I ordered an X-Rite i1Display Pro and was excited to see the corrections of colours of my old MacBook Pro (mid-2014). Well... I got somehow disappointed and now I cannot really trust i1Display Pro, nor do I know how the real colour profile should look like.
Below this text, you'll find the settings that I went through and I'm going to append a video where I see a meaningful green shift and how everything looks slightly uncontrasty.
The first thing that shocked me is that I paid "quite" much for a small dongle but the software's resolution looks way off. Just to say it simply, it looks blurry, as if it's not made for the retina display.
Have a look:
If you look at the letters you see that it's blurry besides the open window of Chrome. I tested the application with a new MacBook Pro 2019 and it's the same issue. I'm just not sure why I don't see it anywhere else. Do you have the same "problem"?
I try to make it short:
User Mode: Advanced -> Profiling
Display: White LED
White Point: D65
Luminance: 100 cd/m^3
Gamma: Standard with 2.2
Contrast Ratio: Native
Flare Correct and Ambient Light Smart Control: Off
Default Profile Settings: Use Default
Patch Set Size: Large
Adjust Brightness: Manual
That's about it.
Since I'm not able to afford an extra room just for colour correcting/grading, I did the measurements in a room with daylight but with no light coming directly to the monitor. Obviously, I have checked that the device lies flat.
Because of i1Profiler I was disappointed, so I looked up for an alternative software and I found DisplayCal. I used it just by setting everything on auto and as measured and I actually liked the colour profile way more. The greenish tint was gone.
Unfortunately, I have no idea how to present you my changes, besides showing you a handheld video. Because I have noticed, that you are not able to see the changes on screenshots. Even screen recording doesn't show the changes that much.
So I thought to my self, that I'm using my LED light and set it to 6500 kelvin and I shot the video als0 in 6500 custom white balance.
Here is the video:
Color LCD: is the standard color profile given by apple
MacbookPro_LCD_16-10-2020.icc: Is the one made by X-Rite iProfiler
MacbookPro11, etc: Is made by DisplayCal
For both software, I have used the X-Rite i1Display Pro (just to make it clear).
Thank you for your help :)