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Monitor Caliberation Frequency

Discussion in 'General Technical Discussion' started by Riki, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. Riki

    Riki

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    May 7, 2005
    Warsaw, Poland
    How often should a LCD monitor be caliberated ? I believe there is some drift involved in even as short a period as two weeks ? How often do the pro's caliberate their monitors ? I have and use the GregtagMacbeth Eye one Photo.
    All advice welcomed, thanks.
     
  2. nfoto

    nfoto Guest

    For CRTs I do calibration at least twice a month, for a LCD this frequency isn't needed (I use LaCie PhotoVision 20 monitors), so I do them every second month or so, haven't discovered much of a drift with them though.
     
  3. Riki

    Riki

    336
    May 7, 2005
    Warsaw, Poland
    Thanks Bjorn

    For your advice. Appreciate it.
     
  4. jb007

    jb007 Guest

    LCDs: Weekly for the first 8 weeks; then increase the time between calibrations over the next 6 months, thereafter 6-8 weekly.
    CRTs: Daily for first week; Weekly for 3 months; then at least every 2 weeks forever. LCDs have an illuminate that changes characteristics a little for the first month+, then gradually settles down to quite a stable nature. CRTs change rapidly at first, but are always changing a bit for their life. This works for critical applications, such as stop-motion movies, critcal continuity set-up stills for movie sets, and such like - very few "normal" photography tasks require such stringent calibration, so the above is (probably) the maximum needed.
     
  5. Riki

    Riki

    336
    May 7, 2005
    Warsaw, Poland
    Thanks Jim

    Noted your advice. I havent caliberated my monitor since 7-8 months as it seemed fine. Guess will have to increase the frequency regardless of how it appears to the eye.
     
  6. 6 to 8 times a week?!

    I calibrated my Mac Cinema Display in February and what comes out of my printer looks like what's on the display... and ... prints from outside sources look like what's on the display too.

    6 to 8 times a week?!

    :confused: 

    Woody
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 6, 2005
  7. Riki

    Riki

    336
    May 7, 2005
    Warsaw, Poland
    Hi Woody

    I think Jim meant , to increase the frequency to 6-8 weeks.
     
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