SpaceMatch DCM Features
Accurate colour management is a critical part of any post-production workflow, and the use of non-industry specific creative systems within film and TV workflows can be a serious problem for post-production facilities if ICC profiles are employed. The ability to colour match the gamma and colour of temperature displays using 1D LUTs generated with LightSpace CMS means work can be accurately viewed on any PC based systems, without running in the issues associated with ICC profiles.
Note: for accurate display calibration 3D LUTs are required, which requires the use of displays with 3D LUT capability built-in, a LUT box placed in the image signal path, or the use of graphics programs with 3D LUT capability.
As with any Graphics Card based calibration, the calibration via SpaceMatch DCM is based on 1D LUTs, not 3D, so the calibration is gamma and colour temperature (grey scale) only, as Graphics Cards cannot control display gamut.
This is true for ANY Graphics Card or Windows OS wide (ICC) calibration.
(Mac can perform OS wide Gamma and Gamut ICC based calibration, but suffers a number of other colour related issues that makes it impossible to rely on such colour calibration.)
One of the main uses for SpaceMatch DCM is to ensure there is no internal ICC/Graphic Card calibration active, enabling clean HDMI output for external display profiling and calibration via the LightSpace CMS PC's inbuilt HDMI output.
See: Direct HDMI Calibration.