ColourSpace has many options, tools, and capabilities for a range of colour workflow management, including display calibration, LUT conversion and manipulation, Look Management, and more.

This User Manual will help users understand what each button and function within ColourSpace does, and what options are associated with each function.

ColourSpace

The Main Menu is where all ColourSpace function windows are opened from, such as profiling and LUT management tools. Multiple windows of the same type can be opened, maximising colour management capabilities.

Main Menu

Manage Spaces Library Tools Help Profiling Reports LUT Tools Close Minimise Maximise

The keyboard Alt key will underline short-cut text keys, as shown under Tools and Help in the Main Menu image.

Tools

The Tools drop-down menu provides text-links that duplicate the icons within the Main Menu.

Help

The Help drop-down menu provides text-links to the License and About windows.


Manage Spaces

The Manage Spaces library is where all preset colour spaces and profiles are held, and where all user modified colour spaces and profiles will be saved when generated.

Manage Spaces Library Close Minimise Maximise Name Created Type Profiles (user) Colour Spaces (preset) Camera Spaces (preset) Profiles (preset) Colour Spaces (user) Camera Spaces (user) Working LUTs Import Space Import LUT Export Display Delete Modify LUT Export Type LUT Export Format

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The Column headings (Name, Created, and Type) can be used to reorder the main library sections, and each section can be expanded by single clicking the > more arrow icon, or double clicking a specific library section.

When expanded, each section lists all the available Colour Spaces, Camera Spaces, Profiles, and LUTs, both preset and user generated, depending on the options available with the ColourSpace license in use.

Modify

The Modify option opens different windows, with different options, depending on the Colour Space, Camera Space, or Profile selected.

The tools available via Modify are key to ColourSpace operation, as they provide advanced user control and flexibility.
(Click each of the Blue highlighted space options to see the different Modify options )


Profiling

The Profiling window provides access to all tools associated with display measurement, including integration with probes and additional hardware, such as displays, LUT Boxes, and TPGs.
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Settings

The Profiling window initially opens on Settings, where general configurations used throughout the Profiling window can be defined.

Settings Profile Name CIE xy Graph CIE uv Graph 3D Graph EOTF Graph Dif EOTF Graph RGB Separation Graph RGB Balance Graph Delta-E Graph Delta-E Distribution Graph Clip Graph Drift Graph Graphs Minimise Maximise Close Settings Probe Options Hardware Options Graph Options Manual Measure Characterisation Target Gamut/EOTF Sub-Space Gamut/EOTF Luma Target Profile Luma Stabilisation Patch Size/BG Colour Patch Scale/Resolution Pre Roll CSV Sequence Active LUT Progress Bar

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Probe Options

The Probe Options window provides access to all available settings associated with probe integration.
For detailed information on the available options for a given probe see the ColourSpace Guides.

Probe Options Profile Name CIE xy Graph CIE uv Graph 3D Graph EOTF Graph Dif EOTF Graph RGB Separation Graph RGB Balance Graph Delta-E Graph Delta-E Distribution Graph Clip Graph Drift Graph Graphs Close Maximise Minimise Settings Probe Options Hardware Options Graph Options Manual Measure Characterisation Probes Connected Probe Probe Serial Port Calibration Settings Probe Settings Extra Delay Time Probe Offset Probe Matching Progress Bar

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Hardware Options

The Hardware Options window provides access to all available settings associated with hardware integration, including displays, LUT boxes, and TPGs.
For detailed information on available options for specific hardware devices see the ColourSpace Guides.

Hardware Options Profile Name CIE xy Graph CIE uv Graph 3D Graph EOTF Graph Dif EOTF Graph RGB Separation Graph RGB Balance Graph Delta-E Graph Delta-E Distribution Graph Clip Graph Drift Graph Graphs Close Maximise Minimise Settings Probe Options Hardware Options Graph Options Manual Measure Characterisation Hardware Connected Hardware Hardware Serial Port Network Address Calibration Patches Select LUT Hardware Settings Progress Bar

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Graph Options

The Graph Options window provides access to all features and options for the various graphs, defining the data to be displayed, and how it will be displayed.

Graph Options Profile Name CIE xy Graph CIE uv Graph 3D Graph EOTF Graph Dif EOTF Graph RGB Separation Graph RGB Balance Graph Delta-E Graph Delta-E Distribution Graph Clip Graph Drift Graph Graphs Close Maximise Minimise Settings Probe Options Hardware Options Graph Options Manual Measure Characterisation delta-E Gamut Triangle Level Filters delta-E Filters 3D Graphs Overlays Processing Profile Measurement Log Progress Bar

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Manual Measure

The Manual Measure window provides access to all features and options used for manual display measurement and calibration.

Manual Measure Profile Name CIE xy Graph CIE uv Graph 3D Graph EOTF Graph Dif EOTF Graph RGB Separation Graph RGB Balance Graph Delta-E Graph Delta-E Distribution Graph Clip Graph Drift Graph Graphs Close Maximise Minimise Settings Probe Options Hardware Options Graph Options Manual Measure Characterisation Zoom Widget Bars Widget Colour Space Target & Actual Min/Max Target & Actual Values Deviation Test Patterns Measurement Patch Colour Progress Bar

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Characterisation

The Characterisation window provides access to all features and options for automated display profiling, generating characterisation profiles that define the display charasteristics.

Characterisation Profile Name CIE xy Graph CIE uv Graph 3D Graph EOTF Graph Dif EOTF Graph RGB Separation Graph RGB Balance Graph Delta-E Graph Delta-E Distribution Graph Clip Graph Drift Graph Graphs Close Maximise Minimise Settings Probe Options Hardware Options Graph Options Manual Measure Characterisation Mode Patch Sequence Drift Compensation DIP Mode Duration Patch Colour Custom Sequences Start Close When Done Progress Bar

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LUT Tools

The LUT Tools window provides access to all tools associated with LUT generation, management, and modification.
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LUT Generation

The LUT Tools window initially opens on LUT Generation, where LUTs can be generated from colour spaces, display profiles, and camera data.

LUT Generation Close Maximise Minimise Cube Graph 1D Graph LUT Preview LUT Generation LUT Management LUT Adjustment LUT Graphs Tabs Source Destination Limit Luminance Output

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LUT Management

The LUT Management window initially opens on LUT Generation, where LUTs can be generated from colour spaces, display profiles, and camera data.

LUT Management Close Maximise Minimise Cube Graph 1D Graph LUT Preview LUT Generation LUT Management LUT Adjustment LUT Graphs Tabs Add LUT LUT Preview Export LUT Image Vertex Data

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LUT Adjustment

The LUT Adjustment window enables the application of different adjustment processes to manipulate the selected LUT via a range of LUT manipulation options.

LUT Adjustment Close Maximise Minimise Cube Graph 1D Graph LUT Preview LUT Generation LUT Management LUT Adjustment LUT Graphs Tabs Scaling Filters Colour Maths ASC-CDL Arri Look ACES Adjustment Options Undo Redo

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Scaling

The Scaling tab provides options for LUT Scale adjustments, enabling the signal scale/range a LUT expects to be used with to be modified.

Filters

The Filters tab provides options for LUT adjustments using a range of different filtering options.

Colour

The Colour tab provides options for LUT adjustments using a range of different direct colour adjustment options.

Maths

The Maths tab provides options for advanced LUT adjustments using a range of different direct selection adjustment options, plus mathematical formulas that can be applied independently to each RGB channel.

ASC CDL

The ASC CDL tab provides a range of controls to adjust an existing LUT, or generate a new LUT, using standard CDL tools, including Slope, Offset, Power & Saturation, as well as the ability to extract CDL data from an exiting LUT for export as a CDLfile.

ARRI Look

The ARRI Look tab provides the ability to generate a LUT from an ARRI Look file, as well as extract an ARRI Look from a selected LUT.

ACES

The ACES tab enables LUT generation from ACES CTL file imports, as well as the extraction of ACES CTL files from existing LUTs. Additionally, LUTs can be generated from ACES CLF/CTF files, as well ACES CLF/CTF files generated from existing LUTs.