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Calibrating ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27" QHD IPS Monitor

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Hi Damien,

I got a new PC and a screen a couple of weeks ago and I have just realised that I calibrated it wrong - following wrong instructions (I used the ones that I used to use for my laptop. The result of the calibration was that the brightness matched the prints, but the colours of the screen were more saturated/bold than the prints, which I was not happy about, especially when it comes to skin tones).  
Now I'm reading these instructions https://www.damiensymonds.net/cal_i1DP_pc1.html, which I hope are the correct ones, but I struggle with a few following things. I hope that you could help me with those, please.

1.) I cannot find the screen type.
My monitor is     ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27" QHD IPS Monitor
and in it's manual it is written :  (Link to the manual: https://www.manualslib.com/manual/2037826/Asus-Pa278cv-Series.html?page=28#manual)

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Which of the options (generic, CCFL, wide Gamut CCFL,  white LED, RGB LED...) should I chose then, please?

2. Is it possible that my monitor does not have an option to turn off "automatically adjust brightness"? (When I go to Settings > System > Display, I cannot see such option there. I tried to google it, but cannot find any help with this)

3.This screen has a lot of colour presets and it's manual shows their colour temperature.
(see the screenshot below please)
Shall I still be checking each preset's temperature with the calibrator?
If checking their temperature is not necessary, which one of the options would you recommend choosing?
I found on ASUS page that to change brightness and colour of the screen, I should chose Rec. 709 Mode.  Shall I go with that one then?
https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1043885

 

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Thank you in advance!

Jana

 

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1. Try White LED for the first calibration.

2. That feature is only for laptop screens.  You're not calibrating a laptop screen.  It sounds like you're still reading the wrong instructions?

3. Leave it on Standard.

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Thank you.
I am reading (https://www.damiensymonds.net/cal_i1DP_pc1.html) "Calibrite ColorChecker Display Pro
X-Rite i1Display Pro
Calibration tutorial: desktop method 1 . "

Hope it is the correct one.
At the beginning there is written: "Before you begin, please make sure you’ve read this article." and in that article it was mentioned to turn off automatic screen brightness adjustments. I did not notice there that it was only in case you were calibrating a laptop.

I will calibrate now and report back tomorrow after I compare the screen with the prints during daylight. Thank you once again!

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I have just calibrated the screen. The brightness of the screen had to be adjusted down to 7, which really suprised me. Is that normal? I wil compare the screen with the prints tomorrow. If the brightness is OK, but I still find the screen more vibrant/bold, what should be my next step?

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Also, when I tried calibrating using the wrong instructions and I believe that time I chose the preset mode "Rec. 709 Mode", I achieved white point: CCT 6337K. Was that not better than the number above? Shall I try to calibrate tomorrow again using that preset mode (Rec 709?) instead of "standard mode". ?

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So I have just compared with prints. This company sends two versions of the prints - uncorrected one to check own monitor calibration and corrected one to also see the effects that their complimentary colour correction service can have on the images. (https://blog.loxleycolour.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-colour-management-57873/) .The brightness of the screen and the prints match after the calibration and overal the colours are not bad. However, when I compare skin tones of uncorrected prints and the screen, the screen has much more warmth in it and the colours are overal warmer/bolder/more vibrant. (corrected version matches the screen better) .

I have also noticed that this company has printer profiles to download for softproofing. Their test prints are "Lustre prints". "Shall I download their Lustre & Gloss" print profile? (https://www.loxleycolour.com/help/colour).  If yes, at what stage of editing and how shall I use it? (I have never done softproofing before).

What would you suggest that I did now about calibrating as I am not entirely satisfied with how the "uncorrected" prints match the screen? (I know that I cannot expect exact match, but I am not happy with the comparison).

Thank you in advance!

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12 hours ago, Jana B said:

corrected one to also see the effects that their complimentary colour correction service can have on the images.

You must throw that set in the bin IMMEDIATELY.

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12 hours ago, Jana B said:

when I compare skin tones of uncorrected prints and the screen, the screen has much more warmth in it

Right, that's where we start.  Go ahead and recalibrate following the troubleshooting part of my instructions.

12 hours ago, Jana B said:

I have also noticed that this company has printer profiles to download for softproofing. Their test prints are "Lustre prints". "Shall I download their Lustre & Gloss" print profile? (https://www.loxleycolour.com/help/colour).  If yes, at what stage of editing and how shall I use it? (I have never done softproofing before).

It's only necessary for photos with very vivid colours.  Assuming you followed my print guidelines, you aren't using any photos with very vivid colours.  So the answer is, don't use soft-proofing at this stage.

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Thank you, Damien. Unfortunately my calibrator started malfunctioning, so we had to send it for repair this morning. (It looks like a problem with a cable, but as its warranty is going to expire next week, we were told to send it immediately) As soon as it comes back from the repair (or is replaced), I’ll recalibrate following your troubleshooting instructions and post the result under this thread. PS: I had read your print guidelines and had ordered prints according to them. There are no very vivid colours and it’s the skin tones that bother me the most when comparing the screen and the prints. 

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