Need to choose calibrator

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by hyphygreek, May 24, 2010.

  1. hyphygreek macrumors newbie

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    I have the apple cinema HD 30" and I need to choose a screen calibrator. I need to set my monitor so i can do color grading. Any suggestions?
     
  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Granted everyone has a different threshold for what's 'good enough' but long story short it's not possible to use a 30" ACD as a color accurate video monitor. FCP and Color are designed to just send proxy quality images onto the connect computer displays. The computer's GFX card is designed to send out a computer video signal and not a standard, broadcast video signal and the display itself was not manufactured to be a color accurate display for video.

    Your only possible change is to buy the original Matrox MXO (not the MXO 2 or Mini but the original MXO) and give that a whirl but the 30" ACD isn't on the supported monitor list.


    Lethal
     
  3. jared_kipe macrumors 68030

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    Oh come on, any sort of color calibration will generally be better than none. I have a Spyder 3 pro and it works pretty well on my two 24" dell monitors. Any sort of color calibration will generally be better than none.
     
  4. Richardthe4th macrumors regular

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    Color calibration for foto's is different then movies. Movies have different color room etc. Calibrating your lcd is for foto's

    What I have done is a 2nd hand CRT television monitor (simple jvc) and a matrox mxo2 mini. Also works with color.

    So perhaps you can better spend your money on such a thing. But that's of course up to you :)

    Good luck. Richard
     

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