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homesickalien
03-30-2012, 04:44 PM
Hello all,

I was wondering if anyone has used a proper color calibration device on their G74 (non-3d display) and would be able to share their monitor calibration files or just some good tuning tips.

I do a fair bit of (amateur) photography and when I print my photos, I've found the color of the monitor is slightly overblown and favors a greenish/yellow hue.
When I print my photos they're badly misrepresented and look washed out with slightly off colors.

I can't quite afford a monitor color calibration device at this time and was hoping someone out there who has may be able to share their calibration settings.

Much appreciated!

MrRuckus
03-30-2012, 06:35 PM
I think it may be the "Nvidia PureVideo" at work.

I have owned 3 different G series notebooks (G60, G53, G74) and all seem to have overblown colors. Im comparing them to my Desktop which used a GTX 295 for video.

While I cant explain why out of the Box the 2 are different (Desktop G200 based to a Mobile G200m based), it seems the mobile version of the chips are setup out of the box to look more vibrant or overblown in color (atleast to me). I also noticed the greenish/yellow hue and had to adjust the tint and also the color to get the output to look the same as my desktop which looked more natural. I had the settings changed on my G53, but I havent dont it yet with my G74 so I cant give you any specific settings. I would say just adjust from maybe a picture you print and compare it to the screen next to it and make minor changes that way.

I do know that the G74's display is better then most. Definately better then the G53 which it comes to blacks and viewing angle. Anand did a write up and praised the display:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4911/asus-g74sx-noteworthy-updates-to-asus-g7-series/5

adamsyes
03-30-2012, 06:54 PM
Hello all,

I was wondering if anyone has used a proper color calibration device on their G74 (non-3d display) and would be able to share their monitor calibration files or just some good tuning tips.

I do a fair bit of (amateur) photography and when I print my photos, I've found the color of the monitor is slightly overblown and favors a greenish/yellow hue.
When I print my photos they're badly misrepresented and look washed out with slightly off colors.

I can't quite afford a monitor color calibration device at this time and was hoping someone out there who has may be able to share their calibration settings.

Much appreciated!

Hello there :3

I am a fair amateur also currently on Graphic design and Photography (photoshop etc) movies. I am currently using a G74SX-A1 (3D one) but they share the same color calibration.

Install This Calibrated Display monitor first

http://www.mediafire.com/?la0in5lkopfmh39

Restart your PC. Now i'm not sure if your a big fan of Splendid color technology Uility. but i am currently using it, it keeps the color detailed and well saturated in low dim lighting settings. And of course it enchance your calibration colors (red/blue/green)It makes images and videos so well detailed and not washed away or to much saturated (constrast in general)

2nd Download Splendid tech:
http://www.mediafire.com/?dplw117p96mt60b

once installed run it and
create a Custom mode and apply these:
Threater Mode
Red - 8
Green - 7
blue - 3

Now boost your Digital Vibrance to 65 (to find this right click your desktop>Nvidiea settings and go to Desktop Color settings. you should see it



Give it a shot let me know !

homesickalien
04-03-2012, 11:01 PM
Thanks so much!! Colors look great! I still have to test print something, but I can fine tune with that.

MPerni
04-03-2012, 11:38 PM
homesickalien i am in the same position!! Plz post back when you do the printings and tell us about the results.
Thanks!

codename47
04-04-2012, 12:28 PM
here: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Asus-G74SX-3DE-Gaming-Notebook.56809.0.html -> http://www.notebookcheck.net/uploads/tx_nbc2/Asus_G74S_3D_1920x1080_nonglare.icm they attached ICC profile but for 3D model. I tried it on my non3D G74 and didn't like it. May try tonight adamsyes suggestion.

MPerni
04-06-2012, 11:18 PM
Isn´t easier having a photo (from the lab where you always print, cause i think that this is also an influence to how to calibrate it) and then calibrate it with your eye, watching when you match the colors/saturation, etc?

Hipham
08-04-2012, 01:43 PM
Hi!

I tried adamsyes way with the color profile and Splendid

When I downloaded, unpacked and installed the ICC I couldn't see any remarkable changes on my monitor. I uninstalled my earlier version of splendid and installed the version linked in this thread. When I make a new custom mode in splendid and insert the info for RGB and theatre I get this really odd colors;

http://i45.tinypic.com/t6f57c.png

Someone know what's going on? :/

kimiraikkonen
08-04-2012, 05:48 PM
Can someone check if i'm OK with this color configuration on my G53JW. I'm using Nvidia desktop color settings as "other applications control color settings" and left them default.

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Also, my Asus Splendid setting is set to "NORMAL" which looks normal when comparet to other profiles.

Is that normal usage with built-in screen? Will i be have to re-configure these when i connect my notebook via HDMI to HDTV?

adamsyes
08-11-2012, 07:45 PM
Hi!

I tried adamsyes way with the color profile and Splendid

When I downloaded, unpacked and installed the ICC I couldn't see any remarkable changes on my monitor. I uninstalled my earlier version of splendid and installed the version linked in this thread. When I make a new custom mode in splendid and insert the info for RGB and theatre I get this really odd colors;

http://i45.tinypic.com/t6f57c.png

Someone know what's going on? :/


Put the color temperature to the max on your right :) that should fix it. and yea the color profile only appears when changing the color definitions (red/blue/green)

DrBeltway
08-12-2012, 10:47 PM
Thanks adamsyes and codename47 for finding and sharing calibration ICMs.

I installed the calibration file and then installed the linked version of Splendid (although I noticed it was marked for another model notebook) but couldn't get a decent color setting out of it with presets or custom adjustments.

I finally decided to uninstall Splendid and work with the Desktop Color settings directly in NVidia Control Panel and after a while I managed to get a decent-looking desktop color setting.

I was still curious though, so I extracted and took a close look at some other versions of the ASUS Splendid installer marked for different notebooks and the ones for the G74.

All the versions (old and new) for the G74SX contain the same files under the Data\ColorTable folder:

19D40020.acf
19D40020.icm
94B40054.acf
94B40054.icm
22040017.acf
22040017.icm
FC540002.acf
FC540002.icm
FD140002.acf
FD140002.icm

The same versions of the utility marked for other notebooks contain different files, and often a whole lot more of them.

So, I'm guessing that the "ColorTable" files provide the specs, color response data, etc. of all the various different LCD panels used in a particular notebook so the Splendid utility can generate proper-looking presets and make the manual settings (especially color temperature) accurate.

I don't think there is any danger in using non-G74SX versions except that the presets might end up looking really weird as they did in my case and the RGB and Color Temp controls might be calibrated for a totally different LCD panel making it very tough to work out a decent color setting with Splendid.

I hope somebody who knows more about Splendid or those file types can verify if this is the case or not. As I said, I'm just guessing...

However, IF that's the case, it may be possible to download the latest Splendid utility installer (no matter which notebook it's intended for) and simply replace the ColorTable files with the G74-specific ones listed above.

If I ever go back to using Splendid, I'll give it a try, but I thought I'd put this out there in case anybody else wants to try it.