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SpyderSTUDIO is a complete color calibration solution designed for photographers who need the highest level of color control in the studio and flexibility in post-production. It provides everything you need from shoot, to edit, to print for the utmost in accuracy and color management. Consider this your digital darkroom that brings you easy-to-use, full-featured, photographer-oriented solutions for your digital workflow. With solutions from RAW Camera calibration to quick and easy custom ICC printer profiles, you'll get real-world colors you can rely on. From start to finish, SpyderSTUDIO brings you the results professional studios require and the ease of use that serious photographers demand.
WHY DO YOU NEED THE SpyderSTUDIO?
Displays render the same image differently:
Calibration tunes your display to a reference standard and brings color consistency across desktop, laptop, multiple displays, projectors, iPad and iPhone.
In just one shot the SpyderCUBE can customize white and contrast balance and other color adjustments using your favorite RAW conversion software. So your images are captured accurately from the beginning of your workflow.
Prints often do not match display:
Both display and printer calibration are essential to provide a base for superior print matching. This greatly reduces wasted paper and ink with your printed output.
Highlight and shadow details are inaccurate when not calibrated:
Control of brightness, white point and tone response with calibration assure you that your display and prints will match.
Image colors are not true to life:
After calibration, images can be viewed and edited with confidence.
Photographers, designers and imaging professionals can work confidently on properly colorcalibrated screen and printer devices and can assert greater control over the color fidelity of their digital process. Images can be reliably assessed and adjusted on a properly calibrated display and printer, enabling true-to-life reproduction of image files.
HOW DOES SpyderSTUDIO WORK?
This advanced colorimeter automates and simplifies display calibration. Install the software, attach the Spyder to the USB port and step through the wizard. The sensor measures a series of colors on your screen and creates a "profile" that brings your display to a reference state. At the end, you can compare how the images look before and after calibration.
Spyder4ELITE features a patented, full-spectrum 7-color sensor that can accurately characterize a variety of wide gamut and normal gamut displays. Spyder4Elite software lets you use the same sensor to calibrate your monitor, laptop computer, iPad, iPhone and projector. No other calibrator has this capability. The fourth-generation sensor uses double-shielded filters for longer life and better performance. On average, accuracy is improved by 26% compared to Spyder3.
The spectrocolorimeter in SpyderPRINT gives you the ability to create profiles for your printers, inks and papers. Simply install the software, print your choice of targets with your printer and then use the SpyderGuide device to help step you through the easy process to calibrate and build a profile. The exclusive SpyderProof feature provides a series of images to help you evaluate detail and compare it with your images. We designed additional features in our software to make it easy for you to adjust profile settings to get the best possible printed output for your images.
This is a 3-dimensional white and contrast balancing tool. It provides a portable solution for photographers to capture an image with the proper data needed to manage all elements of proper lighting to begin the creative process. Shooting in RAW mode gives you creative freedom but processing a RAW file is often a long, trial-and-error operation. SpyderCUBE accelerates RAW processing in providing references to set the white balance, exposure, black level and brightness right from the start. Simply take one reference shot with SpyderCUBE under the same light condition, adjust, save as preset and apply to the entire series.
Spyder4ELITEAutomated Color & Brightness Calibration
Spyder4Elite's simple, clear and automated process makes it straightforward to calibrate your displays to a reference condition. You can view and edit images with confidence on a display calibrated to show true-to-life colors and luminance adjusted for precise shadow/highlight detail.
Spyder4Elite's patented 7-color sensor improves upon colorimeters that use 3-channel RGB sensors. Each Spyder4Elite unit is individually tuned in the factory to accurately handle a variety of wide-gamut and normal gamut displays with ease.
Spyder4Elite works with your laptop, multiple monitors, front projector, television (with paid software upgrade on website), iPad and even iPhone. It works with LCD, LED, OLED, CRT, DLP and other display technologies. You can calibrate multiple displays connected to your computer. Spyder4Elite is unique in its ability to calibrate all your display devices to achieve greater consistency.
The fourth-generation Spyder4Elite has double-shielded color filters for an even closer match to CIE color standards and improved long term stability. Accuracy is increased by an average of 26%.
The "ReCAL" feature makes it quick and easy to recalibrate your display to compensate for changes that occur over time.
The lighting around you will affect image contrast and appearance. An additional sensor on the Spyder4ELITE measures the brightness of the ambient light and adapts the monitor luminance to an appropriate level.
For greater control over color management Spyder4Elite provides additional features:
- StudioMatch enables visual fine-tuning of studio displays to match the way you see color.
- Built-in presets for video standards such as Cineon, NTSC and PAL.
- Color analysis of your display quality by plotting uniformity, color gamut, and change over time, tone response and allowing comparison with other displays.
- Calibrate to professional workflow targets with L-Star tone response curve.
- Unlimited choices for gamma, white point, white luminance and black luminance.
- Iterative grey balance algorithm for the most accurate greys.
- Front projector calibration for color accurate presentations.
SpyderPRINTProfiling Speed and Accuracy
The spectrocolorimeter gives you custom profiles in minutes with EZ targets for color and black and white. The SpyderGuide™ device provides convenience in reading the printed targets to help you create profiles easily and accurately.
Usability is improved with the step-by-step process. The program makes it easy to follow the calibration of the targets and help you build a profile.
This function gives you a series of carefully selected images to evaluate detail with a photographer's point of view. This feature is available for each unique printer profile that you create, providing you with a soft-proofing tool that is invaluable in managing your printed output.
Advanced controls are included in the Color and Black & White Tinting curves in your Image Editor, which allows you to apply adjustments to the profile rather than to each individual image. The Extended Grays Target allows you to add precision gray and near gray data to profiles, enhancing the quality of tinted and b&w prints.
Flexible target options and high patch profiling targets produce "gallery quality prints" in color or black and white. Easily select prebuilt or custom sets of advanced profile settings to produce profiles with specific combinations of highlight and shadow tint, detail and neutrality settings.
SpyderCUBESpyderCube provides all relevant light information for the RAW adjustments with these features:
- Chrome Ball to measure catchlight to analyze overexposed areas.
- White Faces to define highlights in relation to catchlight.
- Spectrally neutral 18% Grey Faces to measure color temperature and midtones in all lighting conditions.
- Black Trap to define absolute black.
- Black Face to define shadows in relation to black trap.
Compatible with all RAW converter software.
But can also be used when processing images in a JPG workflow.
Small and handy, it fits in any photo bag. Ideal for location shooting (outdoor or indoor) and studios
- Datacolor Spyder4ELITE™ colorimeter
- Desktop Cradle/Tripod mount
- SpyderPRINT™ Spectrocolorimeter and Base
- 6' USB cable
- SpyderCUBE with protective pouch
- Spyder4ELITE™ and SpyderPRINT™ Software CD
- Quick Start Guides (in 10 languages)
- Metal case
- 1-year warranty (for countries of the EU, the period is 2 years)
- Free Online Support
- Windows XP 32/64, Windows Vista 32/64, Windows 7 32/64
- MacOS X Panther (10.4), Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6) and Lion (10.7)
- Color monitor with at least 1024x768 resolution (1024 x 600 netbook option) or front-projector.
- 24-bit video card
- Powered USB port