Portrait Displays Introduces the C7 HDR: The Only Colorimeter to Measure from 10,000 Nits Down to 0.002 Nits for Just $299

[Pleasanton, CA] – Portrait Displays, a vanguard in video system calibration and analysis, announces the launch of the C7 HDR Colorimeter, advancing the frontier of high-luminance accuracy and low-light capability. This marks a significant innovation in the realm of display calibration, offering an unprecedented combination of versatility, precision, and affordability that redefines the market.


Innovation That Surpasses Expectations


The introduction of high-dynamic range (HDR) displays in both professional and consumer markets has led to an increased need for colorimeters with exceptional high-luminance capabilities. Historically, most meters in the entry to mid-range price segments struggled to strike a balance between high-luminance and low-light reading capacity, but Portrait Displays has taken a decisive step to conquer this challenge.


The C7 HDR can measure up to 10,000 cd/m² (nits), catering to calibration professionals and enthusiasts, and offers a remarkably low minimum luminance range down to 0.002 cd/m². This extreme sensitivity to dark and light variations showcases unparalleled precision, satisfying discerning demands at a price point that is groundbreaking for the industry.


A Strong Competitive Edge


The C7 HDR is equipped with virtually unlimited custom Spectral Matrix Corrections (SMCs), a technology that allows for optimization against a wide range of display technologies. This bespoke approach to optimization enables the C7 HDR to deliver unparalleled accuracy compared to other brands, which typically offer only general or basic calibration profiles.


The revolutionary feature of field upgradability ensures that this colorimeter can be updated for newer technologies without needing factory returns. The generous onboard memory guarantees long-term usability as technologies evolve, so customers can say goodbye to frequent hardware replacements.


Unmatched Versatility


The compatibility of the C7 HDR with all display types, including QD OLED, WRGB OLED, RGB OLED, Mini-LED, and Micro-LED, broadens its application across consumer electronics and professional content creation environments. With an impressive exposure ranging from 256ms to 16 seconds, this device comes with a detachable cable, allowing interchangeable connections between USB-C to USB-A or USB-C to USB-C. This user-centric design enhances customization and reduces costly repairs.


The inclusion of hundreds of available memory slots in the C7 HDR allows accommodation of current and future display devices, expertly managed via Calman®, the most widely used color calibration software. These features, paired with the user-friendly design, field upgrade capabilities, and flexible USB-C interface, make this colorimeter an indispensable tool.


The C7 HDR Colorimeter is more than just another entry into the market; it symbolizes Portrait Displays’ continued commitment to innovation, precision, and affordability. As stated by Eric Brumm, President & CEO of Portrait Displays, “The C7 HDR embodies our commitment to pushing the boundaries of color calibration technology, ensuring that creators and consumers have confidence in content creation and consumption, a truly lens-to-living room experience.”


Professional Bundles

Professionals can take advantage of new bundles including a C7 HDR, VideoForge PRO 8K, and a choice of Calman Ultimate, Calman Studio, or Calman Video Pro to save $190.


Consumer Bundles – Bringing Color Accuracy Home

Portrait Displays has created the world’s first turnkey calibration solution tailored for consumers. Customers can purchase a C7 HDR bundle with Calman Home for LG or Calman Home for Panasonic to save $45. No pattern generator needed! The C7 bundles are the answer to TV enthusiasts’ desire for an effortless all-in-one calibration experience, bringing Hollywood-caliber precision to the heart of your home entertainment.


For complete bundle pricing, visit: https://store.portrait.com/bundles.html



The C7 HDR is available on the Portrait Displays store both a la carte and in bundles. Shipping will start in the last week of November 2023.


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About Portrait Displays

Portrait Displays is a leading provider of color display solutions that seamlessly blend the latest advancements in color science with cutting-edge display control technology. With an unwavering commitment to preserving color integrity, Portrait Displays ensures that every screen, regardless of its size, delivers captivating and accurate colors. From the initial creation of the first frame to its final appearance on any device, Portrait Displays remains dedicated to upholding the highest standards of color quality throughout the entire visual experience.


Renowned for its industry-leading Calman color calibration software, Portrait Displays has gained widespread recognition and is the preferred choice of the most esteemed color professionals in Hollywood. Calman’s robust calibration solutions meet the stringent requirements necessary to deliver an unparalleled viewing experience that is perfectly calibrated.


Headquartered in Pleasanton, CA, with additional offices in Lynnwood, WA, and Taipei, Taiwan, Portrait Displays has established a global presence across Europe, China, Japan, and Korea. With decades of expertise in color science and display technology, Portrait Displays is at the forefront of revolutionizing the digital landscape by introducing a more vibrant and immersive future.