Using Colorbration⁺

    From ViewSonic Online User Guide Database


    Upon initially launching Colorbration⁺ the user will have two modes to choose from:

    • Basic Mode
    • Advanced Mode
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    NOTE: The user can choose to skip the welcome page by checking the box under the two modes.

    Basic Mode

    This mode simplifies the calibration process. The user simply selects their monitor, measurement device, and calibration settings before starting calibration.

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    NOTE: Calibration settings can be further customized by adjusting “Luminance” and selecting which user profile, i.e. Cal 1/2/3, the calibration result will be saved to.

    Advanced Mode

    This mode provides the user with more detailed options, via the Sidebar Menu, in addition to the basic ones found in Basic Mode.

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    General Operation

    To begin the Advanced Mode calibration process:

    1. Select Device Selection, then the monitor you wish to calibrate from the available options.
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    3. Connect and select the measurement device you wish to use from the available options.
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    5. Select Calibration on the Sidebar Menu.
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    7. Choose your desired calibration settings from the drop-down menu, or create a custom profile.
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    9. Once the calibration settings have been chosen, select Start Calibration to begin the calibrating process.
    10. Line up your measuring device with the outline indicated on screen.
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    12. Select Next to begin calibration.
    13. NOTE: During calibration the screen will rapidly flash between several color patterns.
    14. After the calibration is completed, the Calibration Result will appear. The report can also be saved if desired.

    Sidebar Menu

    On the left side of Advanced Mode is the Sidebar Menu.

    Menu Option Description
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    Device Selection

    Select your monitor and measurement device.


    Choose your calibration settings and start calibration.


    Choose your verification settings and start verification.


    Review previous calibrations.

    More settings can be adjusted via the sub-menus: Productivity, Eye Care, Basic Settings, and Advanced Settings.

    Device Selection Menu

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    Menu Option Description
    Monitor Selection Choose the target monitor for calibration.
    Measurement Device Selection Choose the measurement device to be used for calibration.

    Calibration Menu

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    Menu Option Description
    Calibration Settings

    Choose from several predefined settings:
    Adobe RGB
    Precise color gamut and gamma of Adobe RGB standard.
    Precise color gamut and gamma of sRGB standard.
    Precise color gamut and gamma of DCI-P3 standard.
    Color gamut ideal for photos and photography work.
    Web Design
    Color gamut ideal for internet usage.
    Pre-press printing quality color checking.

    Luminance Adjustable rate at which a source emits light in a specific direction.
    White Point The color and intensity of a device’s brightest white.
    Color Space Allows users to choose which color space they would like to use for monitor color output.
    Gamma A measure of the amount of contrast found in an image according to the slope of a gradation curve.
    Uniformity Correction Compensates any luminance and color uniformity imbalances on the screen, such as dark spots, uneven brightness, or illegible images on the screen.

    Calibration without uniformity correction.
    Uniformity correction using a 3x3 grid.
    Uniformity correction using a 5x5 grid.
    Uniformity correction using a 7x3 grid.

    Save To After calibration, save and set the personalized settings.

    Cal 1 / Cal 2 / Cal 3
    Select Cal 1, Cal 2, or Cal 3 to save the calibration result into the monitor.

    Last Calibration Indicates date and time of last calibration.
    More Settings Pop-up window to select more ICC Profile related options and Test Pattern patches.
    Start Calibration Begin the calibration process.

    Custom Calibration Profile
    In addition to the predefined settings, users can also create a custom calibration profile to fit their specific needs. Users can adjust: Luminance, White Point, Color Space, and Gamma.

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    To setup a new custom profile:

    1. Select Calibration on the Sidebar Menu.
    2. Next to Calibration Settings select the + icon.
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    4. Choose the preferred settings for: Luminance, White Point, Color Space, and Gamma.
    5. Name the custom profile and select Save.
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    Calibration Result
    Upon completion of the calibration, the calibration result will appear. The user can review the results from four tabs: Summary, Gamma, Delta E, and Uniformity.

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    The Summary tab will display the Target and Achieved values for: Color Space, White Point, Gamma, Luminance, Color Coverage, and Delta E.

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    The Gamma tab will display various values for reference.

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    Delta E
    The Delta E tab will display the Target and Achieved values for: Delta E Maximum and Average.

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    The Uniformity tab will display the Luminance values of the monitor.

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    Verification Menu

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    Menu Option Description
    Profile Select from various color space profiles.
    Test Pattern Choose the desired test pattern for calibration.
    Uniformity Adjust the uniformity correction grid.
    Start Verification Start the verification process.

    History Menu
    View previously saved calibration results.

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