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LUTs and LUTs of Bits – Look Up Tables an...

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Marketing departments love numbers that they can quote in the sales literature. Car companies will give you fuel consumption figures and acceleration times. Monitor manufacturers quote bit depths and look up table resolutions. In this article I’ll try and explain what these numbers mean and why they matter. Panel Colour Depth All information in a […]

Choosing a Viewing Booth

GTI's Colour Rendering Demonstrator clearly shows how prints can change under different lighting.

Many of our customers invest in good monitors and colour profiling equipment but then don’t think about the lighting that they’ll be looking at their prints under. Light sources vary greatly both in colour temperature and in what wavelengths of the spectrum they contain – their spectral power distribution. This means that your prints will […]

Mac OS 10.10 Yosemite Compatibility for Colour ...

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Mac OS 10.10 Yosemite has now been released. Most applications do seem to be compatible but we would strongly suggest you check with the manufacturers of any software you have before upgrading. The website www.roaringapps.com can also be a useful source of information. Below you can find the latest information for the products that we […]

What’s the difference between an NEC PA m...

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Like many manufacturers NEC would like to maximise their sales by offering a range of products to suit different budgets and requirements. So they offer three levels of monitors aimed at professional users wanting high quality and accuracy. Unfortunately the differences between the levels isn’t always that obvious and it is easy to wonder why […]

i1 Display Pro: A step-by-step guide

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  1. Installation As with all USB devices it’s important to install the software BEFORE plugging the i1 Display Pro into your computer. On Windows systems when you do plug it in, the New Hardware Wizard will launch and it’s important that you let this install the drivers for the device before doing anything else. […]

Monitor Calibration for TV & Movie Post Pro...

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Monitor calibration is as important for TV and film post production as it is is for pre-press or photography. However, with pre-press the workflow is based around matching what comes off the press and with photography it may be a focused around getting a good print from a defined device but with post production the […]

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