Originally Posted by Light Illusion
Please note that madVR support in LightSpace is EXACTLY as we intend it to be, and works EXACTLY as designed.
We have many, many madVR users, who gain amazing and highly accurate results.
We work very closely with Mathias as madVR, including support for the upcoming Envy system.
There are no issues at all.
The issues have been reported many times and ignored just as many times:
- Impossibility to enable/disable the madVR LUT for verification without manually disconnecting the patterns, enabling/disabling the LUT in madTPG, reconnecting the patterns, all of this manually. This is impossible to do with the Envy as you don't have access to madTPG.
- The software is unable to detect madTPG/Envy, so you have to specify the IP address manually every single time you connect the patterns. The software doesn't remember it, even in the same session.
- Having to manually apply one of four filters to each and every generated LUT, before uploading said LUT manually to each madVR slot.
- Impossibility to specify which filter to apply, and have it applied automatically to every LUT generated
In Calman, you specify video levels or PC levels, and that's remembered between each session as it's workflow specific.
MadTPG or the Envy is detected automatically. The IP address is remembered between each session, both for the source and the display.
You enable or disable a LUT by checking a single checkbox in Calman
Each LUT is uploaded automatically to the correct slot after profiling, without having to apply a filter manually to every single LUT
I don't know who your happy madVR users are. I certainly don't trust them to report a bug or to verify results. If they are happy with the current implementation, they are either incompetent or masochistic, or they are not aware of how it's done in other calibration software (much better).
The last time I tried to generate a LUT in Lightspace a few weeks ago, I wasn't even able to get a usable result, and I have done it many times before.
Lightspace implementation of madVR has not improved in years. It was acceptable as a kind of placeholder at the time, plus for some reason the manual filter wasn't necessary then, which made it more bearable.
It is so clunky now that it is barely usable, and given the number of manual manipulations, it is also error-prone.
It is your choice to not spend any time improving this as you've clearly stated many times, it is also my right to not recommend it at this stage for madVR users, and to explain the objective reasons why I don't.
I hope that at some point Light Illusion will improve its madVR/Envy support. Lightspace is a great tool, sadly its madVR support is simply appalling compared to the competition.
I wish you were a madVR user yourself, or had someone in house using madVR. It's clearly not the case.
Hopefully this will change with Envy, but given that you're convinced madVR support is perfect as it is I see little hope that it will change, except for the enabling/disabling of the LUT, as you'll have to do something about that if you want to support the Envy properly.