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Ok, I'll join the dev list. I've fixed the bogus reading bug, corrected a couple of memory leaks in the argyll code and implemented .ccss spectral calibration files. The i1d3 really needs these to be accurate, so they're a must if you want to use this device. I'm testing the code at the moment.

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Will the C6 work with this software ever? or just the retail and OEM D3's?


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Hi,
I´m looking forward to use an Spyder4 for my beamer calibration. Sourgeforge WIki says "This device requires the vendor supplied lookup tables to be converted." What does it mean? Is there any converted lookup-table existing? If not, how can I use Spyder4 with HCFR? If yes, what must I do to use it?

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Will the C6 work with this software ever? or just the retail and OEM D3's?

At the moment it's just the D3's, if argyll adds support for the C6 then we should get it too.

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Hi,
I´m looking forward to use an Spyder4 for my beamer calibration. Sourgeforge WIki says "This device requires the vendor supplied lookup tables to be converted." What does it mean? Is there any converted lookup-table existing? If not, how can I use Spyder4 with HCFR? If yes, what must I do to use it?

Thanks, the wiki need updating

The spyder4 should "work" without doing anything special, you'll just see 2 display types. If you run the spyd4en program which is in the tools subdirectory then this will convert the files mentioned above and you should see more display types when you next start hcfr and go into the meter dialog.

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Hi John,
thanks for your answer, and the Wiki is updated too :-) Now I will buy the spyder4 to calibrate my Pana5000 beamer.

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Version 3.0.4.0

+ Update argyll code to latest version with fixes for i1d3
+ Add support for ccss file with i1d3
+ Various minor memory fixes

Get it here

http://sourceforge.net/projects/hcfr...p.exe/download

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Awesome John, THANK YOU!!!

Link is not working for me at the moment. * Got it, used another Mirror and Auto Select.

Any work done in this release for the i1Pro?

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Version 3.0.4.0

+ Update argyll code to latest version with fixes for i1d3
+ Add support for ccss file with i1d3
+ Various minor memory fixes

Get it here

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Nice job on the D3 for plasma stability.

Non-refresh mode: 20-30% stimulus level yields CCT p-p stability of 300K
Refresh mode: Meter slows down to ~1Hz and CCT p-p stability is 100K (Same as D2) on the same patterns

Also, first D3 measurement in gray scale and color sequence is ok.


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libusb:debug [libusb_init] 
libusb:debug [init_polling] Will use CancelIo for I/O cancellation
libusb:debug [windows_clock_gettime_threaded] no hires timer available on this platform
libusb:debug [usbi_pipe] usbi_pipe() called
libusb:debug [usbi_pipe] filedes[1] = filedes[0] = 4
libusb:debug [usbi_add_pollfd] add fd 4 events 1
libusb:debug [libusb_init] created default context
libusb:debug [libusb_init] 
libusb:debug [usbi_pipe] usbi_pipe() called
libusb:debug [usbi_pipe] filedes[1] = filedes[0] = 5
libusb:debug [usbi_add_pollfd] add fd 5 events 1
libusb:debug [libusb_get_device_list] 
libusb:debug [usb_enumerate_hub] busnum 0 devaddr 0 session_id 0
libusb:debug [usb_enumerate_hub] allocating new device for session 0
libusb:debug [initialize_device] active config: 1
libusb:debug [usb_enumerate_hub] 8 ports Hub: \\\\.\\USB#ROOT_HUB#4&24D6EB65&0#{F18A0E88-C30C-11D0-8815-00A0C906BED8}
libusb:debug [usb_enumerate_hub] busnum 0 devaddr 1 session_id 1
libusb:debug [usb_enumerate_hub] allocating new device for session 1
libusb:debug [initialize_device] active config: 1
libusb:debug [cache_config_descriptors] cached config descriptor #1 (46 bytes)
libusb:debug [set_device_paths] path (0:1): \\\\.\\USB#VID_0971&PID_2000#5&18F54CB7&0&1#{A5DCBF10-6530-11D2-901F-00C04FB951ED}
libusb:debug [set_device_paths] driver: libusb0
libusb:debug [libusb_get_device_descriptor] 
libusb:debug [libusb_get_config_descriptor] index 0
libusb:debug [libusb_get_device_descriptor] 
libusb:debug [libusb_get_config_descriptor] index 0
libusb:debug [libusb_unref_device] destroy device 0.0
libusb:debug [libusb_init] 
libusb:debug [usbi_pipe] usbi_pipe() called
libusb:debug [usbi_pipe] filedes[1] = filedes[0] = 6
libusb:debug [usbi_add_pollfd] add fd 6 events 1
libusb:debug [libusb_get_device_list] 
libusb:debug [usb_enumerate_hub] busnum 0 devaddr 0 session_id 0
libusb:debug [usb_enumerate_hub] allocating new device for session 0
libusb:debug [initialize_device] active config: 1
libusb:debug [usb_enumerate_hub] 8 ports Hub: \\\\.\\USB#ROOT_HUB#4&24D6EB65&0#{F18A0E88-C30C-11D0-8815-00A0C906BED8}
libusb:debug [usb_enumerate_hub] busnum 0 devaddr 1 session_id 1
libusb:debug [usb_enumerate_hub] using existing device for session 1
libusb:debug [set_device_paths] path (0:1): \\\\.\\USB#VID_0971&PID_2000#5&18F54CB7&0&1#{A5DCBF10-6530-11D2-901F-00C04FB951ED}
libusb:debug [set_device_paths] driver: libusb0
libusb:warning [set_device_paths] could not match libusb0 device \\\\.\\libusb0-0001--0x0971-0x2000 found devices.
usb_get_paths about to look through devices:
libusb:debug [libusb_get_device_descriptor] 
usb_check_and_add() called with VID 0x1d6b, PID 0x1
libusb:debug [libusb_get_config_descriptor] index 0
Get config desc. 0 failed
libusb:debug [libusb_get_device_descriptor] 
usb_check_and_add() called with VID 0x971, PID 0x2000
libusb:debug [libusb_get_config_descriptor] index 0
usb_check_and_add() found known instrument
libusb:debug [libusb_unref_device] destroy device 0.0
icoms: There don't appear to be any serial ports
i1pro: About to init coms
i1pro: About to init USB
icoms: About to set usb port characteristics
icoms: About to open the USB port, tries 0
icoms: USB port needs opening
icoms: About to open USB port 'usb:/bus0/dev1/ (GretagMacbeth i1 Pro)'
libusb:debug [libusb_open] open 0.1
libusb:error [libusb0_open] libusb0_open: invalid device name '\\\\.\\USB#VID_0971&PID_2000#5&18F54CB7&0&1#{A5DCBF10-6530-11D2-901F-00C04FB951ED}'
Opening USB port 'usb:/bus0/dev1/ (GretagMacbeth i1 Pro)' config 1 failed (Other error) (Permissions ?)icoms: delete called
libusb:debug [libusb_exit] 
libusb:debug [usbi_remove_pollfd] remove fd 6
libusb:debug [libusb_unref_device] destroy device 0.1
libusb:debug [libusb_exit] 
libusb:debug [usbi_remove_pollfd] remove fd 5
libusb:debug [libusb_exit] 
libusb:debug [usbi_remove_pollfd] remove fd 4
libusb:debug [windows_clock_gettime_threaded] timer thread quitting
libusb:debug [libusb_exit] freeing default context

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i1pro still fails with the following stderr output:

Try running as Administrator if you're not already doing so.
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Try running as Administrator if you're not already doing so.

Are you saying it will no longer fail if run as Admin?

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Any work done in this release for the i1Pro?

There was one fix from argyll to the usb code that I hoped might cure things, but I've had one report that Tools\\spotread now works and so that probably points to an issue with our meter wrapping code. The logs should help isolate that.

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John,

Would there be any reason why I could not create an i1Pro profile with HCFR 2.1 and then simply load it in HCFR 3.0.4.0 to use with the i1D3?

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Would there be any reason why I could not create an i1Pro profile with HCFR 2.1 and then simply load it in HCFR 3.0.4.0 to use with the i1D3?

That should work, let us know if you run into any issues.

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That should work, let us know if you run into any issues.

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Yep issue, I can import the i1Pro chc and create the i1D3 chc, then convert and save to get the mhc file but it will not load it and nothing shows in the selection box when I try to use an existing matrix file (meter correction file). It saves the mhc file in the root HCFR 3 folder, is it maybe looking for those files elsewhere?

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Yep issue, I can import the i1Pro chc and create the i1D3 chc, then convert and save to get the mhc file but it will not load it and nothing shows in the selection box when I try to use an existing matrix file (meter correction file). It saves the mhc file in the root HCFR 3 folder, is it maybe looking for those files elsewhere?

Try putting the file in Etalon_Argyll

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Nice job on the D3 for plasma stability.

Non-refresh mode: 20-30% stimulus level yields CCT p-p stability of 300K
Refresh mode: Meter slows down to ~1Hz and CCT p-p stability is 100K (Same as D2) on the same patterns

Also, first D3 measurement in gray scale and color sequence is ok.

Thanks good to know that's working for plasmas at last.

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Try putting the file in Etalon_Argyll

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Copied it into each folder within HCFR and it does not see it.

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then convert and save to get the mhc file but it will not load it and nothing shows in the selection box when I try to use an existing matrix file (meter correction file). It saves the mhc file in the root HCFR 3 folder, is it maybe looking for those files elsewhere?

The code is looking for thc files in the Etalon_Argyll directory as far as I can tell on a quick scan, try changing the extension.

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The code is looking for thc files in the Etalon_Argyll directory as far as I can tell on a quick scan, try changing the extension.

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That works!

Saved the converted file (thc) instead of the matrix file (mhc) and then made sure it was in the Etalon_Argyll folder. Now it comes up automatically when you get to the initial sensor/meter settings.

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Nice job on the D3 for plasma stability.

Non-refresh mode: 20-30% stimulus level yields CCT p-p stability of 300K
Refresh mode: Meter slows down to ~1Hz and CCT p-p stability is 100K (Same as D2) on the same patterns

Also, first D3 measurement in gray scale and color sequence is ok.

Ahhhh... translation please. Does this mean I should use Refresh or Non-refresh mode with my i1D3 and my Panny Plasma? Can't wait to try another calibration... hopefully this evening. Thanks.
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Ahhhh... translation please. Does this mean I should use Refresh or Non-refresh mode with my i1D3 and my Panny Plasma? Can't wait to try another calibration... hopefully this evening. Thanks.

try Refresh mode.

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From the Argyll documentation:

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Many of the colorimeters have a display type selection parameter. Depending on the instrument, this may combine two related functions: 1) Changing the measurement mode to suite either refresh-type, or non-refresh displays, and 2) Changing the calibration to suite a particular displays spectral characteristics.

A refresh type display uses a technology that presents different portions of the image at different times, doing so at a high enough rate that this is normally imperceptible. This time varying characteristic can interfere with measuring a display color, unless the instrument makes allowances for it, typically by making its measurement period a multiple of the display refresh period. Display types that refresh are CRT (Cathode Ray Tube), Single chip DLP (Digital Light Processing) and Plasma displays. An example of a non-refresh display technology is LCD (Liquid Crystal Display), although is a few cases the back-light illumination may have a low enough frequency flicker to benefit from the refresh mode.

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There was one fix from argyll to the usb code that I hoped might cure things, but I've had one report that Tools\\spotread now works and so that probably points to an issue with our meter wrapping code. The logs should help isolate that.

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I tried with win7 laptop just to make sure it wasn't my vbox that was screwing things up. Same result, spotread (in tools directory) works fine but driver isn't initialized properly during HCFR start-up, the debug output is a little bit different compared to vbox start-up regarding the libusb "open" call:

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libusb:debug [parse_endpoint] skipping descriptor 25
libusb:debug [libusb_unref_device] destroy device 0.0
libusb:debug [libusb_unref_device] destroy device 0.2
libusb:debug [libusb_unref_device] destroy device 1.0
libusb:debug [libusb_unref_device] destroy device 1.3
libusb:debug [libusb_unref_device] destroy device 1.1
i1pro: About to init coms
i1pro: About to init USB
icoms: About to set usb port characteristics
icoms: About to open the USB port, tries 0
icoms: USB port needs opening
icoms: About to open USB port 'usb:/bus1/dev2/ (GretagMacbeth i1 Pro)'
libusb:debug [libusb_open] open 1.2
libusb:debug [unsupported_open] unsupported API call for 'open' (unrecognized device driver)
Opening USB port 'usb:/bus1/dev2/ (GretagMacbeth i1 Pro)' config 1 failed (Operation not supported or unimplemented on this platform) (Permissions ?)icoms: delete called
libusb:debug [libusb_exit] 
libusb:debug [usbi_remove_pollfd] remove fd 6
libusb:debug [libusb_unref_device] destroy device 1.2
libusb:debug [libusb_exit] 
libusb:debug [usbi_remove_pollfd] remove fd 5
libusb:debug [libusb_exit] 
libusb:debug [usbi_remove_pollfd] remove fd 4
libusb:debug [windows_clock_gettime_threaded] timer thread quitting
libusb:debug [libusb_exit] freeing default context

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Ahhhh... translation please. Does this mean I should use Refresh or Non-refresh mode with my i1D3 and my Panny Plasma? Can't wait to try another calibration... hopefully this evening. Thanks.

yes, use refresh mode and make sure you hit "calibrate sensor" in the sensor configuration box while the sensor is viewing a pattern so it can sync properly (doesn't matter what intensity level)

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Thank you and the others on the team for your hard work!

I'm currently learning about calibration using HCFR and have a question. What does the ccss file do? After reading a bit on the Argyll site, I understand that it is a file that allows the i1d3 to be tuned to a particular display to increase accuracy. Does the user configure this file or is this something already built into HCFR/Argyll?
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Thank you and the others on the team for your hard work!

I'm currently learning about calibration using HCFR and have a question. What does the ccss file do? After reading a bit on the Argyll site, I understand that it is a file that allows the i1d3 to be tuned to a particular display to increase accuracy. Does the user configure this file or is this something already built into HCFR/Argyll?

They are reference files/tables that are actually with the meter, you do not configure them. There is an executable with HCFR in the tools directory that allows the tables to be used with HCFR. Basically it shifts some settings around in order to yield more accurate results with each type of display technology (options for plasma, ccfl-lcd, led-lcd (rgb & white), lamp based front projection, etc).

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I have several questions.

1) I remember that in HCFR 2.1, the sensor should be put on a black surface such as a DVD box to calibrate it. Is it same when I use HCFR 3.0.4.0?

2) If I want to use i1D3 to calibrate my sony vw85 projector, which mode should I choose, refresh or non-refresh?

3) Is there anything I should do to enhance the accuracy of the measurement e.g. double click a particular executable file in the tools directory?

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I have several questions.

1) I remember that in HCFR 2.1, the sensor should be put on a black surface such as a DVD box to calibrate it. Is it same when I use HCFR 3.0.4.0?

2) If I want to use i1D3 to calibrate my sony vw85 projector, which mode should I choose, refresh or non-refresh?

3) Is there anything I should do to enhance the accuracy of the measurement e.g. double click a particular executable file in the tools directory?

Thank you so much, guys!

1) Yes this is the same regardless of software, this is how most of the colorimeters do their calibration. Don't use a shiny reflective black surface, just a matte black.

2) I believe the VW85 should be non-refresh with lamp based front projection spectral. CRT and Plasma use refresh.

3) You'll use the i1d3ccss.exe in the tools directory to 'unlock' those spectral pre-set tables for greater accuracy (per display type).

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I tried with win7 laptop just to make sure it wasn't my vbox that was screwing things up. Same result, spotread (in tools directory) works fine but driver isn't initialized properly during HCFR start-up, the debug output is a little bit different compared to vbox start-up regarding the libusb "open" call:

I thought I was a getting a little closer to getting to the bottom of this with the logs I have. I think the problem is down to opening the usb stuff twice causing issues with the libusb0 driver, but this does seem slightly different, can you send me the complete stderr.log file?

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