Software developer Portrait Displays has partnered with LG Electronics to provide autocalibration capability for LG’s 2018 OLED and SUPER UHD televisions.
Because all 2018 LG OLED and SUPER UHD TVs allow Portrait’s CalMAN direct access to internal look-up tables (1D and 3D LUTs), the color accuracy can be so precise that the TVs can now match the video accuracy of professional reference monitors. Portrait’s CalMAN software is the video calibration solution chosen by nearly every professional video calibrator, and by most end users in broadcast, production and post-production, as well as the most popular solution for home video enthusiasts. Autocalibration means a task that could require an hour into one that can be performed in minutes, according to the companies.
LG is the first manufacturer to allow CalMAN direct access to the underlying hardware look-up tables in the television. This allows for increased calibration flexibility and is not limited to the adjustment ranges of manual on screen calibration controls. They are also the first televisions to offer three-dimensional look-up tables (3D LUTs) as one of the CalMAN accessible tables. 3D LUTs allow correction of minute color variances. 3D LUT correction has long been the gold standard for video accuracy among video industry professionals.
The CalMAN AutoCal by SpectraCal capability on the 2018 LG TVs extends across the LG premium television product line, and is available not only for standard dynamic range (SDR) but also for all three varieties of high dynamic range (HDR): HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision.