How do I use a Pantone Huey correctly?
March 25, 2010 7:04 PM Subscribe
Using a Pantone Huey color calibrator seems to make drastically bad choices with terrible results. What am I doing wrong?
posted by odinsdream to computers & internet (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I recently got a Pantone Huey monitor color calibrator. I've used it following the directions on a Sony Bravia LCD attached to a Mac Pro via DVI to HDMI connectors.
Before calibration viewing a video file with VLC looks normal. After calibration the video has large patches of solid colors that are completely, objectively wrong. It has the appearance of being run through the "Posterize" photoshop filter and is so dark it's hard to see any detail in some scenes. The video file happened to be a downloaded MacGyver episode, fwiw.
What bothers me about the color calibrator is the last step - it asks you to pick your "desired usage" and has only a handful of choices. Things like "web designer, video editor, gamer" which result in drastically different output. This seems to negate the whole point of the color calibration.
What am I doing wrong? Is there better software to use with the Huey hardware that would give more accurate results?