Hello, I’ve been having some issues calibrating my new Lacie 324, which is my first wide-gamut panel. I have calibrated standard gamut panels in the past with no issues, including on the same hardware, which is as follows:
Windows 7 64-bit
ATI Radeon 5770
Pantone Eye One Display 2
The rest of the components in my system are top-notch. I have read up on calibrating wide-gamut panels and how they will overly saturated colors in non-color managed and/or standard gamut only applications. However, I am having issues with the calibration itself.
I am using a system with all drivers updated and the latest version of Eye One Match 3 software, 3.6.2 which is compatible with Windows 7 64-bit. I am trying to calibrate to a brightness of 120, 6500K white point, and 2.2 Gamma.
Setting my monitor for the Photo preset with access to full RGB controls, I am able to get the contrast and brightness just right using the monitor controls. However, for the RGB section, I am neither able to get the right result (as judged by my eye) nor a repeatable result.
To explain, the default RGB values for the Lacie are 128,128,128. I am finding that when the colorimeter first reads the Kelvin temperature, my blues are far too low and my greens are far too high. My reds are slightly low. I can decrease the greens and increase my reds until the calibration tool reads that the temperature is 6500K, but the image is so extremely shifted to red that the result is laughable. I know wide-gamut panels oversaturate reds if the application is not color-managed, but the result is FAR worse than that; something is wrong.
If I begin by trying to adjust the blue channel first, which is the furthest off, I can increase it all the way to max (300 as I recall), which makes the image extremely blue, but the device doesn’t seem to respond or pick up on that, the color temperature remains the same, and the blue channel remains locked at the far left of the spectrum, ie too low a level. Essentially it appears not to be responding to any changes in the blue level when I increase the values, however drastically I do so.
Secondly, I am finding that I get a different hue if I calibrate by starting off my RGB values at something much lower, like a 30,30,30. Is this also normal? Should I be starting off my RGB values at a certain point to get an accurate calibration?
What might be the issue here? I have read that others have successfully calibrated the 324 using the same hardware and software with good results, I am wondering how they did it.
Finally, I have also tried calibrating with a Version 4 version of Blue Eye Pro software that I found online. I think it could be slightly old, but it is indeed version 4. I am getting a different result with this software (but using the same colorimeter) although in the end I am again noticing a red-shift which is objectionable.
Thanks for any help.