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X-Rite ColorMunki Display

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Product Highlights
  • Ergonomic: 3 Integrated Functions
  • Advanced Filter and Optical Systems
  • For Virtually All Modern Displays
  • Field-Upgradeable for Future Technology
  • Rotating Diffuser Arm / Tripod Mount
  • Easy and Advanced Modes
  • Ambient Light Measurement/Smart Control
  • Flare Correct
  • Intelligent Profiling for Color Accuracy
  • Automatic Hardware Adjustment

The X-Rite ColorMunki Display is a calibration and profiling system that accurately portrays on your display / projector the color in your original picture or digital file. ColorMunki makes it quick and easy for you to calibrate and profile your displays. It features an advanced and ergonomic multi-functional measurement device, as well as easy-to-use software with simple one-click presets or wizard-driven options for more control.

The ColorMunki Display incorporates advanced filter and optical systems, fast measurement speed and unrivaled color accuracy on all modern display technologies, including LED and Wide Gamut LCDs. It's also spectrally calibrated, which makes it field-upgradeable to support future display technologies. ColorMunki's ergonomic design incorporates 3 functions - ambient light measurement, monitor profiling, and projector profiling - into 1 sleek, compact and fully integrated device with no parts for you to misplace. A custom-designed RGB filter set provides accurate color measurements, while the optical design allows for high rates of repetition on the same display and across different display types for more consistent color matching. There's even a rotating diffuser arm that can be used as a stand for table top projector profiling, ambient light measurement, or as a cover for instrument optics. The conveniently integrated tripod mount is great for projector profiling in larger venues.

The software features both 'Easy' and 'Advanced' options, so you can choose the one that's right for you. The wizard-driven interface guides you through the profiling process in small, easy-to-follow steps. No knowledge of color science is required - "Easy" mode is as simple as pushing a button, while "Advanced" mode provides additional pre-defined options for those users who want more color control. Before and after images show instant results and the handy profile reminder notifies you when it is time to re-profile your display. The on-screen help guides and videos are easy to understand and follow, so there are no extra manuals needed.

The Ambient Light Measurement tool automatically determines the optimum display luminance for comparing prints to your display, based on a measurement of the lighting conditions where the prints will be viewed. Ambient Light Smart Control lets you choose whether you want ColorMunki to automatically adjust your profile or simply notify you as ambient light conditions change. Flare Correct measures and compensates for reduced contrast ratios caused by flare light (glare) falling on the surface of your display. By accurately measuring your effective display contrast ratio, ColorMunki gives you a more precise display profile.

Intelligent Iterative Profiling is an adaptive technology that measures and analyzes the color capabilities of each unique display, in order to provide maximum accuracy every time you profile. The Automatic Display Control (ADC) feature adjusts your display's hardware to speed up its operation, eliminating manual adjustments--so there's less work for you.

Note! Testing is still being conducted with plasma displays to try to correct one or more reported issues. ColorMunki may not work on plasma displays. Also note that the ColorMunki software can be downloaded from a site even though discs are included.

Ergonomic Design
Incorporates 3 functions - ambient light measurement, monitor profiling, and projector profiling - into 1 sleek, compact and fully integrated device with no parts for you to misplace
Advanced Filter and Optical Systems
Custom-designed RGB filter set provides accurate color measurements, while the optical design allows for high rates of repetition on the same display and across different display types for more consistent color matching
Nearly Universal Compatibility
Works on virtually all modern display technologies, including LED and Wide Gamut LCDs, and is also spectrally calibrated, which makes it field-upgradeable to support future display technologies!

Please note: Testing is still being conducted with plasma displays to try to correct one or more reported issues. ColorMunki may not work on plasma displays
Great for Projector Profiling
Rotating diffuser arm can be used as a stand for table top projector profiling, ambient light measurement, or as a cover for instrument optics, and conveniently integrated tripod mount is great for projector profiling in larger venues
'Easy' and 'Advanced' Options
Wizard-driven interface guides you through the profiling process in small, easy-to-follow steps, and there's no knowledge of color science required - "Easy" mode is as simple as pushing a button, while "Advanced" mode provides additional pre-defined options for those users who want more color control
Before and After Images
Load instantly, so you don't have to wait
Profile Reminder
Handy tool notifies you when it is time to re-profile your display
Easy-to-Follow Guides
On-screen help guides and videos are easy to understand and follow, so there are no extra manuals needed
Ambient Light Measurement
Automatically determines the optimum display luminance for comparing prints to your display, based on a measurement of the lighting conditions where the prints will be viewed
Ambient Light Smart Control
Lets you choose whether you want ColorMunki to automatically adjust your profile or simply notify you as ambient light conditions change
Flare Correct
Measures and compensates for reduced contrast ratios caused by flare light (glare) falling on the surface of your display, giving you a more accurate display profile
Intelligent Iterative Profiling
Adaptive technology that measures and analyzes the color capabilities of each unique display, in order to provide maximum accuracy every time you profile
Automatic Display Control (ADC)
Adjusts your display's hardware to speed up its operation, eliminating manual adjustments--so there's less work for you
System Requirements Macintosh:
Intel processor
Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7 or 10.8 with latest update installed
1 GB RAM
500 MB free disk space
Powered USB Port
1024 x 768 or higher display resolution with 16-bit video card
DVD-ROM drive
Internet connection required for software updates
Network card required
Windows:
XP 32 bit, Vista 32 / 64 bit, or 7 32 / 64 bit, 8 32 / 64 bit, 8.1 32 / 64 bit with latest service packs installed
Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon XP or better CPU
1 GB RAM
500 MB free disk space
Powered USB Port
1024 x 768 or higher display resolution with 16-bit video card
DVD-ROM drive
Internet connection required for software updates
Network card required

Note: Product registration is required to receive X-Rite technical support during the warranty period. Registration can occur directly through the software, on X-Rite's website, or via phone. Users are encouraged to register their product within the first 30 days of use. 1
Please Note:

Testing is still being conducted with plasma displays to try to correct one or more reported issues. ColorMunki may not work on plasma displays

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X-Rite ColorMunki Display
  • ColorMunki Display Colorimeter
  • ColorMunki Profiling Software for Displays / Projectors
  • Quick Start Guide
  • End User License Agreement: Unlimited Installations
  • 90-Day Limited Warranty - Option to Extend for 2 Additional Years
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    X-RiteColorMunki Display
     
    4.5

    (based on 283 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (191)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (69)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (7)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Reliable (110)
    • Easy to use (90)
    • Small footprint (62)
    • Great picture quality (49)
    • Fast (37)

    Cons

    • Lacks adjustability (5)
    • Unreliable performance (5)
    • Pricey / poor value (4)

    Best Uses

    • Photography (34)
    • Upgrade (20)
    • Photo editing (18)
    • Home or business (15)
    • Movies (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (47), Graphics enthusiast (40), Business user (29), Photographer (29), Pro photographer (15)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (131), Personal (123)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (118), Mac (117)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    nice ambient lighting awareness

    I use this display calibration device to make sure my monitor is showing me accurate colors before I start doing color grading in adobe premiere cs5.5 and after effect cs5.5 via the color finesse...Read complete review

    I use this display calibration device to make sure my monitor is showing me accurate colors before I start doing color grading in adobe premiere cs5.5 and after effect cs5.5 via the color finesse plug-in. It was quick to setup and calibrate. It seems my monitor (LG Flatron W3000H) needed a lot more red and contrast, and I had to lower the brightness of a third.

    I like :
    -Straightforward installation/calibration
    -checks for ambient lighting every X minutes

    So far I really like this tool.

    I took a quick picture of the Colormunki with my cellphone to show where I'm using it. It is working on my editing/color correction PC. It will flash a few times every X minutes to check ambient lighting and renew the monitor profile.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Error Messages! Sent it Back

    I loaded the latest version of the software and I tried to calibrate my monitors but kept getting error messages, it eventually worked. I tried to calibrate my laptop monitor and got the same...Read complete review

    I loaded the latest version of the software and I tried to calibrate my monitors but kept getting error messages, it eventually worked. I tried to calibrate my laptop monitor and got the same thing. It seemed to work one out of 5-10 tries. I looked for some solutions on line and learned that there may be some problems working with Mavericks. I contacted X-Rite customer support, but they would not respond to my questions unless I registered the product - but B&H policy is that they will not accept returns if the product is registered (which makes sense) my annoyance is with X-Rite being stingy with their support. I decided not to mess with it any more and sent it back. I do like X-Rite's Colorchecker Passport but the ColorMunki is a no go for me and I would not recommend it.

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    5.0

    Works Great, Simple to use

    By babinko

    from McLean, VA

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fast Setup

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Display:

        Worked great right out of the box. No fiddling with monitor settings as it is able to automatically interact with your monitor. Used it to calibrate my dual monitor setup (one Dell, one HP), which before calibration were clearly different - after calibration they are almost identical in all respects.

        Tried the Datacolor Spyder 4Pro before I purchased this unit. The Datacolor unit has major software bugs and I could never get the calibration to run, so exchanged it for the ColorMunki.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        Love it!

        By Leanne H

        from Arkansas

        About Me Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Photography

          Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Display:

          I am a photographer so monitor calibration is a MUST and this ColorMunki does a fantastic job!

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          Works well

          By John Hulburt

          from Charlottesville

          Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Display:

          Easy setup and so far accurate results. Used to calibrate iMac and MacBookPro.

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          4.0

          X-rite color monkey

          By Lady Luck

          from Monterey, Ca

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great picture quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Display:

              I bought the Color Monkey to calibrate my montor,computer and printer. So far, the prints are very nice, I am happy with the outcome.However, I had to hire someone to teach me how install and to use it. there is no way i could have worked it out on my own and with an experienced printer who recommended the color monkey to me, it took 2 1/2 hours to get things working smoothly.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Great product!

              By yw

              from cleveland, ohio

              About Me Graphics Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Display:

                  Easy to use with great results. It's amazing how much easier photo editing is when you can see accurate color on your screen!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  5.0

                  Does its job!

                  By KristenL

                  from Newberry, Florida

                  About Me Business User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Great picture quality
                  • Large Viewing Area
                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Display:

                      This is quick and convenient. It does the job and I'm pleased with the results.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      5.0

                      good screen color calibrator

                      By tutu

                      from berkeley, CA

                      About Me Graphics Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Reliable Performance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gaming

                        Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Display:

                        I used it for my laptop, which color is not accurate at all.

                        It helps to correct my color to match the real thing.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC

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                        5.0

                        Easy and precise

                        By Photog

                        from Orlando, fl

                        About Me Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy Accurate

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Monitor calibration

                        Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Display:

                        I had been using the X-Rite Monaco OPTIX-XR for years and really liked it. But, it would not interface with OS-10.9. The Munki does more and is perfect for my needs.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        5.0

                        Worked as Promised

                        By Dick

                        from Delaware water Gap PA

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Display:

                              Despite having read about problems people had when installing and trying to use the ColorMunki Display I experienced none. I installed the software on 1 desktop and 2 laptops running Win 7 & 8.1. I was able to update the software WITHOUT having to register the software first (a problem someone mentioned). All in all everything went as it should and the results looked fine; as 2 of the computers running Win 7 had been profiled by an Eye-one Display 2 previously. Unfortunately the Eye-one wasn't able to be recognized by the Win 8.1 computer. Reason for the purchase.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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                              5.0

                              So easy and effective

                              By love to shoot

                              from Rochester, NY

                              Pros

                              • Easy Set Up And Run

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Display:

                                  As one photographer put it, "I didn't know what I didn't know." Simply put, I thought my monitor was perfectly calibrated. I started to become concerned when my prints were coming back a little "off". I bought the ColorMunki and what a difference! It is so simple to set up and run. It measures the ambient light in between calibrations and adjusts my monitor accordingly. I don't think any serious photographer should be without this.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • Mac

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                                  5.0

                                  Works good.

                                  By Poptime

                                  from Tacoma

                                  Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Display:

                                  Much better, more accurate and easier to use than my old Pantone. Instructions very easy to understand.

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                                  5.0

                                  simple calibration

                                  By Brett

                                  from Ipswich, MA

                                  Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Display:

                                  Bought this after seeing a video on it. Very easy to use and the results are clear. It has an ambient light analyzer that adjusts your image relative to the ambient light and keeps checking the ambient light ta adjust for changes.

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                                  4.0

                                  New but seems to do the job

                                  By engjacques

                                  from Redding, CA

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Small Footprint

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Display:

                                      all in the headline. Used on Dell 2410

                                      • Computer Platform:
                                      • Mac

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                                      4.0

                                      Easy to use

                                      By Click

                                      from Florida

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Reliable Performance
                                      • Small Footprint

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Display:

                                          Very easy to use. It is almost too sensitive to ambient light during initial measurement and results can vary significantly. This is actually a good thing, but I ran it several times, under varying light, to make sure that I was satisfied with the result. After establishing a new color profile I am confident that my screen colors are now accurate. Constantly monitors the ambient light in the room so that colors are accurate even though the surrounding light varies. Small and unobstrusive on my desk. I like this better than the previous brand I had.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • PC

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                                          5.0

                                          The best colors!

                                          By Connor

                                          from Arlington, VA

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Great picture quality

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Display:

                                              This is really one of those things that you don't realize you need until you have it. I used ColorMunki for my Macbook with Retina and it dramatically improved the colors, my photos look better than ever before and my prints look just like they appear on screen. Great buy.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Business
                                              • Computer Platform:
                                              • Mac

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                                              4.0

                                              Improved my screen

                                              By Vospe

                                              from Usa

                                              Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Display:

                                              But should come with a way to keep in on the screen during calibration

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                                              5.0

                                              Great product

                                              By Sean

                                              from San Diego, CA

                                              About Me Graphics Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Great picture quality
                                              • Reliable Performance
                                              • Small Footprint

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Display:

                                                  Easy install, easy calibration, reliable and great results .

                                                  • Primary use:
                                                  • Personal
                                                  • Computer Platform:
                                                  • PC

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Great device

                                                  By Ahab

                                                  from Lake County Florida

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Display:

                                                        It did exactly what it is advertised to do.I made matching my monitor to my printer output a lot easier. It doesn't effect the printer , but with a properly calibrated monitor the process works better.

                                                        • Computer Platform:
                                                        • PC

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Space saving and works fine

                                                        By Andrew the Walker

                                                        from Austin, TX

                                                        About Me Graphics Enthusiast, Photographer

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Good Build Quality
                                                        • Reliable Performance
                                                        • Small Footprint

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Photography

                                                          Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Display:

                                                          My previous colorimeter was a Spyder 2 Pro, which stopped working when I upgraded to Windows 7. That item was bulky (as are their new ones) and took up a lot of space.I was pleasantly surprised at how compact the ColorMunki Display is. It doesn't take up much room in my photography kit, which means I'm more likely to bring it with me on the road while working. One caveat I would mention is that while this thing works as advertised, it cannot change the realities of the hardware you're working with. One of my IPS panels has no built in color or color temperature controls. It has a native white balance that is somewhere near 5500K. I initially tried to set a target white balance of 6500K (D65), but it wound up making this particular screen very blue, with the whites almost like what is often called duck-egg blue (a light bluish gray). I went back and set the target to 5500K (D55) and it came out looking as I would expect. The whites on this screen are not as white as on my other monitors, but they all match much better than they used to. I no longer see a color discrepancy between my primary and secondary monitor loupe modules in Lightroom, which is awesome!

                                                          • Primary use:
                                                          • Business
                                                          • Computer Platform:
                                                          • PC

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                                                          5.0

                                                          Does as promised!

                                                          By Mark007

                                                          from Portland, Oregon

                                                          About Me Graphics Enthusiast, Serious Photographer

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Easy Setup
                                                          • Easy to use
                                                          • Reliable Performance
                                                          • Small Footprint

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Calibrating monitors

                                                            Comments about X-Rite ColorMunki Display:

                                                            I have some older monitor calibration systems but was not overly pleased with how they performed. The ColorMunki is great. Easy to install and to run. I calibrated my monitor in a very short time and am very pleased with the results. This is a product that every serious photographer should have and use.

                                                            • Primary use:
                                                            • Personal
                                                            • Computer Platform:
                                                            • PC

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