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What are the best hardware and software calibration solutions for Dell UltraSharp monitors?
Edited by Segovax - 6/10/11 at 11:14am
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Only you can calibrate your monitor the way you want it. There's no best way.
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Only you can calibrate your monitor the way you want it. There's no best way.
If he uses it for photo and video editing there is a best way. Use http://spyder.datacolor.com/product-mc-s3pro.php or similar. There are a few other options...i'll add them when i get home.
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If he uses it for photo and video editing there is a best way. Use http://spyder.datacolor.com/product-mc-s3pro.php or similar. There are a few other options...i'll add them when i get home.
Thanks, I think I need to figure out how to rent one of these or something.
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Thanks, I think I need to figure out how to rent one of these or something.
I think OCN should band together and get a unit we can send around to members when they get new screens

On a non-hardware level, here are calibration images http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/
Edited by Draygonn - 6/10/11 at 4:35pm
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I think OCN should band together and get a unit we can send around to members when they get new screens

On a non-hardware level, here are calibration images http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/
I was thinking about that... maybe I should buy one and we could ship it back and forth to whoever needs it.

Would need to be some sort of system where we pay our own shipping, and you would need to have at least 50-75 rep, 1000 posts, and been a member for at least a year.
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I'm in for that if you buy it. I need my monitor callibrated...just haven't had the money to get the hardware. Also it seems to me that the Spyder3Pro is the best bang for the buck and it's 130 at b&h photo video. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...on_System.html
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If he uses it for photo and video editing there is a best way. Use http://spyder.datacolor.com/product-mc-s3pro.php or similar. There are a few other options...i'll add them when i get home.
That's the best.. in your opinion. There are jobs in tweaking monitors specifically to the way people ask for them, and those jobs are there for a reason. Because there is no 'best way'.

Fact.
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That's the best.. in your opinion. There are jobs in tweaking monitors specifically to the way people ask for them, and those jobs are there for a reason. Because there is no 'best way'.

Fact.
If your into photography and want your prints to come out how they look on the screen. You calibrate it with hardware and software like i said. Although you may need to do a few eye adjustments even after that.

Fact.

But if you just use your monitor for general use, it doesn't matter.
Edited by Sean Webster - 6/11/11 at 12:28pm
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That's the best.. in your opinion. There are jobs in tweaking monitors specifically to the way people ask for them, and those jobs are there for a reason. Because there is no 'best way'.

Fact.
Anything to add to the thread? Do you know the difference between these hardware calibrators? I know the Spyder Pro does multiple displays per computer, unlike the lower priced model. I have also heard Spyders can have inconsistencies from unit to unit which might be a dealbreaker. What do you think?

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Also it seems to me that the Spyder3Pro is the best bang for the buck and it's 130 at b&h photo video.
I'm thinking its the best value as well. The others I've read about are 3-400 bucks.
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