The Quantum Data series, consisting of the 780, 880, and 980 models, offers a comprehensive solution for display calibration and control. This guide aims to provide a detailed overview of the compatibility requirements and setup procedures for these models. By following the instructions outlined in this guide, users can effectively connect the Quantum Data generators to Calman software and customize the HDR10 output mode settings according to their specific needs.
To establish a successful connection between the generators and Calman, it is crucial to ensure that the appropriate version of Calman is installed, depending on the model being used. Additionally, the Quantum Data firmware must be updated to the required version for HDR10 support. The connection can be established through various control connections such as USB, RS-232, or Ethernet, depending on the series.
Furthermore, this guide will cover the installation of the Quantum Data device driver, the selection of the manufacturer and model in Calman, and the process of establishing the connection. Additionally, it will explain the customizable HDR10 settings and the various parameters that can be adjusted to achieve optimal display calibration.
By following the guidelines provided in this guide, users can harness the full potential of the Quantum Data series and achieve accurate and precise display calibration for their innovative applications.
- Calman version 5.6.0 or later is required for compatibility with 780 and 880 series, while Calman version 5.7.0 or later is required for compatibility with 980 series.
- Quantum Data firmware version 15092260 or later is necessary for HDR10 support.
- Different control connections (USB, RS-232, Ethernet) are required for each series.
- The device driver for the Quantum Data generator must be installed for proper device connection.
Quantum Data 780/880/980 Series
The Quantum Data 780/880/980 Series consists of pattern generators that can be controlled by Calman software and provide HDR test patterns for HDR10 compatible displays. These generators offer compatibility with different versions of Calman software and require specific firmware versions for HDR10 support. The 780 Series requires a serial over USB control connection, while the 880 Series requires an RS-232 serial control connection, and the 980 Series requires an Ethernet control connection. The installation of the Quantum Data device driver is necessary for proper device connection. Calman provides a device connection procedure that involves installing the device driver, connecting the generator to the computer using a USB cable, and establishing the connection through Calman. The Source Settings in Calman allow users to select test pattern size and type, set measurement delay time, control HD-SDI output, choose colorspace, select specialty patterns, and enable HDR10 support for HDR displays. Customization of HDR10 output mode settings can be done using EIA-861.3 specifications, including adjustments to Mastering Display EOTF, Primaries, White Point, Max Luminance, and Min Luminance. The Quantum Data generators serve as pattern generators for display calibration and can be controlled by Calman software to provide accurate and innovative solutions for calibration needs.
To ensure seamless integration, it is imperative to meet the specified software and firmware requirements for the quantum data devices. The compatibility requirements for the Quantum Data 780/880/980 series are as follows:
- Calman version 5.6.0 or later for 780 and 880 series
- Calman version 5.7.0 or later for 980 series
- Quantum Data firmware version 15092260 or later for HDR10 support
- Different control connections for each series (USB, RS-232, Ethernet)
These compatibility requirements ensure that the Quantum Data generators can be properly connected and controlled by the Calman software. It is important to have the correct software version and firmware version for optimal performance and functionality. This allows for accurate display calibration and the utilization of HDR10 support, providing users with innovative solutions for their display calibration needs.
Device Driver Installation
Device driver installation is an essential step in establishing a proper connection between the Quantum Data generator and the computer. To ensure seamless communication, it is recommended to install the Quantum Data device driver from either the Calman Device Driver Pack or download it directly from the Quantum Data website. The device driver acts as a bridge between the generator and the computer, enabling them to exchange data and commands effectively. Without the driver, the connection may not be recognized, and the generator may not function as intended. Therefore, it is crucial to install the device driver to ensure a smooth and reliable connection between the Quantum Data generator and the computer, facilitating the calibration and testing processes for innovative display technologies.
Calman Device Connection Procedure
It is necessary to install the device driver for the generator and establish a connection between the Quantum Data generator and the computer using a USB cable in order to connect the Calman software to the Quantum Data generator. The device driver can be installed from the Calman Device Driver Pack or downloaded from the Quantum Data website. Once the driver is installed, follow the Calman Device Connection Procedure to establish the connection. Open Calman and click ‘Find Source’ on the Source Settings tab. Select Quantum Data as the manufacturer and choose the appropriate model. Enter the Com Port or IP address for the connected generator and click ‘Connect’ to establish the connection.
|1||Install the device driver for the generator|
|2||Connect the Quantum Data generator to the computer using a USB cable|
|3||Open Calman and click ‘Find Source’ on the Source Settings tab|
|4||Select Quantum Data as the manufacturer and choose the appropriate model|
|5||Enter the Com Port or IP address for the connected generator|
|6||Click ‘Connect’ to establish the connection|
The Source Settings section allows users to select the desired test pattern size and type for calibration purposes. This feature provides options for optimizing measurement speed by setting the measurement delay time. Users can also control HD-SDI output and choose the desired colorspace. The Quantum Data generator offers specialty patterns that can be selected for calibration. Additionally, HDR10 support can be enabled for HDR displays, allowing users to customize HDR10 output mode settings according to EIA-861.3 specifications. This includes adjusting the Mastering Display EOTF, Primaries, White Point, Max Luminance, and Min Luminance. Users can also set the Maximum Content Light Level (MaxCLL) and Maximum Frame-Average Light Level (MaxFALL) to fine-tune the HDR10 metadata. The Source Settings provide comprehensive options for users to optimize their calibration process and achieve accurate results.
HDR10 metadata customization involves adjusting various settings such as the Mastering Display EOTF, Primaries, White Point, Max Luminance, and Min Luminance, as well as setting the Maximum Content Light Level (MaxCLL) and Maximum Frame-Average Light Level (MaxFALL) to ensure optimal display calibration for HDR content. The Mastering Display EOTF represents the transfer function used to convert the encoded values to the actual displayed luminance. The Primaries define the color gamut of the display, while the White Point determines the color temperature. Max Luminance represents the maximum brightness level that the display can achieve, and Min Luminance defines the lowest level of brightness. Additionally, setting the MaxCLL and MaxFALL values ensures that the HDR content is displayed accurately by specifying the maximum light level and the maximum average light level in the content. These adjustments are crucial for achieving accurate and vibrant HDR visuals on compatible displays.
The pattern generator serves as a crucial tool for display calibration and can be controlled by the Calman software, enhancing the accuracy and efficiency of the calibration process. Quantum Data generators, such as the 780, 880, and 980 series, function as pattern generators for display calibration. They provide a wide range of test patterns that can be used to evaluate the performance and quality of the display being calibrated. These patterns include color bars, grayscale ramps, and specialty patterns. By using the Calman software to control the Quantum Data generator, users can easily select and display the desired test patterns on the target display. This allows for precise adjustments to be made to the display’s settings, ensuring optimal image quality and color accuracy. Additionally, Quantum Data generators also provide HDR test patterns for HDR10 compatible displays, enabling accurate calibration of high dynamic range content.
Quantum Data 780 Series
Serial over USB control connection is required for the Quantum Data 780 Series, which offers HDR10 support with firmware versions 15092260 or later. This series of generators allows for display calibration and can be controlled by Calman software. To establish the control connection, the Quantum Data device driver needs to be downloaded from the Quantum Data website. The Quantum Data 780 Series provides advanced features for calibration, including the ability to select test pattern size and type, set measurement delay time, control HD-SDI output, choose colorspace, and enable HDR10 support for HDR displays. In addition, specialty patterns from the Quantum Data generator can be selected. The Quantum Data 780 Series is a versatile and innovative tool for display calibration with HDR10 support.
|Control Connection||Serial over USB|
|Firmware Version||15092260 or later|
|Device Driver||Download from Quantum Data website|