[argyllcms] Re: Compatibility with i1 (Eye One) Display Pro 3 retail and OEM?

  • From: János, Tóth F. <janos666@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: argyllcms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 12:32:54 +0100

ChromaPure is easier to use?
No disrespect intended,  but you could easily teach a guy from
Mc'Donalds to use either of these and do a decent job on his first

Basically you just load a test pattern on the TV / projector screen
and play with the built-in display controls until the charts look
These devices offer direct adjustments for some points (some grays and
primary(+secondary) colors) with tri-axial controls at max, it can't
be more simple.

Yes, it requires a lot of human work with the remote, even if you use
the CalMan interface as a remote on Panasonic TVs and such... and may
be requires a little bit more understanding of display devices and
colors than a fully automatized PC monitor calibration but it's still
a 'technician' job where you can be "professional" after some hours of
a simple course, not real science or engineering... (again, no
disrespect, but truth is truth...)

I personally find CalMan annoying, I hate that I need to use it from
time to time because it's a lot faster for TVs and "theatrical" with
the interactive colorful graphs and everything (regular TV users like
that stuff better than staring at a command line and get a plain excel
worksheet with some dummy graphs at the end...). But the same goes for
ChromaPure. I don't think there is a real difference.

I just prefer CalMan because Spectracal is a bigger company with
better relationships and thus better "industry standard" support
(various instruments, video processors, display devices without open
But it's safe to choose either of these, just pick what you feel better.

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