NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS
ReadMe Information for Windows
Version 1.1.36.00 - build 170928 - September 28, 2017
SpectraView II provides automatic display monitor color
calibration and profiling functions for supported models of NEC display monitors.
The software uses a two way communications link with the
display monitor via the video graphics adapter and normal video cable. No extra
cables are necessary. Special support is required in the video graphics display
driver in order to provide this functionality.
This communications link is called DDC/CI (Display Data
Channel - Command Interface) and is an industry standard developed by
VESA (Video Electronics Standards
The MultiSync PA Series of display monitors also feature
using an optional USB connection to the display for communicating, instead of
using DDC/CI. This can be used in cases where the video graphics adapter is not
USB drivers for the X-Rite Eye-One, iOne Pro2, Datacolor Spyder 3, 4 and 5, and BasICColor Discus color sensors are automatically installed if selected in the SpectraView software installation process. Drivers are not needed for the X-Rite iOne Display Pro and NEC SpectraSensor Pro color sensors.
Drivers for other color sensors are copied to
the SpectraView application directory but are not automatically installed.
New Display Firmware
New firmware for the following display models is available which adds some functionality improvements.
Navigate to the following page for more information:
AMD video settings:
- New versions of the AMD video settings application, for Radeon and FirePro products, include a feature called "Color Temperature". This feature can severely impact the accuracy of on-screen colors when it is not set to the default "6500K". Do not set this to "Automatic" or to any value other than "6500K".
Microsoft Windows 8, 8.1, and 10:
- This version of SpectraView II is compatible with Windows 8, 8.1 and 10. The video drivers included with Windows must be updated
with the full drivers from your video graphics card vendor, unless using USB to communicate with the display instead of DDC/CI.
Application Error with AMD Catalyst drivers for Windows:
- The AMD Catalyst version 14.9 drivers for Windows have a compatibility issue that causes this software to immediately give an application error when starting. AMD is aware of this issue and it is expected to be fixed in a future update to the Catalyst drivers. Until that time, it is recommended to revert to the Catalyst driver prior to version 14.9.
HDMI and video graphics adapter driver settings:
- When using an HDMI video connection to the display, beware that many video graphics adapters will by default treat the display as a TV-type device rather than a computer monitor. The range of video levels used in the video signal is different between TV devices and computer display monitors. TV devices typically use the range 16 to 235, rather than the full 0 to 255 range used by computer display monitors.
If incorrectly configured, this can lead to:
- Very poor black levels (because “black” output from the computer is actually level 16 rather than 0).
- Darker than normal whites (because “white” is level 235 rather than 255).
- The resulting screen image will appear slightly washed out and lacking in contrast.
- Significant color banding may be present.
- When calibrating the monitor, on some display models the calibration may fail and display an error message.
- On other models the calibration will finish, but the final results will show a distorted gamma curve.
Therefore, if using an HDMI video connection, be sure to check the video graphics adapter driver settings to make sure the correct range for a computer display monitor are being used. The terminology for the setting varies between each manufacturer and driver package, but some common examples are given below:
Consult the help for the video graphics adapter driver being used for specific details.
- Intel: “Input Range” or “Quantization range” should be “Full Range”.
- Nvidia: “Output dynamic range” should be “Full”, “Normal”, “High”, or “RGB (0-255)”.
- AMD / ATI: “Color Pixel Format” should be “RGB 4:4:4 Format PC Standard (Full RGB)”.
USB support with the MultiSync EX341R, P212, P232W, P241W, P404, P484, P554, PA231W, PA241W, PA242W, PA243W, PA271W, PA272W, PA301W, PA302W, PA322UHD, PA322UHD-2, V404, V404-T, V484, V484-T, V554, V554-T, X551UHD, X651UHD, X651UHD-2, X841UHD, X841UHD-2, X981UHD, X981UHD-2, EA244UHD, EA275UHD, EA245WMi, EA275WMi, EA295WMi, EA305WMi, EA304WMi, and EX241UN:
- This version of SpectraView II supports
communicating with these displays via USB. Connect a USB cable (not supplied)
between the host PC and one of the USB inputs (upstream ports) on the display.
Make sure the correct USB input is selected on the OSD. Using the USB connection
instead of DDC/CI can be manually selected from the Display Configuration dialog
Note: The video cable connection is still required in addition to the USB connection.
Compatibility with previous versions of SpectraView:
- This version of SpectraView II is not compatible with
the Target and Monitor Calibration Settings (.mcs) files
generated by versions prior to 1.1.00. It will be necessary to
re-create any custom Target files.
- From version 1.0.32 the location where Target, Monitor Calibration
Settings and Preference files has been changed to:
\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\NEC DISPLAY
SOLUTIONS\SpectraView II\(Windows XP)
\Users\Public\Public Documents\NEC DISPLAY
SOLUTIONS\SpectraView II\(Windows Vista)
X-Rite iOneDisplay Pro:
- This version includes support for the X-Rite iOneDisplay Pro color sensor.
- The X-Rite ColorMunki Display device introduced in mid-2011 is not supported.
- The NEC SpectraSensor Pro is based on the X-Rite iOneDisplay Pro sensor and is supported. Note that this sensor may not be supported by non-NEC software.
X-Rite/GretagMacbeth iOne Pro or iOne Monitor: If using the
X-Rite/GretagMacbeth iOne Pro or iOne Monitor
- Be sure to allow the device at least 15 minutes to warm up before calibrating the display.
- Measurements may drift slightly causing inaccurate measurements, especially when measuring colors close to black.
- Selecting the Average low light measurements option in the SpectraView Preferences is highly
recommended when using this device.
- Be sure to carefully follow the instructions for zero
calibrating the device.
X-Rite/GretagMacbeth iOne Display:
- In some rare cases this color sensor may "hang" when
measuring black color patches during calibration. If the calibration appears
to be stuck measuring black for more than 30 seconds, try moving the sensor
so it is measuring something other than black (for example turn the sensor
around so it is measuring the ambient light). This should cause the
calibration to resume, at which point it should be canceled an restarted.
The "ColorMunki Create" version of ColorMunki is not supported by SpectraView. The "ColorMunki Design" and "Colormunki Photo" versions are supported.
The X-Rite ColorMunki Display device introduced in mid-2011 is not supported.
If the X-Rite ColorMunki software is installed, it will
prevent SpectraView from accessing the device even if the main
is not currently running.
If you are using the ColorMunki software prior to
SpectraView will detect if the ColorMunki software
is running and give the option of closing it automatically.
To use the ColorMunki software again after SpectraView
has closed it, you must run the colormunki.exe application from the
Startup menu in Windows.
If you are using the ColorMunki software version 1.1.0
You must turn off the ColorMunki Service in the
Windows Control Panel > "X-Rite Device Services" to allow SpectraView to access the device.
To use the ColorMunki software again you must turn the ColorMunki
Service back on.
- It is not recommended to connect this device using either
USB extension cables or USB hubs as it may cause errors detecting or taking
measurements from the device. Whenever possible connect it directly to the host
Photo Research PR-655, PR-670, PR-680, PR-730, and PR-740 Spectroradiometers
The USB drivers for Windows from Photo Research must be installed in order to communicate with the device. Once connected the device will appear as an RS232 COM port on the system. Select the COM port in the SpectraView Preferences. SpectraView does not change any of the measurement settings on the device such as the standard observer setting, and measurement times. Be sure to set the observer setting to 2°.
Blank screen after starting Windows
Vista or 7 x64 with an Nvidia graphics card:
A problem has been identified with the Nvidia
video drivers for Windows Vista x64 and Windows 7 x64 that can cause the screen
to go blank during windows startup as the SpectraView II Gamma Loader
application runs. This is caused by SpectraView trying to communicate with the
display before the Nvidia drivers have fully loaded and initialized. An option
has been added to the SpectraView preferences to add a startup delay in
SpectraView II Gamma Loader application before it will start to communicate with
the display. If you experience this issue, select the "Delay loading of
SpectraView II Gamma Loader on Windows Startup" on the "Interface" tab of the
Preferences dialog in SpectraView. The video can also be restored by
disconnecting and reconnecting the video cable to the display.
Nvidia video drivers "No Communications":
There is a known issue with the Nvidia
video drivers versions 260.xx that prevents SpectraView from communicating with the display via DDC/CI. If you experience a "No Communications" error when using an Nvidia video chipset, try downloading and installing an older version (prior to 260.xx) of the drivers. Nvidia is aware of this issue and is expected to have updated drivers available soon. If you are using a MultiSync PA series display, please connect a USB cable from the host PC to the display to avoid this issue.
Video Graphics Adapter control
panel "color controls':
Some video drivers install control panels
that provide some color controls such as gamma, brightness, contrast and even
Video Media playback modes. These controls can interfere with the calibration
process and should never be adjusted. Be sure the settings for these controls
are reset to the "default" settings.
"An error occurred while
communicating with the display monitor" message:
In some rare cases the software may
encounter errors when communicating with the display monitor. Try restarting
the calibration. Also try updating the video card drivers if possible. If
the issue continues please provide feedback using the form on the
NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS SpectraView support
page and include the display monitor model and serial number, video graphics
adapter model, and OS version.
- If calibrating to the DICOM tone response curve,
selecting the Calibration Priority: Best grayscale color tracking
option in the SpectraView Preferences may result in a slight decrease in the
DICOM response curve accuracy. If the greatest possible DICOM curve accuracy
is required, please select the Maximize Contrast Ratio option.
- Be sure to allow the display monitor at least 30 minutes to warm up before calibrating the display.
- Due to the unique wide color gamut of this display,
colorimeter based calibration sensors such as the GretagMacbeth iOne Display V1 and V2 are
not able to accurately measure some aspects of the display's color
characteristics. It is recommended to select the Factory Measurement
option for the Primary Colors Chromaticity Coordinates source option in
the SpectraView Preferences.
Datacolor Spyder2 and Spyder3 color sensors:
The Datacolor Spyder2 and Spyder3 color sensors have
been tested with the the NEC LCD2690WUXi, LCD2690WUXi-2, LCD3090WQXi and LCD2180WG-LED, PA241W, PA242W, PA243W, PA271W, PA272W, PA301W, PA302W, PA322UHD and PA322UHD-2 displays and
found to cause inaccurate measurements when measuring the color primaries.
This is due to the wide color gamut aspect of these displays. This may
result in an inaccurate calibration and ICC Profiles to be generated. Using these color sensors is not recommended with these displays if very high color accuracy is needed.
Large screen displays (40 inches and higher, except the X551UHD, X651UHD, X651UHD-2, X841UHD, X841UHD-2, X981UHD, and X981UHD-2):
The accuracy to which the Intensity can
be calibrated when a relatively low value target Intensity is used (less
than 150 cd/m2) will be lower than normal, which results in a
large Delta-E value to be reported. This is due to
the very large screen size, high brightness of the display, and the thermal
effect of changing the screen brightness. The monitor may take several
minutes after calibration to stabilize in Intensity. Selecting the
Extended luminance stabilization time option in the Preferences
can be used to minimize
Some versions of these models do not support OSD Control
Direct color calibration is not available
when using the HDMI video input on some models. To calibrate the monitor,
use the DVI input, then when completed change to the HDMI input and change
the GAMMA SELECTION setting to PROGRAMMABLE on the On Screen Display.
Direct color calibration is not available
when using the DisplayPort video input. To calibrate the monitor,
use the DVI input, then when completed change to the DisplayPort input and change
the GAMMA SELECTION setting to PROGRAMMABLE on the On Screen Display.
NEC MultiSync PA series displays, X551UHD, X651UHD, X651UHD-2, X841UHD, X841UHD-2, X981UHD, X981UHD-2, P232W, P241W, P242W, and P212 - Color Gamut and preset Targets:
- Starting with SpectraView version 1.1.07, the color gamut of the display can be set in the calibration Target settings. The following preset Target files included with SpectraView will set the color gamut of the displays accordingly:
- Digital Cinema
- Broadcast Video (SMPTE-C color gamut)
- sRGB Emulation
- Note: The X551UHD, X651UHD, X651UHD-2, X841UHD, X841UHD-2, X981UHD, X981UHD-2, P232W, PA231W, P241W, P242W, and P212 support the color gamut adjustment features of the PA series, however the native color gamut of the LCD panel is close to sRGB. If a color gamut larger than this, such as AdobeRGB, is selected, the out of gamut colors will be clipped to the closest displayable color by the display.
It is necessary to install the latest full video drivers for
the video graphics card. Drivers included with Windows will need to be updated
with the full video drivers from the video graphics card vendor.
Note: MultiSync PA Series, X551UHD, X651UHD, X651UHD-2, X841UHD, X841UHD-2, X981UHD, X981UHD-2, P232W, P241W, P242W, EA244UHD, EA275UHD, EA275WMi, EA295WMi, EA305WMi, P212 and EA304WMi only - These models
feature the option of using a USB connection to the display for communicating,
instead of using DDC/CI. This can be used in cases where the video graphics
adapter is not supported.
Please refer to the following table:
Video Card Manufacturer
Windows XP x64
Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10
(P650, medical series and newer)
(older chipsets: G400, G450, G550 etc.)
Chrome S20 and newer
Supported in S3 drivers from v184.108.40.2061
Supported in S3 drivers from v220.127.116.112
| DisplayLink (USB)
You can obtain the latest drivers for your video graphics
adapter card or chipset directly from the manufacturer.
The following are links to some of the manufacturers that
currently support DDC/CI:
This version of SpectraView is supported on 32 and 64 bit versions of Microsoft
Windows XP, Srver 2003, Windows Vista,
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.
Windows "In the box" video drivers for most
graphics cards will need to be updated with the full versions
available from the respective manufacturers.
Installing SpectraView requires an account with administrator
SpectraView II supports the following
display monitor models:
- NEC EA244UHD
- NEC EA245WMi
- NEC EA275UHD
- NEC EA275WMi
- NEC EA295WMi
- NEC EA304WMi
- NEC EA305WMi
- NEC EX341R
- NEC EX241UN
- NEC LCD1980SXi
- NEC LCD1980FXi
- NEC LCD1990SX
- NEC LCD1990SXi
- NEC LCD1990SXp
- NEC LCD2090UXi
- NEC LCD2180UX
- NEC LCD2180WG-LED
- NEC LCD2190UXi
- NEC LCD2190UXp
- NEC LCD2490WUXi
- NEC LCD2490WUXi-2
- NEC LCD2690WUXi
- NEC LCD2690WUXi-2
- NEC LCD3090WQXi
- NEC LCD4020
- NEC LCD4020-2
- NEC LCD4620
- NEC LCD4620-2
- NEC LCD5220
- NEC LCD6520
- NEC M40
- NEC M40B
- NEC M40-2
- NEC M46
- NEC M46B
- NEC M46-2
- NEC M401
- NEC M461
- NEC M521
- NEC X431BT
- NEC X461UN
- NEC X462UN
- NEC X461HB
- NEC X551UHD
- NEC X651UHD
- NEC X651UHD-2
- NEC X841UHD
- NEC X841UHD-2
- NEC X981UHD
- NEC X981UHD-2
- NEC P212
- NEC P401
- NEC P404
- NEC P461
- NEC P484
- NEC P521
- NEC P551
- NEC P554
- NEC P701
- NEC V404
- NEC V404-T
- NEC V484
- NEC V484-T
- NEC V554
- NEC V554-T
- NEC P221W
- NEC P232W
- NEC P241W
- NEC P242W
- NEC PA231W
- NEC PA241W
- NEC PA242W
- NEC PA243W
- NEC PA271W
- NEC PA272W
- NEC PA301W
- NEC PA302W
- NEC PA322UHD
- NEC PA322UHD-2
- NEC S401
- NEC S461
- NEC S521
SpectraView II supports the following
- NEC iOne Display V2 *
- NEC MDSVSENSOR iOne Display V2 WG *
- NEC SpectraSensor Pro *
- NEC MDSVSENSOR3 *
- X-Rite/GretagMacbeth iOne Pro and iOne Monitor *
- X-Rite iOne Pro2 *
- X-Rite/GretagMacbeth iOne Display V1 and V2 *
- X-Rite DTP94 / MonacoOPTIX-XR
- Datacolor Spyder2
- Datacolor Spyder3 *
- Datacolor Spyder4 *
- Datacolor Spyder5 *
- X-Rite ColorMunki
- X-Rite iOne Display Pro *
- BasICColor Discus *
- Photo Research PR-655, PR-670, PR-680, PR-730, and PR-740 Spectroradiometers.
* Drivers for these color sensor devices are automatically
installed on the system by SpectraView if selected in the installer. Drivers for other sensors may have to be
Drivers for sensors are available on the SpectraView II CD-ROM or in the
\Program Files\NEC Display Solutions\SpectraView II\Drivers
folder after installing SpectraView (on 64 bit versions of Windows the folder
location \Program Files (x86)\NEC Display
If you are having problems with SpectraView detecting the display monitor, please:
- Confirm that you have installed the latest video
drivers for your video graphics adapter
For additional technical support, please visit the NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS SpectraView support
page. A feedback form is available for direct assistance with SpectraView.
V1.0.00: July 1 2005
- First release of SpectraView II
V1.0.10: August 25 2005
- Added French translation of User's Guide
- Added support for the NEC iOne Display V2 WG sensor for use with the LCD2180WG-LED
- Added support for the X-Rite DTP94 / Monaco OPTIX-XR colorimeter
V1.0.30: June 1 2006
- Added support for the LCD 90 Series models.
- Added Custom Gamma Curve function
- Added a Native white point setting
- Added Auto-load settings on Target Change
- Added Test Pattern feature
- Improved monitor and colorimeter detection
- Improved calibration accuracy for low intensity
V1.0.31: September 26 2006
- Modified to use new DDC/CI interface design to support
most major graphics cards without requiring unsigned drivers.
- Added x64 drivers for GretagMacbeth iOne Pro and iOne Monitor.
- Corrected aspect ratio scaling when display used in
V1.0.32: December 1 2006
- Added support for the NEC LCD2490WUXi and LCD2690WUXi.
- Improved delta Custom Color Temperature input dialog.
- Changed minimum allowable Color Temperature to 4000K.
- Added support for Windows Vista.
- Default location for Target, Monitor Calibration
Settings and Preference files changed to:
\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\NEC DISPLAY
V1.0.40: August 1 2007
- Added support for the NEC M40 and M46.
- Added support for the NEC LCD4020 and LCD4620.
- Added support for the Datacolor Spyder2 color
- Added Ambient Light Measurement tool when using the iOne Display V2
- Added Contrast Response graph for DICOM Conformance
- Added selectable Contrast Ratio for calibration
- Added Visual Color Matching tool to the Custom White
- Updated included Gretag iOne drivers that support
Windows Vista x64.
- Improved calibration speed and accuracy.
- Improved ICC profile generation to reduce color
V1.0.41: September 1 2007
- Improved color sensor auto-detection on startup.
- Fixed issue preventing Ambient Light measurements
when using the NEC branded iOne Display V2.
- Fixed issue that caused power on hours to be
misreported on LCD 90 series models.
- Fixed issue that may have caused "invalid color
measured" error when 50:1 contrast ratio is used.
- Added support for the NEC LCD1990SX.
V1.0.42: March 1 2008
- Added support for the Datacolor Spyder3.
- Added support for the NEC LCD5220.
- Added support for the NEC LCD6520.
- Added support for the NEC LCD3090WQXi.
- Added ambient light measurement support for the X-Rite/GretagMacbeth iOne Pro.
- Added monitor firmware version information to
Information - Summary window.
- Added Monitor Settings dialog for adjusting Power LED
and ColorComp controls (if supported)
- Added Preferences option for using Auto Luminance
feature (available on the NEC LCD2490WUXi, LCD2690WUXi, and LCD3090WQXi)
- Added automatic video level calibration (Auto
Contrast) when an analog video signal is being used.
- Added new Photo Editing preset Target.
- Renamed Monitor Standard Target to CRT
V1.1.00: January 14 2009
- Added support for the NEC MultiSync P221W.
- Added support for the NEC
- Added support for the X-Rite ColorMunki sensor.
- Support for the Gretag Spectrolino has been
- Improved the smoothness of the grayscale calibration.
- Improved the accuracy of ICC Profile generation.
- Added many new Test Patterns.
- Added feature to check for software updates.
- Improved the Preferences dialog and descriptions of
- Improved the Auto Luminance function on the
LCD2490WUXi, LCD2690WUXi, LCD2690WUXi-2, and LCD3090WQXi.
- A special "sRGB" target has been added for the
following monitors: LCD2690WUXi, LCD2690WUXi-2, LCD3090WQXi and MultiSync P221W.
This will automatically switch the monitor into the sRGB Gamut Emulation
mode and profile the monitor.
- The white point of the sRGB Gamut Emulation mode on
the LCD2690WUXi-2 can be calibrated automatically. The factory preset white
point for sRGB mode will be used with the LCD2690WUXi, LCD3090WUXi and MultiSync P221W.
- All graphs and charts can now be zoomed and
- All graphs and charts can now be copied to the
clipboard as a bitmap by right-clicking on the graphs and selecting "Copy".
- Data from the Colorimeter window and Information
Summary can be copied to the clipboard in text format by right-clicking in the
window and selecting "Copy".
- Color Gamut chart can now be shown in CIE u'v'
colorspace as well as CIE xy.
- The Target White Point and blackbody curve can be
shown on the Color Gamut chart.
- Added a Validation function to quickly check if the
monitor calibration is still accurate.
- Targets that have been calibrated are now shown with
a green check mark in the Targets list on the main window. The check mark
will turn yellow once the calibration is past the recommended recalibration
- Improved the management of previous calibrations and
results. It is now possible to see and compare all previous calibration
- Improved the overall User Interface and application
- Improved support for Intel video chipsets including DVI
and HDMI outputs.
- Added support for XP x64 and Vista x64 with the S3
Chrome S20 and newer graphics cards.
- Fixed an issue that caused an error with the
LCD3090WQXi when used in portrait mode if Auto Luminance was enabled.
- Fixed an issue that caused SpectraView to crash if it
was run for the first time from the Startup folder after installing the
V1.1.01: February 11 2009
- Fixed an issue that caused calibrations using
the L* and NTSC custom curves not to be stored correctly.
- Fixed an issue that caused duplicate displays to
be listed when dual displays are used on some video cards.
- Fixed an issue that caused the Calibrate button to
incorrectly remain enabled even if communications with the display was not possible.
V1.1.02: May 6 2009
- Added support for the NEC
- Added support for the NEC X461UN.
- Corrected support for the NEC LCD5220 and NEC LCD6520.
- Fixed an issue that caused the serial number not
to be read correctly from the NEC MultiSync P221W.
- Improved the grayscale calibration accuracy on the NEC LCD4020, LCD4620, M40
- Changed the lower color temperature limit for the white
point from 4000K to 2500K.
V1.1.03: August 28 2009
- Added support for the NEC X461HB, P401, and P461 displays.
- Updated X-Rite iOne drivers to new version compatible
with Windows 7.
- Fixed an issue with the X-Rite iOne Display that caused
incorrect readings when measuring very high brightness displays.
- Fixed issue that caused power on hours to be
misreported on some very early LCD 90 series models that was reintroduced in V1.1.00.
- Fixed an issue that prevented the LCD2490WUXi-2 from being
detected if the Analog video input was being used.
- Fixed an issue that caused an "Error -32" during
calibration under certain circumstances.
- Improved reporting of communications errors.
V1.1.04: April 19 2010
- Added support for the NEC PA241W and PA271W displays.
Please see the User's Guide for specific information on these models.
- Added support for the NEC P521 and P701 displays.
- Added optional delay for loading the SpectraView II Gamma
V1.1.05: May 20 2010
- Fixed a bug that prevented the optional delay for loading
the SpectraView II Gamma loader application from being turned off.
- Added USB communications support for the NEC PA241W and
- Added "sRGB Emulation" target support for the NEC PA241W
and PA271W displays.
V1.1.07: November 15 2010
- Added support for the following NEC displays: PA231W, PA301W, M401, M461, M521, P551, X461UNV, X462UN, X431BT, S401, S461, and S521.
- Added color gamut setting function for the MultiSync PA series models.
- Added display warm up warning message.
- Added iOne Display warning message to remove sensor cover before use.
- Added protection to prevent overwriting preset Targets.
- Corrected DICOM calibration when a specific contrast ratio was chosen on MultiSync PA series models.
V1.1.08: July 22 2011
- Added support for the NEC P241W.
- New installer application.
- Information window title now shows the Target name.
- USB connection to displays is now automatically detected.
- Fixed frozen progress bar during calibration.
- Added new Diagnostics feature.
- Added support for Intel "core graphics" on i3/i5/i7 processors.
- Added support for Matrox M series cards (requires updated driver from Matrox)
V1.1.08: August 11 2011
- Support for monitor communications when using Intel video chipsets via
DisplayPort has been temporarily removed due to compatibility issues that in
some cases caused SpectraView to hang.
V1.1.09: October 1 2011
- Added support for the X-Rite iOne Display Pro and NEC SpectraSensor Pro calibration sensors.
V1.1.09-1: Build 111201, December 1 2011
- Fixed sensor detection and timing issues with the X-Rite iOne Display Pro and NEC SpectraSensor Pro calibration sensors.
V1.1.10: April 20 2012
- Added support for the Datacolor Spyder4 calibration sensor.
- Added support for the BasICColor Discus calibration sensor.
- Added support for ATI Catalyst 12 based video drivers.
- Added 6 Axis Color Trim controls.
- Added automatic check for updates.
V1.1.12: July 20 2012
- Added support for the NEC P232W display.
- Added support for the X-Rite iOne Pro2 calibration sensor.
- Added DDC/CI support for ATI Catalyst v12 video drivers.
- Improved monitor detection.
- Several small improvements.
V18.104.22.168: August 11 2012 (readme updated January 2 2013)
- Fixed a bug that caused the application to freeze while taking display measurements on some systems.
- Fixed installer detection of the P232W display.
V1.1.14: February 27 2013
- Added support for the NEC P242W display.
- Added support for the NEC MDSVSENSOR3.
- Improved color measurement accuracy when using the X-Rite iOne Display Pro or NEC SpectraSensor Pro with the NEC P232W display.
- Fixed an issue when calibrating the NEC P232W display.
- Improved the calibration accuracy for PA and newer P series displays.
V1.1.15: May 31 2013
- Added support for the NEC PA242W display.
- Added "Update Internal Calibration" function for the NEC PA242W display.
V1.1.16: August 23 2013
- Added support for the NEC PA272W and PA302W displays.
V1.1.16.02: January 6 2014
- Added support for DDC/CI on Intel Haswell CPUs with VGA and DVI connections.
- Improved calibration accuracy on PAxx2 series displays.
V1.1.17: April 7 2014
- Added support for Photo Research Spectroradiometers.
- Improved the "Update Internal Calibration" function calibration accuracy on PAxx2 series displays.
- Added support for the EA244UHD and EA304WMi displays.
- Added BT.1886 gamma curve preset.
- Improved UI support for Windows 8 and when using large fonts.
V1.1.18: October 6 2014
- Added support for the X841UHD and PA322UHD displays.
- Minor bug fixes and improvements.
V1.1.20: February 10 2015
- Multi-language version (English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, and Chinese).
- Added support for the X651UHD and X981UHD displays.
V1.1.30: November 13 2015
- Added support for the EA275UHD, EA275WMi, EA305WMi, P212, and PA322UHD-2 displays.
- Added support for DDC/CI on Intel CPUs with HD5500 graphics using VGA and DVI connections.
- Listed support for the Spyder5 color sensor (support was added in v1.1.20 but not listed).
- Test Patterns are now shown on all displays simultaneously on multi-monitor systems.
- Other displays show black when performing ambient light measurements on multi-monitor systems.
- Option to "Open in Explorer" is shown when an ICC profile is locked on the system and can't be overwritten.
- Various User Interface improvements.
- Each display's OSD (On Screen Display) lock setting is changed right away if the preference setting is changed.
- Accuracy of calibrating to a Target with a specific Contrast Ratio is improved in some cases.
- Color Sensor measurements can now be checked as part of the diagnostic tests.
V1.1.32: July 5 2016
- Added support for the EA245WMi, EX241UN, X551UHD, X651UHD-2, X841UHD-2, and X981UHD-2 displays.
- Improved measurement color accuracy of the PA322UHD, PA322UHD-2, and EA305WMi when using the NEC MDSVSENSOR3, NEC SpectraSensor Pro, and X-Rite iOneDisplay Pro color sensors.
V1.1.34: March 31 2017
- Added support for the EX341R, P404, P484, P554, V404, V404-T, V484, V484-T, V554, V554-T
- Fixed an issue, introduced in version 1.1.32, that could cause the ICC display profile associated with the display to be disassociated when Windows restarts if the previous calibration was created by another user.
- Added an option to check the display settings and the ICC profile associated with the display when a user logs in or Windows restarts.
- Added a notification to connect a USB cable, between the host PC and the display, if there is a communications issue with the display and USB isn't currently connected.
V1.1.36: September 28 2017
- Added support for the PA243W, EA295WMi
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