Industry Guide

Industry Segments & Calibration Requirements

There are different requirements for calibration in different industry segments, but all have one thing in common - accuracy is of paramount importance, with ease of use, speed of operation and agnostic compatibility being equally important for those who need results that can be relied upon, rather than hobbyists intent to dabble.

Film, TV & Broadcast

Film and TV Display Calibration

The Film and TV industry, which encompasses Broadcast and Post-Production, is where all of Light Illusion's tools originate from, as all those involved with Light Illusion have worked within the industry at professional levels.

As a result, the tools provided by Light Illusion have become the de-facto standard for colour management within the industry, from calibration, to DI workflows, to look management. Read more...

The advanced level of accuracy provided by LightSpace CMS has lead many of the world's leading display manufacturers to partner with Light Illusion for display calibration, including Canon, Konvision, Osee, TVLogic, Flanders Scientific, Eizo, Dolby, SmallHD, Convergent Design, NEC, BenQ, and many more.

Home Cinema

Home Cinema Display Calibration

Home Cinema users demand near perfection when it comes to calibration, and what better way to attain perfection than by using the same calibration system that is the de-facto standard within the professional film and TV industry?

As a result, the tools provided by Light Illusion have become the preferred choice for colour management within the high-end home cinema market. Read more...

PC Workstation & HTPC Displays

The colour management of any PC workstation, or HTPC (Home Theatre PC) connected displays can be problematic due to issues associated with ICC Profiles and their reliance on compliant software for their operation. This means display calibration is not the discrete entity it should be, but associated with only those programs that are ICC compatible.

Associated with ICC profies are Video Card Gamma Tables - VCGT - which also need to be managed correctly.

There are various solution to these problems, from the use of HDMI based LUT boxes, such as the old eeColor and Prisma, to SpaceMatch DCM which can take a LightSpace CMS calibration LUT and apply it directly to the graphics card as a VCGT 1D LUT, without the PC's operating system knowing anything about the applied colour management. This also means the actual calibration is always generated via LightSpace CMS, not a cut-down alternative calibration program. Read more...

PC Workstation Display Calibration

Note: Graphic Card calibration via the VCGT can only ever be via a 1D LUT, so can only control Grey Scale, not Gamut (saturation).

Mac/Linux Stand Alone Calibration

Mac and Linux Display Calibration

Although not an industry in their own right, the calibration of Mac and Linux systems can throw up some very specific problems as although LUTs are a standard part of any colour critical calibration workflow, such systems are just not LUT or SpaceMatch DCM compatible. Instead, such systems are forced to rely on using computer and print industry ICC profiles for colour management. Read more...

Unfortunately, calibration systems that directly generate ICC profiles are often far from ideal in the results they attain. LightSpace CMS produces far superior results, and so for ICC based calibration SpaceMan ICC will take a LightSpace CMS LUT and directly convert it into an ICC profile, maintaining the highest possible accuracy. Read more...

Graphics Program Colour Management

Graphics Program Colour Management

Graphics programs are used in a number of different industry segments, but all have the same calibration requirements and problems, and maintaining accurate calibration workflows can be a serious problem when using such programs.

The ability of Spaceman ICC to generate matched ICC profiles from any LightSpace generated LUT means images can be accurately viewed on non-LUT based graphics software, such as Adobe® Photoshop® and After Effects®, as well as any other ICC compliant software packages, including QuickTime and FCP. Read more...


Image and Camera Matching

Cinematography is where a lot of creative material starts its life, and there are some very specific issue to overcome, from on-set look management through the use of LightSpace CMS generated LUTs, to a need to match the images captured via different cameras.

MatchLight IMS is an Image Matching System that enables LUTs to be automatically generated by the direct comparison of two or more images captured from different cameras, and create LUTs that therefore match one camera image to another. Read more...

Film Labs

Calibration requirements for the traditional Film Lab industry have become ever greater with the expansion of digital cinematography. Simple 21 step sensitometry is no longer accurate enough, and with Light Illusion it is possible to profile film labs to a far greater level. Read more...

Film Lab Colour Management

And to add further capabilities to Film Lab operation Light Illusion has developed long-term film stock based archiving for digital image media. Read more...

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