Calibration Type:- Choose whether you want to do
- FullCAL (Full Calibration from scratch)
- ReCAL (Recalibration)
- CheckCAL (A measurement to check if your actual calibration is up to date).
Gamma- The Gamma value defines the contrast ratio of your display view. The most common color gamuts are AdobeRGB/sRGB and the operating systems Mac OS X and Windows work with Gamma 2.2. Please only change this value if required.
White Point- Also known as Color Temperature, the Kelvin value defines the white point of your display. A lower Kelvin value results in a warmer white point than a higher Kelvin value.
- 6500 Kelvin is recommended as it's the recommended target for AdobeRGB and sRGB.
Brightness-This value defines the Brightness to which your display will be calibrated. -We recommend you to leave it at the recommended value and let the room light measurement define the Brightness value that fits best to your room light conditions.
Room Light- This setting sets the room light compensation on or off, and Room Light Switching.
- The Spyder X2 software needs to measure your room light to adapt the brightness and contrast of your display to your working place. That's why we recommend you to activate one of these options.
- If you choose "On", SpyderUtility will monitor ambient light levels and warn you to recalibrate if there's a significant change. Your display calibration isn't updated, and your screen appearance won't change, unless and until you recalibrate.
- If you choose "Automatic Room Light Switching", the Spyder X2 software will create a set of 3 profiles for high, medium, and low ambient light levels. In this mode, the Spyder X2 software completely takes over naming the profiles, and adds special "_low" "_med" and "high" extensions to the profile names it creates. After you've finished and quit, SpyderUtility will then automatically switch between these profiles, as needed, while monitoring ambient light. This on-the-fly profile switching will change your display's brightness, as these profiles contain calibration look-up tables (LUTs) that adjust brightness via the video card, rather than hardware brightness controls. Note: To disable on-the-fly Room Light Switching, use SpyderUtility's "Profile Management" feature. Set the display profile to something that's not in a "named" Room Light Switching set. SpyderUtility will also visually identify "Room Light Switching" profile sets for you by highlighting all three, if you select one of them in its profile list.
Choose Custom Target- We implemented the most common color spaces in here. If you need one of these specific targets, you can choose a preset inside this dropdown and the calibration targets will automatically be adjusted to calibrate to this color gamut.
- While AdobeRGB is the standard for photographic work, graphics on the web work best with sRGB. Rec. 709 and Rec. 2020 are both standards for video broadcast. Be sure you're aware of the right color space for your purposes.
Gray Balance Calibration- This is the insider's tip. The gray balance will measure all of the gray shades of your display. - Leave the "Better" option activated to make the most of it. If you're in a hurry, we offer you a "Faster" option to do the minimal gray balance needed.
- The fast option will measure all the necessary gray values and create a gray balance for your monitor profile. What the better option does is measure these values iteratively to involve all the different deviations of your screen. The result of this Better gray balance calibration will be a smoother gradient and a more sophisticated monitor profile.
Room Light Analysis- In this step, the Spyder X2 will measure your room light. Be sure your Spyder X2 is laying on the desktop of your work space. Click "Next" to start the measurement of your Lighting Conditions. Once the measurement is accomplished, you will get a suggestion of the correct calibration targets to compensate for your room light conditions.
- Room Light Level: Your Room Light is... This will show you the measured value of your room light and give you a short recommendation. These are the possible values: Very Low, Moderately Low, Medium, High, Very High.
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