The SEVEN is the next generation in HDMI test and measurement equipment from Murideo, and hosts an unmatched suite of audio and video test capabilities.
- ColourSpace Integration
- 10 & 12 Bit BT2020 Accuracy
- TPG Operation
- PQ & HLG HDR Support
- Calibration Images
- Up to 4K 60Hz 4:4:4
Capabilities of the SEVEN include native 10/12 Bit BT2020 video output with over 1000 patterns, including HDR, SDR, Dolby Vision, and HLG.
The SEVEN 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.
- Complete HDMI 2.0 Support (All Revisions)
- 600 Mcsc - 2160P @60 4:4:4 Maximum Resolution
- 4K BT2020 (WCG) 10/12 Bit Support (Native)
- Dolby Vision, HDR 10, HLG, SDR
- HDCP 2.3 Support
- HDMI 2.1 Features: eARC Tx; 1080P 120Hz patterns and video playback
- Hundreds of on board patterns for setup, calibration and troubleshooting
- Multiple moving test patters to verify image stability processing
- RGB Triplet Support via software or direct dial on device
- APL (Average Picture Level) Support
- Native YUV pattern/video uploading and playback
- UHD Video Upload and Native Playback (MP4, YUV)
- UHD Pattern Upload and Native Playback (JPG, TIF, BMP)
- AV Sync (Lip Sync)
- Input Lag Testing
- Extensive audio testing capabilities
HDMI 2.1 Future Upgrade
- Full FRL Support; Full 48Gbps Video Playback
(Availability likely end 2020/Q1 2021)
The SEVEN includes 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, for a discounted price.
For the Upgrade, the existing SIX-G hardware must to be shipped back to Murideo at the customer's expense.
SEVEN operation and function is controlled via the Hardware Options menu, accessed via the Profiling window.
- Connect the SEVEN 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 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 Options window - Automatic uses the patch settings defined within the ColourSpace Settings window, or else the closest available patch settings)
- The SEVEN Options menu allows any of the additional SEVEN settings to be configured as required, for HDR, etc.
As soon as a Calibration Patches selection is made the output of the SEVEN 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 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 can be used for Dolby Vision, if the required VSIF data is applied as required. Additionally, presently Low Latency Dolby Vision mode is not supported by the SEVEN, and neither are Absolute/Relative/Perceptual modes, although both should be added to the SEVEN in the near future.
To use the SEVEN as a Patch Generator with ColourSpace navigate to the desired profiling mode - Manual Measure or Display Characterisation.
The output of the SEVEN 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 displaying the required patches on the display being profiled.