Hi, can anyone please help, I’m trying my hardest to bring into line a Samsung monitor with my Eye-One Spectro using the Eye-One Match software.
I’m not that new to calibrating monitors but not that experienced either as I’ve only really needed to calibrated Apple’s Cinema HD’s up till now. A small part of the experience I seem to be lacking is a contrast button on the Apple monitors compared to the Samsung. However I’ve always thought it best to set the contrast high, in my case 80% here, and this seems to be fine in the Eye-One Match software with contrast being found in the middle green target area.
The concern is luminance and gamma, the latter after getting crazy orangey problems in neutral finder elements like the menu bar at the top of the screen, so I’ve set the EOM software to Advanced LCD>>Native Gamma to stop the problem or should I be loading the Samsung factory supplied profile as a starting point here.
The luminance is starting out at the ‘120 Recommended LCD’ setting, however when using EOM software and again trying to get the luminance value to hit the desired middle green target area I’m having to lower my monitor setting to 35 brightness as EOM software is topping out at 256 or something similar at the very far right hand side of the bar, so once I’ve reduced my brightness my monitor is now great with contrast but terrible with brightness.
Sorry for the long post but I’d really appreciate any help here as all three Samsung monitors were expensive and should be able to display better than they are at present but I wasn’t the one who got to choose these monitors for a few new PC machines at work.
P.S. I’ve just had to send my Eye-One Spectro to be serviced in Switzerland and have just this week tried it out by linearising and profiling a few substrates for the HP Z6100 with ONYX’s ProductionHouse without any problems, so there can’t be an issue with the device itself.
Thanks in advance,