Version 1.4.40 - build 211112 - November 12 2021
MultiProfiler is designed as a companion to NEC MultiSync monitors that feature the powerful and sophisticated SpectraView Engine; such as the P and PA Series desktop displays as well as several large-screen displays (please see Supported Display Monitors). This software provides complete control of the SpectraView Engine in an easy-to-use application.
SpectraView Engine equipped MultiSync monitors utilize this sophisticated processor, combined with internal luminance, temperature, and time monitoring, and individual characterization and calibration of each unit during production, to provide an unparalleled level of color control, accuracy and stability.
The high-contrast LCD panel used on the monitor, coupled with the SpectraView Engine, provide the utmost in versatility such as the ability to accurately emulate colorspaces like AdobeRGB and sRGB.
MultiProfiler uses a two-way communications link with the display monitor to perform adjustments. Two different methods of communications are possible:
DDC/CI (Display Data Channel - Command Interface) - Available on desktop displays only and not available on M1 based Macs. Communicates via the video graphics adapter and normal video cable. No extra cables are necessary. Support is required in the video graphics display driver in order to provide this functionality. This communications link is an industry standard developed by VESA (Video Electronics Standards Association).
USB (Universal Serial Bus) - Communicates with the display via a USB connection from the host PC. A USB cable (not supplied) must be connected between the Mac and one of the upstream USB ports on the display. The display will also function as a USB hub.
MultiProfiler will automatically default to using the USB connection if detected. The Display listbox will show the model name of the display followed by "(USB)" when the USB connection is being used.
All large-screen displays require a USB connection from the host computer to the display and some display settings to be configured. See Appendix B of the included User's Guide for instructions.
New Display Firmware - Desktop Displays
New firmware for the following desktop display models is available which adds some functionality improvements.
Download the latest firmware for desktop displays from: https://www.nec-display.com/dl/en/dp_soft/pa_fm_update/index.html
New Display Firmware - Large-screen Displays
The following large-screen display models have added functionality improvements by upgrading the internal SpectraView Engine features. This is available from firmware Revision 1.7 (or newer).
The following large-screen display models require at least firmware Revision 2.0 in order to operate correctly with MultiProfiler.
Download the latest firmware for large-screen displays from: https://www.nec-display.com/dl/en/dp_soft/pd_fm_update/index.html
Or use the NEC Display Firmware Update Tool utility to assist with automatically downloading and updating the latest firmware in large-screen NEC LCD displays. This is available from: https://www.sharpnecdisplays.us/support-and-services/necdisplayfirmwareupdatetool/254
New 64-bit Build
MultiProfiler is now a 64-bit application. Due to the requirements for 64-bit applications, the minimum supported macOS version is now 10.13.
M1 based Macs:
MultiSync P212, P232W, P241W, P242W, P243W and PA231W:
For this reason, certain preset color gamuts such as AdobeRGB and DCI are not available, since they far
exceed the color gamut of the display. Although MultiProfiler will allow the Picture Mode settings to be
modified to include large color gamuts, keep in mind that the actual color gamut of the display is smaller,
and will not be able to display colors outside of this gamut.
MultiSync P212, P232W, P242W, P243W, P404, P484, P554, PA231W, V404, V404-T, V484, V484-T, V554, V554-T, X551UHD, X651UHD, X651UHD-2, X841UHD, X841UHD-2, X981UHD, and X981UHD-2:
The display does not have an internal luminance stabilization circuit. It is therefore not able to automatically set and maintain the luminance at an absolute value.
For this reason, the Brightness and Black Level controls are shown as a percentage values within MultiProfiler.
The DICOM mode is called DICOM Sim (simulation) because the lack of an absolute level for Brightness and Black Level means approximate values are used. True DICOM requires absolute values for Brightness and Black Level in order to create a very accurate response curve.
In some cases MultiProfiler is not able to correctly communicate with the monitor if it is connected to the host PC using a DisplayPort video connection. If possible try using a DVI connection, or connect a USB cable to the display.
All large-screen display models
The ICC/ColorSync profiles generated by SpectraView II are not automatically selected, in the Color Management System, when a Picture Mode created by SpectraView is selected in MultiProfiler.
This version of MultiProfiler requires macOS version 10.13 or higher.
PowerPC based Macs are no longer supported.
When using an optional USB connection to the display for communications (instead of using DDC/CI), MultiProfiler does not depend on the video graphics adapter. If you experience a compatibility issue it is recommended to use a USB cable to the display for communications.
The following compatibility issues only apply when using DDC/CI to communicate with the display (i.e. there is no USB cable from the Mac to the display):
MultiProfiler supports the following NEC display monitor models:
Large Screen Displays
If you are having problems using MultiProfiler, please check the Troubleshooting and Frequently Asked Questions sections of the MultiProfiler User's Guide.
Additional help is available at the SHARP NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS MultiProfiler support page.
SHARP NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS welcomes your feedback on MultiProfiler. Please visit the SHARP NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS MultiProfiler support page and give us your comments.
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