AVLab TPG is a tool that acts as a figurative bridge, connecting display calibration and profiling to achieve accurate color reproduction. Its integration with AVLab Test Patch Generator enables precise patch generation and closed-loop display profiling. The TPG operation is accessed through the profiling window and controlled via the hardware options menu. To ensure proper functionality, correct driver installation and HDMI cable connections are required, with AVLab serving as the intermediary for input and output. AVLab provides various options, including selecting AVLab from the hardware drop-down list, choosing the appropriate serial port, determining the desired signal range, and configuring calibration patches for the desired patch size. However, there are limitations to consider, such as different code value range options and the necessity of correct patch scale settings. AVLab seamlessly complements ColourSpace products, enhancing their overall functionality. Given its ability to enhance display calibration and profiling, AVLab TPG proves to be a valuable tool for post-broadcast applications, catering to the pursuit of accurate color reproduction.
- AVLab TPG integrates with ColourSpace to provide accurate patch generation and closed-loop display profiling.
- TPG operation is controlled via the Hardware Options menu and accessed through the Profiling window.
- Initial setup involves verifying correct drivers installation, connecting HDMI cables to AVLab and display, and ensuring a valid HDMI signal input.
- AVLab options include selecting the device, choosing the serial port for connection, selecting the signal range, and setting calibration patch options.
What is AVLab TPG?
AVLab TPG is a hardware device that integrates with AVLab Test Patch Generator, providing accurate patch generation and closed-loop display profiling. It enhances ColourSpace integration for enhanced display calibration and profiling. This device offers a range of features to optimize display performance. It is controlled through the Hardware Options menu and accessed via the Profiling window. Correct driver installation is crucial for its operation. AVLab TPG requires HDMI cables to be connected to both the input and output of the device. Initial setup involves verifying correct driver installation, connecting HDMI cables, ensuring a valid HDMI signal input, and connecting AVLab TPG to the ColourSpace laptop via a USB cable. The device offers various options for customization, including selecting the AVLab from the Hardware drop-down list, choosing the correct Serial Port for connection, and selecting the desired signal range. It also provides configuration limitations to consider, such as the available code value range options and patch scale settings. AVLab TPG operates as a patch generator during the profiling process, mimicking displayed colors using defined patch settings. It works seamlessly with ColourSpace products, enhancing their functionality for accurate color reproduction. Additionally, it is suitable for post-broadcast applications, making it an innovative tool for display calibration and profiling.
Integration and Operation
Integration and operation of the AVLab Test Patch Generator involves connecting the device to the display and ColorSpace laptop, verifying correct driver installation, and selecting the appropriate settings for signal range and patch size. To ensure accurate color reproduction, the AVLab TPG offers enhanced integration with ColourSpace, providing closed-loop display profiling. Here are three key aspects of the integration and operation:
Accurate patch generation: The AVLab TPG generates precise patches that mimic displayed colors, allowing for accurate calibration and profiling.
Closed-loop display profiling: By connecting the AVLab TPG to the ColourSpace laptop, users can perform profiling with a probe, while the AVLab TPG displays the required patches on the profiled display.
Enhanced ColourSpace integration: The AVLab TPG seamlessly integrates with ColourSpace products, enhancing their functionality and providing comprehensive display calibration and profiling capabilities.
With its advanced integration and operation features, the AVLab TPG offers innovative solutions for achieving accurate color reproduction in various applications.
The initial setup process involves verifying correct driver installation, connecting HDMI cables to the AVLab and display, ensuring a valid HDMI signal input, and connecting the AVLab to the ColourSpace laptop via a USB cable. To start, users need to confirm the proper installation of drivers through the Windows Device Manager. Next, they should connect the HDMI cables to both the AVLab and the display. It is crucial to ensure that a valid HDMI signal is being inputted to the AVLab. Finally, users should connect the AVLab to the ColourSpace laptop using a USB cable. This initial setup process is essential to ensure the proper functioning of the AVLab and its integration with ColourSpace, providing reliable and accurate display calibration and profiling capabilities.
Calibration and Profiling
Calibration and profiling require users to follow specific procedures to accurately measure and adjust color reproduction on the display. The AVLab TPG provides enhanced display calibration and profiling capabilities when used in conjunction with ColourSpace. To ensure accurate results, users need to select the AVLab TPG from the Hardware drop-down list in ColourSpace and choose the correct Serial Port for connection. Additionally, users must select the desired signal range (Video or Data) and set the Calibration Patches option for the desired patch size. It is important to note that the AVLab TPG has three Code Value Range options: RGB 0-255, YUV444 16-235, and YUV422 16-235. The RGB option works with any Patch Scale option in ColourSpace, while the YUV modes only work with Patch Scale set to Legal. Users should also use the correct Patch Scale setting for RGB Limited (or Extended) in AVLabs OSD menu. During the profiling operation, the AVLab TPG generates the required patches on the profiled display, which are then measured using a probe connected to ColourSpace. The resulting data can be used to generate a Calibration LUT within ColourSpace for use in grading systems, LUT boxes, or uploaded to a suitable display.