- Written by Chris Heinonen
- Published on 04 October 2011
Conclusions About the ChromaPure 2.2 Video Calibration System and Lumagen Radiance Mini-3D Video Processor
Initially, we were very impressed with ChromaPure and are happy to say that with the latest version that still holds true. The interface is still very clean and straightforward, making it easy to get started for anyone. The additional features offered in the new version have added more power and customization than was previously available, yet without added complexity. I did run into a couple of crashes in the software when using the Advanced Color Management section with the Lumagen as a test pattern generator, but this was only because ChromaPure 2.2 does not yet support the new Lumagen saturation test patterns. Support will be added in the next release. I have been told. Overall, ChromaPure is still my choice for calibration software and what I plan to continue to use.
When combined with the Lumagen Radiance, the results that I was able to achieve were even better. I had thought that an external CMS was somewhat outdated now that most displays and projectors included some sort of CMS, but I was certainly wrong in that regard. With the Radiance I was able to achieve results far beyond what I could do with the display controls, and a far better image as a result of it. Given all of the issues that we have found recently with Blu-ray players, receivers, and processors with how they handle colorspace information, adding an external CMS can resolve all of these issues, and give you a far better image to boot. It’s a piece of gear that I didn’t want to return, and that I hope to pick up for good in the future.