Originally Posted by LittleNickySantoro
I been thinking about selling my DVDO TPG to upgrade to the VideoForge Pro its the only pattern generator I've seen that can calibrate all three and be automated using Calman. Although the price of $1,495 is expensive I spent x10 plus on my audiophile hobby still not cheap considering. I hate calibrating HDR with USB drive takes for ever and I have never been able to calibrate DV so it looks like VideoForge Pro is a viable option.
Hi, DVDO AVLab TPG, if you exclude the patch generation feature, it has the ColorChecker function where using a pixel cursor it can display to you the digital level of the selected pixel (this function is available to Dolby Monitor also) so it's a very helpful tool to check output levels or a incoming signal, to test output of a player to see if it's bit perfect etc.
DVDO work with LightSpace/CalMAN/ChromaPure while VideoForge Pro it will lock to work only for CalMAN 2017 (or later).
About HDR10 patch generation VideoForge Pro can do only RGB HDR10 and not YCbCr HDR10, so you will have exact the same results when you will use a combo of DVDO AVLab with HD Linker... with VideoForge Pro (or Murideo Six-G...since Murideo can't do YCbCr REC.2020 also......Murideo's device is the VideoForge PRO but with custom firmware) so you will output 1080p24 RGB-Video 10bit from DVDO and let the HD Linker to add to your the static metadata to trigger the HDR10 mode...and do the upscale from 1080p24->2160p24.
About Dolby Vision Patch generation, if you have a notebook with accurate RGB output, you can use it as pattern generator for DV.
Intel or NVidia with proper configuration may have accurate output while AMD's have less possibilities.
CalMAN has a specific image which will show if it can trigger DV mode, RGB 1080p 8bit signal is required (not 2160p) only. If you see that you can't get an accurate output from your notebook, you can use the DVDO ColorChecker function to find out which setting is outputting the correct output (if it's possible).
I have checked with DVDO Color Checker function the digital levels of the HD Linker in the video chain and it's not altering the video signal, so it's transparent.
You can use the X-Rite's utility to ensure (and reset if needed) that you Video Card output is not affected by any loaded VCGT (Video Card Gamma Table): http://www.xrite.com/service-support...ion-lut-tester