Plura Monitors

ColourSpace can be integrated with Plura monitors for accurate display profiling and calibration.

  • ColourSpace INF/XPT/PRO/CAL
  • Closed Loop Profiling
  • 3D LUTs
  • Inbuilt TPG Operation

All Plura professional monitors are ColourSpace Integrated.

ColourSpace Integration

Plura calibration is controlled via the Hardware Options menu, accessed via the Profiling window.


Initial Setup

  • If required, make sure the correct drivers are installed
    (If necessary, verify via Windows Device Manager)
  • Connect the Plura monitor to the ColourSpace laptop via a serial or network connection as required, as well as a direct video connection with valid signal, and start ColourSpace
  • Set the desired set-up options via the Settings menu, as required
  • Open a ColourSpace Profiling window, select Hardware Options, and select Plura from the Hardware drop-down list
  • Either select the correct COMs port from the Serial Port drop-down, or select the Network Address window enter the required IP address, and select Connect
    (If an IP address has been entered into the Network Address window it will be used by default)
  • To make sure there is no existing calibration data active within the selected Profile/Load/LUT/Slot, and associated colour space selection, etc., select Unity Bypass from the Select LUT option, and press Upload
  • Set the Monitor ID as required, matching the ID set within the monitor OSD
    (Any Space slot can be user calibrated, and can be accessed via provided drop-down list, with the selected slot re-set when a Unity Bypass Upload is performed)
  • Using Calibration Patches select the desired patch option to use for profiling
    (Automatic uses the patch settings defined within the ColourSpace Settings window, or else the closest available patch settings)
  • Set the monitor's Peak Luma using the Interactive Controls while taking interactive measurements via the Manual Measure menu
    (The desired target value will depend on the accuracy of the white point colour temperature)

Potentially, when Unity Bypass data is Uploaded all monitor settings will be nullified. Should it be desired that different LUTs and other settings remain as defined, upload a real Bypass LUT (generated via LUT Tools/LUT Management/New), as that will only null the relevant LUTs, as selected. Alternatively, reset any necessary settings, such as Brightness/Contrast/Black-Level, after the Unity Bypass data Upload.

Profiling Operation

To profile the Plura monitor with ColourSpace navigate to the desired profiling mode - Manual Measure or Display Characterisation.

The screen of the Plura monitor will mimic the colour displayed, using the patch settings defined via the Hardware Options and Settings menus.
Note: The keyboard 'O' key can be used within the Hardware and Manual Measure menus to quickly Disable/Enable the TPG.

Profiling can then be performed as normal, using the probe connected to ColourSpace, and with the Plura screen displaying the required patches.

Alternatively, an external TPG can be used.

  • Open a second ColourSpace Profiling window, select Hardware Options, and select the required TPG from the Hardware drop-down list
    (Refer to the relevant TPG User Guide for further operational information)
  • The probe must be connected to the same Profiling Window as the TPG

Any patch generator can be used for SDR profiling, including direct HDMI/DVI/DisplayPort connection from the ColourSpace laptop, with HDMI to SDI converter if required. For HDR/HLG/Dolby Vision, if applicable, correct metadata may be required within the video signal, requiring a dedicate TPG or metadata injector, unless the display can be manually forced into the required input format.

LUT Upload

After profiling, a Calibration LUT can be generated as normal within ColourSpace LUT Tools, and saved into the library.

With the LUT still held within ColourSpace navigate back to the Hardware Options menu, and select the desired LUT from within the Select LUT options, and Upload into the desired Calibration slot.

Calibration Guides

ColourSpace Integrated 3D LUT Calibration Manual Calibration