Building on the unmatched capabilities of Light Illusion's previous calibration system, 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
Unlike alternative calibration systems, ColourSpace licenses are valid for the life of the product (except for Rental licenses), with no expiry, no annual maintenance fee, and includes free Software Updates for the purchased license options for the life of the product.
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 initial release of ColourSpace is Windows only - A Mac version will potentially be made available later, and any Mac users will be able to swap their Windows license for a Mac one.
Licenses are not Floating licenses, and installation on servers for log-in access from multiple PCs, or the use of Roaming User Profiles, is not supported.
For multiple PC/User use, a multiple access license can be purchased at a discounted price.
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. The following information defines the basic functional capabilities and differences between all available ColourSpace license options.
(The above Features Matrix tab provides in-depth information on all ColourSpace license options.)
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||Probes Displays LUT Boxes Grading TPGs LUTs Cameras Features|
|ColourSpace XPT||Probes Displays LUT Boxes Grading TPGs LUTs Cameras Features|
|ColourSpace PRO||Probes Displays LUT Boxes Grading TPGs LUTs Cameras Features|
|ColourSpace CAL||Probes Displays LUT Boxes Grading TPGs LUTs Features|
|ColourSpace LTE||Probes Displays LUT Boxes Grading TPGs LUTs Features|
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||Probes Displays LUT Boxes TPGs LUTs Features|
|ColourSpace HTP||Probes Displays LUT Boxes TPGs LUTs Features|
|ColourSpace HTL||Probes Displays LUT Boxes TPGs LUTs Features|
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||Probes Displays TPGs Features|
|ColourSpace ZRO||Probes Displays TPGs Features|
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||LUTs Cameras Features|
|ColourSpace LGN||LUTs Cameras Features|
|ColourSpace LCN||LUTs Features|
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, and VCGT tools are not presently available within ColourSpace - MatchLight, SpaceMan, and SpaceMatch stand alone software and licenses will be provided.)
|ColourSpace DCM||Manage graphics card VCGTs without the need for ICC profiles|
|ColourSpace ICC||Generate v4 ICC profiles from 3D LUTs for use in ICC aware workflows|
|ColourSpace IMS||Automated extraction of LUTs from before/after image pairs and image groups|
ColourSpace Features Matrix
Hover over the and icons, and the Ltd and Yes options for further features details.
|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||Ltd||No||No||No||Ltd|
|Modify Library Profile||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Ltd||Ltd||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||Yes|
|Target Colour Spaces||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||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||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|
|Internal Patch Generator||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|
|LUT Image Export/Import||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
The above video is a brief overview of the traditional 2D charts in ColourSpace, as well as new, unique, 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 point 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 previous 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 Upgrade discount scheme available.
Discounts are defined on a one-on-one basis, and will vary, based on the age of the existing LightSpace license.
To discuss Upgrade discounts, please use the Quote form.
Alternate Calibration System Trade-Up
It is potentially possible to Trade-up from a purchased alternative calibration software system to any of the various ColourSpace versions.
However, the available Trade-up value depends on the status of the alternative calibration system, and the version of ColourSpace being traded-up to.
To discuss potential Trade-Up discounts, please use the Quote form.
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...