Apple Explains How to Custom Calibrate the New MacBook Pro Displays

In a new support document, Apple has detailed how to measure and fine-tune the calibration of the display on the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models.

The new MacBook Pro models feature XDR displays with mini-LED backlighting and support for one billion colors, but certain workflows may require custom calibration:Every MacBook Pro with Liquid Retina XDR display undergoes a state-of-the-art factory display calibration process on the assembly line to ensure the accuracy of the P3 wide color panel and the individual backlight LEDs. In addition, the factory calibration process enables sophisticated built-in algorithms to accurately reproduce a variety of color spaces used by media workflows today, including sRGB, BT.601, BT.709,? and even P3-ST.2084 (HDR).

The factory display calibration process lets MacBook Pro users enjoy an exceptional viewing experience right out of the box. If your workflow requires custom calibration, you can measure your display, then fine-tune the calibration.The process involves using a spectroradiometer and a set of QuickTime movie test patterns from Apple to evaluate the calibration of the display. The test patterns can be downloaded from the AVFoundation page on Apple’s website under Related Resources > Color Test Patterns, with complete instructions available in Apple’s support document.

In System Preferences > Displays, users can fine-tune the calibration of the MacBook Pro’s display by providing the white point and luminance values measured by the spectroradiometer and the expected values for their target.

Apple’s support document includes additional tips for measuring and fine-tuning the calibration.Related Roundup: 14 & 16″ MacBook ProBuyer’s Guide: 14″ & 16″ MacBook Pro (Buy Now)Related Forum: MacBook ProThis article, “Apple Explains How to Custom Calibrate the New MacBook Pro Displays” first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums

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Author: Joe Rossignol