SpectraCal to Show New HDR Display Evaluation Solutions at IBC

High Dynamic Range (HDR) displays have arrived in the consumer and professional markets. Anyone in the post-production community who needs to calibrate these systems and certify to vendors and clients that their display systems are compliant with this technology will need a whole new process.

SpectraCal recently announced the release of their long-awaited HDR-ready CalMAN Version 5.6 software program and the HDR-certified C6 Color Meter, providing the industry with the tools necessary to keep up with the fast-paced advancements. CalMAN is already widely used in the Industry for tuning systems to a number of standards, from EBU to DCI, SMPTE C to Rec709. Those who update to a program with native support for HDR will tune their new environment with an ever-decreasing hassle.

CalMAN v5.6 with HDR can efficiently analyze and calibrate HDR displays. The program further advances the art of color science with the inclusion of even greater direct-load 3D Look-Up Table (3D LUT) calibration functions. It offers support for dozens of different EOTFs (electro-optical transfer functions), including the SMPTE 2084 Perceptual Quantization (PQ) Curve that is at the heart of HDR. The software easily displays the PQ curve's advanced formula calculations, or the results of other gamma tests, in both linear and logarithmic charts for simple analysis and comparison.

CalMAN 5.6 also offers Color Primary reference points for more than 20 Color Gamuts, including both DCI P3 and Rec BT.2020, with different white point and gamma curves to match commercial DCI, Dolby Vision or HDR 10 formats.

HDR displays demand a significantly advanced calibration process, and part of that process is utilizing 3D Look-Up Tables, or LUTs. Before CalMAN, tuning these LUTS was a complicated and time-consuming process. CalMAN 5.6 adds the ability to directly communicate and load 3D LUTs--which greatly speeds up the process--to even more outboard processors, software programs and built-in graphics processors in reference monitors than ever before, all without intermediary software.

Compatible with nearly every colorimeter and test pattern generator used in the industry, CalMAN allows technicians to quickly and simply analyze displays. One button click can rapidly measure nearly limitless data points to benchmark display samples or determine how close a reference monitor conforms to industry standards.

Visit the SpectraCal booth at IBC, stand 10.A14 in Hall 10.

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