Calibrite’s new Display Plus HL calibrates super bright HDR displays up to 10,000 nits

Jun 15, 2023

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Jun 15, 2023

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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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.

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John Aldred

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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One response to “Calibrite’s new Display Plus HL calibrates super bright HDR displays up to 10,000 nits”

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    Greg Benz

    Have you gotten this to work with HDR? In my tests so far, I’m able to use this with a Windows machine, but on MacOS I’m seeing all HDR content clip to SDR with the profile created using this device with the PROFILER software. Might be a MacOS bug triggered by the profile as the display stays unusable after switching to a safe profile until I restart the computer or log back out and in.