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Calman Home for Panasonic Walkthrough

The Panasonic AutoCal workflow for Calman Home provides all the tools needed to ensure color accuracy on your AutoCal capable display. It is designed so users can automatically adjust their color settings for accurate image presentation with confidence.

Each step of this workflow has been optimized to display relevant inform

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.

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 Panasonic

Required Hardware

  • HDR Compatible Pattern Generator
    • For 2019 and newer models, this can be the Panasonic Internal Pattern Generator (For more info see This Article)
    • For 2018 models, a hardware pattern generator like the VideoForge Pro must be used for HDR Calibration
  • HDR Compatible Meter
    • Calman Compatible Panasonic TV
2021JZxxx JXxxx    
2011/2012 (US/NA)VT30/50DT30WT50   
2011/2012 (EU/UK)VT30/50GT30/50DT30/50WT50  

Step 1

Connect your Colorimeter and Pattern Generator to Calman. And, confirm your calibration targets, which have been pre-configured based on your colorspace choice in Step 1
  • 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
  • Connect Pattern Source to your computer. If you are using the Panasonic internal pattern generator, see this article for setup instructions
    • 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
      • HDR/Dolby: Rec.2020
    • Gamma
      • OLED
        • SDR: BT.1886
        • HDR/Dolby: ST.2084 (TV OSD will display Power 2.2)
    • Whitepoint
      • D65

Step 2

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 3

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, enter PIN i-0-8-5
    • Arrow down to isfccc Network and press OK on the remote.
      • This option will be disabled if the PIN is not set to i-0-8-5
      • An HDMI signal must be fed into the TV and selected as the input.
        • The ISFCCC Network option does not display when you are using one of the App inputs, like Netflix
      • In some regions, this option may be disabled in firmware. Contact Panasonic support for your region for more information.
    • At this point, the TV will read “Waiting for Connection.”
  • Click on the Find Panasonic TV button, select Model of Panasonic you are calibrating.
  • 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
  • After selecting your picture mode, click the Full DDC Reset button.
  • For SDR Calibration: Check that the Colorspace setting is set to BT.709HDR is not selected and the Gamma is set to BT.1886

Step 4

On this page, Calman will adjust your display’s White Balance
  • Click the AutoCal button to perform the 2pt greyscale AutoCal

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.

Note: This step is not present in HDR

  • 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 correct data points that correspond to the colorspace (SDR/HDR/HLG) you’re calibrating to auto-calibrate the Grayscale/Luminance response on your display.

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

Note: This step is not present in HDR

  • 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 6

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 Calibrate HDR 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.

Panasonic (2019) Internal Pattern Generator 

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