2021-04-27 at 16:45 #29817
Hi everyone! I’m new to the world of display calibration and have gotten this Xerox X-Rite DTP20 for free and I want to try calibrating my display using it. Unfortunately, it’s quite an old device, so attempting to install its drivers on Windows 10 on my machine just leads to a BSOD. So far, the simplest solution I came up with was running a Windows 7 VM on my machine inside which I create a calibration profile based on the measurements done inside the VM and then apply it to my host machine. The driver for X-Rite installed just fine inside the VM, and so did the DisplayCAL software but, unfortunately, DisplayCAL won’t detect my X-Rite at all. Does anyone know why that is?2021-04-27 at 18:54 #29818
Update: The device seems to work with the ArgyIICMS instrument drivers even on Windows 10, but the calibration fails with ”Error – new_disprd failed with ”Instrument Access Failed””.
Here is the resulting log file.
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.2021-04-30 at 20:39 #29851
It looks like DTP20 is not supported in Argyll (DisplayCAL engine) for displays, or your instrument version has some limitation, Argyll manual doesn`t say anything on displays & DTP20. Look at strings above in your log:
19:56:41,688 dtp20_init_inst: instrument inited OK
19:56:41,688 Want emissive spot measurement capability but instrument doesn’t support it
19:56:41,690 so switching to telephoto spot mode.
19:56:41,690 Need telephoto emissive measurement capability,
19:56:41,691 but instrument doesn’t support it
19:56:41,693 Need telephoto emissive measurement capability but device doesn’t support it,
19:56:41,694 new_disprd failed because config_inst_displ failed2021-04-30 at 20:51 #29853
I see. To my knowledge, the device can be used for calibrating displays using the X-Rite Driver + X-Rite Monaco Optix XR software. Since I have no means of accessing that software, I hoped DisplayCal would be able to support it. As you said, it seems that the DTP20 is not supported in the ArgyII drivers and DisplayCal doesn’t support the X-Rite drivers either. I wonder if there’s any other way of making use of this device for calibrating my display.2021-05-05 at 18:45 #30017
What about using old PC / WinXP and Monaco for making calibration/profile, then reseat the result to new one? Check display refresh ratio and resolution, display may use different contrast transformation for different modes. In rare cases usage of the same videocard is needed.2021-05-06 at 8:15 #30041
I’d do that, but I just don’t have any working copy of the Monaco software.