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
- 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.
For Virtual Machine use, a specific request must be made to have that option enabled, via the VM License Key form
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 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, and LUT Extraction|
|ColourSpace PRO||All available display, LUT box, patch generator, and probe integration|
|ColourSpace CAL||All available display, LUT box, and patch generator integration, with selected probe support|
|ColourSpace LTE||Selected display, LUT box, and probe integration|
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, 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
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, selected probes|
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 (free)|
ICC, VCGT, LUT Extraction Tools
ICC, VCGT, and LUT Extraction licenses provide a range of tools that enable the management of ICC profiles, video card gamma tables, and the automated generation of LUTs from before/after images.
|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||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|
|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|
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 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!
The ColourSpace Beta Program is progressing well, and a yet another Beta Update has been released tody.
Alpha Release - Complete
Beta Release - Active
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 Reports, ACES Tools, LUT Extraction, etc., and those tools will be added into ColourSpace as development moves forward.
Note: 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.
The ColourSpace Beta Program is now active, and is open to customers that have purchased an advanced ColourSpace license, including LightSpace purchases made since Jan 2019.
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.
The present status of ColourSpace is detailed here, and updated with each new software release.
Note: The features listed here are based on v1 ColourSpace, and do not take into account any planned future developments.
|Manage Colour Spaces||ColourSpace 184.108.40.2069 Status|
|Display Library Profile||Complete|
|Modify Library Profile||Complete|
|Display Profiling||ColourSpace 220.127.116.119 Status|
|Target Colour Spaces||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|
|Profile Reports||Not yet implemented|
|LUT Management Tools||ColourSpace 18.104.22.1689 Status|
|Convert Colour Spaces||Complete|
|Camera Profiles||Not yet implemented|
|LUT Adjustment||LUT Scaling, Maths and Colour tools implemented|
|LUT Image Export/Import||Complete|
|ASC/ACES/ARRI||ASC CDL tools implemented|
|LUT Extraction||ColourSpace 22.214.171.1249 Status|
|Not yet implemented|
|Remote Processing||ColourSpace 126.96.36.1999 Status|
|Not yet implemented|
|VCGT Tools||ColourSpace 188.8.131.529 Status|
|Not yet implemented|
|ICC Tools||ColourSpace 184.108.40.2069 Status|
|Not yet implemented|
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...