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The X-Rite i1Photo Pro 2 is the perfect solution for a professional photographer who wants to profile their display and inkjet. The X-Rite i1Photo Pro 2 quickly and easily creates custom scanner, camera, monitor, projector and RGB printer profiles, ensuring the colours you capture, view and print are true. The X-Rite i1Photo Pro 2 is very easy to use but incredibly accurate.
The i1Photo Pro 2 is ideal for the discerning photo professionalʼs unique colour workflow needs and includes:
Ideal For: Pro and serious mateur photographers.
Why buy your Colour Management Solutions from Native Digital? We've been selling colour management solutions since 2005 and have a wealth of knowledge and experience. We specialise in high-end monitors and colour calibration equipment for professional users and can advise you on the right equipment to use, and importantly, how to use it. As well as pre-sales advice, we're happy to talk to customers and provide post-sales advice and support as required via the phone, email or our remote support facility.
Don't forget that our news / support / blog website regularly features colour management articles along with hints, tips and views on calibration and profiling. You can visit the site here: http://nativedigital.co.uk/site/blog
If you are new to colour management you can download our PDF book Practical Colour Management from here.
i1Photo Pro 2 offers the most accurate and consistent colour calibration and profiling from capture to view to print. i1Photo Pro 2 combines world-class hardware and software to deliver the ultimate professional level colour management for photo pros.
There’s never been a better time to invest in an i1Photo Pro 2 solution because we redesigned everything to maximize your profitability, efficiency and accuracy. The new i1Photo Pro 2 is easier to use, more versatile, accurate, reliable and affordable than ever before, making this a must-have product for Color Perfectionists.
You demanded perfection. We delivered it.
Built upon the success of X-Rite’s i1Pro spectrophotometer as the de facto industry standard for more than a decade, i1Pro 2 features the next generation of our industry-leading technology delivering increased accuracy, ease of use and an expanded professional-level feature set.
i1Profiler, based upon X-Rite’s i1Prism colour engine, offers an unprecedented level of flexibility and features a number of unique colour management capabilities adding power and control in creating professional quality profiles. You can choose between a ‘basic’, wizard-driven interface; or an ‘advanced’, user-driven interface to create high quality, precise, custom colour profiles for monitors and projectors.
i1Profiler unique capabilities include:
i1Profiler specific capabilities include:
Quality Assurance (QA)
ColorChecker Camera Calibration System
This widely adapted profiling technology provides excellent results with just the mini 24-patch ColorChecker Classic target, producing custom camera profiles that work exceptionally well for Raw workflows, even in unusual artificial light sources. Whether you are shooting with just one camera or multiple cameras, you’ll easily establish an accurate colour foundation and maintain control of your colours.
PANTONE COLOUR MANAGER
i1PRO 2 ACCESSORIES
i1Pro 2 accessories have been completely redesigned to maximize ease of use and efficiency.
Whether you add on i1Publish output functionality, or are working with another application, you can increase your productivity with the optional i1iO automated hands-free chart reader. Simply dock your i1Pro 2 device into the i1iO table to measure any substrate up to 10 mm thick!
i1Profiler Software Specifications
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i1Pro Hardware Specifications
i1® technology with built-in wavelengths check
Spectral analyzer: Holographic diffraction grating with 128-pixel diode array
Spectral Range: 380 - 730 nm
Physical sampling interval: 3.5 nm
Optical resolution: 10 nm
Spectral reporting: 380 ... 730 nm in 10 nm steps
Measurement Frequency in scanning mode: 200 measurements per second
Measurement geometry: 45°/0° ring illumination optics, ISO 13655:2009
Measurement aperture: 4.5 mm (0.18”) diameter (effective measurement aperture during scanning is depending on the patch size and measurement speed)
Illumination Spot Size: 3.5 mm (0.14”)
Light source: Gas filled tungsten (illuminant type A) and UV LED
Data Format: Spectral Reflectance [dimensionless]
OBC: Optical Brightener Compensation (OBC) with i1Profiler software
Calibration: Manual on external ceramic white reference
Measurement Background: white, ISO 13655:2009; for measurements on backup board
Minimal Media Thickness: 3 mm (0.12”) on backup board
Minimal Patch Size in Scanning Mode: 7 x 10 mm (0.28” x 0.39”) (Width x Height) with sensor ruler 10 x 10 mm (0.39” x 0.39”) (Width x Height) without sensor ruler
Inter-instrument agreement: 0.4 ∆E94* average, 1.0 ∆E94* max. (deviation from X-Rite manufacturing standard at a temperature of 23ºC (73.4ºF) on 12 BCRA tiles (D50, 2º))
Short-term repeatability: 0.1 ∆E94* on white (D50,2°, mean of 10 measurements every 3 seconds on white)
Data format: Spectral radiance (mW/nm/m2 /sr); Luminance Y (cd/m2)
Measurement range: 0.2 - 1200 cd/m2 on a typical LCD-Monitor
Short-term repeatability: x,y: +/- 0.002 typical (5000°K, 80 cd/m2)
AMBIENT LIGHT MEASUREMENT
Data Format: spectral irradiance [mW/nm/m2], illuminance [lux]
Type: Cosine-corrected diffuse light measurement head
INTERFACE, DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Interface: USB 1.1
Power supply: Device powered by USB. No additional charger or battery required. USB 1.1 high power device.
Weight i1Pro device: 245 g (8.6 oz)
i1PHOTO PRO 2 INCLUDES:
i1Pro 2 spectrophotometer (measurement device), calibration plate, ambient light measurement head, monitor holder, positioning target, scanning ruler, backup board, USB cable, i1Profiler v1.x software for monitors, projectors and RGB printers, ColorChecker Camera Calibration software, PANTONE Color Manager software, ColorChecker Classic target [mini], ColorChecker Proof target and soft-sided storage case.
Posted by Nigel on 10th Feb 2013
Let me say first off, I've used the ColourMinki Photo unit for quite a few years to calibrate my Eizo's monitors with Eizo's colour Navigator software, and ColourMunki software to produce icc profiles for my printers. Although generally happy with the performance I felt I was just off in total colour accuracy terms.
Lux measurement reading with the Munki was high which might have explained the issues I was experiencing.
So having spent some time considering my options, decided to take the plunge and buy the i1photo pro2. Reviewing the Internet was my first port of call to assess the features available, and also find a potential supplier.
My research led me to Native Digital, whose price was most favourable, ordered and received delivery most promptly.
Now to the product, firstly the product is supplied in a large well design case, but at the price charged, what else would you expect. The written instructions for use are nonexistent, so the included videos and resources on the Internet are essential.
Being used to the ColourMunkie, the new interface is much more complex and requires careful scrutiny, and more thought as you progress through all the options available for a given task. This is where the first problem cropped up, some text notations on my screens are not clear, and this has been acknowledged by X-Rite, who are investigating the problem.
Firstly, monitor calibration, once you have worked your way through the options the calibration is performed as if you were using the ColourMunki, although there is more data available to view once calibration is complete. The time taken can be quiet long if you select a large colour patch size for this function.
Are the results any better than when using my Munkie, I would probably say yes, but by how much is difficult to quantify. I will say that the ambient light illumination measuring function is more accurate with the i1 photo pro 2.
The colour values measured are different to the Munki and given the choice, I would say the i1pro wins.
With the permutations available within iProfiler, one should be able to calibrate their monitor to suit all occasions.
Of note, the reported iProfiler colour errors for my monitors are higher than those reported by Eizo's Colour Navigator.
Given the size of the measuring head, measuring screen uniformity across the screen is not easily completed.
Printer paper profiling is more advanced than that with the Munkie and consequently takes longer and can use a lot more paper and ink, so be prepared to spend some hours to produce a usable ICC profile. The results are better than those I obtained previously so I should be happy. The OBC module, although the concept is good, trying to judge the grey patches is not easy, but does help to tease out the last bit of colour accuracy.
Spot measuring the OBC patches in some instances show no tone difference, so judging which is best by eye, to me at least, is an impossible task.
Then follows optimization, this takes previously saved ICC data and produces even more evaluation prints, followed by ColourChecker Proof.
This where I was able to see the fruits of all my efforts. Although the results are very good, I have yet to achieve what I consider perfection, but they are very good, and probably the best I have achieved to date.
On occasion when measuring the colour patches and you may be on the second of third sheet, the software has reported the i1Photo is not calibrated, so you are forced to repeat the whole scan again.
Although I would say another win for the i1photo Pro 2
As I only have a RGB printer I cannot comment on the CMYK features.
Neither can I comment on the Projector or scanner functions as I've not trialled these functions.
The big disappointment to me is not being able to use the Photo Colour Picker software, which I found very useful and flexible module for me..
The included Pantone Colour Manager cannot be launched without the i1Pro being attached, so adds to the inconvenience, but is also un-scalable so you are stuck with small colour patches, there are also no Lab values shown, unless you export to a PDF.
The programme does not report actual values measured, but displays the nearest Pantone value, you may find that repeating measurements of a single colour, the software will report different Pantone tones.
Concluding, although there is an overall improvement to the results obtained compared to the Munki, I'm not sure if the cost difference is justified. I would say for those who are happy with the Munkie, save your money. However, for me, being prepared to devote a lot of effort, particularly in printer calibration has been worthwhile, so I'm happy.
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