FSI Monitors

ColourSpace can be integrated with FSI's range of XM professional reference monitors for accurate Closed Loop display profiling and calibration.

  • ColourSpace INF/XPT/PRO/CAL/LTE
  • Closed Loop Profiling
  • 3D LUTs
  • Inbuilt TPG Operation

The following FSI monitors have direct ColourSpace integration:

  • All XM & XMP series

All FSI monitors equipped with 1st, 2nd, or 3rd generation Colour Fidelity Engines (CFE, CFE2, or CFE3) are compatible with ColourSpace for 3D LUT calibration, but lack direct integration. LUTs must be exported from ColourSpace and loaded into the monitor via FSI's provided update cable.

ColourSpace Integration

FSI monitor calibration is controlled via the Hardware Options menu, accessed via the Profiling window.

FSI Monitors

Initial Setup

Before starting calibration, the monitor's own manual controls and OSD menus needs to be set correctly.

  • If required, make sure the correct drivers are installed
    (If necessary, verify via Windows Device Manager)
  • Set all gain and bias rotary knob controls back to default
  • Via the Colour menu set Colour System to ColourSpace and set the LUT Mode to your choice of Normal or Advanced
    (ColourSpace is compatible with both modes and will automatically detect and load the correct LUT size and format for your LUT MODE
    See FSI's own monitor user manual for details on Normal vs. Advanced Mode operation)
  • For XM series set Gamut selection to match the colour space you plan on calibrating for
    (Rec709, P3, etc.)
  • For XMP series set the User slot selection as required
    (User1, User2, etc.)
  • Set Luminance Mode to the desired setting
    (100 for SDR, and 1000 HDR with the XM311K)

The last monitor menu selection to consider is the Range selection, which should be set to match the output range of your test patch generator source. For example, if using Resolve as your test patch generator set to Video Range, the monitor should also be set to Video Range. A mismatch between your test patch generator output range and your monitor's Range setting will lead to an incorrect calibration result.

After the monitor has warmed-up, connect the network port to your local network, and the monitor will obtain an IP address via DHCP. If your monitor fails to obtain an IP address, unplug the ethernet cable, reboot the monitor, and connect the ethernet cable only after the monitor has completed its boot cycle. The assigned IP address can be seen from the monitor's System menu.

With the monitor correctly configured, ColourSpace needs setting-up.

  • Set the desired set-up options via the Settings menu, as required
  • Open a ColourSpace Profiling window, select Hardware Options, and select FSI XM & XMP from the Hardware drop-down list
  • Using the Network Address window enter the required IP address, and select Connect
  • From the FSI & XMP Options menu select the Gamut memory slot to upload the LUT
    (This selection should match the Gamut selection made previously on the monitor)
  • To make sure there is no existing calibration data active within the selected Profile/Load/LUT/Slot, and associated colour space selection, etc., select Unity Bypass from the Select LUT option, and press Upload
    (To clear all LUT Slots, Unity Bypass will need to be uploaded to all three Load selections)

Potentially, when Unity Bypass data is Uploaded all settings will be nullified, not just the relevant LUTs. Should it be desired that settings other than the LUTs remain as set, upload a real Bypass 3D LUT, generated via LUT Tools/LUT Management/New, as that will only null the relevant LUTs, as selected. Alternatively, reset any necessary settings, such as Brightness/Contrast/Black-Level, after the Unity Bypass data Upload.

Note: The monitor's white point should not be manually adjusted before starting LUT based calibration, as this will lead to poor results due to order of operations in the monitor's processing chain. Such controls are post LUT based adjustment system only, and not meant to be used before LUT based calibration.

Profiling Operation

As FSI monitors do not have suitable in-built patch generation an external patch generator will be required, such as BoxIO, Resolve, or similar.

  • Open a second ColourSpace Profiling window, select Hardware Options, and select the required TPG from the Hardware drop-down list
    (Refer to the relevant TPG User Guide for further operational information)
    Note: The keyboard 'O' key can be used within the Hardware and Manual Measure menus to quickly Disable/Enable the TPG
  • The probe must be connected to the same Profiling Window as the TPG

Any patch generator can be used for SDR profiling, including direct HDMI/DVI/DisplayPort connection from the ColourSpace laptop, with HDMI to SDI converter if required. For HDR/HLG/Dolby Vision, if applicable, correct metadata may be required within the video signal, requiring a dedicate TPG or metadata injector, unless the display can be manually forced into the required input format.

(W)OLED monitors can suffer from burn in, especially at high luminance. For this reason windowed patterns should not be used for extended periods of time on (W)OLED base FSI monitors.

LUT Upload

After profiling, a Calibration LUT can be generated as normal within ColourSpace LUT Tools.

With the LUT still held within ColourSpace navigate back to the Hardware Options menu, and select the desired LUT from within the Select LUT options, and Upload.

There are three LUT slots within the monitor, with the 1D + 3D combination being the normal configuration to use for display calibration, with the Back 1D LUT left empty.

  • 1D + 3D
  • 1D only
  • 3D only
  • 1D back only

The Back 1D LUT can be used to pre-set a monitor's greyscale and/or gamma as a first pass, and then the monitor can be re-profiled with the Back 1D LUT active, and the 1D + 3D LUT generated from the second profile pass uploaded for the final gamut calibration.

The Front 1D LUT can also be generated independently from the 3D LUT, with both being uploaded independently, giving separate control over gamut and grey scale.

Calibration Guides

3D LUT Calibration Manual Calibration ColourSpace Integrated

Additional Info.

FSI XM Series FSI XM311K FSI XMP550 FSI XM310K parts 1 & 2 FSI XM310K part 3