Update: Do not calibrate your external monitor with a Mac. See here.
In a previous post, I noted that my iMac prevented me from installing calibration software downloaded from the Asus website. I sent a message off to Asus technical support, but they’re pretty shiite. Apple support is better by miles. I since learned that the X-Rite i1Profiler is supposed to yield results superior to that of Asus’ proprietary software anyway. Another issue, not mentioned by any reviewers I’m aware of, is that the i1 Display Pro included with the PA32UCX-K is not an HDR calibrator. For that, you’ll need an i1 Display Pro Plus, which runs $299.00 in the States, and which, to the best of my knowledge, is unavailable in Vietnam. And while the PA32UCX comes with one Thunderbolt 3 cable, which is connected to my Blackmagic UltraStudio 4K Mini, I’d recommend picking up an extra 1.5 meter cable for other tasks, like browsing the Web. That out of the way, here’s my current calibration workflow, with the caveat that I’m still a novice at this sort of thing and for sure I’ve gotten a few things backwards! Be sure to let the monitor warm up for thirty minutes to an hour before calibration.
Meanwhile, putting the Asus to the test, here is my very first attempt at correcting skin tones in HLG HDR.