X-Rite i1Display Studio (EODISSTU)
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- Easy to use, wizard driven software
- Multiple monitor profiling
- Profile Validation and Reminder
- Flare correct for glossy screens in reflective areas
- Ambient light measurement and custom control of white point, luminance, and gamma
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X-Rite i1Display Studio (EODISSTU)
For creative perfectionists seeking simplicity, i1Display Studio delivers incredibly consistent color with zero stress so you can focus on doing what you love.
Calibrating your displays allows you to spend more time focusing on your creativity and edit and share your work with confidence. It is one of the most important steps to ensure your images remain color consistent across various displays and printers. i1Display Studio includes an i1 colorimeter and i1Studio software, everything you need to calibrate and profile your monitors and laptops. It can match up to four separate displays for color accuracy to ensure the color you see on your display is the color you can expect from your printer. The wizard-driven interface walks you through the entire process and then reminds you when it is time to re-profile to maintain consistency.
- Offers Intelligent Iterative Profiling, an adaptive technology that produces optimized results for maximum color accuracy on each unique display, every time you profile.
- Measures and adjusts your display profile for reduced contrast ratios caused by flare light (glare) falling on the surface of the display.
- Automatically determines the optimum display luminance for comparing prints to your display, based on a measurement of the lighting conditions where prints will be viewed.
- Controls white point, luminance, contrast ratio, and gamma through extended user controls.
- Offers before and after results with included images or your own, plus a 3D profile gamut viewer.
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Advanced Display Calibration for Photographers - For Creative Perfectionists who demand professional quality coupled with an easy, wizard-driven interface, the i1Display Studio offers everything you need to get to a brilliantly-calibrated monitor, laptop, mobile device or projector while helping you stay focused on doing what you love. Includes i1Display Studio colorimeter, i1Studio profiling software for displays and projectors, and Quick Start Guide
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If you are a very advanced photographer and know what all that stuff is on there, that's fine, but they're advertising this as a beginner product. UPDATED a week later....... got through to tech support and they seem very knowledgeable and helpful. They told me there was a Youtube channel dedicated to tutorials at Xrite. This should have been made clear upon un-boxing. Also call this number for tech support 800-809-4991
Did a lot of research as always and determined that this was probably the best value option. X-Rite has a few higher end models, but looking at side by side comparisons on youtube there were slight deviations between all three and none of the differences were massive. The biggest difference between this and the more expensive ones are the ability to calibrate monitors at above 2000 nits (I don't have that need) and speed. I will do this one time unless I need to format the system...just being honest. I got plenty of time to save almost 50%.
This does work with DisplayCal. I used the software that comes with the device as well (real hassle to find online by the way). The X-Rite software is faster, really easy to use and does very well. I'm sure that there is probably something that DisplayCal does a bit more accurately just based on the sheer number of measurements, but 99% of us won't see it and we'd have to measure it somehow.
I was happy with my widescreen monitor, but after calibration it is noticeably better. Did my tablet as well and that was a massive difference. We have about 10 computers in the house between the family.....everything is getting calibrated.
Anyway, the Start Here Card was a friendly way to start to download the software to walk you through before you get sucked into the abyss of tiny type on the instruction manual! AND the site shows the manual on a handy link too and its way easier to read on screen (bigger). Still in 8 languages but oh well! haha.
So first thing, I watched a 4 min video that described the goal and what it does and felt good about that... not too difficult and it assured me that the software would guide me through. Which it did!
I downloaded the software and had to restart the computer...then I started up the app and the first thing it did was make me update the software (was it really updated in the last 30 seconds?) kinda aggravating to do it AGAIN and then restart the computer again. But I remained calm..... LOL
Anyway, it was easy sailing after that and I was guided each step. Most screens were set for me already (the software KNOWS what kind of equipment is plugged in!) #BONUS! and when I had a choice, it spelled out the 2-4 choices and when or why I would choose that one. I was told to go for D55, not D65 for my white point, so I had to choose Manual to do that but even then, it was easy to feel confident about each choice. And each screen gave you a BLUE button to choose next. Very Clear and hard to make a mistake! I never felt like I didn't know what to do next!
The "Puck" (or Gadget or Doo-Dad) was very easy to use and took only a few minutes to go thru all its colors and do its thing.... I was delighted with how simple the whole process was! At the end it told me it needs to run a "tray"... (who knows what that is ) But it brought up a series of images to view the change. It was good to see the comparison of before/after so I could see how it fine tuned the colors and tones. Then it saved the profile automatically where it is supposed to be and said it will remind me in a few months when I need to do it again! Now that's customer service! LOL. Im just delighted it was a painless process and now I have confidence that my color is accurate and my prints should match what I see on screen. Definitely a good experience and they've made it easy for a non-technical person to install and use a technical software product without overwhelm or frustration. BTW, this was on a Mac.
My eyeballs do a better job -- I mean, I know that fresh snow is not supposed to appear grayish-green.
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First thing i did (before it even arrived) was download and install the latest software for it. Once the device arrived i plugged it in, fired up the software and followed the on-screen instructions. The whole process takes maybe 10 minutes and the results were pretty startling to be honest. My monitor which i thought was not a million miles out turned out to be a million miles out, whites were way too cold and it was a bit like being in the matrix as everything had a green'ish cast to it, suddenly i can see colours and details that simply were not there before.
If you are serious about photography then this is an essential buy.
I should mention that I have a laptop (Windows 10) and an older PC (Windows 7).
So my product arrived, it was easy to setup once you install the proper studio software. I ran the monitor calibration and it was finished in less than 10mins. Now my images on the laptop are over saturated when I export them to my desktop.
Next I decided to calibrate my PC. After I installed the software and ran the calibration software my PC, I got a warning saying that the software was incompatible with Windows 7. When I rebooted my PC, the trouble started. Windows would freeze after I logged in. It came unresponsive. After several reboots, I managed to corrupted my PC harddrive. I lost all my data, videos, photos, files, everything.
The product works fine but beware of its software. Don't buy if you have Windows 7. It works best on Windows 10
The hardware itself is incredibly and painfully slow. It takes an hour to do an accurate calibration profile in DisplayCAL for a single monitor (If you've got 6, either try work around the calibration in progress or literally book out a day on your calendar). Compare to the Datacolor SpyderX which takes around 20 minutes. Considering one of the advantages marketed by XRite of the Pro/Pro Plus model is increased speed, my assessment would be that this slightly more pocket-friendly device is artificially made to run slower within the device firmware, forcing higher-end professionals who require to calibrate more frequently to fork out more cash for the higher "Pro" model.
The website is difficult to traverse; after looking for the latest firmware, in case there was an update, I couldn't find anything. I couldn't even find the product page for the "Studio" model; I think you've got to go to the European website and find it there, as they have different product lines in the US and Canada. In this day and age this sort of stuff should really be globally homogenised. Needlessly confusing. NB. If it saves you time, there doesn't seem to be any firmware for it anyway.
However, that said the results are spot on. After calibration, verification has the lowest delta E I've ever seen (admittedly this only profiles the hardware's calibration consistency if using the hardware itself to verify); most colour patches in DisplayCAL are < 0.10 with a max of 0.18 (NB. anything below 1 is "OK"). It also demonstrates little deviation on lower luminances: every reading under 0.2 down to 0-5% where the delta E creeps up to 1 at 0%. Compare to 1.0-1.2 for all results up to 10% on a Datacolor SpyderX. Comparing to a patch card, a 6500K calibration on a bank of Eizos looks neutral with no noticeable cool or warm bias.
Overall I would recommend the X-Rite Studio version as my first choice for a budget colorimeter, as long as you don't plan to calibrate frequently, due to the appalling speed.
The problem is the software. The first action required is to download and install the software from X-RIte's website. You are offered three versions - 1.1.5 (which is the software for the old Colormunki), 1.5.0 and 1.5.1. Do NOT download version 1.5.1, which is the latest - it has a very serious bug. It will work once and then prevent the device from being recognised by your PC! But all is not lost, as the slightly older version, 1.5.0, works just fine.
I think several other reviewers have pointed this out, but it is worth repeating as it will save users time and irritation. I just hope X-RIte get this corrected as it detracts from what is otherwise an excellent product.
I'd been using their Gretag Macbeth old eye-one display with almost equally old software. Having recently made the upgrade to Mojave (I'm holding fire on Catalina) no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get a calibrated screen that I believed in. Frustrated, I finally bit the bullet and bought the X-Rite i1 Display Studio. Phew.
The results were fast, about 5/6 mins and produced a more than subtle difference not only in the colours but in both contrast and brightness.
I'm upset that they stopped supporting the old hardware but am delighted that the replacement works well. Very pleased.