Here is a list of the new features in ColorFacts 2.0. I will just state the factual information (a bit more technically oriented than marketing oriented), but can tell you about the parts that are really exciting personally:
* Spectral Scan Instrument added
* Hue Meter instrument retired
* The ColorFacts API documentation is now a searchable Help file, which is distributed along with the product.
* VBA-Like macro creation ability added, with intellisense-style drop-down lists of the available calibration data. This can be used to build semi-automated calibration systems using just the ColorFacts macro screen and the Help file.
* Support for the Minolta CS-100A and a "mystery" meter added (still unannounced).
* Help file recreated, with more context-sensitive links and detailed information about every feature
* Resizing of Instruments is now possible in full-color
* Tooltips redesigned with detailed helpful information
* The ColorFacts API "Engine" overhauled
* Changed the communications to all hardware devices to be binary instead of binary with some devices and ASCII with others
* Simulated Meter rewritten to provide more realistic data
* Meter icon added status bar. Using this icon, one can:
- Connect to the meter
- Disconnect from the meter
- View details on the connected meter
* LCH color space added
* HSL color space retired (removed from raw data screen)
* User interface recreated, with graphics drawn in memory and blitted to the screen
* Many parts redesigned for better performance
* Internet based error notification system added
* Windows XP fully supported (I believe that we may be the only product in this space that currently runs under XP!)
* Many other smaller additions and improvements
Sorry for the technical-side answer to your question, but I thought it best to stick with that in this thread.
This list of new features might seem a bit overwhelming, but the design vision for the product calls for hiding all of the complexity of color science and the mathematics of calibration and make it extremely intuitive to perform video calibrations. This vision carries over to ColorFacts 2.0.
I can tell you anything else you wish to know via e-mail or phone. If you wish, you can try it out by downloading ColorFacts
and running it to see what's available.
The download is the actual, complete software side of the product (minus the hardware) for your review and evaluation.Note:
Due to the intense mathematical processing going on, it helps to have a decent computer to perform the calibrations.