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Old May 19th, 2011, 02:30 PM   #16
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Re: Matrox does not calibrate monitors?

Since Matrox released their 5.0 software, they created a new calibration tool, it's a complete 180 of the blue only calibration tool. It focuses of Gamma levels, hue and chroma as well as black and white levels to insure proper HDMI monitor calibration.
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Old May 19th, 2011, 10:57 PM   #17
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Plus, it has you adjusting the monitor/tv if you can rather than doing it all through software. Images and color seem (subjectively) a bit sharper. Might be a placebo effect, though.
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Old April 2nd, 2014, 01:54 PM   #18
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ok. i calibrated my Dell U2410 set in the monitor as:
Input color format> YPbPr
Gamma> PC
Mode selection> Graphics ('Video' would not give me the Preset Mode> 'Custom Color' RGB slider controls, just Hue and Saturation)
connected through Mini>HDMI

i used the Matrox Mini calibration tool with chroma turned to zero to calibrate the brightness and then contrast using the Matrox HD bars in a FCP timeline.
then i set the chroma back to 50.
then went to the Dell's Color Settings>Preset Mode>Custom Color>Gain and turned both R and G to Zero. with this 'Blue Only' i calibrated the chroma and Hue with the Mini's calibration.
Hi Brian,

I've been hunting around for some help with calibrating a Dell U2410 Monitor with Matrox MXO2 Mini MAX. It seems from your posts that you've managed to get it working?

I'm using Media Composer 5.5.3 and mtxutils.exe 5.5.2 (recommended by Matrox).

I'm using sRGB Preset at 50 Brightness, 50 Contrast (default) and 1:1 Display.

During calibration, all goes fine - I make adjustments using the software's sliders (I don't use the Dell's sliders because that makes it difficult to see the screen, since there's no remote control). When I get to the Chroma/Hue page, I choose 'Image Not Scaled'. All bars A, B, C and D are perfectly gray.

The adjustment stage here is completely confusing for me, because if I adjust a slider I never get anything that is 'gray' or 'neutral'.

Whatever final adjustment I decide on (including leaving Chroma and Hue at 0 - all gray) reaults in a picture in Media Composer that is off colour - too blue, too green, washed out, etc.

Matrox support have suggested I get Blue Filter Glasses for the Chroma/Hue stage and try the 'Image Scaled/Plasma' page. I'm currently waiting for the glasses to be delivered.

ANY help regarding correct settings/procedure would be greatly appreciated.

Seamus
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Old April 2nd, 2014, 02:45 PM   #19
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Seamus, look at the posting dates. It's been a few years since this thread was active. Hopefully Brian is still participating here and might respond. But you never know.
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Old April 2nd, 2014, 04:45 PM   #20
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Yeah, I just tried to calibrate a HP LP2475w with the Matrox Calibrator and driver for FCP 10.1.1

Sort of came out a mess.
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