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Spyder4Pro Calibration Issues

 
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Mar 29, 2014 16:47 |  #1

Hey all, I don't usually post help threads (been a while since I have :p) But I recently bought the brand new Dell 28" 4K monitor, and am completely blown away. Yes there are some limitations that come with entry level technology, especially with 4K just coming (slowly) into the mainstream. I went out and bought a Spyder4Pro to calibrate it, and I just can't seem to get it right. After trying various settings, I am using a profile from my older 20.5" Dell and it looks spot on. Being a new monitor I am very slow to trust the output, and constant look at my images on other screens to be sure, so far so good. Now I don't want to have wasted $150 on this thing, anything that I am doing wrong or what can I do to get better results? I have played around with output settings, Kelvin temperatures, and always seem to get a magenta/brownish cast on the screen, and as such WB is way off and B&W images are not even close to B&W. Any tips?


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Mar 29, 2014 23:28 |  #2

UPDATE: Well, I kept on pushing, trying to get it right, switched between many profiles, used another monitor, and did a ton of reading up on calibration. Part of the issue is trusting that what you see on the screen is true. Datacolor does not make it simple to setup the calibration, and any wrong input can dramatically affect the output. I played around with the settings, and have reached a new profile that I am very happy with. Its one thing to know how your photos look, but another to know if they are correct. I am calibrating my laptop screen as well and will hopefully get some consistent results.


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Mar 30, 2014 19:08 |  #3

I had that problem with my 24" Ultrasharp once after doing my once a month or 2 calibration. I noticed in the Spyder menus there's an option to do a full calibration and that seemed to get rid of the magenta cast.

How are you liking the 28" 4k monitor? I was really interested in it until I saw it was a TN panel.


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Mar 30, 2014 19:41 |  #4

patrick023 wrote in post #16797793external link
I had that problem with my 24" Ultrasharp once after doing my once a month or 2 calibration. I noticed in the Spyder menus there's an option to do a full calibration and that seemed to get rid of the magenta cast.

How are you liking the 28" 4k monitor? I was really interested in it until I saw it was a TN panel.

There are certainly drawbacks to the TN panel, but really nothing I couldn't live with. Having the sheer pixel count is so useful, I don't need to zoom in to 100% to check sharpness :lol:


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Apr 27, 2014 05:50 |  #5

I just got a 27" 1440 screen and having the same issue with the spyder 4 ...

just not

a) sure the colours are correct

b) liking what i see when i look at the screen

any advice on how you got it right greatly appreciated.


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Apr 28, 2014 19:25 |  #6

What did you change in the settings to make it right? Could be helpful to some if they are having the same issue later...




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