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As any other monitor, curved displays can be calibrated with the Spyder5. Please always plug the Spyder into an USB port in the back of your computer (close to the keyboard/mouse). Please do not use USB-Hubs and/or USB-extension cords as this could result...
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Visual observation of two monitors sitting side-by-side will never appear to match. Even if they are the same type, make and model, two displays will have subtle differences that are readily discerned in side-by-side comparison, but become negligible when...
Datacolor is constantly working to improve and upgrade our software. These updates are then posted in the 'Software Upgrades' section of our website, where our customers can download them free of charge. The only thing the customer needs in order to succe...
Light from any source, other than the projection device, that reaches the screen surface. The amount of room light (ambient light) affects the contrast, and resolution of the screen.
The native white point is the color temperature that the monitor hardware exhibits without any software calibration applied. With some monitors it can be adjusted with front panel controls, with others, it is fixed, and can only be corrected with software...
It is a measurement of the color of white light, expressed in degrees Kelvin. (The Kelvin scale is a measure of temperature, starting from absolute zero.) The color temperature is the color of light a perfect black-body radiator emits when heated to the t...
It provides a graphical display of the tonal response characteristics of the monitor system. This includes representations of the monitor's default behavior, the desired behavior and the actual behavior.
A data file that describes the color behavior of a physical device (such as a scanner, monitor, or printer) or that defines the color of an abstract color space (such as Adobe RGG or ColorMatch RGB) in terms of a device-independent color model (such as CI...
To measure and correct by comparison with a standard, of the correct value or each reading on a measuring instrument.
You may have heard the Urban Legend that a spectrophotometer is reflective device (reads patches on paper), and a colorimeter is an emissive device (reads displays). Not actually true. There is another one, often combined with the first, that spectrophot...
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