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ColorNavigator 6 Calibration Tutorial

Here's a quick how-to guide on using EIZO's dedicated calibration software.

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ColorNavigator calibration software is designed to be used with EIZO's ColorEdge monitors, so the user can achieve an accurate display that's tailored to their needs.

For example, when working with an uncalibrated monitor, you may find that your prints don't look anything like they do on your monitor's screen and as a result, you'll waste time, money and resources. But by following four easy steps, your monitor can be calibrated in no-time.

This tutorial explains how to use ColorNavigator 6, for information on using ColorNavigator Elements, take a look at this tutorial: Easy Colour Matching Using ColorNavigator Elements.

1. Launch ColorNavigator

After installation, ensure your monitor is connected to your computer via a USB cable.

ColorNavigator 6

Next, double-click the butterfly icon or find the software in the menu system on your computer to open the software.

2. Select How You Use Your Monitor

When the new window opens you'll see three preset adjustments listed to the left under 'Target'. Each of them has appropriate values preset for the intended use of the monitor.

Rather than using the presets you can add a new adjustment via the 'Create A New Target' button found to the lower-left of the window. We'll cover this in further detail later on in the tutorial. We'll also look what can be done with the 'Advanced' options further into the article.

When you have selected your preferred target click on the 'Adjust...' button (right side towards the top of the window). 

3. Prepare The Sensor

For The CG Series:

If 'Display automatically detected device' is selected the correct measuring device should appear. As we are using a CG276 monitor, the Measurement device is 'CG276 Built-In (21108013)'. The box next to the Reference device should say 'None'. Click 'Next' then click on the 'Proceed' button. The built-in calibration sensor will now adjust the monitor. 

Calibrating the CG Series

For The CX and CS Series: 
Attach the external calibration sensor to the monitor.

For Measuring Instrument, select the sensor name, click on the 'Next' button and follow the on-screen instructions.

When you have placed the sensor on the screen click the 'Proceed' button. The external calibration sensor will adjust the monitor and the built-in correction sensor saves the adjustment values from the sensor.

4. Calibration Complete

Once complete, the adjustment results screen will appear and once you've confirmed there are no major gaps between 'Target' and 'Result' values, click on the 'Finish' button.

The display will return to the initial screen and the target name you've adjusted will be marked with a blur circle. 



Adding An Adjustment Target

Create a new targetFrom the first screen, select 'Create A New Target'.

Select the target creation method: to make adjustments using numerical values that you specify, select “Enter manually”. To match the measurement values of ambient light and,printing paper collected by sensors select “Measure a target”. To set the target to the existing RGB profile.“select 'Load a profile.'

When working manually, you'll be asked to set the monitor gamut. Profiles are available but if you want to adjust the settings yourself, select 'Monitor native' from the list then hit 'Next'. 

Manual adjustment

Move the 'Brightness' and 'White point' cursors manually. EIZO recommend the following values: 80-120 cd/m2 for Brightness and 5000-6500 K for the White point.

Values for color gamut, black luminance, and gamma can also be set manually.

Visit the EIZO website for more information. 







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