Building on the unmatched capabilities of Light Illusion's existing 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
- Pro. AV
- Home Cinema
- Display Manufacturers
- Free Updates
- Yearly Maintenance Fee
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.
(The use of a Virtual Machine will not be supported)
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 specialist, and home cinema users.
|ColourSpace INF||All features and options|
|ColourSpace XPT||All features and options, excluding ICC & VCGT tools, and LUT Extraction|
|ColourSpace PRO||All available display, LUT box and probe integration|
|ColourSpace CAL||All available display and LUT box integration, selected probe support|
|ColourSpace LTE||Selected display, LUT box, and probe integration|
Professional LUT Management
|ColourSpace LMN||LUT conversion, LUT generation from colour space standards, 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, plus LUT Manipulation, ASC CDL, ACES, & ARRI Look tools|
|ColourSpace LCN||LUT conversion|
Home Cinema & Pro. AV
|ColourSpace HTX||All home features and options|
|ColourSpace HTP||All available home display, LUT box, and probe integration, excluding ICC & VCGT tools|
|ColourSpace HTL||All available home display and LUT box integration, selected probes|
Manual Calibration & Validation
|ColourSpace DPS||Verification including 3D volumetric graphs|
|ColourSpace ZRO||Standard 2D graphs verification (free)|
ICC, VCGT, LUT Extraction Tools
|ColourSpace IMS||Extraction of LUTs from before/after images|
|ColourSpace ICC||Generate ICC profiles from 3D LUTs, and 3D LUTs from ICC profiles|
|ColourSpace DCM||Manage graphics card VCGTs without the need for ICC profiles|
ColourSpace Features Matrix
|Manage Colour Spaces||INF||XPT||PRO||CAL||LTE||LMN||LGN||LCN||HTX||HTP||HTL||DPS||IMS||ICC||DCM||ZRO|
|Display Library Profile||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|Modify Library Profile||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Ltd||No||No||No||No|
|Target Colour Spaces||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No||No||Yes|
|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||Ltd|
|Characterisation - Custom||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||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|
|LUT Management Tools||INF||XPT||PRO||CAL||LTE||LMN||LGN||LCN||HTX||HTP||HTL||DPS||IMS||ICC||DCM||ZRO|
|Convert Colour Spaces||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Ltd||No||No||No||No|
|LUT Image Export/Import||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|LUT Batch Conversion||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No||No||No||No||No||No|
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.
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.
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 Contact Light Illusion
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!
Recent development has progressed very well, and we have now gone live with a fist Alpha release to a limited number of Alpha testers.
With the first Alpha Release now done, we are working hard on adding missing features to enable a Beta Release to be made available as soon as possible.
The Full Release is further behind as we intend to merge into ColourSpace the features from SpaceMan, MatchLight, and SpaceMatch. While that is a chunk of work, it should not take too long to implement, and we will likely start a Full Release schedule before those features are available.
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 the new 'Remote Control' capabilities show, as they have been developed for ColourSpace, but have already been added to the next LightSpace release.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...