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CalMAN 5 Home Video released

post #1 of 40
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CalMAN 5 for Home Video is a complete re-write of CalMAN, larger in scope than all previous development efforts at SpectraCal combined. In addition to the specific new features listed below, the way calibration tasks are organized has been subjected to a great deal of study, and new workflows have been designed to make calibration faster and easier to understand, while producing better images as a result.

(Note: Not all license levels support every feature listed below. Check the license descriptions to make sure which features your license supports.)

New User Interface
The CalMAN 5 user interface was designed from a clean start to be more consistent and discoverable throughout. Tools and options are accessed via more predictable methods, and kept tucked away when not in use. The design goal is that on screen should be only what you need to see for the task you are working on right now, and everything else you might want to use should be quickly accessible via intuitive and consistent means. The data on every screen is designed to be as easily parsed as possible – for example, a row of green lights indicates tests that have been passed. User navigation options are much more flexible, and a powerful new conditional logic engine allows differential paths through the workflow.

Greatly Improved AutoCal (tm) calibration
The technology underlying CalMAN’s AutoCal calibration features has been completely rebuilt from extensive research on a wide variety of display behaviors. CalMAN 5 AutoCal calibration is much more reliable, much faster, and, most importantly, produces dramatically improved results. Individually tailored algorithms support a variety of display control architectures, from matrixes to color cubes to discrete controls. “Adaptive artificial intelligence” learns quickly which parts of the display’s behavior are problematic and zeroes in on those specific areas, rather than treating the whole search space uniformly.

Gamut AutoCal (tm) calibration
Previous versions of CalMAN supported only grayscale (RGB) AutoCal calibration. Now, on supported devices, CalMAN can AutoCal calibrate CMS (color management systems) as well.

Support for Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN 5 allows all measurements to specify any level of saturation, and support for saturation measurement is applied uniformly throughout the product.

Multi-Point CMS AutoCal (tm) Calibration - Color Cubes
CalMAN was the first software to introduce the world’s calibrators to the importance of color’s third dimension, particularly when calibrating color primaries. Now CalMAN 5 (with an Enthusiast License) offers multi-point (color cube) color gamut calibration of the Lumagen Radiance 125.

New Dynamic Range View
The dynamic range control presents a data driven method of setting contrast for the first time. Previous education on how to set contract was characterized by a great deal of subjective and impressionistic guidelines. The new CalMAN 5 Dynamic Range Control allows you, for the first time, to actually see when your display is beginning to lose responsiveness to differential stimulus at the high end, and to adjust appropriately until all input data is visible on the display.

Improved Hardware Status Information
It is now much easier to see at a glance exactly what’s happening with your meter, pattern generator, and display or video processor.

New Help System
A new dynamic context-sensitive help system allows access to greatly expanded volumes of new detailed information on color science, background terminology, the calibration process, and the meaning of results displayed in graphs, charts, and tables.

Improved Hardware Support
Significant improvements have been made in all device support. In some cases, as with the AVFoundry VideoForge, the differences in performance and reliability are dramatic. Support has been added for many new devices, including the new CalMAN DPG-2000.

Download: http://store.spectracal.com/downloads.html
Edited by derekjsmith - 9/16/12 at 6:21pm
post #2 of 40
Thanks Derek - a Friday release i always welcome !
post #3 of 40
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Originally Posted by ndaa75 View Post

Thanks Derek - a Friday release i always welcome !

Presumably those of us who will receive a free upgrade to Calman 5 due to recent purchasing of Calman 4 will be sent the key when we download the software ? Or do we have to request it ?
post #4 of 40
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Originally Posted by ndaa75 View Post

Presumably those of us who will receive a free upgrade to Calman 5 due to recent purchasing of Calman 4 will be sent the key when we download the software ? Or do we have to request it ?

They are being emailed out now. If you don't get you updated key tonight, contact support on monday.
post #5 of 40
is this enthusiast?
why is it half the size of Cal 4.06?
post #6 of 40
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Originally Posted by CalWldLif View Post

is this enthusiast?
why is it half the size of Cal 4.06?

Yes basic, control and enthusiast.

Its smaller because it only has the home user workflows.
post #7 of 40
Just downloaded 5 and I love the new layout.
A lot easier to navigate. I was a little overwelmed with 4,def going to play with 5 more.
post #8 of 40
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Info on each CalMAN 5 Home Video license type: http://store.spectracal.com/calman5-licenses
Hardware support matrix: http://store.spectracal.com/home-hardware-support *

* note on the video processor support page the new Radiance 3D LUT is not listed yet but is under the Enth license. Control has full access to the Grayscale/Gamma and CMS on the Radinace as before.
post #9 of 40
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Originally Posted by sotti View Post

Yes basic, control and enthusiast.
Its smaller because it only has the home user workflows.
very good.
thank you.
I have the email, it was in junk for some reason.
best wishes. cool.gif
post #10 of 40
Derek,

A big thanks to you and the staff at SpectraCal!
post #11 of 40
can't wait to try it out tomorrow... just got a new Samsung LED
post #12 of 40
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Originally Posted by PlasmaPZ80U View Post

can't wait to try it out tomorrow... just got a new Samsung LED

So, I assume your LG's mishap was "fatal?"
post #13 of 40
When will you offer the new version in the hardware bundles?
Or will I get the upgrade to V5 if a buy now a bundle with V4?
post #14 of 40
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Originally Posted by AV-Freak View Post

When will you offer the new version in the hardware bundles?
Or will I get the upgrade to V5 if a buy now a bundle with V4?

We have a bunch of new 5 based bundles coming out next week.
post #15 of 40
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Originally Posted by AV-Freak View Post

When will you offer the new version in the hardware bundles?
Or will I get the upgrade to V5 if a buy now a bundle with V4?

You'll defiantly get v5 now if you buy v4.

I don't know when all the bundles will be updated.

You're best bet is probably to wait till Monday and then call in.
post #16 of 40
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Originally Posted by HDTVChallenged View Post

So, I assume your LG's mishap was "fatal?"

No, I'm still waiting on parts to be received (panel and t-con) and the repair to be completed. It will be moved to another room once it's fixed. The Samsung is the new primary display.
post #17 of 40
Is there a way to change the pattern prompt from RGB values to percentages as in Calman 4 - just find it easier.
post #18 of 40
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Originally Posted by ndaa75 View Post

Is there a way to change the pattern prompt from RGB values to percentages as in Calman 4 - just find it easier.

We need to make that an option that follows the application pref's. so yes it will be added

Edit: already done for the next CalMAN 5 RC biggrin.gif
Edited by derekjsmith - 9/16/12 at 11:10am
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Originally Posted by derekjsmith View Post

We need to make that an option that follows the application pref's. so yes it will be added
Edit: already done for the next CalMAN 5 RC biggrin.gif

Hokey dokey, look forward to that! Cheers Derek.
post #20 of 40
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Originally Posted by ndaa75 View Post

Hokey dokey, look forward to that! Cheers Derek.

What I ended up with for the DVD manual pop-up prompt is prompting for the color White,Gray,Black,Red,Green,Blue,Cyan,Magenta,Yellow and percent 0-109 but also on the second line show what the RGB triplet values make up that pattern. So we have both. For all the other DVD source prompting we prompt for color/percent and title/chapter of that disc.




Edited by derekjsmith - 9/17/12 at 3:45am
post #21 of 40
Hmm...still waiting for my enthusiast license. Emailed support@spectracal.com this morning, but no reply yet. You guys must be very busy.

Edit:
Okay, finally got it. Can't wait to try it out this evening.
Edited by slb - 9/17/12 at 3:50pm
post #22 of 40
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Originally Posted by slb View Post

Hmm...still waiting for my enthusiast license. Emailed support@spectracal.com this morning, but no reply yet. You guys must be very busy.
Edit:
Okay, finally got it. Can't wait to try it out this evening.

Try emailing customerservice@spectral.com or just give us a call.
post #23 of 40
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Originally Posted by sotti View Post

Try emailing customerservice@spectral.com or just give us a call.

Thanks Joel. It's all good now. BTW, I really like the new layout and user interface.
post #24 of 40
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Originally Posted by derekjsmith View Post

What I ended up with for the DVD manual pop-up prompt is prompting for the color White,Gray,Black,Red,Green,Blue,Cyan,Magenta,Yellow and percent 0-109 but also on the second line show what the RGB triplet values make up that pattern. So we have both. For all the other DVD source prompting we prompt for color/percent and title/chapter of that disc.


Good idea - when will this be available Derek ?
post #25 of 40
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Originally Posted by ndaa75 View Post

Good idea - when will this be available Derek ?

End of week with RC2
post #26 of 40
Derek, For dynamic range is there any guidance youtube video ?
post #27 of 40
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Originally Posted by rachmat-d View Post

Derek, For dynamic range is there any guidance youtube video ?

We are working on videos, more extended help as well as more tutorials.
post #28 of 40
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CalMAN 5 Home Video 5.03 RC2 build 938 is up: http://store.spectracal.com/downloads.html

Release Candidate Build 938, Released Friday September 21, 2012

Features Added

•Added support for 75% saturation sweeps
•Added ability to turn off light in i1Pro2, i1DisplayPro, and C6

Issues Resolved

•Added AutoCal button on CMS layouts in HT Advanced Calibration and HT Enthusiast workflows

•Resolved licensing issues with DTP-94, ColorMunki, and i1Pro meters under the Control license

•Improved cube calibrations to allow for more headroom, allowing luminance to be kept as high as possible.

•Pattern Change Prompts on the Generic Calibration DVD are no longer in RGB Triplets only; they now include color and percent.

•Start Menu shortcut for the Logs folder has been corrected.

•Corrected the Color Temperature chart title.

•CalMAN no longer requests an unnecessary initialization for the ColorPro II and ColorPro III meters.

•Resolved issue with the acceleration of the dark calibration timer for the i1Pro.

•Increased the frequency of the Sharp Elite keep-alive communications timer.

•Improved the timing with the DPG-100/1200/1400/2000 digital pattern generators to ensure that correct patterns now appear.

Known Issues

•Advanced Tutoriall and Advanced Introduction workflows still pending.

•There are currently issues printing reports or exporting reports to PDF.

•The help file for the Color Decoder step has a the wrong image.

•Using the RGB triplet slider, you are unable to select a pattern if it is the only one on the slider.

•The AccuPel 5000 will use percentage based patterns until the Accupel adds full RGB Triplet support.
post #29 of 40
I thank you.
post #30 of 40
Hi there,

What facilities are available under the evaluation. I have used Calman 4 Commercial before and it had everything switched on. Is the evaluation fully open to all home user functionality including the multipoint CMS.

I have the radiance Mini 3d which I love and used the 4 to auto calibrate that and it worked beautifully. Presumably I need a firmware update for the Lumagen too?
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