Does your monitors’ display color doesn’t look as accurate as they should? Does the picture quality tend to look a bit washed out at times? If so, then it is time to calibrate your Monitor. In this blog, we’ll guide you on how to calibrate a color grading monitor. Just follow our guidelines to calibrate and gain all your required benefits of using a color grading monitors.
Monitor Calibration or Display Calibration is the process of adjusting your screen’s colors with the RGBs’ standard color set. Over time, the image quality on some monitors may start to look like a lackluster. In such cases, calibrating your Monitor is quite a simple solution.
Before you begin with the calibration follow the below steps:
For calibrating your color grading monitor, many people use either in-built calibration tool or online calibration tools.
You can find in-built calibration tools on both Windows and macOS. These free tools should be your first option to calibrate your color grading monitor. If this is your first time, then some terms like a white point, gamma, etc., may seem daunting.
In the latest version of Windows, it is pretty easy to find the color calibration tool. Follow the given steps and calibrate your Monitor.
Step 1: Navigate to the Windows search bar and type Color calibration. In case, if you are using the older Windows version, then you can find the color calibration tool in the Display section of the control panel that is listed under the Appearance and Personalization.
Step 2: On the following screen, follow the on-screen instructions to choose your Monitor’s gamma, contrast, brightness, and color balance settings.
Step 3: Once your calibration wizard is over, ensure that you are choosing the right calibration. If you are not satisfied with the current calibration, you can move back to the previous calibration. The new calibration will be stored as a color calibration file and displayed as an International Color Consortium in the color management settings application.
Step 4: Navigate to the Windows Search bar and type color management. Now open the color management, there you can see which ICC profile is accessible.
Step 1: Navigate to Color section > Display tab > System preferences > Display Calibrator Assistant.
Step 2: With Mac’s step by step instruction guide, you’ll be taken to the calibration tool. Once you’ve found the calibrating tool, open it, and follow the on-screen instructions.
White point – The White Point on your macOS should be a standard D50 or D65 to avoid weird issues.
Color adjustments – Though White Point is used, Apple will try to detect the monitor display and provide various other color calibration.
Administrator access – It is essential only when you concern that no one should change the particular color profile.
Name – Name your profile with some distinct, which can be used for future reference.
Step 3: Now, you have created your new color profile for your color grading monitor.
Though you quickly fix the Monitor with an in-built calibration tool, they are inherently flawed due to your fault. Hence, purchasing calibrating hardware is one of the best ways to bypass this dilemma. All you need to do is spend some money if you are searching for greater precision and control.
There are many web-based calibration tools online that manually helps you to adjust your Monitor’s display settings. With the help of the online tools, you can provide more customized calibration to your device than the in-built utilities.
Calibrating your Monitor is essential, specifically if you love photography. If you only play computer games and stream movies on your computer, then it is advisable to use a colorimeter than using in-built or free tools. We guess we have helped you to calibrate your color grading monitor. If you have any queries, leave a comment below. We are glad to help you. Thank you!