Calibrite has announced its newest monitor calibration devices. There are three in the lineup, starting with the basic model Display SL, then the Display Pro HL and finally, the Display Plus HL. The Calibrite Display SL (buy here) supports more traditional desktop displays for current model LCD devices. The Pro HL (buy here) and Plus HL (buy here) models support brighter and more advanced display technologies.
Calibration devices allow you to correct the display of your desktop or laptop screen (or projector) to ensure they display accurate colours. This helps you keep consistent colour throughout your editing process so that the final result looks the way you envisioned the shot when you pressed the shutter.
All three devices essentially do the same job with different levels of capability. All three devices are capable of calibrating laptops, desktop monitors and projectors. No printers this time, although the Display Plus HL does support importing printer profiles into the software to help your screen match it more easily. Some other differences between the devices are listed below, and for a full breakdown of the differences, see the Calibrite website.
Calibrite Display SL
The Calibrite Display SL makes keeping your displays colour-accurate in an easy way. The “SL” in the name stands for “Standard Luminance”. It measures displays up to 1,000 nits of brightness, which covers most laptop displays and desktop monitors on the market today. For those new to colour management and enthusiast photographers without monitors designed specifically for photo and video editing.
Calibrite Display Pro HL
The Calibrite Display Pro HL takes a step up. Here, the “HL” stands for (not surprisingly) “High Luminance”. As such, it can measure displays up to 3,000 nits of brightness. This allows you to calibrate higher-end devices, like the Apple XDR liquid retina displays. It adds a number of custom preset options not available in the standard SL version, as well as the ability to import printer profiles, adjust the gamma and more.
Calibright Display Plus HL
The Calibright Display Plus HL is the most capable and expensive of the three models. It supports displays with a brightness up to a whopping 10,000 nits. This lets it easily calibrate high brightness and HDR displays and newer technologies such as OLED, mini-LED and Apple XDR panels. It also covers broadcast standards, including NTSC, PAL, SECAM, ITU-R Rec.709, and the BT.1886 tone curve for Rec.2020.
Price and Availability
All three devices are available to pre-order now. The Calibrite Display SL, Pro HL and Plus HL are available to pre-order now for $169, $279 and $339, respectively. Shipping is expected to begin on July 3rd.