SpectraCal, Inc. has released a hand-held portable pattern generator for testing and calibrating new 4K displays.
Called the VideoForge 4K, the affordable new device draws on SpectraCal’s long experience with the original VideoForge software-extensible digital pattern generator. The VideoForge 4K outputs all current 4K formats via Quad-Link SDI, and also supports lower-resolution patterns via Dual-Link SDI, Single-Link SDI, and HDMI.
SpectraCal is also releasing a 2K SDI/HDMI model, the VideoForge SDI. The new VideoForge models employ 16 internal parameter-based software pattern renderers, supporting thousands of pattern variations.
“Video technology is changing rapidly,” said Jerry Palleschi, president of AVProAlliance. “The VideoForge family is the only solution that can change quickly enough to keep up.”
The VideoForge 4K and VideoForge SDI can generate any one of the billion possible colors inside a display’s color space, making these devices suited for precise display characterization generating a 3D Cube LookUpTable (LUT).
“Any model VideoForge can generate any specified R,G,B triplet at any window size,” said product manager Tom Schulte.
Every pattern in the VideoForges can be delivered in 3D on compatible 3D display displays. The left-eye / right-eye gating function visually tests stereo imaging separation to allow technicians to fully evaluate 3D performance.
List price on the VideoForge 4K is $4995. The VideoForge SDI is $3995. SpectraCal is offering introductory launch specials on both models in February.