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HP DreamColor Color Calibration Solution

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Product Highlights
  • USB 2.0 Interface
  • Bus-Powered
  • 40 to 150 Hz Monitor Refresh Rate
  • User-Defined Gamma Choices
  • User-Defined White Point Setting
  • Dual Monitor Matching
  • Luminance Measurement
  • Window / Mac Compatible

The DreamColor Color Calibration Solution from HP is a color calibration tool complete with user-defined monitor gamma choices and white point settings. Use this color calibrator with HP DreamColor displays to provide accurate color measurements as it comes equipped with a custom designed RGB filter set.

Attach the bus-powered DreamColor Color Calibration Solution to a compatible DreamColor monitor and begin measuring color accuracy up to 5X faster than comparable calibrators. The color calibrator can also be attached to non-DreamColor displays where it supports ambient light check and matching capabilities. When using this calibration tool on a DreamColor or non-DreamColor display, it can be transferred between displays as it comes with an optical design for high repeatability.

Compatibility Note:

The HP DCS can provide calibration for the HP Z24x (The HP DCS does not support the Z24x with a Mac), HP Z27x, HP DreamColor LP2480zx, the HP LD4730/LD4730G Video Wall Display, and HP ZBook and EliteBook Mobile Workstations with the DreamColor display option. It can also create monitor profiles for other HP business and consumer monitors.

Calibration Software

The HP DreamColor Calibration System (DCS) comes with two CD's containing software to load on your computer. Once CD is labeled for use with the HP DreamColor LP2480zx, HP ZBook and EliteBook Mobile Workstations with the DreamColor display option. Another CD is labeled is for use with the HP Z24x.
(Software does not need to be loaded on your computer for the Z27x and HP LD4730/LD4730G Video Wall Display.)

Other Features

Intuitive all-in-one design is very easy to use
Measure color accuracy 5X faster than previous devices
Compact and self-contained for maximum portability
Custom designed RGB filter set provides accurate color measurements
Optical design allows for high repeatability on the same display and across different display types for more consistent color matching
Rotatable diffuser arm can be used as a stand for table top projector profiling, ambient light measurement, and as a cover for instrument optics
Host-less color calibration on select HP Digital Signage Displays
Interface Powered by USB 2.0, no additional power required
Data Format Luminance (cd/m²), chromaticity, Coord.x, y(CIE 1931)
Refresh Rate Monitor Frequencies: 40 to 150 Hz
Measurement Range Black Point: 0.02 cd/m², minimum
White Point: 3000 cd/m², maximum
Illuminance: Suitable for use in graphic display proofing per ISO/CD 12646 standard
Accuracy Color = +/- 0.004 x,y @ 100 cd/m2
Luminance = +/- 4.0% @ 100 cd/m2
Short-Term Repeatability Color = +/- 0.001 x,y @ 100 cd/m2
Luminance = +/- 1.0% @ 100 cd/m2,
Luminance Measurement Range: 0.1 cd/m2 to 1,000 cd/m2
System Requirements Windows
Windows 7 (32 or 64-bit)
Windows 8 (32 or 64-bit)
Windows 8.1 (32 or 64-bit)
Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon XP or better CPU
Latest service packs installed
1 GB of available RAM
300 MB of available hard disk space
Monitor resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels or higher
Dual display support requires either 2 video cards or a dual head video card that supports dual video LUTs being loaded
Powered USB port
Network adapter installed and driver loaded
CD drive or high speed internet connection to download the software
Internet connection required for software updates
User must have administrator rights to install, uninstall the application

Mac
Intel CPU
Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 (with latest upgrades installed)
1 GB of available RAM
300 MB of available hard disk space
Monitor resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels or higher
Dual display support requires either 2 video cards or a dual head video card that supports dual video LUTs being loaded
Powered USB port
CD drive or high speed internet connection to download the software
Internet connection for software updates
User must have administrator rights to install, uninstall the application

Please note the HP DreamColor Calibration System (DCS) does not support the Z24x with a Mac.
Ambient Light Check & Match Only on non-HP DreamColor displays
Not needed on DreamColor display due to the controlled user environment
User Mode Easy-to-use wizard interface
Gamma Choices User-defined
White Point Calibration User-defined
Dual Monitor Matching Yes
Luminance Measurement Yes
Profile Supported ICC 2, ICC 4, matrix profiles
Calibration Reminder User-defined (1 to 4 weeks)
Dimensions (HxWxL) 2.5 x 2.6 x 1.5" / 64.5 x 66.0 x 39.0 mm
Weight 4.6 oz / 130 g (includes USB cable and counterweight)
HP DreamColor Color Calibration Solution
  • 2 x Software CDs
  • Limited 1-Year Manufacturer Warranty
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    HPDreamColor Color Calibration Solution
     
    4.0

    (based on 3 reviews)

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          2.0

          Looking for Another Solution

          By Angela

          from Los Angeles, CA

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                Comments about HP DreamColor Color Calibration Solution:

                Unfortunately, the calibrator did not work as expected. We are looking for another solution.

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                • Business

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                5.0

                Surprizingly easy to use

                By CFortC

                from Fort Collins, CO

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                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Handle With Care

                Best Uses

                • Color Management

                Comments about HP DreamColor Color Calibration Solution:

                I've used a SpyderPro calibration product to calibrate "conventional" monitors and found the process somewhat complex. I was a little afraid that HP's custom calibration solution (hardware and Windows software) for the HP LP2480zx DreamColor monitor would be even more fussy.

                To the contrary, it turns out that the LP2480zx calibration procedure is much simpler. There is no fiddling with the display controls or preference questions to answer. Just place the sensor over the indicated spot and click go - the procedure then runs to completion, leaving the updated calibration data installed and active on the monitor.

                The primary drawback would be simply the requirement to have this dedicated calibration solution available at any location with one or more of these monitors. You will need to include the price of the calibration solution in your budget.

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                5.0

                Ideal partner with HP DreamColor monitor

                By Jim E

                from Charlottesville, VA

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                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy To Use
                • Fast

                Cons

                • Difficult To Plug In

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                • Color Calibration

                Comments about HP DreamColor Color Calibration Solution:

                This is THE tool to calibrate HP DreamColor monitors. That is what I use it for! My only complaint is that the location where it plugs into the Z27 monitor is not easy to get to, and it must be unplugged/replugged to start the calibration process.

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