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Building on the unmatched capabilities of Light Illusion's previous calibration system, LightSpace CMS, ColourSpace is a ground-up, and totally new product development that far exceeds the capabilities of any previous or present alternative calibration system.

  • Unmatched Calibration Accuracy
  • Volumetric 3D graphs
  • Post & Broadcast
  • Medical
  • Pro. AV
  • Home Cinema
  • Display Manufacturers
  • Free Updates
  • Yearly Maintenance Fee
Professional Calibration Ex. VAT
Professional LUT Management Ex. VAT
Home Cinema & Pro. AV Calibration Ex. VAT
Manual Calibration & Verification Ex. VAT
ICC, VCGT, LUT Extraction Ex. VAT
Custom ColourSpace Licenses Ex. VAT

Overview

ColourSpace enables unprecedented and previously unachievable levels of accuracy and data reporting for display calibration, colour management, and colour workflows within the professional Film, Post-Production, & Broadcast industries, as well as for Display Manufacturers and Home Cinema enthusiasts.

ColourSpace is the new de-facto standard for advanced colour management, guaranteeing the highest possible level of display calibration and colour control, regardless of final application.

The most visually impressive capabilities within ColourSpace revolve around the unique graphics capabilities, combined with interactive data manipulation, with 3D CIE, XYZ, and normalised Colour Space Graphs, including Error Tangent lines and colour coded measure points.

New user defined patch colour sequences have been implemented for manual TV CMS adjustments, allowing any patch sequences to be imported for either manual or automated measurements.

New Remote Control integration allows for the development of third-party programs to both control ColourSpace, as well as receive data from ColourSpace, enabling additional colour management processes outside the direct capabilities of ColourSpace.

But, the biggest new capabilities ColourSpace enables is future flexibility.
The new code base has been developed to allow unrestricted future development of new calibration tools, graphical layouts, direct data interactivity, and more. ColourSpace really is a totally new approach to calibration, and calibration tools.

ColourSpace Options

ColourSpace is provided with a range of license options, tailored to meet the needs of different user's requirements, including professional film and TV facilities, medical applications, AV specialists, and home cinema users.

Professional Calibration

Professional license levels of ColourSpace are aimed at post-production facilities, film studios, broadcasters, independent colourists and VFX creatives, as well as within medical environments, where colour management and display calibration is critical.

ColourSpace INF All features and options
ColourSpace XPT All features and options, excluding ICC & VCGT tools, LUT Extraction
ColourSpace PRO All available display, LUT box, patch generator, probe integration, and camera options
ColourSpace CAL All available display, LUT box, and patch generator integration, with selected probe support, no camera options
ColourSpace LTE Selected display, LUT box, and probe integration, no camera options

Professional LUT Management

Professional LUT Management license levels are also aimed at post-production facilities, film studios, broadcasters, and independent colourists and VFX creatives, and provide for LUT conversion, generation, and manipulation, without any display calibration capabilities.

ColourSpace LMN LUT conversion and LUT generation from colour space standards and camera options, LUT Manipulation, ASC CDL, ACES, & ARRI Look, plus LUT Extraction, ICC, and VCGT tools
ColourSpace LGN LUT conversion and LUT generation from colour space standards and camera options, plus LUT Manipulation, ASC CDL, ACES, & ARRI Look tools
ColourSpace LCN LUT conversion

Home Cinema & Pro. AV

Home Cinema and Pro. AV license levels provide professional level display calibration and colour management for home cinema enthusiasts, and audio & video installers.

ColourSpace HTX All home features and options
ColourSpace HTP All available home display, LUT box, patch generator, and probe integration, excluding ICC & VCGT tools
ColourSpace HTL All available home display, LUT box, and patch generator integration, with selected probe support

Manual Calibration & Validation

Manual licenses provide interactive measurement tools for the manual adjustment of displays via the user controls provided within the display.

ColourSpace DPS Verification including 3D volumetric graphs
ColourSpace ZRO Standard 2D graphs verification
(ColourSpace ZRO is presently not available; a LightSpace ZRO license can still be downloaded)

LUT Extraction, ICC, VCGT Tools

LUT Extraction, ICC, and VCGT licenses provide a range of tools that enable the automated generation of LUTs from before/after images, management and generation of ICC profiles, and video card gamma tables control.
(LUT Extraction, ICC, VCGT tools are not presently available within ColourSpace - MatchLight, SpaceMan, and SpaceMatch license will be provided.)

ColourSpace IMS Extraction of LUTs from before/after images
ColourSpace ICC Generate ICC profiles from 3D LUTs
ColourSpace DCM Manage graphics card VCGTs without the need for ICC profiles

ColourSpace Features Matrix

License Options

Manage Colour Spaces INF XPT PRO CAL LTE LMN LGN LCN HTX HTP HTL DPS IMS ICC DCM ZRO
Import/Export Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
Display Library Profile Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Ltd No No No Ltd
Modify Library Profile Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Ltd Ltd No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes
Display Profiling INF XPT PRO CAL LTE LMN LGN LCN HTX HTP HTL DPS IMS ICC DCM ZRO
Target Colour Spaces Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes
Manual Measure Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Ltd No No No Ltd
Auto Preset Measure Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Ltd No No No Ltd
Characterisation - Presets Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Ltd No No No No
Characterisation - Custom Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
Characterisation - DIP Mode Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Ltd No No No No
Characterisation - Active LUT Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Ltd No No No No
Patch Generator - In-Built Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes
Patch Generator - Network Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes
Probe Options Yes Yes Yes Ltd Ltd No No No Yes Yes Ltd Ltd No No No Ltd
Hardware Options Yes Yes Yes Yes Ltd No No No Ltd Ltd Ltd No No No No No
Profile Graphs Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Ltd
Profile Reports Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
LUT Management Tools INF XPT PRO CAL LTE LMN LGN LCN HTX HTP HTL DPS IMS ICC DCM ZRO
LUT Generation Yes Yes Yes Ltd Ltd Ltd Ltd No Yes Yes Ltd Ltd No No No No
Camera Profiles Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No
LUT Import Yes Yes Yes Yes Ltd Yes Yes Yes Ltd Ltd Ltd No No Yes Ltd No
LUT Conversion Yes Yes Yes Yes Ltd Yes Yes Yes Ltd Ltd Ltd No No No No No
LUT Export Yes Yes Yes Yes Ltd Yes Yes Yes Ltd Ltd Ltd No No No No No
LUT Adjustment Yes Yes Yes Ltd Ltd Yes Yes No Yes Yes Ltd No No No No No
LUT Graphs Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
LUT Preview Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
LUT Image Export/Import Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
ASC/ACES/ARRI Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No
LUT Extraction INF XPT PRO CAL LTE LMN LGN LCN HTX HTP HTL DPS IMS ICC DCM ZRO
Yes No No No No Yes No No No No No No Yes No No No
Remote Control INF XPT PRO CAL LTE LMN LGN LCN HTX HTP HTL DPS IMS ICC DCM ZRO
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes No No No Ltd Ltd
Secondary Execution INF XPT PRO CAL LTE LMN LGN LCN HTX HTP HTL DPS IMS ICC DCM ZRO
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
VCGT Tools INF XPT PRO CAL LTE LMN LGN LCN HTX HTP HTL DPS IMS ICC DCM ZRO
Yes No No No No Yes No No Yes No No No No No Yes No
ICC Tools INF XPT PRO CAL LTE LMN LGN LCN HTX HTP HTL DPS IMS ICC DCM ZRO
Yes No No No No Yes No No Yes No No No No Yes No No

Demo Video


The above video is a brief overview of the traditional 2D charts in ColourSpace, as well as the new 3D volumetric 3D graphs, all fully interactive, sizeable, and colour coded.

The colour coding helps quickly identify the accuracy of any given measured point.

  • Green ≤ 1dE
  • Orange > 1dE ≤ 2.3dE
  • Red > 2.3dE

The white Tangent lines are visual plots of any given point's error.
The line starts at the actual volumetric location of the measured point, and ends where the pont should be.
A very graphical way to show each and every error in any given display.

ColourSpace History

The background to ColourSpace is some 5 years old - yes, we really have been working on it that long! - with the equivalent of an unprecedented 15+ years man-hours development time dedicated to re-imagining the needs and requirements for next generation display calibration, colour management and colour workflows.

While there are similarities in some areas of the look and feel of ColourSpace when compared to the existing LightSpace CMS, only the Gen3 Colour engine is similar, with the rest of the system being totally new, built from the ground-up, with no code similarity.

ColourSpace has been developed as a ground-up new system as the age of LightSpace was beginning to show. We need a new platform to take calibration onwards, with new capabilities suitable for now, as well as for years to come.

Further, improvements in development tools, as well as the new code-base, mean we may potentially be able to offer calibration capabilities that go beyond LightSpace's Windows OS only operation. Within limitations, we 'should' be able to offer a Mac version of ColourSpace. This will not be available initially, but we presently do not see any reason a Mac version should not become available at a later date.

LightSpace Trade-ups

For any existing LightSpace CMS user there is a very good Trade-up discount scheme available.

Discounts are defined on a one-on-one basis, but will be 100% for any LightSpace license purchased in 2019/2020.
For LightSpace licenses purchase before 2019 the discount will vary, based on the age of the license.

To discuss Trade-up discounts, please use the Quote form.

ColourSpace Development Status

Our decision to make some very big changes to the underlying ColourSpace code, as well as the total re-writing of all hardware integration, has added additional delays to the release timescale for ColourSpace. While this has added more immediate work, it will enable a lot more future flexibility, and even greater capabilities going forward.

Please feel free to ask any specific questions!

November 21st

A new Beta Update has been released today - v812.

There are a number of new features and bug fixes.

Alpha Release - Complete
Beta Release - Active
Full Release - Pending

A Full ColourSpace release will be launched as soon as Beta Testing is complete, although some advanced features will still need to be incorporated, such as LUT Extraction, and ICC & VCGT Tools, and those tools will be added into ColourSpace as development moves forward.

For those that are already LightSpace users, but have not yet purchased an advanced ColourSpace upgrade, or those that are not LightSpace users, but are looking to purchase ColourSpace, be aware the present Discount Pricing for advanced ColourSpace purchase will end when ColourSpace is released.

To discuss ColourSpace purchase options, please use the Quote form.

Features Status

The features listed here are based on v1 ColourSpace, and do not take into account any planned future developments.

Manage Colour Spaces ColourSpace Status
Import/Export/Delete Complete
Display Library Profile Complete
Modify Library Profile Complete
Display Profiling ColourSpace Status
Target Colour Spaces Complete
Manual Measure Complete
Auto Preset Measure Complete
Characterisation - Presets Complete
Characterisation - Custom Complete
Characterisation - DIP Mode Complete
Characterisation - Active LUT Complete
Patch Generator - In-Built Complete
Patch Generator - Network Complete
Probe Options Complete
Hardware Options Complete
Profile Graphs Complete
Profile Reports Not yet implemented
LUT Management Tools ColourSpace Status
Convert Colour Spaces Complete
Camera Profiles Complete
LUT Import Complete
LUT Conversion Complete
LUT Export Complete
LUT Adjustment Complete
LUT Graphs Complete
LUT Preview Complete
LUT Image Export/Import Complete
ASC/ACES/ARRI Complete
LUT Extraction Status
To be added post full release
Remote Control Status
Complete
Secondary Execution Status
Complete
VCGT Tools Status
To be added post full release
ICC Tools Status
To be added post full release

Beta Program

The ColourSpace Beta Program is now active, and is open to customers that have previously purchased an advanced ColourSpace license, including LightSpace purchases made since Jan 2019, or customers that make a new ColourSpace purchase.

Any ColourSpace customer can sign-up for the Beta Program, or a new customer request a Quote, using the following links.

Beta Program Sign-up Request Quote

ColourSpace Beta Notes

During the Beta Program, ColourSpace will not be fully formed, and will be continually updated during the testing phase, and on into the full release.

When signing-up for the Beta Program access will be given to a Feedback Forum, for any issue to be reported.

The present status of ColourSpace is detailed within the Dev. Status tab, and updated with each new software release.

LightSpace Future

The introduction of ColourSpace will obviously have an impact on LightSpace.

As one of the major reason for the introduction of ColourSpace is to provide a platform for future colour and calibration developments, many of the new capabilities that will be introduced with ColourSpace will not be backwards compatible with LightSpace.

The new Volumetric 3D Graphs are a good example of that. They are just not compatible with the LightSpace code base.

That's not to say that compatible developments will not be added to LightSpace, as new developments have already been added to LightSpace since the launch of the ColourSpace Beta Program, and will continue for some time.

And bug fixes will obviously continue.

But, as time progresses, less and less ColourSpace developments will be compatible with LightSpace. And eventually it will just make no sense to continue to develop new LightSpace capabilities in parallel with ColourSpace.

Quite when that will be is really an unknown, and we will have open discussions about that as the time approaches.

But, very specifically, LightSpace is NOT being discontinued, and no users will be forced into jumping to ColourSpace, unless they choose to do so.

Questions?

Core Benefits

Accuracy

Being based around Light Illusion's Gen3 Colour Engine, as used in LightSpace, the calibration accuracy of ColourSpace is unmatched by any competitive calibration system.

3D Graphs

Unique 3D interactive graphs, enable accuracy assessment in ways previously impossible, with dE tangent lines defining individual point errors, while all graphs can effectively be infinitely zoomed and scrolled.

Delta-E Colour Coding

For quick and simple, but accurate assessment of any display, the measured colour points are uniquely displayed colour coded to define individual dE accuracy.

Speed

The core code of ColourSpace is lean and clean, resulting in unmatched speed across all aspects of operation, from graph interaction, to final display calibration, LUT generation, and information assessment.

Interactivity

Speed, combined with advanced 3D graphic charts, unique dE tangent lines, and data point colour coding results in a level of user interactivity unmatched in any alternative calibration system.

Fully Featured

ColourSpace combines every conceivable feature for display assessment and calibration, colour management, workflows, LUT generation & manipulation, camera colour tools, ICC generation, VCGT management, and more...

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