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Hello ControlCAL users, today I'm releasing a Free Version of my calibration disk.

Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk Free Version is a Lite Version of the Full Disk that works with the following public available free calibration software solutions:

Light Illusion's LightSpace DPS & SpectraCAL's CalMAN ColorChecker.

The Free Version Download Link is including both format versions, Blu-Ray ISO and Media Files Version (MP4+MKV); This gives a wide device playback compatibility


Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk Free Version Download Instructions:

Request a Free Download Link from here.


Required Free Calibration Software Downloads:


LightSpace DPS (Display Profiling System) Free Version Download Instructions:

1) Download LightSpace CMS Demo from here.

2) Request a Free DPS Licence from here.


CalMAN ColorChecker (Free Version) Download Instructions:

Register to receive a free CalMAN ColorChecker license key by filling out the download form here.
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Hello, I have just uploaded a new webpage with a lot of detailed instructions about the available Measurement Solutions for Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk users.

These instructions are helpful the for Free Version or Full Version of the disk users.

There a lot of picture examples and text instructions that makes pretty difficult to post all these instructions here, so you have to visit that page:

Measurement Solutions for CalMAN/ChromaPure users using Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk

The Measurement Solutions page is covering the following topics:

1) Importance of calibrating from the actual movie playback source.

2) Semi-Automated Measurements for CalMAN users with details and instructions.

3) Semi-Automated Measurements for ChromaPure users with details and instructions.

4) Automated Measurements Procedure for CalMAN users details, instructions, very detailed example about how the Batch Utility files are working with CalMAN and other notes.
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New Free CalMAN 5 Workflow (For Ted's Lightspace CMS Calibration Disk Users) Released!

I have just send to all Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk users a new workflow to improve further their measuring/reporting experience.

This new workflow has been designed for Reporting of Pre/Post-Calibration Results Tool for Professional Calibrators but for DIY/ Calibration Enthusiast users also.

Color Comparator Comparisons Workflow has created based to an idea of a simple and 'customer friendly & easy to understand' way of reporting.

It's a better way of presenting the Pre/Post-Calibration Results with Charts that are easier to understood by people not involved in calibration.

The Pre/Post-Calibration Charts features only the required and most important measurement numbers.

Color Comparator Pre-Post Calibration Comparisons has been designed for easier visual notice of the post-calibration improvement and it's very helpful from customers to understand the difference of the measured colors of their just-calibrated display versus the reference video performance 'look-like' using the 8-bit RGB Triplet color differences that color comparator is based.

Bellow you can find some layout pages screenshots, the full workflow layout page screenshots are available @ CalMAN 5 Workflows for Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration for Disk Users webpage.











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DVDO's AVLab TPG 4K Reference Pattern Generator has added a new and very useful feature that is called 'Color Checker'. Using that feature it can display digital value for selected pixel from it's HDMI Input.



Here is an example, the 8dr means "8 bit, decimal, RGB" then the values are the RGB values of the pixel that the cursor is pointing to.

Pressing the left/right TPG buttons changes decimal to hex. It will read RGB/YC, 8/10/12 bit values.
"Cursor" is moveable around the screen using DVDO's remote.

A professional calibrator from using Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk has tested yesterday the accuracy of the encoded chapters of the disk using that AVLab TPG's color checker function.

He measured 100% Saturation and 100% Luminance RGBCMY Patterns, Color Checker patterns and Near-Black Patterns of the CalMAN section of the disk.

He found that the Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk has been encoded properly and every single bit is on it's reference position.

Below you can find his results:



This means that Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk can be used from DVDO's AVLab TPG 4K Reference Pattern Generator users as a reference and now they can able to check any Blu-Ray Player / Media Player Output accuracy and detect digital errors that wrong player settings can introduce.

Mede8er MED800x3D and eGreat R6S Media Players used as a source for that test. Both made no digital errors on HDMI output.

Here is the link of the full review and procedure details that the professional calibrator from Poland has used for this test.
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Batch Files Version 1.3 for CalMAN 5 Automated Measurements has been released today.



Version 1.3 adds support for the required measurements using the CalMAN 5 Color Comparator Comparisons Workflow for Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration for Disk Users.

These are the new Automated Measurement options:

4-Point Saturation (for Color Comparator Comparisons Workflow)
5-Point Saturation (for Color Comparator Comparisons Workflow)
4-Point Luminance (for Color Comparator Comparisons Workflow)
5-Point Luminance (for Color Comparator Comparisons Workflow)

For ColorChecker Classic / SG / SG Fleshtones measurements, you can use the 13,14,15 selections for Color Comparator Comparisons or Verify Calibration Tools Workflow also.

Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk users have automatically received the email with download link and instructions before some minutes.
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CalMAN Color Comparator Comparisons 1.0.1 Workflow for Ted's Lightspace CMS Calibration Disk Users had been released.

I have just send to all Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk users a new version of CalMAN 5 Color Comparator Comparisons Workflow.

Changes

Fixed a scaling problem of Pre-Calibration Comparator dE numbers datagrid of Grayscale & ColorChecker SG Skintones Comparator Comparisons layout pages where the dE numbers where not displayed correctly only in case where the display performance has dE numbers above 9.99dE.

The contrast ratio data field is now wider to be able to display without problems large contrast ratio numbers.

Notes

The Color Comparator Comparisons Workflow has created to be used mainly for field calibrators/DIYer's to showcase their pre/post calibration results to customers/people with limited calibration experience.

Pre/Post-Calibration dE numbers & CIE Charts are not 'customer friendly' and it's difficult from them to to understand what is really happening by looking at them.

Color Comparator Pre-Post Calibration Comparisons color screens it's a great tool for easier visual notice of the differences using the 8-bit RGB Triplet color differences.

Example of Use

Bellow you can find some pre-post calibration screenshots by using Color Comparator Workflow in action.

The display used for that example was a Samsung 60H7000 using the available internal display controls.



All the required patterns for pre-calibration - post evaluation and measurements came from Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk.

All the measurement patterns were generated from the disk, using CalMAN's Automated Measurement Utility 1.3. which automatically displays (per 2 seconds) and measures each color patch without user prompt. I used a Klein K-10A profiled from JETI 1211.

I used 75% Saturation with 100% Stimulus patterns for CMS calibration.

Pre-Calibration Reports shows performance of Samsung 60H7000 @ Natural mode, since it has the only mode that was used from the user of this display since now.

Post-Calibration report shows the performance of ISF-Night calibrated memory.

11-Point GrayScale (Pre-Calibration)



11-Point GrayScale (Post-Calibration)



4-Step Saturation (Pre-Calibration)



4-Step Saturation (Post-Calibration)




ColorChecker Classic (Pre-Calibration)



ColorChecker Classic (Post-Calibration)



ColorChecker SG Fleshtones (Pre-Calibration)




ColorChecker SG Fleshtones (Post-Calibration)



...and now the Color Comparator Comparisons Screens ...how dE patch color differences are visible or not using CalMAN's Comparator feature:

11-Point Grayscale Color Comparator Comparison of Pre/Post Calibration



4-Step Saturation Color Comparator Comparison of Pre/Post Calibration



ColorChecker Classic Color Comparator Comparison of Pre/Post Calibration



ColorChecker SG Fleshtones Color Comparator Comparison of Pre/Post Calibration

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CalMAN 5 Pre-Calibration Tools 1.1.2 Workflow for Ted's Lightspace CMS Calibration Disk Users has just released.

I have just send to all Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk users a new version of CalMAN 5 Pre-Calibration Tools 1.1.2 Workflow.

This is a free workflow update for Blu-Ray Disk Copy, Blu-Ray ISO Digital Download or Media Files Digital Download users.

Notes

This version adds some info's to layout pages for better display overview for more simple to use calibration time.



Added separate layout pages for Color Gamut Calibration 100% SAT / 100% STIM, 100% SAT / 75% STIM, 75% SAT / 75% STIM, so now it's quick to change and overview the differences very fast by calibrating different Saturation/Stimulus Levels. It doesn't require any change of CalMAN Settings anymore.



As you know, when you want to perform Color Gamut Calibration with 75% Saturation, you have to change the Slider manually to see each color, there 7 selectable sliders for this. I have added all Saturation Colors in one Slider and you can now select any color of interest very quick. This saves some time.



Added Color Checker Classic Layout page, that is helpful to find and select the most accurate initial display mode to start with. Here you can change that Layout Page to ColorCheck SkinTones via CalMAN's Settings for tweaking the Samsung's Skin Tone Setting.

Changes



Meter Profiling Check Layout Page: Added a datatable with xyY values for WRGB for the Reference / Profiled meter in case that the user want to copy the values and used them to 3rd party software solutions, like ChromaPure, LightSpace, Klein ChromaSurf; to measure with CalMAN and later create a meter correction table with these values using other software; to use the same table everywhere. It's helpful for those who want to create meter correction table for Klein, to quick copy-paste the values of the Reference Meter and paste them to Klein's ChromaSurf. You can copy any x,y,Y number using right mouse click & copy.



x-Point Grayscale + Gamut Layout Page: Added info for Black Level Luminance, added Grayscale's Red/Green/Blue Color Channel Balance (Average) info, added selector for quick change of Grayscale Points that the user want to measure; to quick change from 11 to 21 Point Grayscale very quick without touching the CalMAN's Settings.



x-Point Saturation Layout Page: Added selector for quick change of Saturation Points that the user want to measure; to quick change from 4 to 5 or 10 Point Saturation very quick without touching the CalMAN's Settings.



x-Point RGB Balance Layout Pages: Added button for Read Continuous and Meter Stop, for users that want to perform quick/continuous 2/3/4-Point RGB Balance for displays with DDC or while they are changing values from the OSD menu, for displays where the OSD menu appearance is not affecting calibration measurements.



11/21-Point Grayscale Layout Page: Added info for Black Level Luminance, added Grayscale's Red/Green/Blue Color Channel Balance (Average) info, added selector for quick change of Grayscale Points that the user want to measure; to quick change from 11 to 21 Point Grayscale very quick without touching the CalMAN's Settings.
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Tip For CalMAN 5 Users



For the users that are using the Ted's CalMAN 5 Workflows, as you probably have seen, there is not available at any layout page the ReadAll button, since all workflow have been configured to work with Singe Read with AutoAdvance.

For the users that can use the CalMAN Workflow Design feature, there is no need to enter to design mode to add manually a ReadAll button, they can use the CalMAN's Keyboard Shortcut for that.

Before that, the users have to enable the Keyboard Shortcuts feature from CalMAN's Application Preferences and after than they can simply press F10 key which is the keyboard shortcut key for ReadAll at any CalMAN layout page.



This is helpful for users that are using Ted's CalMAN Workflows with External Hardware Pattern Generators or with CalMAN's Internal Pattern Generator.
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CalMAN's Grayscale vs. ColorCheckerClassic/SG Measuring Tip

I have been questioned by disk users that have calibrated their displays using 11/21-Point Grayscale Chapters of the disk why later during their verification measurement run using ColorCheckerClassic/SG chapters, they see larger dE errors at Gray measurements of ColorChecker Classic/SG while by measuring the same named patches using the x-Point Grayscale Chapter they see lower dE numbers there.

This is not a disk encoding problem, it's happening because the Gray Levels of ColorChecher are not matching the levels of Grayscale patches.

There are the exact levels:

Gray 35 of ColorCheckerClassic / SG means 62% Greyscale.
Gray 50 of ColorCheckerClassic / SG means 73% Greyscale.
Gray 65 of ColorCheckerClassic / SG means 82% Greyscale.
Gray 80 of ColorCheckerClassic / SG means 90% Greyscale.

CalMAN's ColorChecker is based to the names & colors of the Macbeth's ColorChecker which was a printed cart with 24 colors that used for years for many different proposes.

Gray/Neutral patches represent the different lighting conditions at Macbeth's ColorChecker.

SpectraCAL's Developer mapped these targets to RGB space and kept the original names except the grey patches which are named as Neutral 3.5, Neutral 5.0, Neutral 6.5, Neutral 8.0 at original ColorChecker....SpectraCAL's Developer renamed these patches are Gray 35, Gray 50 etc.

So there is nothing to worry about disk accuracy.
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Dear disk users,

There some interesting new measurement options for HCFR users that using Ted’s LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk.

HCFR 3.1.7 (free open source calibration software) has been released and it's adding some extra measurement options for Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk of Free Version or Full Version users. For full HCFR release notes look here.

Using HCFR 3.1.7 (or later version) with Ted’s LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk Chapters that are available to the CalMAN/ChromaPure sessions of the disk, you can take measurements for the following Color Checker Patterns:

For Ted’s LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk (Free Version) users:

CalMAN’s Color Checker Classic (24 Colors)

For Ted’s LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk (Full Version) users:

CalMAN’s Color Checker Classic (24 Colors)
CalMAN’s Color Checker SG (96 Colors)
CalMAN’s Color Checker SG Fleshtones (19 Colors)
ChromaPure’s Color Checker (25 Colors)
ChromaPure’s Color Checker Skin Tones (19 Colors)

HCFR 3.1.7 follows the same pattern order with Ted’s LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk Chapters for any of the above measurement options and the HCFR’s 8-bit RGB Triplets for each pattern are matching exactly the RGB Triplets that the Ted’s LightSpace CMS Calibration disk has been encoded.

Below you can find the updated list of the total CalMAN and ChromaPure Chapters that any HCFR user can use to take measurements. These Disk Chapters are accurate and match the HCFR's Color Engine Calculations.



Instructions for x-Point Grayscale Chapters Measurements

Uncheck ''use round down levels" that is located to HCFR ‘’Preferences’’ -> ‘’General’’ Tab. This is affecting only Grayscale measurements.

Instructions for Color Checker Chapters Measurements



Before starting the measurements you have to select from HCFR's Preferences -> ''General'' Tab -> ''Color Checker Patterns'' drop down menu list the selection of the measurement run you want to perform.

Select ‘’GCD’’ if you want to measure using ChromaPure’s Color Checker Chapter.

Select ‘’ChromaPure skin tones’’ if you want to measure using ChromaPure’s Color Checker Skin Tones Chapter.

Select ‘’CalMAN Classic’’ if you want to measure using CalMAN’s Color Checker Classic Chapter.

Select ‘’CalMAN SG’’ if you want to measure using CalMAN’s Color Checker SG Chapter.

Select ‘’CalMAN SG skin tones’’ if you want to measure using CalMAN’s Color Checker SG Flesh Tones Chapter.

Note that there differences between the RGB Targets of CalMAN vs. ChromaPure ColorChecker & Skintones patterns.

Thanks Zoyd (current developer of HCFR) for adding these new features.
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DVDO's AVLab TPG 4K Reference Pattern Generator with firmware 01.03.769 has added a very useful feature that is called 'Color Checker'. Using that feature it can provide real-time analysis of digital value for selected pixel from it's HDMI Input.



Here is an example, the 8dr means "8 bit, decimal, RGB" then the values are the RGB values of the pixel that the cursor is pointing to.

Professional & Enthusiast calibrators has find this feature very valuable, to check the accuracy of any player output, testing various colorspace output options etc. using Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk as a reference to detect digital errors that wrong player settings can introduce.

To help them out checking some patterns of my calibration disk, I will start by giving out the 8bit RGB Triplets of some Color Reproductions Patterns to help them reduce the time it will be required for this test.

I will start with the RGB Triplets of the Advanced Black & White Flashing Bars Pattern, others will follow soon.

Here is a small preview of the Advanced Black & White Flashing Bars Pattern with RGB Triplets per color:



Here is a zoomed version:



Because the RGB Triplets are looking very small in a 1920x1080 picture, I have re-designed it at 3840x2160 resolution, you can download it from here: Advanced Black & White Flashing Bars Pattern (2160p)

The issue I has thinking about was how to accurately calculate the dE between two RGB Triplet values, to evaluate any digital error.

I asked from Tom Huffman to help me about this (the creator of ChromaPure Calibration Software) and Tom some hours later came with a Tool that you can download it for free, for dE Analysis.



It's the ''Combination Color Format Converter and ΔE Analysis'' Excel Spreadsheet and you can download it from here.

Thanks Tom for your time providing this free tool so quickly after my request for help, while I know that you are so busy to finish ChromaPure 3.0. Thanks.
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Dear disk users,

HCFR 3.2.0 (free open source calibration software) has been released and it's adding a lot of extra measurement options for Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk users. For full HCFR release notes look here.

Using HCFR 3.2.0 with Ted’s LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk you will be able to measure now all the CalMAN Session of the disk Chapters, here is the complete list of the supported chapters:

For Ted’s LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk (Free Version) users:

CalMAN’s Color Checker Classic (24 Colors)

For Ted’s LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk (Full Version) users:

ChromaPure's 2/3-Point Grayscale
ChromaPure's 11/21-Point Grayscale
ChromaPure's Color Gamut (100% Saturation w/ 100% or 75% Intensity, 75% Saturation w/ 100% or 75% Intensity)
ChromaPure's 4-Point Saturation with 100% or 75% Intensity (25 Colors)
CalMAN's 4-Point Saturation with 100% or 75% Stimulus Level (25 Colors)
CalMAN's 5-Point Saturation with 100% or 75% Stimulus Level (31 Colors)
CalMAN's 10-Point Saturation with 100% or 75% Stimulus Level (61 Colors)
CalMAN's 4-Point Luminance (28 Colors)
CalMAN's 5-Point Luminance (35 Colors)
CalMAN's 10-Point Luminance (70 Colors)
6-Point Near Black (added support for 0.5% Gray patch measurement)
Dynamic Range Clipping (90/95/98/99%/100%)
CalMAN’s Color Checker Classic (24 Colors)
CalMAN’s Color Checker SG (96 Colors)
CalMAN’s Color Checker SG Fleshtones (19 Colors)
ChromaPure’s Color Checker (25 Colors)
ChromaPure’s Color Checker Skin Tones (19 Colors)

HCFR 3.2.0 follows the same pattern order with Ted’s LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk Chapters for any of the above measurement options and the HCFR’s 8-bit RGB Triplets for each pattern are matching exactly the RGB Triplets that the Ted’s LightSpace CMS Calibration disk has been encoded.

Below you can find the updated list of the total CalMAN and ChromaPure Chapters that any HCFR user can use to take measurements. These Disk Chapters are accurate and match the HCFR's Color Engine Calculations:



Instructions for x-Point Grayscale ChromaPure's Chapters Measurements

Uncheck ''use round down levels" that is located to HCFR ''Preferences'' -> ''General'' Tab. This is affecting only Grayscale measurements.

Instructions for Color Checker Chapters Measurements



Before starting the measurements you have to select from HCFR's Preferences -> ''References'' Tab -> ''Color Checker Patterns'' drop down menu list the selection of the measurement run you want to perform.

Select ''GCD'' if you want to measure using ChromaPure’s Color Checker Chapter.

Select ''ChromaPure skin tones'' if you want to measure using ChromaPure’s Color Checker Skin Tones Chapter.

Select ''CalMAN Classic'' if you want to measure using CalMAN’s Color Checker Classic Chapter.

Select ''CalMAN SG'' if you want to measure using CalMAN’s Color Checker SG Chapter.

Select ''CalMAN SG skin tones'' if you want to measure using CalMAN’s Color Checker SG Flesh Tones Chapter.

Instructions for CalMAN's x-Point Saturation/Luminance Chapters Measurements

To enable these measurements the users have to download the usercolors_pak.zip of HCFR.

By extracting the files of the HCFR's usercolor_pak, below are the Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk Pattern Sequences of the CalMAN's Session you can use with HCFR 3.2.0:



CM 4-Point Saturation (100AMP).cvs file for CalMAN's 4-Point Saturation (100% Stimulus Level) Chapter.

CM 4-Point Saturation (75AMP).cvs file for CalMAN's 4-Point Saturation (75% Stimulus Level) Chapter.

CM 5-Point Saturation (100AMP).cvs file for CalMAN's 5-Point Saturation (100% Stimulus Level) Chapter.

CM 5-Point Saturation (75AMP).cvs file for CalMAN's 5-Point Saturation (75% Stimulus Level) Chapter.

CM 10-Point Saturation (100AMP).cvs file for CalMAN's 10-Point Saturation (100% Stimulus Level) Chapter.

CM 10-Point Saturation (75AMP).cvs file for CalMAN's 10-Point Saturation (75% Stimulus Level) Chapter.

CM 6-Point Near Black.cvs file for CalMAN's 6-Point Near Black Chapter.

CM Dynamic Range (Clipping).cvs file for CalMAN's Dynamic Range (Clipping) Chapter.

CM 4-Point Luminance.cvs file for CalMAN's 4-Point Luminance Chapter.

CM 5-Point Luminance.cvs file for CalMAN's 5-Point Luminance Chapter.

CM 10-Point Luminance.cvs file for CalMAN's 10-Point Luminance Chapter.

Note: The pattern sequence of CalMAN's 10-Point Luminance is identical to the Color Checker Selection ''RGB Luminance Axis'', so it can be selected from the drop-down menu available @ HCFR's Preferences -> ''References'' Tab.

These new measurement selections currently are now available to the HCFR's Color Checker Pattern drop down menu. To enable any of the measurement option the user has to rename the CMxxxxxxx.cvs measurement file want to perform to usercolors.csv and place it to the same folder where the HCFR has installed (where the HCFR's executable is located), and select from the HCFR's Color Checker Pattern list the ''User defined'' option.



This can be performed while the HCFR is running, for example to do one measurement run; and then replace the CVS file to load the new colors set... and hit the delete icon next to the grid.

For being more user friendly, If there much interest from the HCFR users that using Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration disk; then these measurement options will be probably selectable from the Color Checker's drop down list in a future release of HCFR. You can request this from Zoyd, the current developer of HCFR to this thread.

Note that there differences between the RGB Targets of CalMAN vs. ChromaPure ColorChecker & Skintones or Saturation patterns.

Thanks Zoyd (current developer of HCFR) for adding these new measurement options for Ted's LightSpace CMS users of HCFR.
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HDTVtest.co.uk UK's leading HDTV news & review website has start using Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk as a reference to analyze any Blu-Ray HDMI Output signal for digital errors @ bit level using DVDO’s AVLab TPG Signal Generator.



Tom Huffman (the creator of ChromaPure Calibration Software) has updated his Free dE Analysis Tool and can now calculate dE differences between 2 YCbCr values. This is very useful for DVDO’s AVLab TPG Signal Generator that are using the ColorChecker Function.

You can download the Free ''Combination Color Format Converter and ΔE Analysis'' Excel Spreadsheet from here.

Thanks Tom for that update.
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Send New Pattern Ideas Form


I have start making plans for the next version of my calibration disk. The release date is unknown.


The idea is to add as many patterns color reproduction patterns as possible, the ones that I have missed until now.


For example I want to add Color Space Evaluation Patterns, 2:35.1 patterns for projector users among with some focus/alignment of projector patterns also.


I will add videos for Plasma users, I'm thinking for Scrolling White Bars like the ones Panasonic or Pioneer Plasmas, Full Field Slides for panel-burn, Random Noise videos, Fast Flashing of Black/White video, Local Dimming Zones Identifier Chapter...Panel Warmup Chapter...


If you have any idea I will be pleased to discuss it with you.


You can send me your pattern ideas and I will try to include them to the next release of the disk.


If you have picture examples you can upload them using the multiple file uploader tool that is available to the webpage form.


By posting your ideas to that form, it will help me managing all your possible ideas.


You can send your ideas here: Send New Pattern Ideas Form
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Dear disk users,

Some instructions for HCFR users that I wanted to post:

From HCFR 3.3.0 or later (free open source calibration software) it's available a simpler way to select any measurement run for Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk users. For full HCFR release notes look here.

Using HCFR 3.3.x with Ted’s LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk you will be able to measure now all the available chapters from the CalMAN Session of the disk, here is the complete list of the supported chapters:

For Ted’s LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk (Free Version) users:

CalMAN’s Color Checker Classic (24 Colors)

For Ted’s LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk (Full Version) users:

ChromaPure's 2/3-Point Grayscale
ChromaPure's 11/21-Point Grayscale
ChromaPure's Color Gamut (100% Saturation w/ 100% or 75% Intensity, 75% Saturation w/ 100% or 75% Intensity)
ChromaPure's 4-Point Saturation with 100% or 75% Intensity (25 Colors)
CalMAN's 4-Point Saturation with 100% or 75% Stimulus Level (25 Colors)
CalMAN's 5-Point Saturation with 100% or 75% Stimulus Level (31 Colors)
CalMAN's 10-Point Saturation with 100% or 75% Stimulus Level (61 Colors)
CalMAN's 4-Point Luminance (28 Colors)
CalMAN's 5-Point Luminance (35 Colors)
CalMAN's 10-Point Luminance (70 Colors)
6-Point Near Black (added support for 0.5% Gray patch measurement)
Dynamic Range Clipping (90/95/98/99%/100%)
CalMAN’s Color Checker Classic (24 Colors)
CalMAN’s Color Checker SG (96 Colors)
CalMAN’s Color Checker SG Fleshtones (19 Colors)
ChromaPure’s Color Checker (25 Colors)
ChromaPure’s Color Checker Skin Tones (19 Colors)

HCFR 3.2.x follows the same pattern order with Ted’s LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk Chapters for any of the above measurement options and the HCFR’s 8-bit RGB Triplets for each pattern are matching exactly the RGB Triplets that the Ted’s LightSpace CMS Calibration disk has been encoded.

Below you can find the updated list of the total CalMAN and ChromaPure Chapters that any HCFR user can use to take measurements. These Disk Chapters are accurate and match the HCFR's Color Engine Calculations:



Instructions for x-Point Grayscale ChromaPure's Chapters Measurements



Uncheck ''use round down levels" that is located to HCFR ''Preferences'' -> ''General'' Tab. This is affecting only Grayscale measurements.

Instructions for Color Checker/Saturation/Luminance/Dynamic Range/Near Black Chapters Measurements



Before starting the measurements you have to select from HCFR's Preferences -> ''References'' Tab -> ''Color Checker Patterns'' drop down menu list the selection of the measurement run you want to perform.

Select ''GCD'' if you want to measure using ChromaPure’s Color Checker Chapter.

Select ''ChromaPure skin tones'' if you want to measure using ChromaPure’s Color Checker Skin Tones Chapter.

Select ''CalMAN Classic'' if you want to measure using CalMAN’s Color Checker Classic Chapter.

Select ''CalMAN SG'' if you want to measure using CalMAN’s Color Checker SG Chapter.

Select ''CalMAN SG skin tones'' if you want to measure using CalMAN’s Color Checker SG Flesh Tones Chapter.

Select ''CM 4-Point Saturation (100AMP)'' if you want to measure using CalMAN's 4-Point Saturation (100% Stimulus Level) Chapter.

Select ''CM 4-Point Saturation (75AMP)'' if you want to measure using CalMAN's 4-Point Saturation (75% Stimulus Level) Chapter.

Select ''CM 5-Point Saturation (100AMP)'' if you want to measure using CalMAN's 5-Point Saturation (100% Stimulus Level) Chapter.

Select ''CM 5-Point Saturation (75AMP)'' if you want to measure using CalMAN's 5-Point Saturation (75% Stimulus Level) Chapter.

Select ''CM 10-Point Saturation (100AMP)'' if you want to measure using CalMAN's 10-Point Saturation (100% Stimulus Level) Chapter.

Select ''CM 10-Point Saturation (75AMP)'' if you want to measure using CalMAN's 10-Point Saturation (75% Stimulus Level) Chapter.

Select ''CM 6-Point Near Black'' if you want to measure using CalMAN's 6-Point Near Black Chapter.

Select ''CM Dynamic Range (Clipping)'' if you want to measure using CalMAN's Dynamic Range (Clipping) Chapter

Select ''CM 4-Point Luminance'' if you want to measure using CalMAN's 4-Point Luminance Chapter.

Select ''CM 5-Point Luminance'' if you want to measure using CalMAN's 5-Point Luminance Chapter.

Select ''CM 10-Point Luminance'' if you want to measure using CalMAN's 10-Point Luminance Chapter.

Note: The pattern sequence of CalMAN's 10-Point Luminance is identical to the Color Checker Selection ''RGB Luminance Axis'', so it can be selected from the drop-down menu available @ HCFR's Preferences -> ''References'' Tab.

Note that there differences between the RGB Targets of CalMAN vs. ChromaPure ColorChecker & Skintones or Saturation patterns.

Thanks Zoyd (current developer of HCFR) for adding these selectable measurement options for Ted's LightSpace CMS users of HCFR.
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CalMAN 5 Workflows Setup

The CalMAN 5 Workflows I have designed for the Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk Users require CalMAN 5 Enthousiast/Ultimate or Design Mode Add-On License to be able to open and use them.

For Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk users with CalMAN Basic or Control License (or other License level that can't open custom designed workflows), they can use the Quick Analysis Workflow to calibrate Color Gamut using 100% Saturation with 100% Stimulus Level / 100% Saturation with 75% Stimulus Level / 75% Saturation with 100% Stimulus Level / 75% Saturation with 75% Stimulus.

Some CalMAN license levels can use Quick Analysis Workflow to take Saturation/Luminance measurements runs to verify their calibrations using 4/5/10-Point Saturation with 75%/100% Stimulus Level or 4/5/10-Point Luminance with 75%/100% Stimulus Level.

To perform the measurements it's required some changes of CalMAN Settings, so I'm posting below the correct settings per measurement run:

About Quick Analysis Workflow using Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk:



For Color Gamut Calibration using 100% Saturation / 100% Stimulus Level: Go to ColorSpace layout page, Change the Stimulus Level to 100. About all other settings of the Layout page it doesn't matter where they are.

For Color Gamut Calibration using 100% Saturation / 75% Stimulus Level: Go to ColorSpace layout page, Change the Stimulus Level to 75. About all other settings of the Layout page it doesn't matter where they are.

For Color Gamut Calibration 75% Saturation / 100% Stimulus Level: Go to Saturation Sweeps layout page, Change the Stimulus Level to 100, Change Saturation Sweep to 75% only, About all other settings of the Layout page it doesn't matter where they are. Go to Workflow Advanced Options and un-tick the Saturation targets use constant luminance.

For Color Gamut Calibration 75% Saturation / 75% Stimulus Level: Go to Saturation Sweeps layout page, Change the Stimulus Level to 75, Change Saturation Sweep to 75% only, About all other settings of the Layout page it doesn't matter where they are. Go to Workflow Advanced Options and un-tick the Saturation targets use constant luminance.



Verify x-Point Saturation using Quick Analysis Workflow with Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk:

For 4-Point Saturation / 100% Stimulus Level: Go to Saturation Sweep layout page, Change the Stimulus Level to 100 and set Saturation Sweeps to 25% Sweeps. About all other settings of the Layout page it doesn't matter where they are. Go to Workflow Advanced Options and un-tick the Saturation targets use constant luminance.

For 4-Point Saturation / 75% Stimulus Level: Go to Saturation Sweep layout page, Change the Stimulus Level to 75 and set Saturation Sweeps to 25% Sweeps. About all other settings of the Layout page it doesn't matter where they are. Go to Workflow Advanced Options and un-tick the Saturation targets use constant luminance.

For 5-Point Saturation / 100% Stimulus Level: Go to Saturation Sweep layout page, Change the Stimulus Level to 100 and set Saturation Sweeps to 20% Sweeps. About all other settings of the Layout page it doesn't matter where they are. Go to Workflow Advanced Options and un-tick the Saturation targets use constant luminance.

For 5-Point Saturation / 75% Stimulus Level: Go to Saturation Sweep layout page, Change the Stimulus Level to 75 and set Saturation Sweeps to 20% Sweeps. About all other settings of the Layout page it doesn't matter where they are. Go to Workflow Advanced Options and un-tick the Saturation targets use constant luminance.

For 10-Point Saturation / 100% Stimulus Level: Go to Saturation Sweep layout page, Change the Stimulus Level to 100 and set Saturation Sweeps to 10% Sweeps. About all other settings of the Layout page it doesn't matter where they are. Go to Workflow Advanced Options and un-tick the Saturation targets use constant luminance.

For 10-Point Saturation / 75% Stimulus Level: Go to Saturation Sweep layout page, Change the Stimulus Level to 75 and set Saturation Sweeps to 10% Sweeps. About all other settings of the Layout page it doesn't matter where they are. Go to Workflow Advanced Options and un-tick the Saturation targets use constant luminance.

Verify x-Point Luminance using Quick Analysis Workflow with Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk:

For 4-Point Luminance / 100% Stimulus Level: Go to Luminance Sweep layout page, Change the Stimulus Level to 100 and set Gamut Ramp Points to 4-Point 25% Step 25-100%. About all other settings of the Layout page it doesn't matter where they are. (Workflow Advanced Options - saturation targets use constant luminance...doesn't matter if ticked or unticked.)

For 4-Point Luminance / 75% Stimulus Level: Go to Luminance Sweep layout page, Change the Stimulus Level to 75 and set Gamut Ramp Points to 4-Point 25% Step 25-100%. About all other settings of the Layout page it doesn't matter where they are. (Workflow Advanced Options - saturation targets use constant luminance...doesn't matter if ticked or unticked.)

For 5-Point Luminance / 100% Stimulus Level: Go to Luminance Sweep layout page, Change the Stimulus Level to 100 and set Gamut Ramp Points to 5-Point 20% Step 20-100%. About all other settings of the Layout page it doesn't matter where they are. (Workflow Advanced Options - saturation targets use constant luminance...doesn't matter if ticked or unticked.)

For 5-Point Luminance / 75% Stimulus Level: Go to Luminance Sweep layout page, Change the Stimulus Level to 75 and set Gamut Ramp Points to 5-Point 20% Step 20-100%. About all other settings of the Layout page it doesn't matter where they are. (Workflow Advanced Options - saturation targets use constant luminance...doesn't matter if ticked or unticked.)

For 10-Point Luminance / 100% Stimulus Level: Go to Luminance Sweep layout page, Change the Stimulus Level to 100 and set Gamut Ramp Points to 10-Point 10% Step 10-100%. About all other settings of the Layout page it doesn't matter where they are. (Workflow Advanced Options - saturation targets use constant luminance...doesn't matter if ticked or unticked.)

For 10-Point Luminance / 75% Stimulus Level: Go to Luminance Sweep layout page, Change the Stimulus Level to 75 and set Gamut Ramp Points to 10-Point 10% Step 10-100%. About all other settings of the Layout page it doesn't matter where they are. (Workflow Advanced Options - saturation targets use constant luminance...doesn't matter if ticked or unticked.)

Tip For CalMAN 5 Users that will use Ted's CalMAN 5 Workflows with Pattern Generators



For the users that are using the Ted's CalMAN 5 Workflows, as you noticed, there is not available at any layout page the ReadAll button, since all workflow have been configured to work with Singe Read with AutoAdvance.

For the users that can use the CalMAN Workflow Design feature, there is no need to enter to design mode to add manually a ReadAll button, they can use the CalMAN's Keyboard Shortcut for that.

Before that, the users have to enable the Keyboard Shortcuts feature from CalMAN's Application Preferences and after than they can simply press F10 key which is the keyboard shortcut key for ReadAll at any CalMAN layout page.



This is helpful for users that are using Ted's CalMAN Workflows with External Hardware Pattern Generators or with CalMAN's Internal Pattern Generator.

CalMAN 5 Tip for faster Start-Up

CalMAN 5 can load faster, for about 5-6 seconds if you remove all unused workflows from the CalMAN's Workflow folder which is located (C:\Users\*User Name*\Documents\SpectraCal\CalMAN 5 for Business\Workflows) and keepe in that directory only the workflows you usually using or those can opened by your CalMAN license level.
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Lately I'm getting emails/questions from disk users that are using Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk with CalMAN and others that interesting to use it.

There users that are using the latest CalMAN 5.6.0 with active annual maintenance and others that are using older versions of CalMAN 5.x that are thinking of paying the annual maintenance to be able to use the latest CalMAN 5.6.0 version.

Their question has to do with the fact that according with the published CalMAN 5.6.0 Release Notes it says that: ''- Removed Manual DVD support. (All License Levels)'' (Reference Link: http://calman.spectracal.com/release...ome-video.html)

So they are asking me what they will do with that fact? Does they will be able the disk they already have? They asking if I suggest them to download and use the latest CalMAN 5.6.0? Are the disk is working with CalMAN 5.6.0 or it's working only with CalMAN 5.5.x or older version. etc.

I want to inform that there is no problem to use Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk with CalMAN 5.6.0 version.

This CalMAN feature was an old function that transfer from CalMAN 4 to CalMAN 5, so SpectraCAL decided to remove it, which was very useful, since users were reported problems when they were trying to connect to the available disks of that list.

This function was related with the capability of CalMAN to control your dvd player remote and send commands to go to next chapter etc. using an external IR transceiver the user had to buy for about $100 and configure it according to his brand of player, so CalMAN was sending next or previous chapter commands via IR to the player and CalMAN was measuring Grayscale for example without user prompt....but the supported disks had no correct pattern order for CalMAN 5.

This was a very old capability for those who had old DVD disks for calibration, hat's why with CalMAN 5.6.x it says that ''Manual DVD support has removed'', we are not using DVD anymore for pattern disk, we use Blu-Ray.

Here you can find instructions (from 2010) about how that feature: http://www.spectracal.com/downloads/...07-20-2010.pdf

Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk users which are using the disk with CalMAN have no problem with that removed feature because we never used that feature to calibrate or to connect with CalMAN, since Ted's Disk was not available to that list of disk which was removed.

This feature removed because it was not working and had no reason to exist to CalMAN 5.

For example if you install an older version of CalMAN 5 you will see that when you will select to connect from the Source Panel of CalMAN to a Pattern Disk it displays you a list with calibration disks, like AVSHD, DVE, AVIA etc.... while all these disks were there as a selection, it's impossible to do a complete calibration based to these disks, below you can find the reasons:

Get-Gray: Don't have the same pattern order as CalMAN request them. there is no 100% White before the start of each Grayscale/CMS measurement run and it has only 11-Point grayscale and CMS with mixed pattern order.

AVSHD: has incorrect 11/21 Grayscale steps that don't match CalMAN default RGB Triplet values, from the tons of CalMAN measurements, you can do only 11/21-Grayscale and CMS with 100% SAT/75% STIM and 100% SAT/100% STIM, and a Saturation run that is very different from the CalMAN's default one.

DVE: has 21-Step Grayscale with incorrect values that don't match CalMAN's RGB Triplets, don't have the pattern order CalMAN request each patch, it has no any CMS patterns to perform a Gamut calibration, so this disk can't be used for a complete Calibration.

Spears & Munsil v1: has none pattern for measurements, no grayscale, no CMS...you can't use it with CalMAN to calibrate with meters.

Spears & Munsil v2: has patterns for 11-Point Grayscale and CMS, but not with pattern order of CalMAN.

AVIA / AVIA II: They have zero pattern for measurements of Grayscale and CMS. can't be used for calibration with meters.

The disk was missing from that list is Ted's Disk which It has the same order that CalMAN requests each pattern and it's created based to the exact RGB Triplets of CalMAN 5 for each pattern.

You can perform: Manual , Semi-Manual or Automated measurements (without any IR-Controller but by using a small utility)

You can measure:

2/3/4-Point Grayscale
11/21-Point Grayscale
CMS with 100% SAT / 75% STIM
CMS with 100% SAT / 100% STIM
CMS with 75% SAT / 75% STIM
CMS with 75% SAT / 75% STIM
4-Point Saturation with 100% STIM.
4-Point Saturation with 75% STIM.
5-Point Saturation with 100% STIM.
5-Point Saturation with 75% STIM.
10-Point Saturation with 100% STIM.
10-Point Saturation with 75% STIM.
4-Point Luminance
5-Point Luminance
10-Point Luminance
Dynamic Range Clipping
Dynamic Range Clipping with Peak White
6-Step Near Black
ColorChecker Classic
ColorChecker SG
Colorchecker SG Fleshtones
Create Meter Correction Table with CalMAN Pattern order with 100% Stim Chapter.
Create Meter Correction Table with CalMAN Pattern order with 75% Stim Chapter.

This shows that the Ted's disk is the only correct way to calibrate right now with CalMAN and use the 100% of the CalMAN's measuring features.

My disk has been released from 23 October 2013, there is not reported a single problem by any user by using my disk with CalMAN and it's been verified with patterns generated by Accupel, and verified the digital levels using DVDO’S AVLAB TPG colorchecker cursor Mode also and it has zero digital errors.

During development, there where a lot of verifications over months for human errors during the creation of this disk, it's impossible to find any error since all values has been verified before/after encoding for over 6 times, each pattern one by one.

Most of the Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk CalMAN users have send to SpectraCALl support emails to ask a lot of times about when Ted's disk will be supported, not by Pattern Disk list from inside CalMAN Software, but from the HTML page of CalMAN Software where it says the Pattern Disks that CalMAN Support.

There a lot of posts about this to AVSForum and SpectraCAL forums, but nothing changed. There is no problem from SpectraCAL site which is doesn't mention Ted's Disk because most of the CalMAN users are already using it with success and they are happy about their experience with my disk with CalMAN.

I hope it will be supported one day, to SpectraCAL site, as 2-3 words text addition to HTML pages of CalMAN feature list.
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Here are some images I designed to showcase what you are checking when are you looking to some basic patterns all of us are using for pre/post calibration verification, with an RGB Cube Space presentation.

Using the Contrast Flashing Bars Pattern, you are checking this area:



Using the Advanced Contrast Flashing Bars Pattern, you are checking additionally the RGBCMY also:



Using the 7-Color Clipping Bars Pattern to prevent clipping of each color channel (WRGBCMY), this sometimes can be fixed be removing some additionally clicks from the contrast control also, you are checking these areas:

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