There are some serious problems with WCG displays and colorimeters (even if many are advertised as WCG capable) - yes. But a correction should be implemented within SV II for all supported probes (that is what also Eizo is doing in color navigator). If you have the possibility (borrow?) you can make a reference measurement with a spectrophotometer to be on the safe side.I understand that the NECs SpectraView II hardware is a modified Eye One Display 2 unit designed for the wide gamut NEC.
There should be no problem if you use SV II and a standard EyeOne Display2. I assume that NEC has implemented appropriate corrections in their software for the supported probes and displays (when we will test the next NEC I can check this in detail - but this doesn't help you now of course). Have you already got an EyeOne Display2? To minimize risk you could take the bundle from NEC.Can I accurately (at least within visible limits) calibrate/profile the NEC P221W monitor with a standard Eye One Display 2 colorimeter using either the bundled Eye One Match software or the SpectraView II software?
That is the problem I have mentioned. The manufacturers say that they are capable for displays with WCG-CCFL BLU but (not only; see the links) we have run into serious problems with colorimeters and at least some corresponding screens. Only with a known combination of probe and display, so that a correction can be implemented via software (or directly in hardware), you will get reliable results. I have mentioned Eizo and color navigator but Quato has a correction in iColor for their displays too - they even implemented generic corrections in the last version of iColor (which isn't a true solution but it shows that there is an awareness). If you understand german I can offer a quite interesting and up to date document of the fogra:Wide gamut monitors are supported by the Eye One Display 2 colorimeter.
CalMAN and HCFR are not the appropriate products for a managed ICC workflow as they (among other things) don't profile the screen. They are designed for TV-screens - especially if they have a CMS.As for the calibration sofware, I recommend CalMan if you have the budget.
I'm confused. It is my understanding that NEC's proprietary version of the Eye One Display 2 (i.e. the SpectraView II puck) was developed for wide-gamut displays like the NEC P221W since the "standard" Eye One Display 2 would not give accurate results.Wide gamut monitors are supported by the Eye One Display 2 colorimeter.
As I said - unfortunately I'm not absolute sure that NEC offers a correction via SV II - especially after looking at their page and seeing how they advertise "their" EOD2. I think that I would buy this bundled version as there could be a correction in hardware (and not via software) in this case. We have overlooked the problem with colorimeters self for a quite long time so I can at the moment offer no reference measurments for current NEC screens.It is my understanding that NEC's proprietary version of the Eye One Display 2 (i.e. the SpectraView II puck) was developed for wide-gamut displays like the NEC P221W since the "standard" Eye One Display 2 would not give accurate results.