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Monitor calibration, D65 vs Native


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I use an XRite ColorMunki Display. I originally calibrated as D65 but changed to Native after reading your tutorial. I've done it both ways several times. I find there is a quite significant difference between the two, which I wasn't expecting (D65 is much bluer, although not blue, more neutral). I'm sticking with Native for now, as it just looks like a better version of the original sRGB profile for the Monitor. I didn't expect this from your article, just that Native might give an overall better result but both should look the same (or very similar) so wondered, if you have a sec, what your opinion was?

Oh and BTW one of the recent Windows updates changed the colour management settings and turned off all the calibration, which I hadn't immediately noticed.

Regards

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Alas you'll have to wait until I stop doing B+W as that's all I've printed recently. Came out okay though. (Yes, I know I should do some colour prints, but I'd rather calibrate now as then maybe I'd get a good set and not have to reprint, but without it I'm very unlikely to get a good set.) My question is really am I misunderstanding what Native gives me vs D65, which I'm pretty sure I am?
Maybe I should just ask why you recommend Native over D65?

 

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But what about video...
Anyway if you don't have an explanation for the recommendation on Native rather than D65 I think I can handle everything else myself. Thanks for your time.

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Native is the starting point, that's all. If it proves not to be a sufficient match for your prints (as long as you're comparing in good light) then you will explore other options. This is all explained very clearly in my instructions.

Native is ideal if possible, because it means the least screwing around with the LUTs. The further we have to move from native, the greater the risk of banding.

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