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Re: Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk
« Reply #90 on: 08 July 2015, 06:13:58 PM »

Dear disk users,

Some instructions for HCFR users that I wanted to post:

From HCFR 3.3.0 or later (free open source calibration software) it's available a simpler way to select any measurement run for Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk users. For full HCFR release notes look here.

Using HCFR 3.3.x with Tedís LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk you will be able to measure now all the available chapters from the CalMAN Session of the disk, here is the complete list of the supported chapters:

For Tedís LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk (Free Version) users:

CalMANís Color Checker Classic (24 Colors)

For Tedís LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk (Full Version) users:

ChromaPure's 2/3-Point Grayscale
ChromaPure's 11/21-Point Grayscale
ChromaPure's Color Gamut (100% Saturation w/ 100% or 75% Intensity, 75% Saturation w/ 100% or 75% Intensity)
ChromaPure's 4-Point Saturation with 100% or 75% Intensity (25 Colors)
CalMAN's 4-Point Saturation with 100% or 75% Stimulus Level (25 Colors)
CalMAN's 5-Point Saturation with 100% or 75% Stimulus Level (31 Colors)
CalMAN's 10-Point Saturation with 100% or 75% Stimulus Level (61 Colors)
CalMAN's 4-Point Luminance (28 Colors)
CalMAN's 5-Point Luminance (35 Colors)
CalMAN's 10-Point Luminance (70 Colors)
6-Point Near Black (added support for 0.5% Gray patch measurement)
Dynamic Range Clipping (90/95/98/99%/100%)
CalMANís Color Checker Classic (24 Colors)
CalMANís Color Checker SG (96 Colors)
CalMANís Color Checker SG Fleshtones (19 Colors)
ChromaPureís Color Checker (25 Colors)
ChromaPureís Color Checker Skin Tones (19 Colors)

HCFR 3.2.x follows the same pattern order with Tedís LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk Chapters for any of the above measurement options and the HCFRís 8-bit RGB Triplets for each pattern are matching exactly the RGB Triplets that the Tedís LightSpace CMS Calibration disk has been encoded.

Below you can find the updated list of the total CalMAN and ChromaPure Chapters that any HCFR user can use to take measurements. These Disk Chapters are accurate and match the HCFR's Color Engine Calculations:



Instructions for x-Point Grayscale ChromaPure's Chapters Measurements



Uncheck ''use round down levels" that is located to HCFR ''Preferences'' -> ''General'' Tab. This is affecting only Grayscale measurements.

Instructions for Color Checker/Saturation/Luminance/Dynamic Range/Near Black Chapters Measurements



Before starting the measurements you have to select from HCFR's Preferences -> ''References'' Tab -> ''Color Checker Patterns'' drop down menu list the selection of the measurement run you want to perform.

Select ''GCD'' if you want to measure using ChromaPureís Color Checker Chapter.

Select ''ChromaPure skin tones'' if you want to measure using ChromaPureís Color Checker Skin Tones Chapter.

Select ''CalMAN Classic'' if you want to measure using CalMANís Color Checker Classic Chapter.

Select ''CalMAN SG'' if you want to measure using CalMANís Color Checker SG Chapter.

Select ''CalMAN SG skin tones'' if you want to measure using CalMANís Color Checker SG Flesh Tones Chapter.

Select ''CM 4-Point Saturation (100AMP)'' if you want to measure using CalMAN's 4-Point Saturation (100% Stimulus Level) Chapter.

Select ''CM 4-Point Saturation (75AMP)'' if you want to measure using CalMAN's 4-Point Saturation (75% Stimulus Level) Chapter.

Select ''CM 5-Point Saturation (100AMP)'' if you want to measure using CalMAN's 5-Point Saturation (100% Stimulus Level) Chapter.

Select ''CM 5-Point Saturation (75AMP)'' if you want to measure using CalMAN's 5-Point Saturation (75% Stimulus Level) Chapter.

Select ''CM 10-Point Saturation (100AMP)'' if you want to measure using CalMAN's 10-Point Saturation (100% Stimulus Level) Chapter.

Select ''CM 10-Point Saturation (75AMP)'' if you want to measure using CalMAN's 10-Point Saturation (75% Stimulus Level) Chapter.

Select ''CM 6-Point Near Black'' if you want to measure using CalMAN's 6-Point Near Black Chapter.

Select ''CM Dynamic Range (Clipping)'' if you want to measure using CalMAN's Dynamic Range (Clipping) Chapter

Select ''CM 4-Point Luminance'' if you want to measure using CalMAN's 4-Point Luminance Chapter.

Select ''CM 5-Point Luminance'' if you want to measure using CalMAN's 5-Point Luminance Chapter.

Select ''CM 10-Point Luminance'' if you want to measure using CalMAN's 10-Point Luminance Chapter.

Note: The pattern sequence of CalMAN's 10-Point Luminance is identical to the Color Checker Selection ''RGB Luminance Axis'', so it can be selected from the drop-down menu available @ HCFR's Preferences -> ''References'' Tab.

Note that there differences between the RGB Targets of CalMAN vs. ChromaPure ColorChecker & Skintones or Saturation patterns.

Thanks Zoyd (current developer of HCFR) for adding these selectable measurement options for Ted's LightSpace CMS users of HCFR.
Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk - www.displaycalibrations.com

S/W: LightSpace CMS Full, SpaceMan ICC, SpaceMatch DCM, CalMAN 5, CalMAN RGB, ChromaPure, ControlCAL

VP: eeColor 3D LUT Box, DARBEE - PG: DVDO AVLab TPG

Meters: JETI 1211, Klein K-10A, i1PRO2, i1PRO1, SpectraCAL C6, i1D3, C5

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Re: Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk
« Reply #91 on: 07 October 2015, 06:43:00 PM »
CalMAN 5 Workflows Setup

The CalMAN 5 Workflows I have designed for the Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk Users require CalMAN 5 Enthousiast/Ultimate or Design Mode Add-On License to be able to open and use them.

For Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk users with CalMAN Basic or Control License (or other License level that can't open custom designed workflows), they can use the Quick Analysis Workflow to calibrate Color Gamut using 100% Saturation with 100% Stimulus Level / 100% Saturation with 75% Stimulus Level / 75% Saturation with 100% Stimulus Level / 75% Saturation with 75% Stimulus.

Some CalMAN license levels can use Quick Analysis Workflow to take Saturation/Luminance measurements runs to verify their calibrations using 4/5/10-Point Saturation with 75%/100% Stimulus Level or 4/5/10-Point Luminance with 75%/100% Stimulus Level.

To perform the measurements it's required some changes of CalMAN Settings, so I'm posting below the correct settings per measurement run:

About Quick Analysis Workflow using Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk:



For Color Gamut Calibration using 100% Saturation / 100% Stimulus Level: Go to ColorSpace layout page, Change the Stimulus Level to 100. About all other settings of the Layout page it doesn't matter where they are.

For Color Gamut Calibration using 100% Saturation / 75% Stimulus Level: Go to ColorSpace layout page, Change the Stimulus Level to 75. About all other settings of the Layout page it doesn't matter where they are.

For Color Gamut Calibration 75% Saturation / 100% Stimulus Level: Go to Saturation Sweeps layout page, Change the Stimulus Level to 100, Change Saturation Sweep to 75% only, About all other settings of the Layout page it doesn't matter where they are. Go to Workflow Advanced Options and un-tick the Saturation targets use constant luminance.

For Color Gamut Calibration 75% Saturation / 75% Stimulus Level: Go to Saturation Sweeps layout page, Change the Stimulus Level to 75, Change Saturation Sweep to 75% only, About all other settings of the Layout page it doesn't matter where they are. Go to Workflow Advanced Options and un-tick the Saturation targets use constant luminance.



Verify x-Point Saturation using Quick Analysis Workflow with Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk:

For 4-Point Saturation / 100% Stimulus Level: Go to Saturation Sweep layout page, Change the Stimulus Level to 100 and set Saturation Sweeps to 25% Sweeps. About all other settings of the Layout page it doesn't matter where they are. Go to Workflow Advanced Options and un-tick the Saturation targets use constant luminance.

For 4-Point Saturation / 75% Stimulus Level: Go to Saturation Sweep layout page, Change the Stimulus Level to 75 and set Saturation Sweeps to 25% Sweeps. About all other settings of the Layout page it doesn't matter where they are. Go to Workflow Advanced Options and un-tick the Saturation targets use constant luminance.

For 5-Point Saturation / 100% Stimulus Level: Go to Saturation Sweep layout page, Change the Stimulus Level to 100 and set Saturation Sweeps to 20% Sweeps. About all other settings of the Layout page it doesn't matter where they are. Go to Workflow Advanced Options and un-tick the Saturation targets use constant luminance.

For 5-Point Saturation / 75% Stimulus Level: Go to Saturation Sweep layout page, Change the Stimulus Level to 75 and set Saturation Sweeps to 20% Sweeps. About all other settings of the Layout page it doesn't matter where they are. Go to Workflow Advanced Options and un-tick the Saturation targets use constant luminance.

For 10-Point Saturation / 100% Stimulus Level: Go to Saturation Sweep layout page, Change the Stimulus Level to 100 and set Saturation Sweeps to 10% Sweeps. About all other settings of the Layout page it doesn't matter where they are. Go to Workflow Advanced Options and un-tick the Saturation targets use constant luminance.

For 10-Point Saturation / 75% Stimulus Level: Go to Saturation Sweep layout page, Change the Stimulus Level to 75 and set Saturation Sweeps to 10% Sweeps. About all other settings of the Layout page it doesn't matter where they are. Go to Workflow Advanced Options and un-tick the Saturation targets use constant luminance.

Verify x-Point Luminance using Quick Analysis Workflow with Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk:

For 4-Point Luminance / 100% Stimulus Level: Go to Luminance Sweep layout page, Change the Stimulus Level to 100 and set Gamut Ramp Points to 4-Point 25% Step 25-100%. About all other settings of the Layout page it doesn't matter where they are. (Workflow Advanced Options - saturation targets use constant luminance...doesn't matter if ticked or unticked.)

For 4-Point Luminance / 75% Stimulus Level: Go to Luminance Sweep layout page, Change the Stimulus Level to 75 and set Gamut Ramp Points to 4-Point 25% Step 25-100%. About all other settings of the Layout page it doesn't matter where they are. (Workflow Advanced Options - saturation targets use constant luminance...doesn't matter if ticked or unticked.)

For 5-Point Luminance / 100% Stimulus Level: Go to Luminance Sweep layout page, Change the Stimulus Level to 100 and set Gamut Ramp Points to 5-Point 20% Step 20-100%. About all other settings of the Layout page it doesn't matter where they are. (Workflow Advanced Options - saturation targets use constant luminance...doesn't matter if ticked or unticked.)

For 5-Point Luminance / 75% Stimulus Level: Go to Luminance Sweep layout page, Change the Stimulus Level to 75 and set Gamut Ramp Points to 5-Point 20% Step 20-100%. About all other settings of the Layout page it doesn't matter where they are. (Workflow Advanced Options - saturation targets use constant luminance...doesn't matter if ticked or unticked.)

For 10-Point Luminance / 100% Stimulus Level: Go to Luminance Sweep layout page, Change the Stimulus Level to 100 and set Gamut Ramp Points to 10-Point 10% Step 10-100%. About all other settings of the Layout page it doesn't matter where they are. (Workflow Advanced Options - saturation targets use constant luminance...doesn't matter if ticked or unticked.)

For 10-Point Luminance / 75% Stimulus Level: Go to Luminance Sweep layout page, Change the Stimulus Level to 75 and set Gamut Ramp Points to 10-Point 10% Step 10-100%. About all other settings of the Layout page it doesn't matter where they are. (Workflow Advanced Options - saturation targets use constant luminance...doesn't matter if ticked or unticked.)

Tip For CalMAN 5 Users that will use Ted's CalMAN 5 Workflows with Pattern Generators



For the users that are using the Ted's CalMAN 5 Workflows, as you noticed, there is not available at any layout page the ReadAll button, since all workflow have been configured to work with Singe Read with AutoAdvance.

For the users that can use the CalMAN Workflow Design feature, there is no need to enter to design mode to add manually a ReadAll button, they can use the CalMAN's Keyboard Shortcut for that.

Before that, the users have to enable the Keyboard Shortcuts feature from CalMAN's Application Preferences and after than they can simply press F10 key which is the keyboard shortcut key for ReadAll at any CalMAN layout page.



This is helpful for users that are using Ted's CalMAN Workflows with External Hardware Pattern Generators or with CalMAN's Internal Pattern Generator.

CalMAN 5 Tip for faster Start-Up

CalMAN 5 can load faster, for about 5-6 seconds if you remove all unused workflows from the CalMAN's Workflow folder which is located (C:\Users\*User Name*\Documents\SpectraCal\CalMAN 5 for Business\Workflows) and keepe in that directory only the workflows you usually using or those can opened by your CalMAN license level.
Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk - www.displaycalibrations.com

S/W: LightSpace CMS Full, SpaceMan ICC, SpaceMatch DCM, CalMAN 5, CalMAN RGB, ChromaPure, ControlCAL

VP: eeColor 3D LUT Box, DARBEE - PG: DVDO AVLab TPG

Meters: JETI 1211, Klein K-10A, i1PRO2, i1PRO1, SpectraCAL C6, i1D3, C5

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Re: Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk
« Reply #92 on: 29 October 2015, 12:07:14 PM »
Lately I'm getting emails/questions from disk users that are using Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk with CalMAN and others that interesting to use it.

There users that are using the latest CalMAN 5.6.0 with active annual maintenance and others that are using older versions of CalMAN 5.x that are thinking of paying the annual maintenance to be able to use the latest CalMAN 5.6.0 version.

Their question has to do with the fact that according with the published CalMAN 5.6.0 Release Notes it says that: ''- Removed Manual DVD support. (All License Levels)'' (Reference Link: http://calman.spectracal.com/release-notes-calman-home-video.html)

So they are asking me what they will do with that fact? Does they will be able the disk they already have? They asking if I suggest them to download and use the latest CalMAN 5.6.0? Are the disk is working with CalMAN 5.6.0 or it's working only with CalMAN 5.5.x or older version. etc.

I want to inform that there is no problem to use Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk with CalMAN 5.6.0 version.

This CalMAN feature was an old function that transfer from CalMAN 4 to CalMAN 5, so SpectraCAL decided to remove it, which was very useful, since users were reported problems when they were trying to connect to the available disks of that list.

This function was related with the capability of CalMAN to control your dvd player remote and send commands to go to next chapter etc. using an external IR transceiver the user had to buy for about $100 and configure it according to his brand of player, so CalMAN was sending next or previous chapter commands via IR to the player and CalMAN was measuring Grayscale for example without user prompt....but the supported disks had no correct pattern order for CalMAN 5.

This was a very old capability for those who had old DVD disks for calibration, hat's why with CalMAN 5.6.x it says that ''Manual DVD support has removed'', we are not using DVD anymore for pattern disk, we use Blu-Ray.

Here you can find instructions (from 2010) about how that feature: http://www.spectracal.com/downloads/files/Website/Website%20QSGs/IR_Controller_-_Quick_Start_Guide_07-20-2010.pdf

Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk users which are using the disk with CalMAN have no problem with that removed feature because we never used that feature to calibrate or to connect with CalMAN, since Ted's Disk was not available to that list of disk which was removed.

This feature removed because it was not working and had no reason to exist to CalMAN 5.

For example if you install an older version of CalMAN 5 you will see that when you will select to connect from the Source Panel of CalMAN to a Pattern Disk it displays you a list with calibration disks, like AVSHD, DVE, AVIA etc.... while all these disks were there as a selection, it's impossible to do a complete calibration based to these disks, below you can find the reasons:

Get-Gray: Don't have the same pattern order as CalMAN request them. there is no 100% White before the start of each Grayscale/CMS measurement run and it has only 11-Point grayscale and CMS with mixed pattern order.

AVSHD: has incorrect 11/21 Grayscale steps that don't match CalMAN default RGB Triplet values, from the tons of CalMAN measurements, you can do only 11/21-Grayscale and CMS with 100% SAT/75% STIM and 100% SAT/100% STIM, and a Saturation run that is very different from the CalMAN's default one.

DVE: has 21-Step Grayscale with incorrect values that don't match CalMAN's RGB Triplets, don't have the pattern order CalMAN request each patch, it has no any CMS patterns to perform a Gamut calibration, so this disk can't be used for a complete Calibration.

Spears & Munsil v1: has none pattern for measurements, no grayscale, no CMS...you can't use it with CalMAN to calibrate with meters.

Spears & Munsil v2: has patterns for 11-Point Grayscale and CMS, but not with pattern order of CalMAN.

AVIA / AVIA II: They have zero pattern for measurements of Grayscale and CMS. can't be used for calibration with meters.

The disk was missing from that list is Ted's Disk which It has the same order that CalMAN requests each pattern and it's created based to the exact RGB Triplets of CalMAN 5 for each pattern.

You can perform: Manual , Semi-Manual or Automated measurements (without any IR-Controller but by using a small utility)

You can measure:

2/3/4-Point Grayscale
11/21-Point Grayscale
CMS with 100% SAT / 75% STIM
CMS with 100% SAT / 100% STIM
CMS with 75% SAT / 75% STIM
CMS with 75% SAT / 75% STIM
4-Point Saturation with 100% STIM.
4-Point Saturation with 75% STIM.
5-Point Saturation with 100% STIM.
5-Point Saturation with 75% STIM.
10-Point Saturation with 100% STIM.
10-Point Saturation with 75% STIM.
4-Point Luminance
5-Point Luminance
10-Point Luminance
Dynamic Range Clipping
Dynamic Range Clipping with Peak White
6-Step Near Black
ColorChecker Classic
ColorChecker SG
Colorchecker SG Fleshtones
Create Meter Correction Table with CalMAN Pattern order with 100% Stim Chapter.
Create Meter Correction Table with CalMAN Pattern order with 75% Stim Chapter.

This shows that the Ted's disk is the only correct way to calibrate right now with CalMAN and use the 100% of the CalMAN's measuring features.

My disk has been released from 23 October 2013, there is not reported a single problem by any user by using my disk with CalMAN and it's been verified with patterns generated by Accupel, and verified the digital levels using DVDOíS AVLAB TPG colorchecker cursor Mode also and it has zero digital errors.

During development, there where a lot of verifications over months for human errors during the creation of this disk, it's impossible to find any error since all values has been verified before/after encoding for over 6 times, each pattern one by one.

Most of the Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk CalMAN users have send to SpectraCALl support emails to ask a lot of times about when Ted's disk will be supported, not by Pattern Disk list from inside CalMAN Software, but from the HTML page of CalMAN Software where it says the Pattern Disks that CalMAN Support.

There a lot of posts about this to AVSForum and SpectraCAL forums, but nothing changed. There is no problem from SpectraCAL site which is doesn't mention Ted's Disk because most of the CalMAN users are already using it with success and they are happy about their experience with my disk with CalMAN.

I hope it will be supported one day, to SpectraCAL site, as 2-3 words text addition to HTML pages of CalMAN feature list.
Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk - www.displaycalibrations.com

S/W: LightSpace CMS Full, SpaceMan ICC, SpaceMatch DCM, CalMAN 5, CalMAN RGB, ChromaPure, ControlCAL

VP: eeColor 3D LUT Box, DARBEE - PG: DVDO AVLab TPG

Meters: JETI 1211, Klein K-10A, i1PRO2, i1PRO1, SpectraCAL C6, i1D3, C5

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Re: Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk
« Reply #93 on: 05 January 2017, 06:42:56 PM »
Here are some images I designed to showcase what you are checking when are you looking to some basic patterns all of us are using for pre/post calibration verification, with an RGB Cube Space presentation.

Using the Contrast Flashing Bars Pattern, you are checking this area:



Using the Advanced Contrast Flashing Bars Pattern, you are checking additionally the RGBCMY also:



Using the 7-Color Clipping Bars Pattern to prevent clipping of each color channel (WRGBCMY), this sometimes can be fixed be removing some additionally clicks from the contrast control also, you are checking these areas:

Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk - www.displaycalibrations.com

S/W: LightSpace CMS Full, SpaceMan ICC, SpaceMatch DCM, CalMAN 5, CalMAN RGB, ChromaPure, ControlCAL

VP: eeColor 3D LUT Box, DARBEE - PG: DVDO AVLab TPG

Meters: JETI 1211, Klein K-10A, i1PRO2, i1PRO1, SpectraCAL C6, i1D3, C5