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I tried to profile my laptop monitor with the Spyder5 and DisplayCal.
The first image is the profile I normally use, calibrated on the D50 and which I find restful for my eyes:
The following image is made after going to Nvidia-settings and applying a hardware reset in the display section. The color temperature is so high that your eyes will be sore after a few minutes:
Hardware reset
This is the result of the calibration with the colorimeter:
I think he's got a bad greenish dominance.
I did the calibration while the D50 profile was active. Is that a mistake? Don't profiles have to be set during calibration?
Or is it okay and is it only my habit to warm colors that makes me look wrong?
Again: what does "hardware reset" mean? Does it mean that the monitor is actually factory calibrated in this way?

[There is not difference on screenshot; in live view there is difference!]

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If I'd seen it before I bought the Spyder5...


Well, I profiled the monitor and it has a fairly different visual rendering than it was before. The depressing thing is to have a 15.6" notebook monitor; TN technology and 6 bit color depth (262000 shades)! And I wanted to make Color Correction a little more seriously...
Pro monitors cost too much and are unlikely to take one. Which ones do you use? How do you find yourself there?


Hi Andea,

To your question, here's what I use....
3x monitors (placed side by side in an arc) and fixed to a common support.

These are simple and modest 23" ASUS VC239H monitors ( of the IPS type with white LEDs.

I wanted to have 3 monitors (for the comfort of use) but I absolutely couldn't afford high quality monitors.

I don't do professional "grading", all I wanted was for it to present me with a "relatively faithful" image for videos intended for the Internet or for closed-circuit presentations. I knew that if a more "professional" production came along, I would be offered (or imposed on me anyway...) specialized post-production services...

The calibration and characterization I did with my "i1Display Pro" probe and the "DisplayCAL" software has improved them and made them quite adequate for my limited needs and the image is very uniform between them.

Here in Canada they are cheap (about $175 can. each). I imagine that competitive models in the same price range would give comparable results.... They satisfied me and they had the great quality of not having made my bank account sick...


3 monitor, It's fantastic! I've not space on my little desk.
A question: Monitor whith Low Blue Light has a yellow cast?

PS: I'm curious about your videos on the Internet; can you post any?


I don't find that my monitors have a particular hue. I find them very soft to look at. I adjusted their rather low brightness, no brighter than a sheet of white paper read by the light of a lamp. Their white looks very natural to me, although bluer than the sheet of paper, which is illuminated by a more yellowish lamp.

Here are three links that will show you the analysis results displayed by "DisplayCAL":

Most of the videos I made with the help of Cinelerra were made to promote or integrate with the work of different visual artists in my region. Obviously, there is a lot of question of the rights involved, which are associated with the works shown but also with the people seen in the videos.

It is up to these artists to decide whether to distribute them... they usually do so from their website. Unfortunately, I just did a little research; either their new site is not ready or it no longer includes the videos in question...

I don't want to make the decision to broadcast a work that involves their rights, without it being their decision.

I'll privately link you to a video I made.


Thank you, Pierre.

Interesting reports from DisplayCAL; if I showed you my horrible ones. There is really a huge difference between TN and IPS.