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Datacolor Launches Spyder4 Colorimeters

The device can calibrate monitors, laptops, and projectors, as well as TVs, iPads, and iPhones.

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Datacolor has introduced the Spyder4 line of advanced colorimeters, able to calibrate a variety of wide-gamut and normal-gamut displays, including monitors, laptops, and projectors, as well as TVs, iPads, and iPhones. All Spyder4 models feature a simple install wizard, and deliver an average of 26% more accuracy and improved low-luminance performance over previous Spyder3 technology, the company reports. The new line includes:

• Spyder4 Express is a cost-effective colorimeter that quickly calibrates a single display computer or laptop right out of the box. iPad and iPhone calibration is also available with Datacolor’s free SpyderGallery app.

• Spyder4 Pro, ideal for those that want more control over light and color management, offering ambient light measurement and the ability to calibrate multiple displays, as well as iOS devices.

• Spyder4 Elite offers the highest level of customization and capable of calibrating projectors. Developed for professional photographers, videographers, and others who must match colors precisely, the Elite model can manage multiple displays and calibrate them using a full set of gamma and non-gamma tone response curves to create custom workflow settings. The user can also define a custom calibration. Includes the L-Star workflow and supports the Cineon, NTSC, PAL, and HDTV video standards.

Price: $119 for the Express; $169 for the Spyder4Pro; $249 for the Elite model.


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