Colour management and your TV
Better colour for your TV and reference monitors
Recently, I’ve reviewed quite a few monitor calibration and profiling packages. Not only do they offer improved accuracy and precision, but wide gamut and LED backlit displays, no longer cause problems.
Datacolor have just announced an updated package specifically aimed at TV and Video type displays. A Spyder 4 based Home Theater and Video Reference Display calibration tool called the Spyder4TV HD
It comes with software for your Mac/PC and a source of test patterns (DVD and Blue-ray disks) that are displayed on your TV/Monitor.
I’ll be adding this to our reviews as soon as I get a chance to try one, but if you are curious, have a look at CDTobie’s Photo Blog for more info (where he also has some important colour management info for iPad users)
UPDATE – Full review of Spyder4 TV/HD
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Some specific articles that may be of interest:
- Why don't my prints match my screen? A short article showing why there is more to getting your prints to match your screen, than just calibrating your monitor. It's the vital first step, but you do need to consider some other factors for best results.
- Why are my prints too dark - some basic suggestions to this common problem.
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