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Author Steve

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#1 | Posted: 23 Jun 2021 09:22 | Edited by: Steve 
I have been looking into ColourSpace and Mackbook Air, with the new M1 ARM chip.
This uses an ARM based development version of Windows, and is not guaranteed by Microsoft to work for any standard Windows programs.

There are also many, many reports of issues with USB forwarding with the Parallels version used with Mac Big Sur, and the M1 chip.

Consequently, there is no guarantee for ColourSpace working with such systems at this time.
The tests I have performed show that the main issues encountered is with Probe Connections.

If any users have a M1 Mackbook Air, and have been able to get probe connection to work please post information here.

The potentially good news is that I have been discovering these issue as I now have a M1 Mackbook Air, in readiness for the final development work on making ColourSpace Linux/Mac native, as has been planned from the beginning.

And no, we do not have timescales for this - so please do not ask!

Steve
Steve Shaw
Mob Boss at Light Illusion

Author rstolpe
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#2 | Posted: 5 Jul 2021 10:39 | Edited by: rstolpe 
First off, it's a market ready for native apple silicon calibration software as they are none native supported software for the m1 everyone are using rosetta2 to run.

Second, with macOS 12 and iOS 15 you can airplay to the mac's and then you can use LightSpace connect as a pattern generator

You can even if you want choose in AppStore connect that users can install LightSpace connect on there m1 mac's

Author Steve

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#3 | Posted: 12 Jul 2021 11:12 | Edited by: Steve 
NEWS UPDATE!

After researching this farther, there is no issue with ColourSpace and Macs using the new M1 ARM chip, when using Parallels.
ColourSpace works perfectly.

However, X-Rite probes will not work, as it appears the X-Rite drivers are not compatible with Windows for ARM.

Alternative probes, such as Colourimetry Research work correctly.

Please feel free to contact X-Rite, requesting compatible drivers are released.

We have not tested all hardware ColourSpace is integrated with, and it is possible other displays/TPGs/LUT Boxes many not be compatible with Windows for ARM... for example it appears FTDI drivers are not compatible.

Please add to this thread should you test and verify other hardware.

Steve
Steve Shaw
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Author rstolpe
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#4 | Posted: 12 Jul 2021 14:43 
I know that x-rite are working with a ARM native driver.

Author Steve

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#5 | Posted: 12 Jul 2021 14:54 | Edited by: Steve 
rstolpe
I'm not sure what you really mean, but the present X-Rite drivers will not work with the ARM version of Windows.
You cannot even install them.
We are in discussion with X-Rite regarding this.

Steve
Steve Shaw
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Author Steve

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#6 | Posted: 12 Jul 2021 15:57 
ANOTHER UPDATE.

I managed to get Beta FTDI drivers from FTDI directly.
(They are not openly available, and we cannot pass them on to anyone.)

They worked with the Murideo SIX-G, and I assume will work with any other hardware that used FTDI drivers...
With luck, new drivers will be openly released in the near future.

The FTDI driver will obviously not fix the X-Rite probes issue.

Steve
Steve Shaw
Mob Boss at Light Illusion

Author rstolpe
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#7 | Posted: 13 Jul 2021 10:17 
Steve:
the Murideo SIX-G, and I assume will work with any other hardware that used FTDI drivers...
With luck, new drivers will be openly released in the near future.

My English was not soo good I did mena I'm sure that X-Rite are working on a ARM drive now when Windows 11 will come with ARM license - the Windows 10 ARM license are only OEM as far as I know.

This is great! I have M1 and well let's just say what I want to use calibration software with it

Author Steve

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#8 | Posted: 19 Jul 2021 21:35 
We have now been told by X-Rite that 'Windows for ARM' drivers are not a priority for them...
It is looking unlikely there will be a solution.

Steve
Steve Shaw
Mob Boss at Light Illusion

Author rstolpe
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#9 | Posted: 19 Jul 2021 21:47 
That's sad but x-rite are working on the apple silicon driver.
You can always port you software to macOS ;)

Author RollsRoyce
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#10 | Posted: 20 Jul 2021 14:03 | Edited by: RollsRoyce 
OTOH, if one wants a tested solution that works now - drivers, software, and all - one could always use a PC-based laptop...

Author Steve

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#11 | Posted: 1 Aug 2021 11:44 | Edited by: Steve 
Latest news.
The M1 Macbook Air I am using for our testing has just been updated to the latest version of Windows 11 - the latest ARM version.
(As well as the latest version of Parallels)
The default X-Rite drivers for the i1Display Pro OEM are now working!
(Have not yet tested the i1Pro 2/3)

It's done nothing for the crap colour of the Mac screen though...

MacWin

Steve
Steve Shaw
Mob Boss at Light Illusion

Author rstolpe
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#12 | Posted: 18 Sep 2021 02:47 
Steve:
As well as the latest version of Parallels)
The default X-Rite drivers for the i1Display Pro OEM

This is great news. Was the drivers installed bundled with light illusion or did you need to download the drivers by the side and install them?

Author Steve

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#13 | Posted: 18 Sep 2021 19:06 
Just the standard i1D3 drivers.

Steve
Steve Shaw
Mob Boss at Light Illusion

Author rstolpe
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#14 | Posted: 20 Sep 2021 08:33 
Steve
Then I'll try this out I'll just install everything as usual

I hate to have two computers.

Author LasVegas
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#15 | Posted: 23 Sep 2021 10:00 
Hi Steve,
I have been running ColourSpace on M1 Mac with Parallels and Win11 with no issues.
Since the last CS update, I am getting the attached error message when launching CS. After pressing ok button, the window closed and CS does not start.

Any clue from your side?

Thanks a lot

Manuel

error message when opening CS
error message when opening CS

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