All the 3D LUTs we use in all CFE equipped units we sell are created in LightSpace CMS.
We do use CalMAN for QC reports, but all the 3D LUTs in our monitors are from LightSpace.
Bram Desmet, CEO, FSI
I'm doing the same here, like FSI, the same way....
I'm performing 17-Point Cube Calibrations using LightSpace and I'm verifing the results of LightSpace and with the help of the nice designed graphs of CalMAN I own also.
I used the latest LightSpace build that had some improvements at shadow details and improved color engine using my KURO with eeColor as a LUT Holding Device.
You know, each software handles the meters differently / different settings / color matching methods / so reporting one display with Chromapure / CalMAN 4 / CalMAN 5 / LightSpace will give slight different reports.
The thing is complicated more if you use 2 meters (colorimeter+spectro) and running meter profilings from one software to another you will have differencies there also.
Think also that if you use an External Pattern Generator as a source for your calibrations, this don't make you accurate since the singal from Blu-Ray -> LUT Holder -> Display based to each setup settings it will change the signal that will come from the screen finally...
This is the reason I never using any External Pattern Generator to Display any Color Patch for any Cube Calibration I have performed.
The solution (If you are a LightSpace User Only right now) to this is my Upcoming Blu-Ray Disk.....
that syncs perfectly with LightSpace's Pattern Request Order, so only an initial synced mouse click is required to perfrorm 10-Point Cube or 17-Point Cube Profiling...
These 2 Cube sizes I selected to include to this disk, since 10-Point Cube is the mimimum recommended from professional world.
The Following CalMAN Screens coming after a 17-Point Profiling (4.913 Colors) and 4.913 Meter Reads Required.
Before Starting the LightSpace Profining I used my i1PRO2 to profile my iD3, i used intergration time of 1.39 sec to match and handle better my display's frequency or 72Hz while the singal is 24fps.
(I have post the math tha X-Rite has provide to better match the panel Hz to the iD3 at one of my older post)
After Measurements finished i used some LightSpace Filters to fix some probe error that id3 can't read well at 5% of Luminance of Blu/Red/Green etc. and then I gave a little gamma boost to my 5-10%-Steps to increase the shadow details that are lost at some bright scenes @ Plasma's.
You can easily check this to your Plasma by displaying a Brightness Patterns with 16-25 level boxes and notice that 17 is flashing the same time while displaying a Mixed Pattern for setting the Brightness+Contrast you see only 19-20 flashing only.....
I have some good flashing patterns to my disk, take a preview here:
But sometimes setting your Brightness to see flashing the 17 box or your brightness pattern, you also see flashing the 15-16 also.
LightSpace has a Videoscale filter that removes all levels below 16
So after that quick tweaking I used the eeColor Application to load the LUT to my eeColor.
When it's completed I loaded that LUT in active memory of eeColor and I used CalMAN to make a new profile my i1PRO2 to my iD3 meter.
Then I measured using that New Meter Profiling from CalMAN the LUT that is generaTED from LightSpace for verification reason and becasue I like the colorful graphs.
This Report dE number are similar with all my previous reports i have runned using older versions of LightSpace but I noticed an improvement in Skin tones immediately after checking reference and known to me material i'm always watching.
It was an improvement at textures of dark objects/clothes etc. These things are not visible at charts, that's why any other professional solution from THX/TruLight don't have any dE report, here we have stucked with dE numbers but this addiction and comparison of which has the lower dE has better image quality is childish.....From Forums or from Screen Captures or from Charts that have low dE numbers that our eyes can't recognise the difference Nobody can understand if a display is performing better using one solution or another.
To experience the difference I TRIED LightSpace for 1 Whole Month before deciding to buy it, with Real Meters, not virtual....
So I used my Actually Blu-Ray Player for a Pattern Generator and the Same BluRay had Patterns for CalMAN Verification Also based to the RGB Triplets that CalMAN Requests for each pattern.
This is the most accurate thing! To calibrate the whole setup only for blu-ray playback from your current blu-ray player, BTW I'm not interested for performing one Large Cube to play playstation or watch satelite or cable tv etc...
Calibrating with External Pattern Generator makes you accurate comparing that current pattern generator, but at the end of the day, your expensive pattern generator don't have a Blu-Ray Drive to playback you movies also.......
If you compare 5 different patterns generators willl never bit-matched......
And of source 5 different Bluray players or 2 some models with different firmware will give you also different results....
Don't forget the measurements of the REFERENCE LEVEL OPPO vs. Quantum Data 780 here
I forgot to say the CalMAN Report came 10 hours after profiling from LightSpace ended.
I used Pioneer White Rolling Bar for 30 minutes for warmup and then I took the measurements.