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i1 Basic Pro 3 vs. Jeti 1501 for FCVM

 
Author Jonahan
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#1 | Posted: 7 Jun 2023 12:07 
Long story short, I'm trying to decide which one to get. The spectro's primary role would be for probe matching (FCVM, maybe MPVM too) to i1 Display Pro. Now, the Jeti is the better one of the two, I think that goes without saying, but it's also five times more expensive. Not to mention the fact I would need to get a supported version of CS for the Jeti.

The question is does the i1 Pro get the job done for FCVM? I would use it on all sorts of displays, OLED, LCD, Plasma ect. I'm focusing on SDR calibration but HDR is not out of the picture. Are there reasons why I should definitely get the Jeti?

Either way, it's a lot of money for a newly founded businesses so I'm looking for honest opinions.

Author RollsRoyce
ZRO
#2 | Posted: 7 Jun 2023 18:34 
If you are going to be charging for your services, the Jeti is the way to go. It's purpose-designed and built for the task of emissive measurement, whereas the I1 Pro 3 is primarily intended for reflective (fabrics, paints, and inks) measurement, with a secondary function of emissive measurement. The Jeti's spectral resolution is twice that of the XRite's and is a better fit for modern wide-gamut displays.

Author titleexaminer92
ZRO
Male
#3 | Posted: 7 Jun 2023 18:57 
To quote Tom Huffman from his write up regarding the accuracy of an i1 Pro 2 vs. a CR-300:

"This is one of those cases in which formal testing reinforces a pre-existing opinion. If you had asked me before this test if the accuracy of the i1Pro 2 was sufficient, I would have given a two-part answer. Yes, it is sufficient for hobbyists and enthusiasts. No, it isn't sufficient for professionals. I believe that if you are charging clients for professional calibrations, then they are entitled to the accuracy provided by a 5 nm spectroradiometer."

I know that I personally would not hire a calibrator who did not use a reference grade spectro for profiling.

Author Steve

INF
Male
#4 | Posted: 8 Jun 2023 09:50 
A CR300 is a 2nm Spectro - not 5nm
A CR250 is 4nm.
Just for info.

Steve
Steve Shaw
Mob Boss at Light Illusion

Author Jonahan
ZRO
#5 | Posted: 8 Jun 2023 11:36 
Thank you for your replies!

Author Jonahan
ZRO
#6 | Posted: 9 Jun 2023 11:30 
To piggy back of this, how do you feel about using i1 Display Pro professionally on displays such as OLED and Plasma?

Author RollsRoyce
ZRO
#7 | Posted: 9 Jun 2023 11:55 
Jonahan
Again, you will be charging for your services. The paying customer has a right to expect levels of skill, knowledge, AND EQUIPMENT that he or she does not possess. Both OLEDs and plasmas can deliver true blacks and are capable of producing light at levels below which the I1 Display Pro (I1D3) is simply not capable of sufficient accuracy. Using a high-end spectro for meter profiling doesn't really change this. As with the pro spectros, the pro colorimeters are capable of much more than a foot-in-the-door solution like the I1D3. A DIY home calibrator can live with the cost-to-performance tradeoff knowing that something might be missing. A pro shouldn't.

Author Jonahan
ZRO
#8 | Posted: 9 Jun 2023 15:10 
RollsRoyce
Yeah, figured as much but I guess I just needed to someone to confirm it.

Author Light Illusion


Male
#9 | Posted: 10 Jun 2023 10:14 
To add info - the Jeti 1501 & 1511 HiRes are 2nm.
The non-HiRes versions are 4.5nm.
The HiRes versions are some 6x slower.

https://www.lightillusion.com/jeti_1501.html

Steve

Author mrtickleuk
ZRO
Male
#10 | Posted: 10 Jun 2023 11:14 
titleexaminer92:
"This is one of those cases in which formal testing reinforces a pre-existing opinion. If you had asked me before this test if the accuracy of the i1Pro 2 was sufficient, I would have given a two-part answer. Yes, it is sufficient for hobbyists and enthusiasts. No, it isn't sufficient for professionals. I believe that if you are charging clients for professional calibrations, then they are entitled to the accuracy provided by a 5 nm spectroradiometer."

I know that I personally would not hire a calibrator who did not use a reference grade spectro for profiling.

I agree with every word of this! I find it so disappointing that some calibrators, in the modern age of displays, would charge money without having the right tools. It's something that my woodwork teacher at school drummed into us: "always use the right tool for the job!".
I don't apply this comment to you Jonahan, indeed my compliments to you for asking the question. It is certainly a very high start-up cost which is one of many things which put me off from ever doing this hobby professionally. The resolution of the i1pro meters simply can't accurately read the Spectral Power Distribution of these modern OLEDs with their narrow peaks.

Author SiyoungCha
ZRO
Male
#11 | Posted: 10 Jun 2023 15:19 
For better monitor calibration Which should I invest in, a colorimeter or a spectroradiometer?

Actually I'm not a professional calibrator, I work as a colorist.
Since I run a small color grading studio, I do the monitor calibration myself.

I am using i1D3 and i1pro3,
In the verification results, it has quite good results.
Still, is it worth investing in a probe?

So which one should I invest in first, a colorimeter or a spectroradiometer?
I need someone's opinion.

Author Light Illusion


Male
#12 | Posted: 11 Jun 2023 09:14 
The First to purchase would be a good Spectro, to use with your existing Colourimeter.
Then upgrade the Colourimeter later, when you can afford to.

Steve

Author SiyoungCha
ZRO
Male
#13 | Posted: 11 Jun 2023 15:33 
Light Illusion

Thank you for your reply.

I have to work hard for better probes and Colorspace upgrades

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