The SEVEN-G 4K and 8K provide a host of unmatched audio and video test capabilities, and is fully integrated with ColourSpace for TPG related applications.
- ColourSpace Integration
- 10 & 12 Bit BT2020 Accuracy
- TPG Operation
- PQ & HLG HDR Support
- Calibration Images
- Up to 4K 60Hz 4:4:4 (SEVEN-G 4K)
- Up to 8K 60Hz 4:2:0 (SEVEN-G 8K)
Capabilities of the SEVEN-G 4K & 8K include native 10/12 Bit BT2020 video output with over 1000 patterns, including HDR, SDR, Dolby Vision, and HLG.
The SEVEN-G, in both 4K and 8K versions, is the ideal solution for display calibration and evaluation, with a test suite that allows the user to construct test signals with any video and any audio format.
SEVEN-G 4K & 8K
- Approved Test Device for Dolby Vision & Audio
- ARC, eARC Generator
- Up to 120 Frame Video Playback and Testing
- A/V Sync, Audio Latency, Video Latency (AV Sync & Input Lag)
- Dolby Vision, HDR, HLG, SDR Support
- User Patterns & Video Uploads (USB 3.0)
- Raw YUV Video & Test Pattern Playback
- Diversified Video Solutions (DVS) HDR Test pattern Suite (YUV)
- 8K Resolutions (up to 40Gbps)
Both SEVEN-G units include 100's of test patterns for video setup, including 1080p, UHD, HDR, as well as ColourSpace controlled RGB Triplet patches and APL, and UHD Video Upload and Native Playback.
Existing Murideo SIX-G systems can be upgraded to the SEVEN-G 4K or SEVEN-G 8K, as well as existing SEVEN-G 4K units upgraded to SEVEN-G 8K.
For the Upgrade, the existing SIX-G/SEVEN-G hardware must to be shipped back to Murideo at the customer's expense.
SEVEN-G operation and function is controlled via the Hardware Options menu, accessed via the Profiling window.
- Connect the SEVEN-G to the display to be profiled via a HDMI cable as required
- Connect to the ColorSpace PC via a USB/Serial or network connection, and start ColourSpace
(If a Network Address is entered the available connection mode will be network only)
- Set the desired set-up options via the Settings menu, as required
- Open a ColourSpace Profiling window, select Hardware Options, and select SEVEN-G from the Hardware drop-down list
- Select the correct Serial Port for connection, and select Connect
- Using the Calibration Patches option select the desired patch size to use for profiling
(Custom patch settings are defined via the SEVEN-G Options window - Automatic uses the patch settings defined within the ColourSpace Settings window, or else the closest available patch settings)
- The SEVEN-G Options menu allows any of the additional SEVEN-G settings to be configured as required, for HDR, etc.
As soon as a Calibration Patches selection is made the output of the SEVEN-G will display the patch colour as defined within the ColourSpace Measure and Characterisation menus.
For HDR, set the SIX-G Options as required, including HDR metadata via the 8 DRM pre-set HDR slots. The HDR metadata can be user configured via the DRM option, which will open a new menu, enabling user entry of Primary values, Gamma, mastering display Min/Max, MaxCLL and MaxFALL, including the ability to Save/Load the Hex data.
Both Dolby Vision and VSIF (Vendor Specific Info Frame) Hex data can be Saved/Loaded, and edited in the same way, using the DoVi and VSIF options, which open their respective specific additional menus.
For professional HDR displays no HDR metadata is needed, as the displays can be set into HDR mode manually, and the SEVEN-G can be used exactly as for SDR displays profiling. Should HDR metadata be needed to enable HDR mode, the actual Min/Max values used should not matter, as there is no tone mapping active. However, as a default, the values of 0.0001 nits Min, and 10,000 nits Max are suggested to be used, with 10,000 MaxCLL and 250 MaxFALL and default Rec2020/P3 white point values set as required.
With consumer TVs, HDR metadata is usually required to set the TV into HDR mode, and as Tone Mapping is used, the TV will respond differently to different metadata values, including MaxCLL/FALL, as well as Mastering Display Min/Max nits values. It is down to the user to set different Mastering Display Min/Max nits values, white point, and MaxCLL/FALL, to see how the TV responds to different metadata.
The SEVEN-G can be used for Dolby Vision, with the required VSIF and Dolby Vision metadata applied as required via ColourSpace presets, or via user defined data.
All Dolby Vision modes can be used, including Normal, Absolute, and Relative, as well as Low Latency, if the display supports the various modes.
To use the SEVEN-G as a Patch Generator with ColourSpace navigate to the desired profiling mode - Manual Measure or Display Characterisation.
The output of the SEVEN-G will mimic the colour displayed, using the patch settings defined via Hardware Options.
Profiling can then be performed as normal, using the probe connected to ColourSpace, and with the SEVEN-G displaying the required patches on the display being profiled.