Lawrenceville, NJ—Datacolor, a provider of color management solutions, introduced Spyder4, a line of more advanced colorimeters to calibrate monitors, laptops, projectors, TVs, iPads and even iPhones. The line is designed to provide photographers and creative professionals with quick, accurate and consistent color correction.
“Spyder 4 provides an easy-to-use calibration solution for all display devices, which greatly improves workflow efficiency for busy professionals and photo enthusiasts,” said Dave Faulkner, Product manager, Imaging Color Solutions, Datacolor. “Our team is dedicated to developing color management tools that are extremely intuitive while still delivering the highest levels of accuracy that professional photographers demand. The industry is competitive, and anything that gives photographers an advantage, especially with the technical details of color management, is a huge asset. Photographers need to be able quickly edit and process shots to deliver to clients on deadline, and the Spyder4 will calibrate all their monitors in just minutes.”
Spyder4 complements the way photographers work, combining an intuitive interface with advanced levels of brightness and color control. The full-spectrum color capture technology uses a seven-channel sensor, which registers color in the same way as the human eye, to help ensure the colors on the screen are true-to-life.
Since no two devices display the exact same color, precise calibration is imperative in order to ensure consistent, true color representation. Even calibrated monitors, TVs and tablets will gradually decrease in accuracy, requiring color calibration every one to two months in order to display sharp, accurate colors, shadows and highlights.
A range of Spyder 4 devices are available, so users can choose the model that best matches their color management needs. Spyder4 calibrates a variety of wide-gamut and normal-gamut displays. All models feature an install wizard and deliver an average of 26% more accuracy and improved low-luminance performance over previous Spyder3 technology.
Spyder4 Express is a colorimeter that 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. $119.
Spyder4 Pro is for those who want more control over light and color management, offering ambient light measurement and the ability to calibrate multiple displays, as well as iOS devices. $169.
Spyder4 Elite offers the highest level of customization. In addition to the previously noted displays, it calibrates projectors. Developed for professional photographers, videographers and others who must match colors precisely, the Spyder4 Elite provides the tools to manage multiple displays and calibrate them using a full set of gamma and non-gamma tone response curves to create custom workflow settings. Users can even define a custom calibration. The Spyder4 Elite includes the L-Star workflow and supports the video standards Cineon, NTSC, PAL and HDTV. $249. datacolor.com