Originally Posted by jlp0209
So I installed the newer ColorMunki software and used it to calibrate rather than DisplayCAL. I am impressed. Anyone know how I can view the results of the calibration? If I open up DisplayCAL (which does not re-load my prior calibration made by DisplayCAL) and load the generic "office D65 and 2.2" setting and then run report on calibrated display, is the report that gets generated accurate or is it not based on the actual calibration settings that ColorMunki app used? I did run the report, contrast ratio is lower than I want at 932 and white point is about 6460. Black level .12. But color-wise and gamma-wise it looks much better to my naked eyes than the calibration I got from using ColorMunki hardware + DisplayCAL calibration.
I can't upload my settings because I didn't touch a thing on the monitor OSD, I let the ColorMunki software take care of everything. If there is a way to share I'm happy to do it.
I'm not totally sure how that report works. I think it takes readings and determines if the current profile is still a good match for the display. Maybe someone else here knows more about how it works? I downloaded a separate app called HCFR, it's great for taking measurements and generating a report. If interested, I can PM you some pointers for using it.
I thought that if you let CM automatically adjust your screen settings, when you go into the menus you would see what the end results were (ex. brightness, contrast, user color, etc). Personally, I would make the adjustments manually using that interactive calibration in DisplayCAL first, and skip the auto thing in CM (can be disabled in preferences). That way you can tweak it yourself and see exactly how it affects the color and brightness.
I'm not sure if you noticed the disclaimer or already knew this, but when calibrating your display, make sure the display has been on for at least 30 min so it warms up first... an hour would be even better.
Like I mentioned earlier, your monitor is going to have the highest possible contrast when running at the native colortemp and without any corrections. If you want to see what your max contrast would be for the display, try this: start a calibration in DisplayCAL, and for the interactive part, once the white square is displayed, place the sensor over a black picture on the screen (ex: dead pixel text
). That will give you the black level, and the Initial reading should be your white level.
I wrote down a list of my black / white levels based on my brightness setting:
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Brightness: White / Black Level (using warm setting)
Edited by nefrusy - 2/3/16 at 8:39pm
- 0: 57.241 / 0.048 = 1193 : 1
- 5: 72.852 / 0.061 = 1194 : 1
- 10: 88.753 / 0.075 = 1183 : 1
- 15: 104.304 / 0.087 = 1199 : 1
- 20: 119.623 / 0.100 = 1196 : 1
- 25: 134.740 / 0.111 = 1214 : 1
You may notice that the contrast ratio floats right around 1200:1 throughout those settings... nice and consistent!
If I adjust the RGB to reduce the green tint (100-96-100), I get a 6350K color temp and these white/black levels:
24: 122.199 / 0.108 = 1131 : 1
If I adjust the RGB to 6500K (99-95-100) I get these levels:
24: 119.588 / 0.108 = 1107 : 1