[argyllcms] Re: i1 Photo rebate or i1Beamer upgrade

  • From: Geert Janssens <info@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: argyllcms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2008 18:42:22 +0200

Thank you Frédéric and Martin for your responses.

It seems I'm going into a little-explored area here, trying to use Argyll with 
the i1 pro to profile a beamer.

Reading some review [1] about the i1 Beamer I figured out the slider Martin 
talks about is used by the i1 Match software to calibrate the spectrometer 
itself in complete darkness.

- I suppose this complete darkness can also be recreated in other ways by 
carefully covering the lens opening of the i1 Photo ?
- Is this spectro calibration standard procedure before profiling ? I mean, 
does ArgyllCms do this also and is it required ?

Then I read that the software displays some colour gradients to help the user 
pointing i1 Photo correctly to the center of the screen.

- How can I point my spectro to the screen center using Argyll ? Does it also 
have some software trick for this ? Or are there some independent tools I 
could use for that ? Note that I am limited to linux, so using X-Rite's 
software isn't really an option.

Also, imagine I manage to get the beamer/screen combo profiled. I suppose such 
a setup is even more susceptible to influences by ambient light ? I can't 
fully darken the room whet the beamer, so outside weather conditions will 
definitely play. In the end, I may have to go for Frédéric's procedure, and 
profile the beamer only.

All in all, it's still not clear to me whether the i1 Beamer upgrade is worth 
more than the 200$ rebate.

By the way: I contacted the MAC group and they send the rebate overseas also ! 
Bad news is, I already have thrown away a piece of evidence they require :-( 
(a barcode on the packaging cellophane of all things...) Hopefully the other 
evidence of purchase is sufficient.


On Monday 31 March 2008, Martin Tomes wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 30, 2008 at 12:18 PM, Geert Janssens <info@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >  I presume the i1 Photo should somehow be aimed at the projection screen
> > to read different colours as they are projected on it. I think I can
> > improvise a holder for the i1 Photo, but is that all there is to it ? How
> > do I aim it correctly ? Is there other hardware required ?
> I use a beamer with the i1 software, the holder  is used to point the
> i1 at the screen and has a slider on the front which coverts the i1
> for calibration.  The slider is black.

[1] http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/reviews/profiling/i1-beamer.html
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