Calibrating new SR MBP with Gretag Eye One Display 2

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rb1234, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. rb1234 macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    Just wondering if anyone has used the Gretag Eye One Display 2 to calibrate a new LED SR Macbook Pro ?

    I've just bought a new SR MBP and wanted to maked sure that both are compatible before I splash out on any calibration devices.

    Thanks in advance
    Rick
     
  2. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    There is only one true calibration device, the Monaco Optix! :)
     
  3. Butthead macrumors 6502

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    Oh that was helpful. Eye One is a much better product, btw shill.

    OP rb1234, please excuse iW00t for youthful, immature insolence; sometimes people have nothing better to do than troll when others are asking for help.

    Respefully yours.
     
  4. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    It is highly debatable, I got the Optix after reading numerous reviews.
     
  5. milky23 macrumors regular

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    iWoot... thats hardly an answer to rb1234's question... a little less thread hijacking, maybe? But then, I guess this post isn't very helpful either. Apologies.
     
  6. rb1234 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hmmmm...

    Actually after a bit of surfing it seemed the general consensus was that the Gretag was the better option and also possibly cheaper...

    The only thing which may make me change my mind is that I'm planning to buy an Epson 3800 printer so I'm not sure if I will need some way to profile that device too. From what I've read the Gretag may not be able to do that but then again the supplied Epson profiles may be good enough ?

    Anyhow, back to the original question, has anyone successfully profiled an LED SR Macbook Pro with the Gretag ?

    Rgds
    Rick
     
  7. jfm010 macrumors newbie

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    I have the Gretag Eye One Display 2 but unfortunately not my new MPB yet:( . Hopefully it will arrive within a week. BTW, the Eye One Display 2 is the best calibrator on the market :)
     
  8. rb1234 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Compatibility

    Hi jfm010,

    Would be great if you could let me know if the Gretag worked ok with your new MBP. Out of interest are you getting a 15" LED screen or a 17" LCD ? My interest is in the compatibility between the LED screens and the Gretag.

    Rgds
    Rick
     
  9. rb1234 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    First attempt at calibration on new 15" Macbook Pro SR

    Thanks all for the replies.

    Actually I received the Eye One Display 2 yesterday and did a quick test calibration last night. Maybe I haven't looked through the instructions enough yet but here's a quick couple of questions on the usage:

    i) Does the calibration tool have to 'sit' right in the centre of the screen ?
    ii) Which option should I choose for screen if I am using it to calibrate a 15" macbook pro (choices are CRT, LCD or laptop) ?
    iii) By default when I chose laptop it uses a gamma setting of 2.2. But I thought for Apple the recommended gamma was 1.9 ?

    Thanks again for any help. These are my first tentative steps in the world of colour management :)

    Rgds
    Rick
     
  10. cookieme macrumors regular

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    Hi

    I have always used the default Color LCD profile that ships with Apple's laptops but now I'm considering calibrating them with a hardware device such as the Eye-One Display 2 mentioned here. Is it difficult to use this device? Is it compatible with the LED screen on the new MPB 15" and the former C2D MPB 15" LCD screen? I'm not a professional photographer or anything like that, but a mechanical engineering undergraduate. I do use photoshop and other such apps for web design. Will I notice a big improvement?

    Sorry for all the novice questions. ;)
     
  11. BlueArctos macrumors member

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    Anyone have updated comments as to the qualities of the Eye-One Display 2 on the MBP LED (15") glossy screens?

    Also, how is Gretag's latest model faring on the calibration market as a whole?

    Is there any reason to choose the Gretag Model over the Pantone model?
     
  12. Alloye macrumors 6502a

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    I've successfully calibrated both a Samsung glossy and an LG matte with the Eye-One Display 2. Both provided excellent results in Laptop mode with a target gamma of 2.2 and a white point of 6500K. These settings completely eliminate the yellow cast of the default ColorSync profile.

    As for Gretag vs. Pantone, I believe they are identical. I purchased the Pantone because it was slightly less expensive. I then downloaded the latest version of Eye-One Match from the Gretag support site.
     
  13. BlueArctos macrumors member

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    Beautiful! And these were the LED models? Exactly the information I was looking for! If I may inquire additionally: Have you had a chance to perform calibrations on dedicated monitors? Possibly larger monitors?

    I've used the Eye-One twice before - once with the original model and once with the updated Display 2. Both times I had limited access.

    At home I use the HueyPro. It's certainly an improvement over the feeble Huey, but it doesn't allow for nearly the level of control as the Eye-One does. I can't save the new color profile and apply it manually, for example. This means I have to leave the tray application running perpetually in Windows. From what I know about the Eye-One Display 2, I can create a color profile in OS X AND Windows, then simply apply those profiles in their respective color managers and be done with it.
     
  14. Alloye macrumors 6502a

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    Both were the new LED-backlit panels in a 15.4" MBP. I've also used my Eye-One to calibrate a 23" ACD and a 20" iMac with great results.
     

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