I believe we used a colorvision calibrator with photocal 2.7 software. Not sure what the exact cost was but our IT guys said it was a couple hundred dollars. I also believe this is supposed to be the "lower end" brand but it seems to do the job alright.
Here is a paste from THX web site about their standards. Maybe you can contact them about what they recommend. I also just discovered they have a home theatre/game standard now.
What is a THX Certified Cinema?
THX Certified Cinemas offer movie-goers the ultimate cinematic experience. Why? Because every THX Certified Cinema is designed and tested to ensure that it meets all standards for sound and picture excellence in categories such as:
Background noise – controlled noise from HVAC units, projectors, exhaust fans & transformers
Room acoustics – crisp accurate cinema sound through controlled reverberation and sound isolation
Image quality – high resolution, clear images with standardized screen illumination and minimized distortion
Projection – audience viewing angles, image cropping, and projector placement that result in the best possible picture presentation
Sound system – THX approved equipment and alignment for optimal sound reproduction
The result is that cinema audiences experience movies that look and sound great. They enjoy:
Precise audio localization that tracks the action across the screen
A wide frequency range that delivers higher highs and lower lows
A naturally balanced sound and planned sight lines so that every seat is the "best in the house"
Accurate, true-to-life images
Highly intelligible dialog and decreased distortion
A clearer, more realistic movie-going experience
Originally Posted by thenextside
Rick what sort of calibration process do you go through to make sure you're delivering what the Film Recorders need? Is there any particular monitor that you feel is "THE" monitor to be using as a matte painter?
Renderman24 do you know which Spyder you guys are using? Is it necessary to go with the top end package? The reason I ask is that if the bigger package only contains a wider variety of application for things like matching to print output then I would rather only spend money on what pertains to matte painting.
Bcottman thanks for the links.