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Old December 16th, 2011, 04:20 AM   #1
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Calibration of Monitors

Hi there

I am creative director of an animation studio in the UK and we’re beginning to seriously look at the issue of calibrating the monitors that our artists use to composite final images and to edit our films.

In the past we’ve worked “straight” on computer monitors in sRGB colourspace and just kind of made it work as well as possible. This works well enough – we’ve transferred some of our films to DCP format and watched them in cinemas and they look close enough to the way was intended to make no difference.

We have at several points experimented with low cost monitor calibration systems such as the Pantone Huey and the Spyder3; but we’ve been not had a lot of luck. Although you can calibrate one monitor; another monitor will be calibrated identically and then look very different. This seems to totally eliminate the point of the exercise!

It would really help me to know what are other folks doing to solve this problem?!

Thanks in advance.

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Old December 16th, 2011, 04:24 AM   #2
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Re: Calibration of Monitors

Hi Ben,

Have a browse through this extensive thread - maybe some nuggets in there that'll help you out (although I'd also love to know if there are more recent/better solutions since the last few useful posts in that thread - which were in 2009).

Calibrating Monitors
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