CalMAN 2018 has been officially released by Portrait Displays/Spectracal. Here are the release notes:
2018 LG OLED and SUPER UHD TVs
CalMAN now supports 2018 LG OLED and SUPER UHD TVs. Support includes 1D and 3D LUTs in both SDR and HDR. Additionally, two new workflows have been added to CalMAN 2018 which include HDR calibration and SDR calibration for LG TVs.
CalMAN 2018 adds support for VideoForge PRO Firmware v1.04, with a wealth of new features and functions, including 50Hz resolutions and the following new patterns:
- PLUGE Contrast
- PLUGE Brightness
- Moving Gray Ramp
- Colorbars 75%
- CCRA L20 C100 (Corner Contrast)
VideoForge PRO firmware is downloadable HERE.
CalMAN has multiple methods for creating a 3D LUT. The newest and fastest is the "Matrix LUT" which can generate a 3D LUT for gamut remapping in as little as 30 seconds or less. The resulting accuracy is equivalent to a CMS calibration, but much faster.
BT.2390 is the ITU’s latest contribution to the fleshing out of HDR standards, and adds specifications that were lacking in previous EOTFs. BT.2390 is particularly important in calibrating HDR projectors, and the addition of BT.2390 makes CalMAN a more useful tool for calibrating HDR projectors.
The increasingly aged Delta E metrics the industry relies on were designed in a Standard Dynamic Range world, and they definitely show their weakness in an HDR age. The best metric to emerge so far for meaningfully describing color differences in HDR is Delta ICtCp.
Great New Hardware Support
- Teledyne LeCroy Quantum Data 280 pattern generator - utilizing a new global communication
- Updated Konica Minolta CA-410 Colorimeter
- Updated JETI 1511 spectroradiometer
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