Pro Display XDR Firmware Update Adds New In-Field Recalibration

Pro Display XDR Firmware Update Adds New In-Field Recalibration

Apple today released a new firmware update (4.2.30) for its Pro Display XDR. The new firmware does the following:

  • Adds support for in-field recalibration of the display using Pro Display XDR Calibrator. Enables specific color workflows that may require custom calibration by an in-house spectroradiometer. Learn more
  • Minor stability improvements.

Apple says in-field recalibration allows users to calibrate the Pro Display XDR for specific color workflows that require custom calibration by an in-house spectroradiometer. Pro Display XDR comes with several industry-standard color calibration profiles, including sRGB, BT.601, BT.709, and even P3-ST.2084 (HDR).

Users who need a specific calibration can now accurately recalibrate the Pro Display XDR. As stated in a new support article, Display Firmware 4.2.30 is now available for users running macOS Catalina 10.15.6 or later.

If your workflow is tuned to a specific target, you can fine-tune the calibration of your Apple Pro Display XDR. This lets you adjust the white point and luminance of your display to more precisely match your own in-house display calibration target.

The support article offers tips on how to accurately recalibrate the color profile of Pro Display XDR. A test pattern file is available to adjust the display. All calibration procedures should be conducted in a controlled environment to avoid reflections on the screen during calibration.

Display Firmware 4.2.30 can be downloaded and installed through the Software Update menu in the System Preferences app. To check the firmware version of your Pro Display XDR, choose Apple menu  > About This Mac, click System Report, then click Graphics/Displays. In the Pro Display XDR section, the firmware version is listed next to Display Firmware Version.

After you install the macOS version required by the firmware update, your Mac downloads the update within 24 hours. When your Mac is ready to install the firmware update, you may be prompted to restart to apply the update, and your screen might be black for a few minutes during installation.