Light Illusion said its LightSpace Color Management System (CMS) now includes an option that generates LUTs based on color and gamma data for different camera models as provided by the vendors.
These new LUTs are “technically correct,” Light Illusion said, meaning they may yield a look that’s different from LUTs provided by the camera makers, which may be tweaked for a more visually pleasing result. Light Illusion said those undocumented adjustments can make it difficult to make informed judgments about the actual imaging characteristics of a given camera system.
New options in the LightSpace CMS include three tone-mapping presets, push/pull exposure settings, and peak luminance mapping, which can be used in combination to control exposire and set values for pleasing roll-off in the highlights and shadows. Also included is the ability to set white and black points, as well as to select gamuts and apply transfer functions from drop-down lists defined by the camera vendor. LUTs can be generated for displaying camera footage in the correct color space for a given screen, or to convert an image from a display’s color space back into the camera’s native color space.
Cameras supported so far include Sony, ARRI, Canon, Red and Panasonic, Light Illusion said. More information on the new camera options, including sample images, is available at the Light Illusion website. The new version of LightSpace also adds the ACES/Autodesk CLF/CTF LUT format for broader compatibility, the company said.
At the same time, Light Illusion released LightSpace Connect, a new app for Android and iOS — including devices like Amazon Fire Stick, Google Chromecast, and Apple TV — that generates calibration patches for profiling screens such as mobile devices or TV sets. LightSpace Connect is controlled by either LightSpace CMS or its free counterpart, LightSpace DPS.
Light Illusion: www.lightillusion.com