It is the full consumer version of CalMAN v3 with a simulated meter.
Originally Posted by sperron /forum/post/12870535
I'd highly recommend that anyone who wants to learn or is in the process of learning to calibrate download this. The help files included run you through all the necessary concepts to understand how to go about calibrating. They give examples of test patterns and exactly how to go about using them effectively. I don't think you will find everything you need to know in such a thorough and well organized fashion.
Thanks for the compliment, I think. Your final sentence is hopefully saying that someone won't find this information in such a thorough and well-organized fashion anywhere else?
Originally Posted by noizemaker /forum/post/12872752
Anyone??? I still cannot check out the program, i keep getting "failed to parse & unhandled exception errors"
Originally Posted by sperron /forum/post/0
Hopefully doing this brings you enough new sales to counter giving away your help files which surely cost a good bit to put together (time even if not money).
Originally Posted by Neonmod /forum/post/12874236
This looks very interesting indeed as so many HTPC graphics card drivers from numerous vendors, highly influence the output video and are usually way off and never consistant, am i correct in saying that the Calman HTPC pattern generator address's this and enables you to get a correct output ready to be for the display to be calibrated to?
This is a big thing now as HTPC's media pc's are now common place next to other sources connected to large displays.
Originally Posted by Bear5k /forum/post/12874496
The HTPC generator works using DirectDraw, so it will help make the part from the rendering engine to the display accurate. For whatever reason, driver levels are still going to matter for "true" accuracy, but any inaccuracies introduced by driver revision changes should be consistent across applications from where it works. Users will still need to work with their playback software to ensure that it is sending the right bits to the rendering engine, but at least you will be able to isolate issues to either the back-end GPU or the playback software.
Similar to a video processor, the workflow would be:
1) Calibrate the display to the HTPC generator.
2) Adjust the controls in the playback software to adjust its outbound signal.
Originally Posted by jmpage2 /forum/post/12875000
Can anyone provide a direct download link to the demo?
Originally Posted by jmpage2 /forum/post/12875842
The simulation seems to be useful for what Calman can do. I noticed that it asks for the make/model of the TV being calibrated as well as the input list to calibrate but doesn't seem to refer directly to controls, etc, for the TV based on model.
Doing the "basic" calibration I got to the grayscale section and noticed that it was referring to adjusting contrast and brightness to align the grayscale. After my experience with HFCR I'm not aware of any way to adjust grayscale correctly that doesn't involve RGB cuts and gains, so I'm not sure why CalMan takes this approach.
More conventional ways of adjusting grayscale might be found in the advanced Calman sections which I haven't played with yet. There are also several sections in Calman that refer to getting Calman Pro for more options/capabilities so I'm not sure, maybe you need Calman Pro for some of these calibration steps.
I also didn't see a CIE chart when doing the simulated color adjustments. There is a bullseye which is helpful for tweaking color/hue but it would be helpful to be able to see CIE and know that if I'm adjusting cyan it's doing something with yellow or magenta, etc.
Any how, it's very helpful for Calman folks to make this available to perspective customers for evaluation purposes.
Originally Posted by derekjsmith /forum/post/12876228
For grayscale you need to first adjust your master contrast and brightness then you can go on to the individual RGB adjustments.
The CIE chart is on step 7) Measure Gamut
The only difference between our consumer and pro version as of today is the hardware they support.