A good photographic workflow requires that we have a perfect color management through all the processes . In particular, when working on our computer one of the most important elements is to work with a calibrated monitor. For this, Datacolor has announced the launch of its new SpyderX .
The new color calibration device from Datacolor has changed a lot from the previous Spyder5, launched in 2015. Although its body is similar in design, its calibration base has been optimized to achieve greater color accuracy and better contrast balance. It also has a new sensor, located on the external side, which measures the ambient color temperature, allowing the user to adjust the color in different lighting situations. The company claims that Datacolor’s new hardware / software package is capable of calibrating a screen in less than three minutes .
At the software level, Datacolor has released two versions: SpyderX Pro and SpyderX Elite . The Pro version has the basic calibration software, multiple screen support, ambient light profiles, the revision of changes and the basic tools of mapping and screen analysis.
The Elite version has all of the above , except that the mapping tools are more advanced. It also has a virtual calibration console for experts, tools for the calibration of projectors, printing systems and video and film streams. For the continuity of color between screens, it has the ‘Studio Match’ system, which defines a standard under which all monitors are calibrated; and also has a fine calibration panel to get accuracy between screens that are side by side.
As DPReview reports , the internal content in both SpyderX packages is the same. In the box you will find the SpyderX sensor, a welcome card with the software serial (Pro if it is Pro, Elite if it is Elite) and a link to the datacolor file page where you can learn more about the software, see guides, videos and even a complete guide on color management.
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