LightSpace CMS is the de-facto standard for advanced colour management within the global film, TV, and post-production industries where colour control is critical, as well as uniquely providing home cinema calibrators with exactly the same tools, capabilities and accuracy as the professional LightSpace CMS versions.
LightSpace CMS has a range of versions tailored to meet the differing requirements of users, from those looking for just LUT conversion, through initial calibration for hobbyists, to high-end colour workflow management for professional Film & TV post-production and broadcast facilities.
LightSpace CMS is the de-facto standard for advanced colour management within the global film, TV, and post-production industries where colour control is not just critical, but requires facility-wide management from a simple to use system that is display format and workflow agnostic.
LightSpace CMS is the only colour management system to meet all these criteria, providing fully integrated facility-wide colour management for on-set, post-production, and broadcast workflows. Uniquely, a single LightSpace CMS license can provide total facility-wide calibration capabilities, without the need for multiple systems or a ‘floating’ license.
The LightSpace CMS versions for Home Cinema calibration have exactly the same tools, capabilities and accuracy as the professional LightSpace CMS versions, guaranteeing images seen on a home cinema system will match perfectly the look intended by the film’s DoP and Director.
Manual Display Calibration
LightSpace CMS can be used for manual Display Calibration, using any display’s in-built Colour Management System (CMS) controls to accurately calibrate the display as far as is possible with the display’s provided controls, such as brightness, contrast, gamma, bias & gain, saturation, etc. Uniquely, manual display calibration can be performed with the Free LightSpace DPS version of LightSpace CMS.
3D LUT Based Display Calibration
LightSpace CMS provides unmatched display calibration using 3D LUTs, via the most advanced colour mathematics engine available within any alternative calibration system. As such, all LightSpace CMS systems operate in a totally unique way, providing final results that far exceed those of alternate systems, combined with unmatched speed, with far greater tools, options, and capabilities. A direct comparison of LightSpace CMS with Spectracal’s Calman and DisplayCal/Argyll shows the superiority of LightSpace CMS.
Unparalleled Colour Mathematics Engine
The latest release of LightSpace CMS has added new Fit Space and Map Space options for LUT generation, which use new and totally unique Colour Engine Algorithms for the calculation of the calibration LUT from profile data.
The results of these new Colour Engine Algorithms are far superior results to any alternative calibration systems, and are especially superior for displays that have a gamut that is significantly lower than the target colour space, or for displays that prove difficult to calibrate via the alternative Peak Chroma or Peak Luma options with LightSpace CMS, due to being particularly poor displays, with very irregular response to input stimulus change.
LightSpace Version Upgrades
Any version of LightSpace CMS can be Upgraded to any other version at any time, enabling users to add to their LightSpace CMS software capabilities as and when needed. For example, upgrading to a LightSpace CMS license with calibration capabilities from a previously purchased LightSpace LUTs+ license.
See Upgrades & Licensing.
LightSpace XPT is the ‘Expert’ version of LightSpace CMS, and combines all other versions and capabilities into the single most capable calibration, colour workflow, and look management system available.
LightSpace PRO is the standard LightSpace CMS version for advanced colour management, for those that do not require Batch LUT Processing, LUT Burn-in for image sequences, and ARRI/ACES/CDL tools.