Samsung Electronics announced the availability of Portrait Displays’ new auto calibration software, CalMAN with AutoCal, on its 2017 QLED TVs. This software is used by professional video calibrators within the display industry, and most end users in the broadcast, production and post-production industries.
Calibration is the process of gradually adjusting the color of a TV display. This process is especially important to designers, photographers and video professionals, who aim to match colors perfectly between input devices, such as monitors, and output devices, such as printers. Calibration provides users the ability to optimize their desired viewing experience based on their viewing environments.
In partnership with Portrait Displays, the world’s leading provider of video display calibration software, Samsung QLED TVs are the world’s first TVs that support auto calibration for high dynamic range (HDR) picture quality. Previously, auto calibration was only available for standard dynamic range (SDR) picture quality.
Traditionally, the calibration process could take hours as the users had to manually tune TVs via a remote control using an on-screen menu. This process was both a tedious and sometimes inaccurate method of calibration. Today, QLED TVs with the CalMAN with AutoCal software automatically measure and adjust hundreds of settings in mere minutes with just a few simple clicks.
To use CalMAN with AutoCal software on a QLED TV, users simply need to obtain the AutoCal Calibration Kit and install the software onto their computer. Once downloaded, users can connect their computer to their QLED TV to begin the autocalibration process. The QLED TV will then share its menu settings with the software so that it can automatically adjust the TV’s picture quality to the user’s preferences.
Samsung QLED TV users can also measure the color volume of their TV using the CalMAN with AutoCal software. Color volume is the latest standard of picture quality that indicates how displays express color accurately, regardless of its brightness level. Samsung QLED TVs are the world’s first and only lineup that can express 100 percent color volume.