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Advanced display calibration made easy for color perfectionists! No guesswork. No stress. No frustration. No wasted time. X-Rite ColorMunki Display gives you everything you could possibly need for a brilliantly and professionally calibrated display or projector. Use the quick and easy, wizard-driven interface for incredibly perfect color without the need for color science knowledge. Unique features like Ambient Light Smart Control and our Automatic Display Control makes calibrating so easy, while delivering color accuracy and consistency time and time again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
The latest software (September 2016) is still outdated.
The box says 2010. That probably the year it was designed. I didn't use the included CD. Instead, I downloaded the current version of software (V1.1.3 for mac) from X-Rite website. I am using three mac computers. (1) Late-2013 21.5-inch iMac; (2) Late-2015 21.5-inch iMac (non 4K retina); and (3) 2015 model of 13" Macbook Pro (retina display). All are running with mac OS Sierra. The colormunki only works on the Late-2013 model. On the other two computers, it seems to be normal in the beginning. When it is the step to save the profile, an error message says there is something wrong with the measurement. Then I had to repeat the 5-minute calibration process again, but it never got through. I have tried to play with the preference a lot and tried both Easy and Advanced calibration. Nothing would help. By the way, the colormunki can't be recognized by unpowered USB hubs. Even it seems to be connected first, it will dropped very soon. So if you have to use it, plug it directly to the computer's USB port.
When it works, it works great. I always printed dull photos from my Canon Pro-100 printers. After calibrating my iMac, I found that the picture itself was dull. The uncalibrated monitor had falsely displayed vivid color. I haven't tested printing yet, but I expect to get improved prints.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
First prints from calibrated computer prove value of ColorMunki
As a photographer and sometimes digital artist, what you see is what you get is vital when talking color. Whether a PowerPoint presentation projected onto a screen or a print on fine quality photo paper, integrity of color must be there from what I see on monitor when editing and the the final presentation. I know when it leaves my editing computer the color is as I want it to be. I have no control of whether another persons monitor is spot on or terribly wrong in color accuracy. But I do know when I am done on this end, color is just like I want it. X-Rite color calibration is why.
My first calibration was done with the old and retired i1Display 2 by x-Rite. The ColorMunki has proven to give excellent results in an easy and straight forward manner. The first pro lab prints using the calibration device and software arrived two days ago...yes, I am pleased and comparison with original digital files proves the value of X-Rite technology for those who need accuracy. Sure, a projected image is not the same as a printed one and different still from a transmitted one(as on a computer screen). But using this fine calibration tool, it all works quite well for me. You can get as particular as you want and purchase X-Rite calibration methods much more costly than the CMUNDIS ColorMunki. In my use, this X-Rite device is perfectly suitable and does the job. Also, Check out the X-Rite color palate calibration cards to help gain correct color from camera at the get-go.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
Works great with DispcalGUI/ArgyllCMS
I can't say I'm really a professional - I do think however I have a clue how these work. That said, my review will not at all answer questions on the i1/X-Rite software. I didn't use it - I instead used DispcalGui paired with ArgyllCMS. This combo eliminates ANY of the restrictions X-Rite may try to impose - you can set whatever gamma you want, any color temperature, brightness and so on. You can then verify the calibration and recalibrate it easily to another color temperature, brightness, ambient lighting and so forth. If you've ever used DispcalGUI in past and found it overwhelming - the UI has been redone. It's QUITE a lot simpler to use.
On to the ColorMunki: It's great. I got it to replace my Spyder 4 Express I'd been using. The Spyder is downright awful by comparison - it'd calibrate and then I'd verify the calibration and...well, my average delta error would be >5...not even approaching the nominal value dispcalgui wants, which is 2 iirc. Also, the Spyder 4 was slow. Very slow. Every slide verification took 10 seconds or more. The slow calibration took in excess of 5 hours.
With the ColorMunki, it's a lot faster - each slide takes 2-3 seconds to calibrate, leading to MUCH faster calibration times overall. It also is much more accurate, I've found. It's consistent and works great - I can calibrate and verify and be within margin of error. Calibrating two monitors using the Spyder (a U2312hm and U2715h) which looked very different without calibration now look very similar, beyond the 2312's AG coating being overly aggressive.
- Use dispcalgui. I can type up a few hints if anyone is interested. It's really better than any basic software that you'll get with these cheaper colorimeters.
- Lean the monitor screen back 30-40 degrees so the Colormunki rests solidly on the screen.
- Let your monitor warm up for a few minutes. Make sure your ambient lighting is consistent during calibration - don't turn a desk lamp on and off. It WILL make a difference.
- Similarly, calibrate with the lighting you use most. If you always work with sunlight, calibrate with sunlight. If you work with a desk lamp, have it on.
- Experiment with color temperatures - I like 6500k. Some like 5000k - depends on your use - photographers will have strong opinions here, obviously.
- If using Dispcal, it will start you off trying to calibrate using the custom color settings on the monitor (RGB channels) - be as accurate as you can here. Don't get impatient, it's a balance of brightness and colors. It'll pay off in your color temp later.