February 5, 2014
(Seattle, WA) EIZO Corporation and SpectraCal, Inc. announced today new calibration technology within SpectraCal’s CalMAN software for calibrating and loading 3D LUTs to EIZO’s ColorEdge monitors.
With CalMAN’s new support for the ColorEdge monitors, the latest version of the software can be used for both monitor calibration and 3D LUT (three-dimensional look up table) creation. The EIZO monitor – which has a built-in colorimeter – also acts as a pattern generator for CalMAN.
“Because EIZO supplies all the hardware, CalMAN 5.3 is literally all you need for an effective calibration solution,” explained SpectraCal’s Director of Marketing, Joshua Quain.
“It’s the wave of the future,” added Derek Smith, SpectraCal Founder and Chief Technical Officer.
EIZO ColorEdge Monitors are the first monitors for what CalMAN is calling “direct-load 3D LUTs” – wherein 3D LUT calibrations are written directly to the device, eliminating the need for intermediary software.
This new capability within CalMAN for loading LUT calibrations directly to the connected monitor is the first of its kind. No other calibration software is yet able to communicate with connected devices in this way.
The EIZO ColorEdge monitors are also the first monitors supported by CalMAN with built-in calibration hardware, supplying both the meter and pattern generator for calibrations.
SpectraCal partnered with EIZO to develop CalMAN’s new capabilities. Hiroshi Nagai, EIZO’s Global Product Manager, complimented SpectraCal on the new technology: “We’re pleased to see SpectraCal bringing the power of their software to our monitors.”
Smith additionally praised EIZO for the ease with which the ColorEdge monitor can be calibrated: “You never want to use the word ‘perfect,’ but after you apply a CalMAN LUT to a ColorEdge, the results are nearly impossible to improve upon.”
Support for EIZO ColorEdge monitors is available with version 5.3 of CalMAN Studio.
CalMAN 5.3 is available for download here