PC Windows Vista-Apple Cinema Display-i1 Display 2

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Andrew_Curatola
Aug 8, 2008
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I just received my Apple Cinema Display and I connected to a PC with Windows Vista.

The Apple Display does not have an OSD menu only a briteness (+)&(-) button on the side. If I wanted to calibrate my display with i1 Display 2 I can only use it in (Easy Mode). The reason being Easy Mode doesn’t have the options for white point, gamma, luminance, contrast, rgb controls or briteness.

On the otherhand using (Advance Mode)with i1 Display these settings are available but since there isn’t any OSD menu on the display I can’t use Advanced Mode.

Question: So what do you guys do to calibrate, if you have the setup I have, to calibrate your display? What calibration tool would you use?

Thank you
Andrew
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chris_farrell
Aug 8, 2008
….I don’t use an Apple Display

What kind of monitor has no OSD for adjusting RGB/brightness/etc….confused

Maybe Apple have some calibration software that talks to the monitor hardware – like the Eizo’s software.
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Andrew_Curatola
Aug 8, 2008
The Apple Cinima Display doesn’t have OSD menu just the briteness button on the right side of the display. Most likely if I were using a Mac computer there would be some sort of a way of calibrating the Apple Display. The problem is I’m using a PC. I thought maybe there would be somebody that might be using a Apple Display with a PC and want to know how do they calibrate their Display.

Andrew
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Paul_Budzik
Aug 8, 2008
IIRC think you can make those adjustments only if your hooked up to a mac.

You’re probably going to have to use the easy mode, which according to X-Rite techs is what they usually recommend.

Paul
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Andrew_Curatola
Aug 8, 2008
Thank you Paul

At least it’s confirmed by i1 Display tech via your reply. The funny part is that I did calibrate using Easy Mode and the dianogal line in the Curves box at the end of the calibration was so straight that I thought something was wrong. I never got a line that straight when I was calibrating PC monitors.

Thanks again for your information
Andrew
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Andrew_Curatola
Aug 8, 2008
Hey Chris, thank you for that site.

Thanks again
Andrew
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Andrew_Curatola
Aug 8, 2008
I got this message back from i1 Display:In this situation, please reset your video card driver settings to default settings first.

[[Then launch our software and choose the Advanced mode. Right hand click past the contrast window in our software (the Cinema doesn’t have a contrast control), right hand click past the RGB controls (we don’t recommend that you use them on an LCD), and then adjust the brightness on your monitor until you get to 120 cd/m2 (plus or minus 5 cd/m2 would be fine).

Our software will do all the heavy lifting in creating the profiles. The summary screen at the end of the profiling process will confirm that you achieved our target values of 6500K, 2.2 gamma and 120 cd/m2 for luminance.]]
Display tech support:
____________________________________________________________ __________ My question, how do you set your Video Card Driver settings to Default. Thank you
Andrew
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orangrayshade
Aug 12, 2008
have you checked your video card settings dieta <http://dietafacil.awardspace.com> ?
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Buko
Aug 12, 2008
I have a ACD on a Mac using Advanced mode I set my brightness to 84 cd/m2, my white point to Native and my Gamma to 2.2, using the EyeOne 2.

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