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.


CalMAN Required Version
  • CalMAN Studio, Video Pro, or Ultimate
    • CalMAN 2019 v5.10.0
  • For instructions on CalMAN Home for Panasonic see This Article
CalMAN Required Workflows
  • Panasonic SDR Workflow
  • Panasonic HDR Workflow
Required Hardware
  • HDR and Dolby Vision Compatible Pattern Generator
  • HDR Compatible Meter

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SDR Calibration

Step 1

  • From the CalMAN Menu in the top-left, choose Open Workflow Template and then Panasonic SDR Workflow
  • Click Next on the first page to proceed to hardware connection

Connect your Colorimeter and Pattern Generator to CalMAN.

  • 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)
  • Connect Pattern Source to your computer. If you are using the 2019 Panasonic internal pattern generator, see this article for setup instructions
    • Click the Find Source button then select your source
    • Select the pattern window size
      • Window 10%

Connect to, and prepare your Panasonic TV for calibration

  • Connect the CalMAN computer to the same network to which the Panasonic TV is connected.
  • Under Menu\Network\Network Status\Status Details note the IP address.
  • On the Panasonic TV, open the Picture menu
    • Under Picture\Viewing Mode, select Professional 1 or Professional 2
    • Under Picture\Lock Settings, create or enter PIN
    • Arrow down to   Network and press OK on the remote.
    • At this point, the TV will read “Waiting for Connection"
  • Click on the Find Display button, select Panasonic - GZ Series
  • Under Socket Connection, enter the TV’s IP Address that you noted above.
  • Click Connect on the Find Display dialog.
  • 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 Pro 1 - Day or Pro 2 - Night

Step 2

Confirm your calibration targets and prepare TV

  • Press Reset Targets
  • For SDR, calibration targets should be:
    • Rec709
    • D65
    • BT.1886
  • Hardware Options
    • Pattern Size: Window 10
    • Pattern Insertion: ON
      • Frequency 45
      • Duration 5
      • Intensity 25

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

  • Select your target picture mode
    • Options are Pro 1 - Day or Pro 2 - Night
  • Press Full DDC Reset
    • This will configure several of the TVs settings to the ideal values. 

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

On this page, CalMAN will adjust your display's White Balance

  • Click the AutoCal button to perform the 2pt greyscale AutoCal

Step 7

Here CalMAN will adjust the Multipoint Greyscale of your display.

  • Press the AutoCal button and select the SDR greyscale points on the AutoCal dialog

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

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 10

In this step, you'll take readings of your display after the calibration using the Pantone ColorChecker patterns

  • Measure the display with 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.

Step 11

In this step, you'll take readings of your display after the calibration using Saturation Sweeps

  • Click the Read Series [...] button
  • Click Next to review calibration.

 


Step 12

Post-calibration readings to document the post-calibration condition of the display.

  • Click the Read Series [...] button

SDR Calibration is now complete


HDR Calibration

Step 1

  • From the CalMAN Menu in the top-left, choose Open Workflow Template and then Panasonic HDR Workflow
  • Click Next on the first page to proceed to hardware connection

Connect your Colorimeter and Pattern Generator to CalMAN.

  • 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)
  • Connect Pattern Source to your computer. If you are using the 2019 Panasonic internal pattern generator, see this article for setup instructions
    • Click the Find Source button then select your source
    • Select the pattern window size
      • Window 10%

Connect to, and prepare your Panasonic TV for calibration

  • Connect the CalMAN computer to the same network to which the Panasonic TV is connected.
  • Under Menu\Network\Network Status\Status Details note the IP address.
  • On the Panasonic TV, open the Picture menu
    • Under Picture\Viewing Mode, select Professional 1 or Professional 2
    • Under Picture\Lock Settings, create or enter PIN
    • Arrow down to   Network and press OK on the remote.
    • At this point, the TV will read “Waiting for Connection"
  • Click on the Find Display button, select Panasonic - GZ Series
  • Under Socket Connection, enter the TV’s IP Address that you noted above.
  • Click Connect on the Find Display dialog.
  • 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 Pro 1 - Day or Pro 2 - Night
    • Choose Color Gamut: BT.2020
    • Check the HDR Checkbox

Step 2

Confirm your calibration targets and prepare TV

  • Press Reset Targets
  • For HDR, calibration targets should be:
    • rec.2020
    • D65
    • ST.2084
  • Hardware Options
    • Pattern Size: Window 10
    • Pattern Insertion: ON
      • Frequency 5
      • Duration 5
      • Intensity 25

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

  • Select your target picture mode
    • Options are Pro 1 - Day or Pro 2 - Night
  • Press Full DDC Reset
    • This will configure several of the TVs settings to the ideal values. 
      • Note: If values are being reset to incorrect values, ensure HDR Checkbox is checked in Step 1

Step 5

On this page, CalMAN will adjust your display's White Balance

  • Click the AutoCal button to perform the 2pt greyscale AutoCal

Step 6

Here CalMAN will adjust the Multipoint Greyscale of your display.

  • Press the AutoCal button and select the HDR10 or HLG greyscale points on the AutoCal dialog, depending on your calibration targets

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

In this step, you'll take readings of your display after the calibration using the Pantone ColorChecker patterns

  • Measure the display with 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.

Step 9

Post-calibration readings to document the post-calibration condition of the display.

  • Click the Read Series [...] button