Each step of this workflow has been optimized to display relevant information, and automatically configure common settings. Both Pre-Calibration and Post-Calibration measurement steps are included for comparing pre- and post-performance.

For an accurate calibration on your Sony display, this workflow has been set to Rec 709 Colorspace and Power 2.2 gamma. 

Note: For best results, the workflow steps should be performed in order, as many steps include automation designed to be performed in order


  • CalMAN Required Version
    • CalMAN Home for Sony 2019 v5.10.0 or newer
  • Required Hardware
    • CalMAN Compatible Pattern Generator
    • CalMAN Compatible Meter
    • CalMAN Compatible Sony TV
      • Must be running Android 8.0 or higher to download CalMAN for Bravia
        • Note: 8.0 update currently delayed in European Market. For more info see this Sony Support Article
2016 2017 2018 2019
Z9D/ZD9 A1/A1E A9F/AF9 Z9D/F
  X94E/XE94 Z9F/ZF9 A9F/A8F
  X94E/XE94 A8F/AF8 A9G/A8G
  X93E/XE93 X90F/XF90 A1E
  X90E/XE90 X85F/XF85 X850E/F/G
    X83F/XF83 X940E/X930E
    X80F/XF83 X800G/E
    X80F/XF80 X900F/E
    X75F/XF75 X950G
      X750F
      X830F
      Z9G
      X780F

NOTE:

  • The models in BOLD support AutoCal for...
    • Luminance
    • 20 point Greyscale
    • Color Gamut
  • All other models listed support...
    • Luminance
    • 10 point Grayscale

HDR Calibration Note

  • The calibration of SDR (2.2 Gamma, D65, Rec 709) is automatically applied to HDR and other gamma formulas.
  • You can validate it by changing CalMAN and your Pattern Generator to HDR settings (2.2 Gamma, D65, BT.2020, and retaking all the measurements by Read Series.
    • HDR Compatible Pattern Generator required for validation
      • VideoForge PRO
      • Murideo Six-G
  • You can do so in the Validation section of this workflow, but for checking HDR, we highly recommend you to use HDR Analysis workflow instead.

Step 1

  • From the CalMAN Menu in the top-left, choose Open Workflow Template and then Sony AutoCal

Step 2

Connect your Colorimeter and Pattern Generator to CalMAN. And, confirm your calibration targets, which have been pre-configured based on suggested values

  • Plug your meter into a USB port on the computer and press the Find Meter button on the left
    • When your meter is connected, select your display type from the dropdown (this will vary by meter)
      • OLED: White-OLED (OLED (White) LG, Panasonic, FSI 2018 for C6 Meter)
      • LCD: Varies by model and year. 2018 Master Series LCDs are PFS Phosphor
  • Connect Pattern Source to your computer
    • Click the Find Source button then select your source
    • Select the pattern window size
      • OLED:  Window 10%
      • LCD: Constant APL 10
  • Confirm your Calibration Targets
    • Colorspace
      • SDR: Rec.709/sRGB
    • Gamma
      • OLED
        • SDR: BT.1886
    • Whitepoint
      • D65

Step 3

In this step, you'll take readings of your display before the calibration. These will be used to compare your calibration results

  • To take Pre-Calibration Measurements click the Read Series [...] button to measure the display's grayscale and ColorChecker response
    • This will provide a point of reference to compare your calibration results

Step 4

Download and install the CalMAN for Bravia App and connect to your Sony TV for calibration

  • Install the app

    • Make sure your TV connected to the Internet, then open Google Play Store on your TV.
    • Search for and install an app called CalMAN for BRAVIA
      • Note: If the app does not appear...
        • Your TV may not be a compatible model
        • Your TV may not be updated to Android 8.0
  • Connect

    • Launch CalMAN for BRAVIA on your TV. When successfully launched, your BRAVIA will be ready to connect to CalMAN and its IP address will be shown on the upper right corner.
    • In the app select the HDMI input # your pattern generator is connected to.
      Click the Find BRAVIA TV device button.
    • Then enter your TV's IP Address into the connection dialog box. You can find the IP address in the upper right corner of the CalMAN for BRAVIA app.
  • Select Picture Mode to Calibrate.

    • Using the picture mode dropdown menu to the right, select which picture mode you would like to calibrate. Options are Custom for Pro 1 or Custom for Pro 2.

    • After selecting your picture mode, click the Full DDC Reset button. This resets and prepares the picture mode for calibration.


Step 5

In this step, you will be able to adjust the Luminance of your display to match your desired target. Luminance is a subjective target. SDR reference luminance is 100cd/m2, but you may need to target higher to account for the ambient light in your environment.

  • Click the Measure Luminance button to measure your TV's light output at 100% white and adjust the display’s peak white to the desired luminance.
    • Luminance is a subjective target. SDR reference luminance is 100nits, but you may need to target higher to account for the ambient light in your environment.
  • Adjust your TV's backlight/OLED light control so your TV is about 15% brighter than your final target to account for a reduction in luminance when calibrating the 1D LUT in the next step
  • Press Stop when luminance adjustment is complete

Step 6

Here CalMAN will adjust the Multipoint Greyscale of your display.

  • Press the AutoCal button and select the 20 active greyscale data points.
    • Click OK to begin greyscale AutoCal

Step 7

On this page, CalMAN will adjust the Colorspace/CMS controls on your display

 

  • Press the AutoCal button to open AutoCal dialog
    • All options are preconfigured
  • Click OK to begin colorspace AutoCal process

Step 8

Here you will be able to manually adjust your Brightness and Contrast to ensure the display is not clipping away any RGB values near white

 

  • Adjust the display's Brightness and Contrast controls to set dynamic range (black to peak white).
    • In most cases, the default brightness and contrast values are appropriate for calibration
  • Click the Brightness button to display the brightness pattern then adjust brightness manually.
  • Click the Contrast button to display the contrast pattern then adjust contrast as high as possible without blending the brightest gray bars together and without shifting their color.
  • In the Datapoint levels drop-down, select Clipping with Peak White (90-109%), unless your pattern source does not generate patterns over 100% white, then select Clipping (90-100%).
  • Click the Read Series button and view the clipping detector graph chart to verify the Contrast adjustment.
  • If the RGB signals plateau at peak levels, reduce the Contrast slightly and retest.
  • Select the 100/235 pattern, click the Read Continuous button, and adjust the display’s peak white to the desired luminance from Step 5

Step 9

In this step, you'll take readings of your display after the calibration. These will be used to compare your calibration results

  • Measure the display with a combination of a grayscale and X-Rite/Pantone ColorChecker patterns. This provides an accurate assessment of the display following calibration and will be represented along with the pre-calibration readings on the next page
  • Click the Read Series [...] button to measure the display's grayscale and ColorChecker® response.
  • Click Next to review calibration.

Step 10

  • Pre (top) and Post (bottom) calibration information will show the calibration results. 
  • Click New Cal to return to the introduction page, where you can choose to calibrate a new picture mode and/or colorspace
  • Click Save Data to complete this calibration.