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Admission: I have not yet been calibrating HDR, so my question may be incorrectly framed. If so please feel free to correct me.

Question: Curious to know if anyone has any updated information on TPGs like the VideoForge Pro, Murideo Six-G, or any other, and if they can do YCbCr colorspace outputs while doing HDR/DV generation? I've found some threads that are a little aged that indicate that they can only do RGB output to allow for HDR/DV calibration. I'm not a huge fan of that since I've seen the deviations in my own displays just calibrating SDR and prefer to have the output of the TPG match that of the source.

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The VFPro supports both RGB and YCbCr output for HDR10. I don't have a DV-capable display, but AIUI for DV you configure the VFPro for 8-bit RGB Full output at 1080p, but the patterns sent are actually 12-bit 4:2:2, being tunneled through the data path. I think the Murideo Six-G is the same in both respects.
 

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The VFPro supports both RGB and YCbCr output for HDR10. I don't have a DV-capable display, but AIUI for DV you configure the VFPro for 8-bit RGB Full output at 1080p, but the patterns sent are actually 12-bit 4:2:2, being tunneled through the data path. I think the Murideo Six-G is the same in both respects.
Thanks for this, particularly your comments on how DoVi is handled by the VFPro (and Murideo Six-G). That's the behaviour I've been seeing with a newly required Six-G and I wasn't sure whether it was correct or not.

Just to add for the OP, the VFPro and Six-G are essentially the same device, in a different wrapper, with the only real difference being the VFPro is locked to CalMAN for use. The Six-G can be used by any current popular calibration software.
Also, the latest FW updates across the 3 Six-G versions, have corrected a bug it had and it can now output YCC 4:2:2 (and YCC 4:4:4) bit perfect for both SDR and HDR10.

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The VFPro supports both RGB and YCbCr output for HDR10. I don't have a DV-capable display, but AIUI for DV you configure the VFPro for 8-bit RGB Full output at 1080p, but the patterns sent are actually 12-bit 4:2:2, being tunneled through the data path. I think the Murideo Six-G is the same in both respects.
Thanks so much for the info. Do you know of a technical deep dive on the DV 8-Bit RGB and how that works? I'm curious to understand better how the generator and display do the conversion that ends up in a 12-bit 4:2:2 signal.

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Thanks for this, particularly your comments on how DoVi is handled by the VFPro (and Murideo Six-G). That's the behaviour I've been seeing with a newly required Six-G and I wasn't sure whether it was correct or not.

Just to add for the OP, the VFPro and Six-G are essentially the same device, in a different wrapper, with the only real difference being the VFPro is locked to CalMAN for use. The Six-G can be used by any current popular calibration software.
Also, the latest FW updates across the 3 Six-G versions, have corrected a bug it had and it can now output YCC 4:2:2 (and YCC 4:4:4) bit perfect for both SDR and HDR10.

Paul
Thanks for the comparison between the VFPro and Six-G. While I primarily use Calman, I do have Lightspace and also work with it as well. I was under the impression that using my DVDO TPG would continue to work fine with LS and was considering getting the VFPro to save the $1k, but I suppose if I can find a deal eventually an 6G would be nice for flexibility reasons.

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Thanks so much for the info. Do you know of a technical deep dive on the DV 8-Bit RGB and how that works? I'm curious to understand better how the generator and display do the conversion that ends up in a 12-bit 4:2:2 signal.
Sorry, I don't.
 

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Thanks so much for the info. Do you know of a technical deep dive on the DV 8-Bit RGB and how that works? I'm curious to understand better how the generator and display do the conversion that ends up in a 12-bit 4:2:2 signal.

Thanks,
Dan
Does this give you any more information that might be useful?

Unfortunately, the Dolby white paper linked in that post isn't available anymore. I have read through it and should have saved the .pdf but, thought the link would always work.
Thanks for the comparison between the VFPro and Six-G. While I primarily use Calman, I do have Lightspace and also work with it as well. I was under the impression that using my DVDO TPG would continue to work fine with LS and was considering getting the VFPro to save the $1k, but I suppose if I can find a deal eventually an 6G would be nice for flexibility reasons.

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Dan
I got a very good deal on the (used) SIX-G I bought recently, so they do come up. I just used it last night, to calibrate my Panasonic GZ2000 for DoVi, with fantastic results.

As you assume though, your DVDO TPG will continue to work with LightSpace just fine. A point of note is that LightSpace doesn't support DoVi pattern generation with the SIX-G, as I've just discovered being a LightSpace user. ColourSpace does though and it looks to be quite a nice implementation. Like you, I primarily use CalMAN so it's not a huge issue for me.

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Does this give you any more information that might be useful?

Unfortunately, the Dolby white paper linked in that post isn't available anymore. I have read through it and should have saved the .pdf but, thought the link would always work.
I got a very good deal on the (used) SIX-G I bought recently, so they do come up. I just used it last night, to calibrate my Panasonic GZ2000 for DoVi, with fantastic results.

As you assume though, your DVDO TPG will continue to work with LightSpace just fine. A point of note is that LightSpace doesn't support DoVi pattern generation with the SIX-G, as I've just discovered being a LightSpace user. ColourSpace does though and it looks to be quite a nice implementation. Like you, I primarily use CalMAN so it's not a huge issue for me.

Paul
Thanks again Paul, that link was enough detail to satisfy my curiosity and puts my mind at ease that RGB 8-bit wasn't just a TPG limitation. I'm also going to hold out for a deal on something new/used, no rush as I don't personally own anything HDR yet, but expect to pick up something this year eventually. Have a few friends that are HDR, so having a TPG for HDR10/DV would certainly be nice vs using discs. Appreciate the info, thanks one more time!

Dan
 
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