Originally Posted by Helder Carvalho
I have TED's CMS Calibration Disk Free Version but I can't get it to work, I open one of the batch files like these on the image and this menus appears, I choose some number and nothing happens
Hi, Free Version contains ColorChecker Classic Chapter only, so you have to select the '9' from the available options you see when you run the Batch file.
You need CalMAN 5 opened behind the Batch window and to have enabled the keyboard commands from CalMAN Setttings, and when you will see the Info Screen that the Batch file will tell you, you have to press a key for the Automated measurement procedure to start.
Here are the complete instructions, there useful examples with pictures here
CalMAN 5 has some keyboard shortcuts for quick meter or slider actions.
For example, the F5 keyboard button takes a single measurement and with the AutoAdvance option enabled from your Source Settings in CalMAN the slider will select the next color automatically after each measurement.
We are using a Batch file that you have to run and initially select what Chapter you want to use.
For example, to select ColorChecker SG (96 Color Patches) you have to input “10” and hit the Enter Button and after you see on your display the first patch.
You have only to press a keyboard key and that Batch file will send all the required timed commands without any other user prompt.
Now you will be able to use long measurement runs like 10-Step Saturation or ColorChecker SG automatically.
Using Ted’s LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk 1.1 you need only select the Chapter you want to measure using your Player Remote and when you see the first patch to your display to press a key from the batch utility.
All the required measurements will be automated.
That Batch file contains a series of DOS commands that do the required tasks for this automated procedure.
We are using the WinSendKeys utility to send the keyboard shortcut commands.
This is the list of the Batch files that are included:
Don't rename that 6 Batch files because they will not work later. You can change the folder name or create shortcuts with custom names of you like.
Pre-Automated Procedure Testing
Before using any Automated Batch file you have to measure the Chapter in which you are interested to see which Chapter of 2/6/10 sec. patch display time works without problems with your current display/meter setup.
Try to take the measurements the semi-automated way as you were doing previously.
For example, use the 6 sec per patch chapter to see if any measurement takes more than 6 sec. time to return results.
If this is happening with your current meter settings, it will break the sync of the automated measurements.
Try to reduce the exposure setting and this will reduce the required time your meter will need to read each patch.
For SpectraCAL C6 users It’s recommended to use a fixed exposure time setting and not x Sample setting because low luminance patches will require more time and will break the sequence when you read a Black Patch or generally dark patches like 5/10% Gray or 5/10/15% Luminance etc.
In some cases the C6 will take about 15/20 sec to read black etc.
If you want to skip the black patch reading from the automated measurement procedure, we have created batch files to skip from all available chapters the Black patch measurement in case you want to manually enter your Black level luminance (cd/m2) into CalMAN’s Workflow Advanced Options or in case you take this measurement manually.
X-Rite i1Display PRO (i1d3) / SpectraCAL C6, i1PRO1/2 or Discus meters will be able to use the 6 or 10 sec. per color patch Chapter & Batch file.
Klein users will have no problem using the 2 sec. per color patch Chapter & Batch file.
CalMAN Pre-Automated Procedure Setup
Open CalMAN’s Settings Panel and check that you have enabled the Keyboard Shortcuts.
It’s optimum to set the pattern delay 0, or 0.5 sec.
It has to do with each display and needs some testing to find which delay works better in your setup.
If you will use Ted’s CalMAN’s 5 Verify Calibration Tools Workflow
or any other, open the Source Settings Panel and check that the Auto Advance is checked.
Using Virtual Meter you can check if your Keyboard F5 button is taking measurements.
Simply select a color from your CalMAN slider and press F5 to see if it’s measuring and if it is going to the next color slider.
If by pressing F5 nothing happens the automated procedure will not work and you need to re-check your settings.
Start Automated Procedure Batch File
Once you have decided and tested manually which sec. per color chapter you can use with your current display/meter setup settings, locate the Batch files folder and double click to run the batch file or your selection.
When you double click the Batch file for the first time, a Security Warning will pop-up. You can un-tick the radio button if you want this warning to not be displayed in the future.
This is the Batch File Main Screen.
Here you can input your number for the chapter you want to use and press the ‘Enter’ key to continue.
The Batch file will now wait...
Navigate the disk menu or locate the media file... Using your Player Remote, select the Chapter from the CalMAN Session of the disk you want to measure...
Check that you have CalMAN Window Opened on your desktop and it’s not minimized on your taskbar.
Select from the CalMAN Slider the color patch that the Batch file is asking for before continuing.
After selecting the required Chapter from Ted’s LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk -> From CalMAN Session, you will see the initial Chapter Info Screen... after that screen when you will see the first color patch info screen to your display press a key from your keyboard... and let it flow...
After the end of the measurements, the Batch file it will return to it's main menu for you to select a new measurement if you like.
If you do all the steps correctly and the automated procedure measurements hasn’t started, re-run the Batch file and by right clicking select ‘Run as administrator’ command.