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05-01-2013, 11:53 PM
Hi all,
I have a Spyder4Pro and I am trying to set callibration for competition digital files. Its recommended: white point: D65, Brightness: 120, and Gamma: -2.2.
When I am trying to set white point, I'm not offered anything with a "D" on it, only temperature in Kelvin. Would D65 equal 6500K?


05-02-2013, 01:30 AM
Marie, Yes, D65 has a correlated color temperature of 6500K.

05-02-2013, 11:26 AM
Nevermind. Too early. Can't read.

05-02-2013, 03:37 PM
Thanks to you both! I was able to go ahead and get my monitor calibrated properly! YAY!!

05-05-2013, 08:09 PM
A WP of 6500K is a range of colors, it isn't an exact specification. Further, your Spyder package may have a 6500K setting, but another package with an identical setting will not ensure the same WP. I know, in a prefect world it would. You can set the WP to 6500K (which isn't the same as D65) but keep in mind, this might produce a visual match to someone else's display with the same setting, might not.

This might give you a better idea of what the various calibration settings do, why and when to set them: