Adopting a hardware calibration device is the most reliable and objective method of calibrating a monitor. There is a number of inexpensive models most of which are bundled with software offering advanced features that allow you to manually select the target values and adjust the monitor brightness, white point, gamma, and the black level. If you use an Eizo ColorEdge CG monitor, Capture One can even re-calibrate the display settings using the monitor’s built-in calibration sensor.
Eizo monitor calibration
A number of Eizo ColorEdge CG monitors with a built-in calibration sensor can now be re-calibrated from within Capture One. Calibrating and profiling your monitor on a regular basis is essential if you want your monitor to display colors as accurately and consistently as possible. This feature leverages the hardware-calibratable electronics of these monitors with the simple-to-use built-in calibration sensor and Capture One’s standardized target settings for predictable color reproduction.
Supported Eizo monitor models:
CG245W, CG246, CG247, CG247X, CG248 (UHD 4K)
CG275W, CG276, CG277
CG318 (DCI 4K).
Calibrating Eizo ColorEdge CG monitor
The following description assumes you have one of the supported monitors listed above and connected to the computer using a suitable signal cable. A USB cable must also be attached for the successful calibration. The cable should be connected to the monitor’s default enabled upstream port, typically USB port 1. Please refer to the monitor’s User Manual for additional information. In a multiple monitor set-up, Capture One identifies all of the compatible monitors connected and re-calibrates them regardless of where the application is displayed. If the calibration fails, check the USB connection first. If the connection is not the reason, try powering the monitor down, then powering it back up. If the calibration fails again, please close all the applications and restart the computer.
- In the main menu, go to Capture One -> Preferences (macOS) or Edit -> Preferences (Windows). The global Preferences dialog box opens.
- Select the Color tab.
- Under the Monitor section, click on the Calibrate EIZO button. A dialog opens asking whether you want to make a new default monitor ICC profile for it. The dialog box displays the target settings. Note that these are the standardized target settings that cannot be changed within Capture One.
- Select Yes to continue with the calibration. The monitor’s calibration sensor will appear from the bezel and the calibration will start.
- When the calibration ends, a dialog opens and the sensor returns to the monitor’s bezel. The display is adjusted and updated with the new profile. This profile is saved to the computer and the adjustment result is registered to the monitor’s specified (e.g., CAL) display mode used for customized calibrations. The monitor’s other display modes remain unaffected.
- To return to an earlier calibration setting and profile, or to adopt another relevant to your workflow one, it is recommended that you open the Eizo ColorNavigator software provided with the monitor and select it from there.