Cube Calibration In-Depth
By Chris Heinonen on
Last year at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity, we bestowed a Best New Technology award on Cube Calibration. Many people are familiar with the idea of calibration and getting your primary and secondary colors correct, but don’t think about the colors that come between those and white or black. Cube Calibration takes a much different approach to calibration, one in which you still calibrate the grayscale and color points, but also targets hundreds or thousands of points in-between those. Since most displays aren’t linear in their behavior, this allows you to get a much better understanding of how a display operates, and correct for that inside of an external Color Management System.
Mark Vignola and I went into a lot of depth with Cube Calibration and tested two of the main systems out there, the Lumagen Radiance series and the SpectraCal ColorBox, to see how they performed with a variety of different setups. Now published at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity is our in-depth Cube Calibration article, that explores if this is the new frontier of calibration technology that everyone will be after.