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X-Rite Hubble Non-Contact Laser guided professional colour meter with ChromaPure

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ChromaPure now available with autocalibrate.
 



Hubble with ChromaPure Professional

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This meter has been discontinued by the manufacturer.

We recommend the JETI 1211 as a replacement.


ACCESSORIES & SERVICES
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Hubble Recalibration


You pay for shipping to us and for US customers we pay for shipping back to you. ChromaPure licence required (not included).

   Our price: $175 USD

 



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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.

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

The Hubble non-contact colorimeter (also sold as the Sencore OTC-1000) is a surprisingly affordable high-end color analyzer for professionals, prosumers, and dedicated amateurs.

The Hubble is an all metal machined tube approximately 8-inches long and 3-inches in diameter with a high-quality lens on one end and a USB connection on the other. Inside the sealed tube are filters that transform the light entering through the lens into a spectral profile that closely conforms to the CIE Standard Observer (see picture below).

The filtered light falls onto photo-sensitive diodes. Electronics within the unit interpret the electrical output of these diodes to calculate the color of the image being measured. This information is then passed through the USB cable to the PC, where ChromaPure displays the data in standard xyY format.

Advantages of the Hubble

The design Hubble offers several advantages over the more common and less expensive contact colorimeters:

  • The size of the Hubble allows it to use relatively large photo sensitive diodes. Coupled with this are the custom optics that span the entire diameter of the tube. The lens focuses all of the collected light onto the diodes. The result is extremely effective low-light sensitivity. The Hubble will read down to 0.001 fL. This is ten-times the sensitivity of the Chroma 5 and sixty-times the sensitivity of the EyeOne Pro / EyeOne Pro 2.
  • Because the filters are installed in a sealed environment, they are not subject to the same type of degradation in performance over time that is typical of less expensive contact meters.
  • The speed at which the Hubble reads light and color is astonishing. Readings, even at low light levels, are nearly instantaneous.
  • The non-contact design means that the readings will not be affected by the heat a display might emit (plasmas are especially prone to this), nor is there any danger of damaging the delicate surface of a flat panel. Also, because of the very cool laser aiming device built-in to the unit, you can precisely aim the Hubble and even take readings off the screen of a front projector from very near the normal viewing distance.
  • Finally, every Hubble we sell is first meticulously individually calibrated by us using a reference 5nm spectroradiometer to optimize its performance for a variety of different types of displays including:
     
    • Generic LCD
    • Samsung Standard backlit LCD
    • Samsung LED backlit LCD
    • Sony Standard backlit LCD
    • Sony LED backlit LCD
    • LG Standard backlit LCD
    • LG LED backlit LCD
    • CRT
    • Plasma
    • Front Projection-Screen
    • Front Projection-Lens

    For more information about how this works, please see the Display 3 PRO page.
    This ensures that the Hubble's color performance is near-reference quality. The service includes a certificate of calibration that itemizes all the corrections that were applied to the meter.

The Hubble offers world-class low-light performance, excellent speed, and near-reference color accuracy all at a price that is thousands of dollars less expensive than rival designs.

Can my Hubble / OCT1000 be recalibrated?

Yes. For the same modest fee, your Hubble or Sencore OCT1000 can (and should) be periodically recalibrated 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 the BUY NOW button above to order. 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.

Technical Specifications

Specification

Value

Repeatability
Measured against source of standard spectral radiance, Illuminant A, with no mount or dismount.

 

Chromaticity:
300 – 1370 cd/m2 0.0002
30 – 300 cd/m2 0.0004
5 - 30 cd/m2 0.0008
2 - 5 cd/m2 0.002

Luminance:
300 – 1370 cd/m2 0.05%
30 – 300 cd/m2 0.1%
3 - 30 cd/m2 0.2%

Inter-instrument Agreement (Measured on calibration source)

 

Chromaticity: 0.004
Luminance: 5%

Accuracy  (To calibration standards on calibration source)

 

Chromaticity:
160-1370 cd/m2 0.002
40-160 cd/m2 0.003
10-40 cd/m2 0.0035

Luminance:
160-1370 cd/m2 1%
40-160 cd/m2 1.5
10-40 cd/m2 3%

 

Measurement time 0.20 to 1.0 sec (typical)
Spectral Range 380 – 720 nm
Photometric range 0.034 to 1370 cd/m2
Photometric resolution 0.001 cd/m2

Calibrating Front Projectors

For best accuracy, we recommend calibrating front projectors by taking readings directly off the screen. The Hubble comes with a built-in tripod mount. Our universal front projection kit is not needed.

What's included

The Hubble kit as shipped contains:

  • The Hubble Colorimeter with carrying case
  • Lens cap
  • 20' USB cable
  • ChromaPure video calibration software on CD
  • 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. This DVD is offered free as a complementary download.

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.

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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 Hubble 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

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