FSI Calibration Guide

FSI Calibration Guide
Using CR100 / CalMAN / BoxIO
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FSI Calibration Guide Using CR100 / CalMAN / BoxIO
Begin by setting your FSI monitor to the default profile.
Menu > System > Load Profile > Default.
When prompted, confirm by selecting Yes.
Bypass the 3D LUT in the monitor’s Color Management menu.
Color Management > LUT Bypass > 3D LUT.
Start CalMAN and select Color Cube 3D LUT as your workflow.
From the Source Tab in CalMAN select Find Source.
Select Flanders Scientific, then select FSI BoxIO. Enter the IP
Address of BoxIO and click Connect.
With the CR100 connected click on the Meters tab.
Select Find Meter.
Select Colorimetry Research Inc. meters (USB) and
click search. Select the CR100.
Select the correct Meter Mode Matrix from the Meter
Mode (Target Display Type) dropdown selection.
Set Sync Mode to On.
To sync, press the Sync Meter button.
With the CR100 in the middle of the screen select
Initialize Meter.
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FSI Calibration Guide Using CR100 / CalMAN / BoxIO
From Direct Display Control Tab select Find Display, then select
SpectraCal, then select SpectraCal - Cube Generator (3D LUT).
Click on Session Options on the left side and set your Calibration
Standard or create your own.
We recommend changing Lum. Response Target to Power 2.4.
Once your Calibration Standard is set click on 3D Cube LUT on the
left side under Display Calibration then click on the AutoCal button
on the lower right hand side.
In the AutoCal Setup Window set FlandersScientific (.cfe CFE2) as
the File Format and then select your monitor model from the dropdown list.
Select the LUT position name (we suggest the
user1, user2 or user3 LUT positions) and location to save your LUT under the File Path
Select your calibration type. All selections are
valid, but generally speaking larger profiles
will yield better results. If you are short on time
we suggest you use CalMAN’s Lightning LUT
capability instead of a smaller display characterization. See the appendix for more details.
Center your CR100 probe in front of the screen
and select OK from the AutoCal Setup window in CalMAN to begin the profiling process.
Once the profile is complete your LUT file will
be stored in the location previously selected.
Copy this LUT file. Finally plug the provided update cable into your computer and monitor, paste the file
onto the monitor (shown as mass storage device when connected), and Select Update LUT (or Update
CFE) from the Color Management (or Display Alignment menu) on your monitor.
When the LUT update is complete set LUT Bypass back to None on the monitor and then select your
corresponding LUT position from the Color Management / Display Alignment menu to activate your
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FSI Calibration Guide Using CR100 / CalMAN / BoxIO
Appendix: Tips and Tricks
Short on Time?
If you have time and want to generate optimal results a large test patch sequence is ideal (3000+ patches). However, CalMAN’s Lightning LUT can generate extremely good calibration results very quickly.
Keep in mind that the more linear the display is the better the results will be. You can start the Lightning
LUT by following the steps above. On the AutoCAL Setup page select Lightning LUT from the Calibration Type drop down and complete the remaining steps.
DCI P3 Calibration
If calibrating to a P3 target please note that the P3 setting on the monitor activates a unique gamma
and white balance response separate from the standard settings. One of the two methods below may
be used for accurate P3 calibration:
1. You can follow the standard procedure outlined above and save your custom P3 calibration to one
of the USER positions on the monitor (e.g. user1, user2, or user3). If using this method do not save to
the P3 position on the monitor as you will get a poor result.
2. The monitor may be placed in P3 mode and a unity LUT can be loaded to the P3 position. Then you
will profile without bypassing the 3D LUT (bypass LUT set to none). When complete you will override
the unity LUT loaded into the P3 position with your new 3D LUT.
OLED Black Level Setup and BT.1886 Calibration
The default black level of OLED monitors is effectively 0 nits (cd/m2), which is well below the accurate
or repeatable thresholds of most measuring devices. A BT.1886 EOTF on a display with a black level of
0 nits is actually equal to a 2.4 gamma response. For both of these reasons it is advisable to calibrate to
a target of 2.4 gamma when calibrating an OLED with black at 0 nits so that noise or junk readings are
not being factored into your calibration’s EOTF. Once calibration is complete you can use the “bright”
knob/key on the monitor to adjust your black level higher if desired. When calibrated to a target of 2.4
with black at 0 the brightness rotary knob control maintains a BT.1886 response for any given black
level. The appropriate black level is a function of both viewing environment and personal preference,
but a range of 0 nits to no more than 0.05 nits is generally advisable.
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