Light Illusion releases LightSpace CMS17 June 2010
Promising to make colour management easy, Light Illusion has released LightSpace CMS, a fully featured Colour Management System (CMS) and a continued development of Light Illusion’s LUT Manager display and calibration software.
The launch of LightSpace CMS brings major calibration enhancements to users, with full display and film profiling capabilities, as well as the automatic generation of calibration LUTs from the various profiles generated.
The new LightSpace CMS makes it much easier to implement total colour management facility-wide, for DI, vfx, grading, animation, games, or exhibition, using any direct display or projection monitoring system. LightSpace CMS is not only suitable for visualising film images on digital displays, but also for directly matching different displays, allowing operators, colourists, supervisors, DoPs and directors to know a matched final look is presented at every point in the digital post production chain, saving time and effort and avoiding unexpected results.
“LightSpace CMS makes accurate colour management available to all industry operations, and its new tools and capabilities really help to enhance facilities’ calibration capabilities and accuracy.” said Steve Shaw, CEO of Light Illusion. “While LightSpace CMS will be welcome in all facilities looking for high quality colour management, its affordable price makes it easy for studios, post and broadcast facilities to establish company-wide colour calibration, regardless of the specific display or creative hardware being used.”
LightSpace CMS is a totally open solution, providing calibration for all and any system where colour management is critical, and brings together a range of tools and capabilities that go far further than simple LUT building, with options that provide for full underlying colour management, display profiling, profile matching (auto-LUT generation), direct profile and LUT transformation, calibration visualisation and display comparison, colour space conversion, and even batch image processing with multiple image parameter controls.
Accurate colour management requires precise profiling of the display devices in use, as well as the whole image workflow. LightSpace CMS enables customers to accurately measure all displays to fully manage the colour pipeline, regardless of the technology being used, including CRT, LCD, plasma, DPL, LED, direct display or projection, digital or film. From the generated profiles all display technologies within a facility (or even wider afield) can be accurately managed.
A wide and growing range of measuring probes can be used, including X-Rite Hubble, Klein K-10, i1 Pro, i1 Display2, i1 Display1, i1 Display LT, and ColorMunki.
LightSpace CMS can be purchased as a fully configured package, or via option components allowing customers to build their colour management tools as their requirement grows.