will not fit the bill. Fast is a matter of how the software is written. Reliable? I guess displays are less reliable since one need to recalibrate after a certain period. Regarding Mac just check the websites, should be mentioned there. But from what I know the shiny Mac display is a PITA. Spyder2Suite and above have printer calibration as well.
 

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Colormunki....

That is what you want and best bang for your buck. :thumbsup:
are u referring to Colormunki Photo? just checked the price online.. whoa its quite pricey.. :cry:
 

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How about this GretagMacbeth calibrator?
I saw a few pple selling.
It seems very basic... does it calibrate the colours well?
The information sheet from the co. talked mostly about lighting adjustment.
 

xiutian

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According to the Datacolor website, Spyder3 works on both Windows and Mac OS X.

I'm thinking of getting the Spyder3 Pro. Buy locally, would CP be the cheapest?
 

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How about this GretagMacbeth calibrator?
I saw a few pple selling.
It seems very basic... does it calibrate the colours well?
The information sheet from the co. talked mostly about lighting adjustment.
For me, that is what I am using to caliberate both of my monitor screens.
 

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