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X-Rite Chroma 5 / Chroma 5 PRO Colorimeter with ChromaPure

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** DISCONTINUED. WE RECOMMEND THE DISPLAY 3 INSTEAD **

 

Chroma 5

ChromaPure not included
  
Already own ChromaPure?

Contact us for meter only pricing.
 
Chroma 5 with ChromaPure Standard

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Chroma 5 PRO with ChromaPure Standard

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ACCESSORIES & SERVICES
:

Upgrade a Chroma 5 to Chroma 5 PRO*
(same as recalibration)

You pay for shipping to us and for US customers we pay for shipping back to you. ChromaPure Chroma 5 PRO licence required (not included).
  
Our price: $175 USD

 


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Most US orders ship USPS Priority Mail and international orders ship USPS Express Mail.
International orders may include extra import duties and/or taxes according to the laws of the target country. Contact us for custom shipping.

Payment methods include PayPal and all major credit cards
(PayPal account *not* needed to pay by credit card).
Our payment processor will automatically convert the amount
to your local currency.


Orders ship directly from our ChromaPure partner in Missouri, USA.
 




We've worked out an exclusive deal for our members to bring you this product at a price lower than what everyone else pays anywhere on the internet. Buy direct from our ChromaPure partner at prices lower than buying off their own website. Same product, same support, just more money in your pocket at the end of the day.
 

New to calibration? Give our free step by step guide a read:


 

Confused about meters?  See our FAQ: Which meter is right for me?


The standard Chroma 5 colorimeter (also sold as the Sencore ColorPro V) is an exceptional product. Its accuracy can approach the EyeOne Pro / EyeOne Pro 2, and it offers reasonable speed and excellent low-light performance that is typical of this design.

It is also one of the easiest devices to use because it requires no dark reading calibration. (The Display 2/LT requires a dark reading when the meter is initially connected. The EyeOne Pro / EyeOne Pro 2 and the Hubble also require an initial dark reading plus periodic dark readings throughout the calibration session.)
 

Technical Specifications

Accuracy: 0.006xy, 5% Y 0.05-1000 cd/m2
Repeatability: 0.002xy, 2% Y 0.05-1000 cd/m2
Dynamic Range: 0.01-1000 cd/m2 (Standard Mode)
0.025-1000 cd/m2 (CRT Mode) 

Specs relative to a PhotoResearch PR-650


Can my Chroma 5 / Chroma 5 PRO be recalibrated?


Yes*. For the same modest fee, your Chroma 5 can (and should) be periodically recalibrated to the same PRO level to ensure it retains its initial accuracy. This service eliminates the problems associated with exposure to the elements over time. We recommend doing this yearly. See our BUY NOW buttons above. You pay for shipping to us and for US customers we pay for shipping back to you. (International customers pay shipping in both directions).

The service includes a certificate of calibration that itemizes all the corrections that were applied to the meter.

*Not all Chroma 5's may be upgraded/recalibrated as some vendors lock or modify the Chroma 5's they sell. See below.
 

Is the Chroma 5 you sell locked or modified to only work with ChromaPure software?

The Chroma 5 is one of the few meters that can be locked or modified such that it only works with one software calibration product. Chroma 5's sold by ChromaPure through CurtPalme.com are not locked or modified in any way. This means that the Chroma 5 will work with ChromaPure calibration software as well as any other software that works with an unlocked/unmodified Chroma 5.

If you already own a Chroma 5 (or Sencore ColorPro V) and would like to use it with ChromaPure you will have to first test your meter to make sure it has not been locked or modified. Contact us for a utility to test this. If the utility works then your meter will work with ChromaPure. If the utility does not work then your meter will unfortunately not work with ChromaPure, and it's likely that it can only be used with the original software it shipped with.
 

What is the Chroma 5 PRO?

The Chroma 5 is a relatively low cost mass-market device whose tolerances are looser than what you would find with more expensive professional color analyzers.

Our ChromaPure partner has developed a version of the Chroma 5, which they've named the Chroma 5 PRO, that offers substantially enhanced accuracy across multiple display types.

This is the same enhancement that is performed on the Display 3 PRO. For more information on exactly what is done to offer greater accuracy than previously possible, see our Display 3 PRO order page.

Already have a Chroma 5? The PRO enhancement service is also available for existing meters at the CurtPalme.com discounted price. See our BUY NOW buttons above.

The service includes a certificate of calibration that itemizes all the corrections that were applied to the meter.

Recalibration is the same as upgrading to PRO. The same steps are performed.

Calibrating Front Projectors

For best accuracy, we recommend calibrating front projectors by taking readings directly off the screen. For a modest fee a universal front projection kit is also available that includes a tripod mount and an opal glass diffuser for those who prefer the higher light levels available from direct lens readings. However, when taking readings in this mode, you should always color correct the results from an offset created by taking readings from the screen without the diffuser.

What's included

The Chroma 5 / ChromaPure kit as shipped contains:

  • The Chroma 5 Colorimeter
  • The Chroma 5 base plate
  • Suction cup attachment
  • A felt attachment for LCD displays
  • ChromaPure video calibration software on CD

The Chroma 5 Pro also includes a certificate of calibration that shows the offsets that were applied to all available operating modes.

Calibration DVD

For your convenience our ChromaPure partner offers a simple calibration DVD that includes all of the test patterns that you'll need to perform a complete calibration of your display.

Click here to download the DVD

Instructions:

  1. Download the .zip file to your PC.
  2. Unzip the contents, which is an .iso DVD image file, to your hard drive.
  3. Double-click the .iso file.
  4. If you have DVD burning software (e.g., Nero Burning ROM), the file will open.
    Set the image type to DVD (not CD) if necessary.
  5. Insert a blank, writable DVD into your DVD burner, and then burn the image.

Reviews/Testimonials

For reviews/testimonials of ChromaPure calibration software & packages, see our ChromaPure order page.

Why buy from CurtPalme.com?

CurtPalme.com are calibration experts and authors of the popular free calibration guide: Grayscale & Color Calibration for Dummies. we live and breathe calibration. No matter what your needs we can assist in choosing what's right for you. We offer products for the budget DIY'er all the way up to the seasoned professional, all at CurtPalme.com discounted prices.

Warranty

All X-Rite meters are backed by a strong one-year warranty. Click here for full X-Rite warranty details.

Links

ChromaPure software
ChromaPure Grayscale & Color Calibration for Dummies
Official Chroma 5 / Chroma 5 PRO with ChromaPure forum thread
ChromaPure Discussion/Support Forum

FAQ: Which meter is right for me?
Colour Science: About Meter Accuracy
Colour Science: Video Calibration Myths

Questions, comments or feedback should be directed to :
chromapure@curtpalme.com
 

When purchasing you will be paying and dealing directly with the third party seller 'Display Calibrations LLC'.
While this item is not sold or supported directly by CurtPalme.com, we are in the service business and our only goal is your complete satisfaction. We work with our vendors to ensure you are completely satisfied.

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