Thanks for asking this question iARDAs. I'm going to piggy back on this as in the beginning of the year I'm going to be looking into a calibration tool for my monitor, TV's, and iPhones. Espcecially my old VG278Q 120 Hz monitor on second rig which sorely needs calibration after all this time. It'll be good to have around for that yearly calibration afterward to refocus everything every now and again which doesn't need to be a paper weight. Can even help some family members out.
So the Datacolor Spyder 4 Pro
allows for TV calibration but one needs to buy a HDTV add on for either? What's the name of this device? I'm assuming it's needed since one can't install software or App to your HDTV?
I was confused by the Elite and Pro differences in the 'Special Targets
$249 offering NTSC, PAL, SECAM, Cineon, & L-Star and Pro
$149 offering 64 patches
. I don't understand, what the difference of 64 patches means?
The other differences is the Elite
offers Front Projector Calibration
, Expert Console
, Custom B with Luminance Control
, Display History Utility
, Stuido Match
, Gamma Curve Editing
, L-Star Workflow
, Curves Imports Function
, Spyder Tune
& Interactive Gray Balance
where the Pro
This was quite a list and wondering if any of those will be something I need for my use and if the extra $100 would be worth it.Elite vs Pro Chart (Click to show)
Cool little video shows how calibration is done on an iPad and color enhancements. Got a good idea from it how it will work on my monitor too. Even down loaded the app for my iPhone just to check it out.iPad Calibration Video (Click to show)
Thanks in advance for any answers and hope this helps you too iARDAs....unless you already knew.