2 X lcd's off one card - colour mismatch?

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by ushere, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. ushere

    ushere Guest

    have 2 X 17" samaung lcd monitor running off a nivida fx5200 (or
    something like that).

    they're both analogue, but one is fed from monitor out on the card
    (15pin plug), the other is fed via a digital monitor out on the same
    card - via a changeover plug to analogue.

    works a treat - no problems but,

    the digital monitor (and yes, everything is defaulted on screens and
    card, and i've swapped monitors around as well, just to check), is
    slightly 'warmer' in colour.

    no big deal, but using ps over 2 monitors means if i have the same pic
    in both, the digital is warmer, which is a bit of a pity cause it makes
    colour grading (on a nice big pic) neigh on impossible. ditto designing
    graphics for tv....

    anyway, anyone know if getting a card with 2 X analogue outs will solve
    my dilemma?

    leslie
     
    ushere, Jul 26, 2006
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  2. In the NVidia-drivers, you can tweak per output the gamma, ccontrast,
    brightness and colour-settings, to try and match the two monitors.

    cheers

    -martin-
     
    Martin Heffels, Jul 26, 2006
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  3. ushere

    ushere Guest

    hi martin.

    did, but it's a pain, and in all honesty, it's a bugger matching them,
    it's a whole caboodle of teakws, not just gamma - i mean i'm lazy and
    simply want to switch on and have two matching screens...

    murrurundi
     
    ushere, Jul 26, 2006
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  4. Time for a Spyder or something similar to ease the pain:
    http://www.colorvision.com/index_us.html
    How is the wine-season this year in the Hunter? :)

    -m-
     
    Martin Heffels, Jul 26, 2006
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  5. ushere

    ushere Guest

    literally overflowing. every yuppie invested in a vineyard ten years
    ago, now there's more wine than wine bottles. still bloody good wine,
    cheap too (just bought a crate of cab sav for $4 a bottle, and it's good
    wine - not great, but good)

    had thought about a spyder before - for the tv monitor, but can't really
    justify the expense.

    anyway, i'd still have to fiddle around - i just wanna plug in and go....

    do you think it could be dvi to vga?

    hic in hicsville
     
    ushere, Jul 26, 2006
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  6. That little plastic adaptor plug is not doing "dvi to
    vga" conversion. The video card is outputing both
    DVI and VGA.

    The fact remains that unless you are using broadcast
    monitors (television monitors, not computer screens)
    that cost several times more than your computer, the
    computer screen will never display the television
    picture accurately enough to do serious evaluation
    and adjustment.

    If I were you, I would just pick which ever screen
    you like best and ignore the other one (when it comes
    to making image adjustments). Get on with your
    life and enjoy your cheap wine.
     
    Richard Crowley, Jul 26, 2006
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  7. ushere

    ushere Guest

    thanks richard. however, after over 30 years in the business i would
    never consider my pc monitor as any guide to video - i have a couple of
    grade 2 sony monitors for that. what i'm after is simply getting my 2
    lcd's to match.

    leslie
     
    ushere, Jul 26, 2006
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  8. That's a good question, to which I don't know the answer.

    -m-
     
    Martin Heffels, Jul 27, 2006
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  9. ushere

    ushere Guest

    ever thought of becoming a politician ;-}

    leslie
     
    ushere, Jul 27, 2006
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  10. Richard Crowley, Jul 27, 2006
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  11. wouldn't it be better to have two Wide-Screen LCD monitors? Adaptors
    don't always work.
     
    michelebargeman, Jul 30, 2006
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  12. michelebargeman wrote ...
    The adapter is just two connectors wired together.
    It can't possibly affect the colorimetery of the display.
     
    Richard Crowley, Jul 30, 2006
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