Network Server

ColourSpace has an in-built Network Server for integration with a number of external TPGs, including Light Illusion's own Calibration Client Java App TPG, and LightSpace Connect for closed loop display profiling.

The description here uses Light Illusion's own Java App Calibration Client, which can be downloaded via Customer Downloads.

  • Closed Loop Profiling
  • TPG Operation
  • CalibMate/Calibration Client/Dogegen/LightSpace Connect/PGenerator
  • Open Network Protocol

The Network Protocol is openly available, and can also be downloaded via Customer Downloads, and includes examples for communication, including setting patch colour - both foreground and background - as well as bit depth, patch size and position.

Customer Downloads

ColourSpace Integration

The Network Server can be found within the the Hardware Options menu, accessed via the Profiling window, and can be integrated with an external TPG that uses the Light Illusion Network Protocol.

Third Party TPGs that use the Network Protocol include CalibMate, LightSpace Connect, PGenerator.

For this example the Light Illusion Calibration Client Java App TPG will be used, and is hosted on a separate PC/Mac.
The Calibration Client Java App can be downloaded via the Customer Downloads button, above.

Network Server

Initial Setup

  • Connect the Calibration Client TPG system to the ColourSpace laptop via a network cable
  • Open the Calibration Client TPG, and open ColourSpace
  • Set the desired set-up options via the Settings menu, as required
    Note: while the Network Protocol can be set to any bit-depth within Settings, the Calibration Client Java App is limited to 8-bit operation.
  • Open a ColourSpace Profiling window, select Hardware Options, and select Network Server from the Hardware drop-down list
  • Select Connect, and the IP address and Port details of ColourSpace will populate the info boxes within Network Server Options
  • Within the Calibration Client select Calibration, and enter the network IP address ColourSpace lists within Network Server Options
  • Press Connect to connect the Calibration Client to ColourSpace
  • Within ColourSpace set Calibration Patches to Automatic
  • From the ColourSpace Setting window set Patch Size, Position, BG Colour, Scale & Resolution as required
  • A double click on the Calibration Client window will make the window full screen, and remove the top menu bar

Profiling Operation

To use the Calibration Client as a Patch Generator with ColourSpace navigate to the desired profiling mode - Manual Measure or Display Characterisation.

The output of the Calibration Client will mimic the colour displayed, using the patch settings defined via the Hardware Options and Settings menus.
Note: The keyboard 'O' key can be used within the Hardware and Manual Measure menus to quickly Disable/Enable the TPG.

Profiling can then be performed as normal, using the probe connected to ColourSpace, with the Calibration Client displaying the required patches on the display being profiled.


After profiling, a Calibration LUT can be generated as normal within ColourSpace LUT Tools, and used where required, such as within a LUT box, or uploaded directly into a suitable display, or within a grading system, etc.

Calibration Guides

3D LUT Calibration Manual Calibration