In this show I talk with Luhr Jensen, the CEO, owner and creator of the Klein K10-A colorimeter, heralded as the fastest and most accurate colorimeter on the market. You see this probe in nearly every product shot for display calibration software packages. You hear home theater calibrators talking about the Klein Instruments’ probe speed, and video production studios with reference monitors using the probe for critical calibration tasks.
It’s built like a tank to take tough punishment from those of us hauling around probes for calibration of displays in studios and theaters.
So what makes this particular colorimeter better than others? Many thanks to Luhr for being willing to have a personal and technical discussion of how this probe has come to be so popular and what he thinks is next in the evolution of display technology and calibration needs. Listen in for more!
I ask Luhr:
– Luhr, let’s start with some basics here to set the stage. Your company builds the most accurate colorimeter and is the popular choice to calibrate TVs in manufacturing, home theaters projection systems, and critical reference monitors in studios. How did you get to this point?
– What is the difference between using a colorimeter and a spectroradiometer?
– What is it about the Klein K10-A that’s so different? Let’s get down to some specifics. How is this colorimeter different from ones in the market that cost less?
– Talk about how these instruments are made and tested!
– Tell us about the trends you’re seeing in the industry. You’ve been at this a while and you’ve seen the industry move from CRT-based systems to a wide range of display technologies. Do you think this will continue?
– Does the Klein K10-A come with software, or is it best to use it with a third-party software company, say like SpectraCal’s CalMAN package?
– Where do you think display technology is going, especially with home theater and mobile devices? Do you work with many of the display manufacturers?
And while you are listening to my interview with Luhr, remember to check back to this blog. Luhr talks about the internals of the Klein K10-A probe, so here is a close-up of the inside of the probe that we discuss in detail. We start this part of the interview at 10:07. You can learn more about the Klein K10-A at www.Kleininstruments.com
Are you interested in learning more about color correction and color grading in Austin, Texas? Come to the TaoOfColor training with Patrick Inhofer at Precision Camera, June 24-26. I’ll be there!