CalibMate

ColourSpace can be integrated with the CalibMate TPG for Closed Loop display profiling on MacOS systems using a Blackmagic Design video card.

  • ColourSpace INF/XPT/PRO/CAL/LTE
  • MacOS BMD Video Card
  • Closed Loop Profiling
  • TPG Operation
  • 8-bit and 10-bit operation

€80


Overview

CalibMate is a signal generator for MacOS that can be used by itself or it can be controlled by ColourSpace for profiling and calibration.

Specifications

CalibMate requires a Blackmagic Design Desktop Video compatible video output card to operate.

ColourSpace Integration

CalibMate operation and function is controlled via the Network Server within the the Hardware Options menu, accessed via the Profiling window.

CalibMate TPG

Initial Setup

  • Connect the display to be calibrated to BMDs video output card
  • Connect the CalibMate Mac workstation to the ColourSpace laptop via a network cable
  • Open CalibMate, and open ColourSpace
  • Set the desired ColourSpace set-up options via the Settings menu, as required
    Note: while any bit-depth can be set within Settings, CalibMate operates at 8-bit & 10-bit.
  • Open a ColourSpace Profiling window, select Hardware Options, and select Network Server from the Hardware drop-down list
  • Select Connect, and the IP address and Port details of ColourSpace will populate info boxes within Network Server Options
  • Enter the network IP address ColourSpace lists within CalibMate's IP-address box
  • Press Connect to connect CalibMate to ColourSpace
  • For TPG operation, set Calibration Patches as required, with Automatic being the normal option
  • From the ColourSpace Setting window set Patch Size, Position, BG Colour, Scale & Resolution as required

As soon as the Calibration Patches are set to Automatic the output of CalibMate will display the patch colour as defined within the ColourSpace Manual Measure and Characterisation menus.

Profiling Operation

To activate CalibMate navigate to the desired profiling mode within ColourSpace - Manual Measure, or Display Characterisation.

The output of CalibMate will mimic the colour displayed, using the patch settings defined via the Hardware Options and Settings menus.
Note: The keyboard 'O' key can be used within the Hardware and Manual Measure menus to quickly Disable/Enable the TPG.

Profiling can then be performed as normal, using the probe connected to the ColourSpace laptop, with CalibMate displaying the required patches on the BMD video card connected display.

LUT Use

After profiling, a Calibration LUT can be generated as normal within ColourSpace LUT Tools, and used where required, either within a grading system, a LUT box, or uploaded directly into a suitable display.

ColourSpace Integrated

Additional Info.

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