Designed for professionals with color-critical applications, SpectraViewII combines award-winning NEC display technology with a color-measurement sensor and sophisticated calibration software. The result is highly accurate, reliable, repeatable, feature-rich solution for display calibration and profiling.

The SpectraViewII system uses a color sensor to take color measurements of the display screen during calibration. The software analyzes these measurements and sends color adjustment commands directly to the display monitor. This means that color adjustments are made in the monitor rather than in the video graphics adapter. With SpectraViewII, the video graphics adapter is not used at all to make any gamma or Tone Response Curve corrections to the display, so the fidelity of the system is maintained.

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SpectraViewII is available on Apple Mac OS, Microsoft Windows, and several Linux distributions.

Top Features

High bit depth internal Look Up Tables (LUTs)

Each LCD display monitor supported by SpectraViewII features three internal 14, 12 or 10 bit LUTs (depending on model). These tables allow very precise adjustments to be made to the display's Tone Response Curve without reducing the number of displayable colors.

Fully automated calibration

By making adjustments directly in the display hardware, optimal settings are configured without any user interaction. SpectraViewII communicates with the display monitors using Display Data Channel - Command Interface (DDC/CI) which is a two-way communications link between the video graphics adapter and display monitor using the normal video signal cable. No extra cables are necessary.

Multiple Calibration Sets

Different display monitor calibrations can be instantly loaded allowing quick and easy switching between different calibration settings without the need to re-calibrate the display. Each time a calibration set is loaded, the necessary monitor settings and ICC/ColorSync profiles are automatically updated.

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Informative

At the end of each display monitor calibration, an information window is displayed which shows the results of the calibration and includes a wealth of information about the display such as the measured color gamut, grayscale color tracking, Delta-E, and luminance values. Additional information about the display monitor such as the model name, serial number and the total number of hours that it has been in use are also displayed.

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Calibration status validation

SpectraViewII will query each calibrated monitor to see if any controls have changed since the last calibration. If anything has changed, the previous calibrated state can be restored automatically.

Flexible

SpectraViewII provides many features and options that make it flexible enough to be used in a large variety of applications, including full DICOM support for medical imaging. The display luminance can be adjusted to either a specific value or to the maximum possible that the display can achieve.

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Monitor locking

Once calibrated the OSD (On Screen Display) controls for the display monitors can be locked to prevent accidental or unauthorized adjustment which may invalidate the calibrated state of the monitor.

Colorimeter function

The software features a Colorimeter function which allows direct measurements to be taken by the color sensor and the results displayed in a variety of different formats.

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Monitor Profiling

After calibration, the display is automatically profiled and highly accurate ICC/ColorSync color profiles are generated and automatically registered with the Color Management System. These profiles use the Bradford Chromaticity Adaptation matrix.

DICOM GSDF calibration and conformance test

For use in medical imaging environments SpectraViewII can be used to calibrate the monitor to the DICOM GSDF gamma curve. The built in conformance test can be used to verify accuracy of calibration and conformance to the recommended standard for viewing grayscale images.

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SpectraViewIISystem Requirements

 
Operating System Apple Mac OS X v10.7 or higher. See Compatibility Information for further details. 32 and 64 bit versions of Microsoft Windows XP, Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10. PC with 64 bit Ubuntu Linux operating system v10.04 or higher. Other variants such as RedHat, CentOS, Linux Mint, and SUSE Linux should also. 32 bit versions of Linux are not supported.
Video Graphics Card All Apple standard video graphics adapters. Digital (DVI or DisplayPort) output is highly recommended. ATI Radeon, Nvidia, Matrox, Intel. Digital (DVI) or DisplayPort output is highly recommended. Digital (DVI) or DisplayPort output is highly recommended. If using DDC/CI communications instead of USB, Nvidia video cards may require proprietary video drivers. Other video cards/chipsets may also work. DDC/CI is not supported on ATI video cards.
Video color depth At least 24 bit color (Millions of colors). At least 24 bit color. At least 24 bit color.
Video Resolution Displays native resolution highly recommended (1280x1024, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200, 2560x1440, 2560x1600, or 3840x2160 depending on monitor) Displays native resolution highly recommended (1280x1024, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200, 2560x1440, 2560x1600, or 3840x2160 depending on monitor) Displays native resolution highly recommended (1280x1024, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200, 2560x1440, 2560x1600, or 3840x2160 depending on monitor)
Supported Color Sensors
  • NEC MDSVSENSOR3
  • NEC SpectraSensor Pro
  • X-Rite i1Pro and i1Monitor
  • X-Rite i1Pro2
  • X-Rite i1Pro3 / X-Rite i1Pro3 Plus
  • X-Rite i1Studio
  • X-Rite ColorMunki *
  • X-Rite i1Display Pro / X-Rite i1Display Pro Plus
  • Datacolor Spyder3
  • Datacolor Spyder4
  • Datacolor Spyder5
  • Photo Research PR-655, 670, 680, 730, and 740 Spectroradiometers
  • NEC MDSVSENSOR
  • NEC MDSVSENSOR3
  • NEC SpectraSensor Pro
  • X-Rite i1Pro and i1Monitor
  • X-Rite i1Pro2
  • X-Rite i1Pro3 / X-Rite i1Pro3 Plus
  • X-Rite i1Studio
  • X-Rite i1Display V1 and V2
  • X-Rite DTP94 / MonacoOPTIX-XR
  • X-Rite ColorMunki *
  • X-Rite i1Display Pro / X-Rite i1Display Pro Plus
  • Datacolor Spyder3
  • Datacolor Spyder4
  • Datacolor Spyder5
  • BasICColor Discus
  • Photo Research PR-655, 670, 680, 730, and 740 Spectroradiometers
  • X -Rite i1Display V2.
  • X-Rite i1Display Pro / X-Rite i1Display Pro Plus
  • NEC MDSVSENSOR
  • NEC MDSVSENSOR 3
  • NEC SpectraSensor Pro
  • Photo Research PR-655, 670, 680, 730, and 740 Spectroradiometers
USB At least one available USB port for Color Sensor. At least one available USB port for Color Sensor. At least one available USB port for Color Sensor.
* See the README file for more information on ColorMunki compatibility.

Mac OS Compatibility Information

SpectraView V1.1.38 is a 64 bit app and higher requires Mac OS X version 10.10 or higher. A legacy 32 bit app version of V1.1.38 is available for download if support for Mac OS X 10.7-10.9 or the X-Rite i1Display V2 sensor is required.

SpectraView V1.1.30 and higher requires Mac OS X version 10.7 or higher.

SpectraView V1.1.12 and higher requires an Intel based Mac.

SpectraView V1.1.09 and higher requires Mac OS X version 10.5 or higher.

SpectraView V1.1.00 and higher requires Mac OS X version 10.3.9 or higher.

SpectraView V1.1.03 and higher is required for Mac OS X version 10.6 and higher.

Installing SpectraView requires an account with administrator privileges.

Windows Compatibility Information

This version of SpectraView is supported on 32 and 64 bit versions of Microsoft Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.

Installing SpectraView requires an account with administrator privileges.

Linux Compatibility Information

Requires a PC with 64 bit Ubuntu Linux operating system v10.04 or higher. Other variants such as RedHat, CentOS, Linux Mint, and SUSE Linux should also work but may need certain system libraries to be installed, and the configuration steps may be different from those described in the software installation documentation. 32 bit versions of Linux are not supported.

Communicating to the display via either DDC/CI or USB is supported. USB is the preferred connection if supported by the display model.

• For using DDC/CI communications: Nvidia video card with Nvidia proprietary video drivers installed. Other video cards/chipsets may also work. ATI/AMD cards are currently not supported.

• For using USB communications: One spare USB port on the PC connected to one of the USB upstream inputs on the supported display model.

Models

C651Q
C651Q-AVT2
C651Q-AVT2-R
C651Q-PC4
C651Q-R
C751Q
C751Q-AVT2
C751Q-AVT2-R
C751Q-PC4
C751Q-R
C861Q
C861Q-AVT2
C861Q-AVT2-R
C861Q-PC4
C861Q-R
C981Q
C981Q-AVT2
C981Q-AVT2-R
C981Q-PC4
C981Q-R
EA231WU-BK
EA231WU-BK-R
EA241F-BK
EA241F-BK-R
EA244UHD-BK
EA244UHD-BK-R
EA245WMi-BK
EA245WMi-BK-R
EA271F-BK
EA271F-BK-R
EA271F-BK-SV
EA271F-BK-SV-R
EA271Q-BK
EA271Q-BK-R
EA271U-BK
EA271U-BK-R
EA275UHD-BK
EA275UHD-BK-R
EA275WMi-BK
EA275WMi-BK-R
EA295WMi-BK
EA295WMi-BK-R
EA295WMi-BK-SV
EA295WMi-BK-SV-R
EA304WMi-BK
EA304WMi-BK-R
EA305WMi-BK
EA305WMi-BK-R
EX241UN-BK
EX241UN-BK-R
EX241UN-BK-SV
EX241UN-BK-SV-R
EX241UN-H-BK
EX241UN-H-BK-R
EX241UN-PT-H
EX341R-BK
EX341R-BK-R
LCD1980FXI-BK
LCD1980SXI
LCD1990SX-BK
LCD1990SX-BK-R
LCD1990SXI
LCD1990SXI-BK
LCD1990SXI-BK-R
LCD1990SXI-R
LCD1990SXP
LCD1990SXP-BK
LCD2090UXI
LCD2090UXI-1
LCD2090UXI-1-R
LCD2090UXI-BK
LCD2090UXI-BK-1
LCD2090UXI-BK-1-R
LCD2090UXI-BK-SV
LCD2090UXI-BK-SV-R
LCD2180UX-BK
LCD2180UX-BK-SV
LCD2190UXI
LCD2190UXI-BK-SV
LCD2190UXI-BK-SV-R
LCD2490W2-BK-SV
LCD2490W2-BK-SV-R
LCD2490WUXI2-BK
LCD2490WUXI2-BK-R
LCD2690W2-BK-SV
LCD2690W2-BK-SV-R
LCD2690WUXI2-BK
LCD2690WUXI2-BK-R
LCD2690WUXI-BK
LCD3090W-BK-SV
LCD3090W-BK-SV-R
LCD4020-2-AV
LCD4020-2-AVT
LCD4020-2-IT
LCD4620-2-AV
LCD4620-2-AVT
LCD4620-2-IT
LCD4620-2-TVX
LCD5220-AV
LCD5220-AV-R
LCD5220-AVT
LCD5220-AVT-R
LCD5220-IT
LCD5220-TVX
LCD6520L-BK-AV
LCD6520L-BK-AV-R
LCD6520L-BK-AVT
LCD6520L-BK-AVT-R
LCD6520P-BK-AV
LCD6520P-BK-AV-R
M401
M40-2-AV
M40B-AV
M40B-AV-R
M40B-AVT
M40B-AVT-R
M40-IT
M461
M46-2-AV
M46-2-AV-R
M46-2-AVT
M46-2-AVT-R
M46-AV
M46-AV-R
M46-AVT
M46-AVT-R
M46B-AV
M46B-AV-R
M46B-AVT
M46B-AVT-R
M46-IT
M46-IT-R
M521
MD322C8
P212
P212-R
P221W-BK
P221W-BK-R
P221W-BK-SV
P221W-BK-SV-R
P232W-BK
P232W-BK-R
P232W-BK-SV
P232W-BK-SV-R
P241W-BK
P241W-BK-R
P241W-BK-SV
P241W-BK-SV-R
P242W-BK
P242W-BK-R
P242W-BK-SV
P242W-BK-SV-R
P243W-BK
P243W-BK-R
P243W-BK-SV
P243W-BK-SV-R
P401
P401-AVT
P401-AVT-R
P401-R
P401-TMX4D
P404
P404-AVT2
P404-AVT2-R
P404-R
P461
P461-AVT
P461-AVT-R
P461-R
P461-TMX4D
P484
P484-AVT2
P484-AVT2-R
P484-R
P521
P521-AVT
P521-AVT-R
P521-R
P521-TMX4D
P551
P551-AVT
P551-AVT-R
P551-R
P554
P554-R
P701
P701-AVT
P701-AVT-R
P701-R
PA231W-BK
PA231W-BK-R
PA231W-BK-SV
PA231W-BK-SV-R
PA241W-BK
PA241W-BK-R
PA241W-BK-SV
PA241W-BK-SV-R
PA242W-BK
PA242W-BK-R
PA243W
PA243W-BK
PA243W-BK-R
PA243W-BK-SV
PA243W-BK-SV-R
PA243W-R
PA243W-SV
PA243W-SV-R
PA271Q-BK
PA271Q-BK-R
PA271Q-BK-SV
PA271Q-BK-SV-R
PA271W-BK
PA271W-BK-R
PA271W-BK-SV
PA271W-BK-SV-R
PA272W
PA272W-BK
PA272W-BK-R
PA272W-BK-SV
PA272W-BK-SV-R
PA272W-R
PA272W-SV
PA272W-SV-R
PA301W-BK
PA301W-BK-R
PA301W-BK-SV
PA301W-BK-SV-R
PA302W
PA302W-BK
PA302W-BK-R
PA302W-BK-SV
PA302W-BK-SV-R
PA302W-R
PA302W-SV
PA302W-SV-R
PA311D-BK
PA311D-BK-R
PA322UHD-BK
PA322UHD-BK-R
PA322UHD-BK-SV
PA322UHD-BK-SV-R
S401
S401-AVT
S401-AVT-R
S401-R
S461
S461-AVT
S461-AVT-R
S461-R
S521
S521-AVT
S521-AVT-R
S521-R
UN462A
UN462A-R
UN462VA
UN462VA-R
UN492S
UN492S-R
UN492VS
UN492VS-R
UN552
UN552-R
UN552S
UN552S-R
UN552V
UN552V-R
UN552VS
UN552VS-R
V404
V404-AVT2
V404-AVT2-R
V404-R
V404-T
V404-T-R
V484
V484-AVT2
V484-AVT2-R
V484-R
V484-T
V484-T-R
V554
V554-AVT2
V554-AVT2-R
V554Q
V554Q-AVT2
V554Q-AVT2-R
V554Q-PC4
V554Q-R
V554-R
V554-T
V554-T-R
V654Q
V654Q-AVT2
V654Q-AVT2-R
V654Q-PC4
V654Q-R
V754Q
V754Q-AVT2
V754Q-AVT2-R
V754Q-PC4
V754Q-R
V864Q
V864Q-AVT2
V864Q-AVT2-R
V864Q-PC4
V864Q-R
V984Q
V984Q-AVT2
V984Q-AVT2-R
V984Q-PC4
V984Q-R
X431BT
X431BT-R
X461HB
X461HB-R
X461UN
X461UN-R
X461UNV
X461UNV-R
X461UNV-TMX4D
X462UN
X462UN-R
X551UHD
X551UHD-AVT2
X551UHD-AVT2-R
X551UHD-R
X651UHD
X651UHD-2
X651UHD-2-PREM
X651UHD-2-R
X651UHD-AVT2
X651UHD-AVT2-R
X651UHD-R
X841UHD
X841UHD-2
X841UHD-2-PREM
X841UHD-2-R
X841UHD-AVT2
X841UHD-AVT2-R
X841UHD-R
X981UHD
X981UHD-2
X981UHD-2-R
X981UHD-AVT2
X981UHD-AVT2-R
X981UHD-R
Latest Releases
Platform Description Version Size
macOS, Windows, and Linux   SpectraViewII Flyer   238 Kb
macOS, Windows, and Linux    User Guide (Multi-language) 1.1.41 18 Mb
macOS    64 bit application for Intel Macs
Serial number required from original purchase.
Mac OS 10.12 or newer required.
1.1.41 52 Mb
macOS   ReadMe file  1.1.41 40 Kb
Windows   Installer
Serial number required from original purchase.
1.1.41 58 Mb
Windows     ReadMe file 1.1.41 44 Kb
Linux   Application Files
Serial number required from original purchase.
1.1.38 32 Mb
Linux   Installation Instructions 1.1.38 500 Kb

Previous Releases

Platform Description Version Size
macOS, Windows, and Linux    User Guide (Multi-language) 1.1.40 18 Mb
macOS    64 bit application for Intel Macs
Serial number required from original purchase.
Mac OS 10.12 or newer required.
1.1.40 52 Mb
macOS   ReadMe file  1.1.40 40 Kb
Windows   Installer
Serial number required from original purchase.
1.1.40 58 Mb
Windows     ReadMe file 1.1.40 44 Kb
macOS, Windows, and Linux    User Guide (Multi-language) 1.1.39 18 Mb
macOS   Application for Intel Macs
Serial number required from original purchase.
Mac OS 10.7 or newer required.
1.1.39 52 Mb
macOS   ReadMe file  1.1.39 40 Kb
Windows   Installer
Serial number required from original purchase
1.1.39 58 Mb
Windows    ReadMe file 1.1.39 44 Kb
Mac OS   Application for Intel Macs
Serial number required from original purchase.
Mac OS 10.7 or newer required.
1.1.37 37 Mb
Mac OS   ReadMe file 1.1.37 40 Kb
Windows   Installer
Serial number required from original purchase
1.1.37 51 Mb
Windows    ReadMe file 1.1.37 44 Kb
Linux   Application Files
Serial number required from original purchase
1.1.36 32 Mb
Linux   Installation Instructions 1.1.36 2524 Kb
Mac OS, Windows, and Linux    User Guide (Multi-language) 1.1.36 16 Mb
Mac OS   Application for Intel Macs
Serial number required from original purchase
Mac OS 10.7 or newer required.
1.1.36 37 Mb
Mac OS   ReadMe file 1.1.36 40 Kb
Windows   Installer
Serial number required from original purchase
1.1.36 51 Mb
Windows    ReadMe file 1.1.36 44 Kb
Linux   Application Files
Serial number required from original purchase
1.1.34 32 Mb
Linux   Installation Instructions 1.1.34 2524 Kb
Mac OS, Windows, and Linux    User Guide (Multi-language) 1.1.34 16 Mb
Mac OS   Application for Intel Macs
Serial number required from original purchase.
Mac OS 10.7 or newer required.
1.1.34 37 Mb
Mac OS   ReadMe file 1.1.34 40 Kb
Windows   Installer
Serial number required from original purchase
1.1.34 51 Mb
Windows    ReadMe file 1.1.34 44 Kb
Mac OS, Windows, and Linux    User Guide (Multi-language) 1.1.32 16 Mb
Mac OS   Application for Intel Macs
Serial number required from original purchase.
Mac OS 10.7 or newer required.
1.1.32 37 Mb
Mac OS   ReadMe file 1.1.32 40 Kb
Windows   Installer
Serial number required from original purchase
1.1.32 51 Mb
Windows    ReadMe file 1.1.32 44 Kb
Linux   Application Files
Serial number required from original purchase
1.1.30 32 Mb
Linux   Installation Instructions 1.1.30 2524 Kb
Mac OS, Windows, and Linux    User Guide (Multi-language) 1.1.30 16 Mb
Mac OS   Application for Intel Macs
Serial number required from original purchase.
Mac OS 10.7 or newer required.
1.1.30 37 Mb
Mac OS   ReadMe file 1.1.30 40 Kb
Windows   Installer
Serial number required from original purchase
1.1.30 51 Mb
Windows    ReadMe file 1.1.30 44 Kb
Mac OS, Windows, and Linux    User Guide (Multi-language) 1.1.20 16 Mb
Mac OS   Installer for Intel Macs
Serial number required from original purchase
1.1.20 40 Mb
Mac OS   ReadMe file
Mac OS 10.5 and newer
1.1.20 38 Kb
Windows   Installer
Serial number required from original purchase
1.1.20 58 Mb
Windows    ReadMe file 1.1.20 38 Kb
Linux   Application Files
Serial number required from original purchase
1.1.18 18 Mb
Linux   Installation Instructions 1.1.18 400 Kb
Mac OS, Windows, and Linux    User Guide (English) 1.1.18 2.3 Mb
Mac OS   Installer for Intel Macs
Serial number required from original purchase
1.1.18 35 Mb
Mac OS   ReadMe file
Mac OS 10.5 and newer
1.1.18 38 Kb
Windows   Installer
Serial number required from original purchase
1.1.18 46 Mb
Windows    ReadMe file 1.1.18 38 Kb
Linux   Application Files
Serial number required from original purchase
1.1.17 18 Mb
Linux   Installation Instructions 1.1.17 400 Kb
Mac OS, Windows, and Linux    User Guide (English) 1.1.17 2.3 Mb
Mac OS   Installer for Intel Macs
Serial number required from original purchase
1.1.17 35 Mb
Mac OS   ReadMe file
Mac OS 10.5 and newer
1.1.17 38 Kb
Windows   Installer
Serial number required from original purchase
1.1.17 46 Mb
Windows    ReadMe file 1.1.17 38 Kb
Mac OS, Windows, and Linux    User Guide (English) 1.1.16 2.3 Mb
Mac OS   Installer for Intel Macs
Serial number required from original purchase
1.1.16.2 24 Kb
Mac OS   ReadMe file
Mac OS 10.5 and newer
1.1.16.2 20 Mb
Windows   Installer
Serial number required from original purchase
1.1.16.2 20 Mb
Windows    ReadMe file 1.1.16.2 33 Kb
Linux   Application Files
Serial number required from original purchase
1.1.16.2 18 Mb
Linux   Installation Instructions 1.1.16.2 420 Kb
Mac OS   ReadMe file
Mac OS 10.5 and newer
1.1.16 24 Kb
Mac OS   Installer for Intel Macs
Serial number required from original purchase
1.1.16 20 Mb
Mac OS   ReadMe file
Mac OS 10.5 and newer
1.1.15 24 Kb
Mac OS   Installer for Intel Macs
Serial number required from original purchase
1.1.15 20 Mb
Mac OS and Windows    User Guide (English) 1.1.15 2.3 Mb
Windows   Installer
Serial number required from original purchase
1.1.15 20 Mb
Windows    ReadMe file 1.1.15 33 Kb
Mac OS   ReadMe file
Mac OS 10.5 and newer
1.1.14 24 Kb
Mac OS   Installer for Intel Macs
Serial number required from original purchase
1.1.14 20 Mb
Mac OS and Windows    User Guide (English) 1.1.14 2.3 Mb
Windows   Installer
Serial number required from original purchase
1.1.14 20 Mb
Windows    ReadMe file 1.1.14 33 Kb
Mac OS    ReadMe file
Mac OS 10.5 and newer
1.1.12.1 24 Kb
Mac OS    Installer for Intel Macs
Serial number required from original purchase
1.1.12.1 20 Mb
Mac OS and Windows    User Guide (English) 1.1.12.1 2.3 Mb
Windows    Installer
Serial number required from original purchase
1.1.12.1 20 Mb
Windows    ReadMe file 1.1.12.1 33 Kb
Mac OS    ReadMe file
Mac OS 10.5 and newer
1.1.10 24 Kb
Mac OS    Installer for Intel Macs
Serial number required from original purchase
1.1.10 20 Mb
Mac OS and Windows    User Guide (English) 1.1.10 2.3 Mb
Windows    Installer
Serial number required from original purchase
1.1.10 20 Mb
Windows    ReadMe file 1.1.10 33 Kb
Mac OS    ReadMe file
Mac OS 10.3.9 and newer
1.1.09-1 24 Kb
Mac OS    Installer for PowerPC and Intel Macs
Serial number required from original purchase
1.1.09-1 20 Mb
Mac OS and Windows    User Guide (English) 1.1.09-1 2.3 Mb
Windows    Installer
Serial number required from original purchase
1.1.09-1 20 Mb
Windows    ReadMe file 1.1.09-1 33 Kb
Mac OS   ReadMe file
Mac OS 10.3.9 and newer
1.1.09 24 Kb
Mac OS    Installer for PowerPC and Intel Macs
Serial number required from original purchase
1.1.09 20 Mb
Mac OS and Windows    User Guide (English) 1.1.09 2.3 Mb
Windows   Installer
Serial number required from original purchase
1.1.09 20 Mb
Windows    ReadMe file 1.1.09 33 Kb

Have a problem with your Product? Here you'll find common questions. If you do not find a sufficient answer, please do not hesitate to contact us at 800-632-4662.



Consult the Color Critical or the Desktop LCD FAQs or call us at 800-632-4662
Spectraview software is specifically designed to work hand in hand with NEC Displays. The software works seamlessly with a compatible display and supported calibrator for color-critical applications, such as photography, video editing, animation and medical imaging. Using our software will ensure you're getting the most out of your display.
SpectraView is the brand of color-critical technologies including displays, software and colorimeter available from NEC Display Solutions.
No. The hoods for many models are available as a separate option in the accessories section, or can be purchased from online retailers who sell NEC Professional displays. The part number for the hoods are listed on the corresponding display product page.
Many retailers do not regularly stock the -SV bundle versions and will instead only place an order with their distributor once they have received a customer order. Contact your retailer and confirm that they can order the -SV version.
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If it says "Custom Calibrated for Wide-Gamut NEC Displays" then it is an MDSVSENSOR2.
The SVII-KIT has been discontinued as of February 2009 and has been replaced with the SVII-PRO-KIT. All LCD3090W-BK-SV (LCD3090WQXi SpectraView bundle), LCD2490W2-BK-SV (LCD2490WUXi2 SpectraView bundle), LCD2690W2-BK-SV (LCD2690WUXi2 SpectraView bundle), P221W-BK-SV (P221W SpectraView bundle) include the new SVII-PRO-KIT with the new MDSVSENSOR2. Other bundle models created before February 2009 may include the SVII-KIT, but all bundle models created after this date include the new SVII-PRO-KIT.
The -SV series are the bundles of a display monitor with the SVII-PRO-KIT (color sensor and SpectraViewII software). The naming consists of the monitor model name (LCD2690W2 is an LCD2690WUXi2), followed by "-BK" to indicate the color is black (for models available in colors other than black). Lastly the "-SV" indicates it is the SpectraViewII series bundle.
 Yes. The part number for just the sensor is MDSVSENSOR2 and it is available for purchase directly from NEC.
No. In the US and Canada the display monitor in the "-SV" bundle is exactly the same as if the display monitor was purchased separately. Purchasing the "-SV" bundle is usually slightly cheaper than buying separately.
Yes. Free updates are available for download for customers who have purchased SpectraView. The license key from your original purchase will be required to install and use the software.
Unfortunately no. Before purchasing please be sure to carefully check the latest compatibility information for your system in the README file for the latest version of SpectraView.
For detailed questions regarding SpectraView please use the online feedback form. Support is also available for SpectraView and all other issues by contacting NEC.
We welcome your comments, feedback and suggestions on SpectraView. Please submit them via the online feedback form.
Please contact your NEC sales representative, or submit a request them via the online feedback form.
In SpectraView, de-select the "Calibration On" checkbox. You can also check your user manual for directions to unlock the controls without using SpectraView.
The number of letters visible will depend on the calibration settings and viewing environment. In some cases it may be very difficult to make out the "...NTROL", especially with high levels of ambient light.
(Mac OS only) Verify that the Universal Access visibility controls are not impacting the screen image. These controls must be off. Go to "Universal Access" in the System Preferences, and verify that the "Enhance Contrast" control is set to the minimum or "Normal" setting.
This issue can be caused by the different spectral outputs of the two displays causing the human eye to see color differences differently than the color sensor used to calibrate the displays. In this case the numerical measurements from the color sensor are identical on both displays, but they do not visually match. Manually visually matching one display to another can usually avoid this issue. The basic steps to take are as follows:
1) Calibrate both displays.
2) Pick one of the displays to be a reference. Call this display #1.
3) Select display #2 in SpectraView and open the Custom White Point dialog. Use the Visual Match tool to adjust the white color so it visually matches white shown on display #1.
4) When a visual match is achieved, put the sensor over the measurement area and click Measure. This will enter the value that the sensor perceives into the White Point. Save this as a new Target.
5) Recalibrate display #2 with this new Target. From now on always use the respective Target to calibrate each display.
Go to the "/Library/Receipts" folder and delete the file called "SpectraViewII Installer.pkg". Re-install using the installer application.
Yes. The installer will first un-install any previous version, and must then be run again to install the new version. This ensures that any older files are removed.
Try the the following:
1) Verify that the version of the SpectraView software you are installing supports your display monitor model. New models may require updated versions of the software.
2) Reboot your system after connecting the display to make sure that Windows has detected it correctly.
3) Try using either Windows Update to install the latest drivers for the display monitor, or download and install them from the NEC website.
4) Try updating the drivers for your video graphics adapter.
This error means that the software detected the display, but was not able to correctly communicate with it.
See the User's Guide and README file included with the software and on the NEC website for further information about any specific incompatibilities or issues.
Try the following:

1) Confirm that you have the latest version of the SpectraView software. Support for new models is added in new releases.
2) Confirm that your model of display monitor is supported by SpectraView. See the README file included with the latest version for a complete list of supported models.
3) Confirm that the HDCP CONTENT item on the On Screen Display (if supported on your monitor model) is set to OFF.
Our evaluation of these devices has determined that the accuracy of measurements when used with wide color gamut displays could lead to large color errors. Therefore we do not recommend using this device on wide color gamut displays.
No.
No.
Click here to view a complete list of products that SpectraViewII supports.
Click here for a list of color sensors that SpectraViewII supports.
Yes. Starting with SpectraView version 1.1.00 all Target files are cross platform between Mac, Windows, and Linux. This means it's possible to send Target files to other users on different machines.

If you are using analog (VGA or DVI-A) video then this is not recommended because there can be variances between the analog video signal levels on different machines that can impact the calibration.

It is possible if you are using digital video, but you should confirm that the display is set to the correct mode. (Some settings are video-input and video-resolution specific.)

Confirm that the Gamma Selection is set to "PRG Programmable" and the Color Control is set to "P Programmable" by using the On Screen Display menu.

The ICC/ColorSync file generated on one machine should be located and manually copied to the other machine and associated with the display so that color managed applications are aware of the color characteristics of the display monitor.

When used with the SpectraView software, NEC display monitors store all of the necessary color adjustments internally, including the 10- or 12-bit Look Up Tables. The ColorSync utility switches the display color settings by changing the Look Up Tables in the video graphics adapter. The ColorSync profiles generated by SpectraView contain linear Look Up Tables for the video graphics adapter. Because of this, SpectraView must be used to update the display monitor.
No. SpectraView will automatically regenerate the correct ICC/ColorSync profile for the current calibrated Target settings and install it on your system.
No. SpectraView is targeted specifically at providing the best possible color performance and calibration with the supported NEC displays using hardware calibration. Other displays can be profiled but not calibrated in SpectraView.

For Delta-E values of less than 2 there is almost certainly no need to recalibrate. For values higher than 3 it is important to understand what the cause is and whether it's significant.

The calibration and adjustment process has inherent variability due to many factors such as the repeatability of color sensor measurements, and changes within the display as it is adjusted. The basic accuracy and repeatability specifications for most sensors are +/- 0.002 or higher for CIE xy, and +/- 2% for luminance. These variances alone can give rise to Delta-E values of up to 2 or 3.

When a specific Intensity value is being used for the calibration, the Delta-E value is comprised of the luminance and color differences. Differences in color are much more critical than a difference in relative luminance. Look at the results of the calibration shown in the Information window to determine if the high Delta-E value is caused mainly by a shift in color or in luminance.

High Delta-E values can also occur if a specific Intensity value is being used for the calibration and the display is not capable of achieving the specified Intensity value. The calibration will always aim to achieve the specified White Point, even if the Intensity value could not be reached. If the display can not be calibrated to achieve the specified Intensity value modify the value accordingly.

In some situations, the display Intensity will drift slightly for several minutes after it is adjusted. Since the measured value used to calculate the final Delta-E result is taken up to one or two minutes after the display was adjusted, a higher Delta-E value may be shown, even though the calibration process achieved the specified Target values during the calibration process. Selecting the Extended luminance stabilization time option in the Preferences can be used to try and minimize this effect.

No. SpectraView calculates the Delta-E values using both the luminance and color differences for more realistic and accurate values. Other applications may calculate Delta-E differently.

The manual adjustments will be reset by the calibration process. We recommend that you avoid manually adjusting the monitor after calibration for this reason.

If you feel it is necessary to tweak the display after calibration, create a new Target file based from the measurements of the display after it has been manually adjusted. Then the monitor will be automatically calibrated to that particular set of characteristics the next time it's calibrated. Use the Custom White Point tool to measure and set the white point and Intensity values.

On Windows 2000 and XP:

\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS\SpectraViewII\Targets\

On Windows Vista:

\Users\Public\Public Documents\NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS\SpectraViewII\Targets\

On Mac OS:

/Users//Library/Application Support/NEC Display Solutions/SpectraViewII/Targets

On Windows 2000 and XP:

\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS\SpectraViewII\Config.dat
\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS\SpectraViewII\Preferences.dat

On Windows Vista:

\Users\Public\Public Documents\NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS\SpectraViewII\Config.dat
\Users\Public\Public Documents\NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS\SpectraViewII\Preferences.dat

On Mac OS:

/Users//Library/Preferences/com.necdisplays.SpectraViewII.preferences.prefs
/Users//Library/Preferences/com.necdisplays.SpectraViewII.config.prefs

On Windows 2000, XP and Vista :
\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\color

On Mac OS with the "Shared by all users of this computer" setting for the storage selected:
/Library/ColorSync/Profiles

On Mac OS with the "Per user of this computer" setting for the storage selected:
/Users//Library/ColorSync/Profiles

Version 2.1.
These graphs will only show data when the monitor is calibrated to a Target that uses the DICOM response curve. DICOM is normally only used for medical imaging applications.

SpectraView will automatically install the device drivers for the iOne Display color sensor. However it is assumed that if you are using a third-party sensor, then the software that came with it will have already installed the drivers for the device. If you did not install the third-party software then the device drivers will need to be manually installed.

Drivers for all sensors are available on the SpectraViewII CD-ROM or in the \Program Files\NEC Display Solutions\SpectraViewII\Drivers folder after installing SpectraView (on 64 bit versions of Windows the folder location is \Program Files (x86)\NEC Display Solutions\SpectraViewII\Drivers).

Yes. The "in the box" video drivers included with Windows 7 do not contain the necessary support for communicating with the display monitor that SpectraView relies on. If you receive a "No communications" error, obtain and install the full drivers directly from the video graphics adapter vendor.
Unfortunately in some cases it may not be possible to calibrate the display directly using SpectraView due to compatibility issues with certain versions of Mac OS or Mac hardware. Such issues are normally out of our control, but we are always working closely with Apple to resolve these kinds of issues as soon as possible. In the interim time, the following solutions may be considered:

1) If possible, calibrate the display on another Mac or PC that is supported. Since the display is hardware calibrated it can be moved to another machine and the calibration will remain valid. Be sure to also copy and associate the ColorSync profile of the display.
2) If the issue is related to a particular version of Mac OS and you have another version of Mac OS installed on another drive partition, restart the Mac with the other Mac OS version, calibrate the display, then switch back to the original Mac OS partition.
3) In some cases, it may be possible to calibrate the display using Windows under Boot Camp on the same machine. If you have an Intel based Mac and have Windows installed on your Mac, try using the Windows version of SpectraView. Note that it is not possible to calibrate the display using Windows running within Mac OS - only Windows running in Boot Camp is supported.
4) Calibrate using a non-hardware based 3rd party calibration package. Such software may have been included with your color sensor or available from the manufacturer's website.

Note: If you are using a MultiSync PA series display, you can connect a USB cable from the host PC to the display (in addition to the video cable), and SpectraView will use the USB connection to communicate with the display, thus bypassing any compatibility issues.
Yes. In the "Information" window, right click within any of the tabs and select "Copy." This will either copy the graph as an image, or calibration information as text, into the clipboard. This can then be pasted into other applications.
Our evaluation of this device determined that the accuracy of measurements when used with wide- gamut displays could lead to large color errors. Because of this, we do not recommend using this device on wide-gamut displays.
Some early production units did not produce acceptable results, but recent production units of the Spyder3 have shown some accuracy improvements when measuring wide color gamut displays.

In general a spectrophotometer provides more accurate color measurements than a "generic" colorimeter does when measuring most displays. However a colorimeter can be specifically calibrated against a lab grade instrument to match a particular type of display, and thus provide extremely accurate color measurements. This approach was taken with the new custom-calibrated X-Rite iOne Display V2 included in the Display Calibration Bundle.

A spectrophotometer can suffer from drift and low luminance noise issues that can cause problems—specifically when measuring and calibrating near black. In general colorimeters provide superior low luminance measurements than spectrophotometer.

Yes, if the spectrophotometer measurement device is an iOne Pro.
The LCD panels used in the SpectraView displays have excellent color linearity characteristics and can be characterized using the much simpler shaper/matrix profiles. Accurate 3D LUT profiles require a minimum of around one hundred measurements (and up to several hundred) to generate the necessary data and offer very little advantage despite the large increase in measurement time. Additionally there are some compatibility issues with various software applications when using 3D LUT type display profiles.

SpectraView can be purchased in several different configurations:

1. Product bundle, with display monitor, color sensor, and SpectraViewII software. (The model name will be the model name of the display monitor, with an "-SV" suffix.)
2. Color sensor and software kit (color sensor and SpectraViewII software). A compatible display monitor must be purchased separately.
3. SpectraViewII software only. A compatible display monitor and color sensor must be purchased separately. This is useful if you already own a supported color sensor and display. Be sure to check that your color sensor model is supported by SpectraView.
4. Color sensor only. A compatible display monitor and SpectraViewII software must be purchased separately. This is useful if you already own compatible display monitor and a copy of the SpectraViewII software and would like to upgrade or replace only the color sensor.

Volume discounts may be available. Please contact NEC Pre-Sales directly on 866-632-6673.
In Canada SpectraView is available directly from CDW, Tigerdirect, and Insight. SpectraView kits can also be purchased by calling our NEC Pre-Sales directly on 866-632-6673.
At this time SpectraViewII is only available for purchase within the US and Canada. In Europe please contact your regional NEC sales office for information on what calibration options are available. In Japan SpectraViewII is sold under the SpectraNavi name.

Yes. The SpectraViewII calibration system is developed by NEC and optionally includes an NEC branded X-Rite iOne Display V2 color sensor. SpectraViewII can be used with any supported display model and is sold both as a complete kit bundled with a display, and as an add-on product.

In Europe SpectraView Profiler includes a display monitor with hood, custom calibration software developed by basICColor, and each display is individually certified. It is not possible to purchase and use the SpectraView Profiler software with a non-SpectraView Profiler display.

The new SVII-PRO-KIT includes the MDSVSENSOR2, an NEC branded X-Rite iOne Display V2 color sensor that is custom calibrated for increased measurement accuracy with our wide color gamut displays such as the LCD2690WUXi, LCD2690WUXi2, LCD3090WQXi, and P221W. It is backward-compatible with standard color gamut displays. The SVII-KIT included an NEC branded X-Rite iOne Display V2 but did not have any custom calibration.
Yes, however the custom calibration for NEC wide color gamut displays will not be available. Only the standard calibration is available.
No, it's not available at this time.
No. The software license allows you to use multiple NEC displays connected on one machine, and also multiple machines connected to each display.
Yes, but it is currently limited to customers with large installations of NEC display monitors. To learn more, please submit a request using the online feedback form.
Yes, but you will not be able to display the full native resolution. These displays require a Dual Link DVI connection in order to support the full resolutions of 2560x1440 and 2560x1600 respectively. A Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable or dongle can also be used to connect to the DisplayPort input.
The ColorMunki service must be disabled. See the SpectraView README for details.

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