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Datacolor Spyder 3 Pro Display Calibration Hardware & Software for Professional Photographers and Studios, English

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Serious photographers and creative pros require a high degree of color accuracy; from capturing images, to digital editing and printing, Spyder3Pro delivers. This third generation colorimeter comes equipped with new state-of-the-art optical design and photo-centric user interface providing accurate, reliable and consistent color.

Spyder3Pro gives you more precise control over white point and gamma, new ReCAL option cuts re-calibration time in half and SpyderProof function brings you a new level of color control to help you save time, money and achieve color excellence.

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Key Features

  • Third Generation Spyder Technology: The Spyder3 colorimeter is based on a state-of-the-art optical design, with the industry's only 7 detector color engine and largest light aperture, providing unrivaled performance
  • Elegant Form and Function: A unique fusion of design excellence and functionality, Spyder3 offers a smaller footprint, embedded ambient light sensor and LED indicator. Spyder3's desktop cradle can be used for storage and ambient light monitoring
  • Designed for Photographers: Spyder3 increases light sensitivity 400%. It also features the largest screen sample area or aperture in the industry resulting in improved accuracy on LCD screens and a faster calibration time
  • Super-Fast ReCAL Option: ReCAL option reduces calibration time by more than half allowing you to quickly and easily re-calibrate on a more frequent basis or before any important shoot or post-production project
  • Intelligent Ambient Light Control: Utilizing an embedded high-precision sensor, Spyder3 automatically measures the ambient light within a room for a new level of precision calibration. It provides you with options to change either your studio lighting or display profile if the ambient light changes
  • Photo-Centric User Interface: New software interface is designed for the way photographers think and work. Offers easy navigation for each step of the calibration process. A progress bar indicates your location in the software and is augmented by rich, contextual help
  • 16 Calibration Target Choices: Sixteen user-selected white point and gamma combinations gives you the flexibility to use the photo industry standard, or options to best match your working conditions
  • SpyderProof Function: Evaluate your calibration in before and after mode using four quadrants of thematic photos targeting: Saturated Colors, Skin Tones, Gradients and Black & White. Zoom in on any photo to analyze highlights, shadow detail, color or tonal response
  • Multiple Display Calibration: Conveniently calibrate all the displays on your system, allowing you to do color managed work on any of your screens
  • Display Assistant: Allows you to enter all of the model-specific information for each of your displays and stores them, saving you time on all future calibrations
  • Real-time calibration monitoring: Ensures that your display is color accurate through on-going background checks of calibration and profile settings and lets you know if there is a problem. This feature is especially useful if you have multiple users
  • Cross-platform compatibility: The only calibration products that works efficiently on any computer, Mac OS X or Microsoft Windows XP 32/64, Vista 32/64. Spyder3 software runs on today's popular hardware and software platforms, including Intel based Macintosh systems

Technical Specs

Measurement Device Datacolor Spyder3
Ambient Light Sensor (Built In) Yes
Number of Filter/Detector Combination 7 Filter/Detector Technology
Accuracy (x,y typical) 0.0025
Aperture Size 27 mm Diameter
Initial Calibration Time 5 Minutes
Recalibration Time 2.5 Minutes
Ambient Light Shield 2 Inches
Mounting Methods Universal Suction Cup, Universal
Counterweight and Tripod Mount
Desktop Docking Base w/Tripod Mount Yes
Computer Connection USB
Gamma Choices Unlimited Choices, User Defined
Color Temperature Choices Unlimited Choices, User Defined
Custom Targets Yes, unique custom choices (NTSC, PAL/SECAM, Cineon, L-Star)
ICC Profile Support ICC 2, ICC 4
Ambient Light Measurement Yes
Re-calibration Wizard Yes
Expert Console Yes
Custom B/W Luminance Control Yes
Display History Utility Yes
SpyderProof Interface Yes
Studio Match Yes
Front Projector Calibration Yes
Gamma Curve Editing Yes
Realtime Profile & Calibration Check Yes
L-Star Workflow Option Yes
Curves Import Function Yes
PreciseLight Function Yes
Precision Gray Axis Algorithm Yes
Web Registration & Update Checks Yes
Requirements Windows 2000, XP 32/64, Vista 32/64
Mac OS X (10.3 or higher)
Color monitor resolution 1024x768 or greater
16-bit video card (24-bit recommended)
128MB of available RAM
100MB of available hard disk space
Physical Dimensions 1.5 in.(D) x 3.5 in.(W) x 4 in.(L)
Warranty Datacolor 2 year warranty
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