Re: SpectraCal C5

Re: SpectraCal C5

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Anonymous
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@John Lau 2392 wrote:

Just received my C5 from Calman. It came in this nice hard case. I have some question about some of the parts inside as to how and when to use them
Please see attached JPG image

C5-2.JPG When and How to use this??
C5-2b.JPG is the other side of C5-2.JPG
C5-3.JPG I assume this is the wire holder for the USB cable. Why do I need this?
C5-4.JPG What is this used for? and when.
C5-4b.JPG back side of C5-4.JPG
C5-5.JPG Ok I am really lost on this white disc?? What and when do i use it

Thanks
John

Hello John and welcome to the THX forum if no one has welcomed you as yet! Let’s see, pretty basic stuff:

C5-2.JPG When and How to use this??
C5-2b.JPG is the other side of C5-2.JPG

Ok, this is your official C5 holder or offical C5 soda can coffee table protection while doing jobs! ๐Ÿ˜€ Use this to put your C5 into while preparing to use it for calibration. The bottom is covered in felt so you don’t scratch a clients table while preparing your C5 and or holding your soda can (I am joking about the soda can thing).

C5-3.JPG I assume this is the wire holder for the USB cable. Why do I need this?

This is your counter-weight for the C5 if you have the pigtail draped over the back of the TV so it doesn’t fall forward. However, the pigtail really isn’t long enough in my opinion to use it like this, so I keep mine somewhere…not sure where :p

C5-4.JPG What is this used for? and when.

This one is important, and attaches to the front of the probe. The felt is on there so it does not scratch the clients TV face. If you use the tripod mount…I always do…the tripod mount goes in between this piece the probe itself. Also, I would never, never, never…how many never’s should we use…never use the suction cup mount to stick to a TV. One, the probe will fall almost every time unless you lick it which leaves kind of a nasty mess on a clinet’s TV, and if you stick it on a LCD…the client might not be happy with you once you take it off. Don’t even try it. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

C5-4b.JPG back side of C5-4.JPG

Explained above. Attaches to the probe.

C5-5.JPG Ok I am really lost on this white disc?? What and when do i use it

You will likely never use this. This is the diffusor. This is the only time where you would use the suction cup front attachment since the diffusor attaches to the cups. This is used only if you are taking direct readings from a light source such as the output end of a projector. Since we are also compensating for screen shifts in color, we almost never calibrate from the front end of a PJ. You may want to do some actual testing of a PJ in the future without screen effects, and this is when you would use it in my opinion. Some may use it for other reasons.

Hope these answered your questions. What you really need out of this is the probe, the felt front end attachment and the tripod mount. The rest, well, I keep it around just in case. Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚