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Colour Made Simple

Latest News From Light Illusion - Jan. '16

Light Illusion is the world's leading provider of colour management solutions for all applications where colour management is critical, including Film, Post-Production, Broadcast, Home Cinema, Commercial A/V, and more. All managed to the same professional level, enabling unmatched colour accuracy throughout.

Professionals rely on LightSpace CMS


HDR, HLG & UHD

LightSpace CMS

As part of Light Illusion's continued development process for LightSpace CMS a new version has just been released with added HDR, HLG and UHD capabilities.

High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) are extended dynamic range formats that are effectively merging with the Ultra High Definition (UHD) standard, now further defined by the 'UltraHD Premium' standard.

While HDR and HLG are a major development in display technology & standards, the actual applications of the concepts are presently ill defined, making them something of a moving target.

Light Illusion is therefore working very closely with the various technology developers to ensure LightSpace CMS has all the tools available as and when required by the end user. The HDR and HLG capabilities within this new release of LightSpace CMS are already being used by various display manufacturers looking to develop new HDR and HLG capable displays.

The new LightSpace CMS release is available via the Downloads page of the Light Illusion website.

Further information on HDR can be seen on the ST2084 & HLG HDR page of the Light Illusion website.


Why Calibrate?
There are two main reasons for display calibration, depending on the position of any given display within the image chain - initial image grading during program mastering, or later image viewing as a final consumer. Calibration is a Necessity, not an Option!.

Patch Generation
There are many different methods for patch generation, many involving costly hardware, but in reality patch generation can be done very cheaply, and even for free, especially when using the unique DIP (Display Independent Profiling) capability of LightSpace CMS. Read more about the options on the Patch Generation page of the Light Illusion website.

User Guides
To assist with display calibration two new User Guides have been made available, which provide Step-By-Step instructions for both Manual Display Calibration, as well as 3D LUT Display Calibration. Using these guides any user can quickly understand how LightSpace works, and how to gte the best possible final calibration.

Free Look LUTs
Using the standard capabilities of LightSpace CMS Light Illusion has generated a selection of Free Look LUTs that can be downloaded directly from the website. The LUTs include Film Emulation for Log and TV Legal images, as well as an ACES based LUT for use with ARRI Log footage. More usefully, the website page includes a step-by-step guide that explains how LightSpace CMS was used to generate the LUTs!


All Flanders Scientific displays are factory calibrated via LightSpace CMS

"Light Illusion's LightSpace CMS is incredibly powerful while remaining extremely easy to use. It excels at meeting our very stringent calibration needs at Flanders Scientific while remaining easy enough for virtually any user to implement, regardless of previous calibration experience"
Bram Desmet

FSI


Trade-Up to Professional Calibration

Light Illusion offers a Trade-up path for users unhappy with the results they are getting from any alternate calibration system, reducing the financial redundancy inherent in a second calibration system investment.

Any purchased calibration software can be used as a Calibration Software Trade-up to any of the various LightSpace CMS versions - Professional and Home Cinema.


No On-Going Yearly Costs

Unlike alternative calibration systems LightSpace CMS has no additional or yearly fees. One payment and the license is valid for life, including all software revision updates for all options purchased.

Over the life of the product that amounts to a considerable cost saving!


Light Illusion Forums

We also have open user Forums where all aspects of colour management can be discussed.
Please feel free to ask any question there!


Steve Shaw
steve@lightillusion.com
+44 (0)7765 400 908
www.lightillusion.com
Skype: shaw.clan

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