The newest Radiance Pro 5244 starts shipping mid-January 2022. Order now at our special introductory price. This price is too low to advertise, so please contact us at kal@CurtPalme.com for details. Sale ends January 15, 2022 (or while quantities last).
The Radiance Pro 5244 is the newest in a long line of Radiance video processors and features 6 x 18 Ghz HDMI inputs, 1 x 18Ghz HDMI outputs, and 1 audio-only output. What sets the Radiance Pro 5XXX series apart from previous 4XXX models is the electrical improvements in the design. While using the same HDMI chips, and FPGA, the use of linear regulators for 28 critical power supplies, and the addition of an HDMI dejitter output buffer, has dramatically reduced output jitter and noise. The use of Faraday cages for all nine DC-to-DC switching-regulators dramatically reduces EMI. As an example, the current 18 GHz Rev 1.4 output card in a 4XXX has a HDMI data jitter of about 80 pS (HDMI specification requires 102 pS or less for 18 GHz). In comparison the measured HDMI output data jitter on the Radiance Pro 5XXX is 45 pS, or just about half. More importantly for audio, the HDMI output clock jitter has been measured at about 10 pS. This is a nearly ideal clock to send to the audio processor.
People have asked if reduced jitter and electrical noise matters. Yes, it does. Based on A-to-B testing with the Lumagen Demo Theater’s Trinnov Altitude 16, the Radiance Pro 5XXX does make a significant improvement for appropriate content (e.g. Greatest Showman “Never Enough”). Some have asked about the current 4XXX product line: “The Radiance Pro does not process audio. So how come audio sounds better when it is running through the Radiance Pro?” The difference is lower jitter and reduced electrical noise. The Radiance Pro 4XXX output jitter and electrical noise are already dramatically better than other products we know about, but the 5XXX takes jitter and noise reduction to what we consider is the ultimate audiophile level. For complete details see our Radiance order page: http://www.curtpalme.com/Radiance.shtm
About the Radiance Pro
Looking to add the best video processor available today to your high end 4K / HDR home theater? The Lumagen Radiance Pro is what you need to ensure the best image quality possible.
The Radiance Pro series improves on the award-winning Radiance video processor family by adding support for 4k60 inputs, and outputs, including HDCP 2.2, HDR10, and HLG. Winner of a CEPro Best of 2015 award, and a Best Video Product award in Australia in 2019, the Radiance Pro is not standing still. Lumagen is adding to its 20-year legacy of video processor development by continuing to enhance features and algorithms with software updates. The Radiance Pro family offers up to ten inputs, four outputs, and a multitude of processing, setup, and calibration features. Much more than an HDMI switcher, the Radiance Pro has a host of features to improve the image on your screen. It is considered by many experts to be an essential part of any quality home theater.
Optimizing HDR content has perhaps become the most important video processing feature. The Radiance Pro Dynamic Tone Mapping (DTM) analyzes every frame of content for multiple regions of each frame, detects scene changes, and optimizes the “transfer function” for each frame of content. Jon Thompson, a movie producer who is responsible for post-production image quality at a major studio, recently evaluated the Radiance Pro DTM versus the other DTM options. He said that "the other DTM options are not even in the same league as the Radiance Pro."
Scaling quality again comes to the forefront with the advent of 4k projectors and televisions. Lumagen’s NoRing™ scaling provides the best quality scaling for 1080, 720, and SD, sources for 4k projectors and TVs. Scaling is also essential for aspect-ratio control, especially when using an anamorphic lens. In addition, the Radiance Pro has a edge-sharpening feature that helps restore detail lost during compression of the digital content.
Reference quality colorimetry is often overlooked as part of a high-end home theater. The Radiance Pro can provide automated video equalization, using third party calibration software, with more accuracy than calibration without a 3D LUT. Using the Radiance Pro’s Color Management System, you can see what the director intended.
Other features include anamorphic screen support for HD, 3D, and 4k UHD and HDR sources, with or without an anamorphic lens. Image based auto-aspect selection, plus precise geometry adjustments including size, and masking, are available. The Radiance Pro’s Non-Linear-Stretch (NLS) feature allows the user to stretch 16:9 content to fill an anamorphic screen using their preferred settings. For 16:9 screens and TVs, an anamorphic image can be placed anywhere in the active screen area, or with some zoom, and/or cropping, can fill a larger portion of the screen. Multiple configuration memories allow for multiple independent configurations, such as day, night, sports, and black-and-white. For 4XXX models, dual-port I/O cards can be upgraded from 9 GHz to 18 GHz in the field. The Radiance Pro 5XXX models have a fixed I/O configuration.
The adaptability of the Radiance Pro is second to none. Using Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology, the Radiance Pro can add hardware image processing and setup features long after installation. The Radiance Pro is adding new features over time. One example is HDR video, which did not even exist at introduction. DTM was added four years after product introduction and is available to all Radiance Pro owners by simply updating to the latest release. Your Radiance Pro’s feature-set and performance are "only as old as its most recent software release."
Extra $500 off advanced auto-calibration package
The $500 discount on our advanced auto-calibration package also applies to our Radiance Pro 5244 sale. Advanced auto-calibration allows anyone with little or no training to fully calibrate their display with almost no user input to almost 5000 points. It adjusts the display's grayscale, gamma, and colours to levels of accuracy that are simply not achievable by manual (hands on) methods. Just setup a few simple options in the included ChromaPure software, click "Auto-Calibrate", and then go have a cup of coffee while the process completes. There is no need for the user to understand how calibration works. Suitable for all display types.
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