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ColorVision Spyder2PRO Studio Extends Its Award-Winning State-Of-The-Art Calibration Feature At Photoshop World
Latest Innovation in Color Calibration for Digital Projectors on Display at Photoshop World
Boston, Massachusetts — Photoshop World Conference and Expo — September 6, 2005 — Datacolor, an internationally known name in color technology, debuts the ColorVision Spyder2PRO Studio 2.0 in Booth 229 at the world’s largest Photoshop event. Photoshop World Conference and Expo is the annual convention of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) running from September 7 — 9, 2005 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.
ColorVision Spyder2PRO Studio, part of the PANTONE COLORVISION family of products, extends its award-winning state-of-the-art calibration for CRT-, LCD- and notebook-screens to perfectly calibrate color images for digital projectors as well. With these expanded capabilities, the product meets the demand of a growing market for accurate color. This encompasses photographers, graphic designers, web designers, educators, print shops, ad agencies, publications, multi-media designers, service bureaus, art directors, motion graphics designers, and anyone who needs to stay on top of all the latest Photoshop technology.
Indeed, the need for accurate color has never been greater with the advent of smaller, lighter, brighter, and less expensive digital projectors. This digital imaging boom has triggered a high level of interest in the presentation market with LCD and DLP multimedia projectors that are now more affordable than some high-end LCD monitors. Priced in the hundreds instead of thousands of dollars, the projectors offer the kind of improved clarity and sharpness that have made slide projectors obsolete. The Studio 2.0 package answers every presenter’s dream in this newly expanded marketplace, from multi-media home entertainment to school and business categories.
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With the new Spyder2PRO’s free software update, customers no longer have to blindly adjust the controls of a projector attempting to get the colors right. As well as correcting the contrast and brightness, the Spyder2 colorimeter and new 2.0 software scientifically measure the Red–Green–Blue chromaticity values of the display screen. Those readings are then stored as custom ICC profiles, and loaded to the video card as calibration corrections.
Visitors to Booth 229 can learn more about Spyder2PRO — award-winning monitor calibration software that delivers precise tools for adjusting calibration parameters for a single or multiple monitors to a common standard. The software offers advanced features such as improved white-point correction routines, automated black and white luminance adjustments, and improved methodology for loading calibration data at start-up. A ‘Profile Chooser’ makes it easy to select and change profiles. Multiple monitor calibration support is now available for both Mac and Windows systems.
“Monitor calibration used to be an expensive, complicated, and mysterious process,” states Matthew Chilton, product manager for the ColorVision business unit of Datacolor. “Our ground-breaking Spyder2 software’s enhanced wizard walks you through the calibration process. No question goes unanswered with comprehensive on-screen help, available at every step of the way.”
This update will be available as a free software download for all registered users with a valid serial number from www.colorvision.com for all existing Spyder2PRO Studio users.
ColorVision’s Spyder2 Technology Honored Worldwide
Since the release of the all-new ColorVision Spyder2 technology in September 2004 at Photokina in Koln-Germany, the company has received accolades from prestigious digital technology editors and magazines worldwide. In the digital color management category alone, the Spyder2 has captured exceptionally high rankings: 4.5 out of five mice for Apple operating systems in SVM Mac (France), MacWorld (USA and UK); The Best of Monitor Calibration Systems in Chasseur d’ images (France) and InfoWeek Testsiger (Switzerland); Worldwide Editors Choice Awards in PC Tipp (Switzerland), PC Photo and American Photo (USA); and Reader’s Choice (professional) Awards in Photo Processing and Imaging (USA). PC Go (Germany) cited the Spyder2 as the Best Performance winner in 2005 and FHM (UK) gave Best of Hardware. The need for accurate color as the industry migrates to a digital environment is acknowledged by these endorsements from the industry’s most prestigious international editors.
ColorVision SPYDER2PROStudio 2.0, is targeted to the demanding designer, photographer and professional whose crucial color-correcting choices begin with the monitor. It includes the Spyder2 colorimeter and the Spyder2PRO monitor calibration software. Software can be used at multiple workstations with no additional licensing required. Also included FREE are: tripod mount; ColorVision DoctorPRO software (for editing output profiles); PANTONE colorist software; and nik Color EfexPRO 2.0, standard edition software. FREE technical support, FREE Software updates and two-year warrantee are all company policy for Spyder2 products.
System requirements include OSX 10.2 or better, or Windows 2000 or XP, Adobe Photoshop 5.5 or better on Windows, Photoshop 7 or better on Mac or Photoshop elements. Languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Traditional and Simplified Chinese.
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Special Rebate For A Limited Time
A $75 Mail-In-Rebate (MIR) at purchase is available for this product through September 30, 2005. This MIR is also available for ColorVision PrintFIX and ColorVision Spectro products till September 30, 2005.
About Datacolor and ColorVision
ColorVision technology by Datacolor provides affordable, easy-to-use digital color control products to creative professionals, photographers, corporate customers and consumers around the world. Because color matters, leading businesses, creative professionals, and consumers worldwide choose Datacolor’s innovative technology solutions to consistently achieve the right color. A Swiss-held company, Datacolor’s strong worldwide presence encompasses global manufacturing and operational facilities with an international strategic network of sales and support offices.
For more information about Datacolor please visit www.colorvision.com or www.datacolor.com.
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