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ChromaPure calibration software and bundles at exclusive prices! Version 2.0 now shipping!

ChromaPure 2.1 now available
March 19, 2010

ChromaPure 2.1 is now shipping! Upgrades for 2.0 users is free, email us for details. 1.x users can upgrade at our discounted price of $55.95. ORDER NOW »

This is a significant upgrade, in many ways even more profound an upgrade than 2.0!

New features in ChromaPure 2.1

  • The Advanced Color Management module has been completely redesigned with significant new functionality, including:
    • All data is saved.
    • All data may be exported and shared as charts, raw xyY and dE, or in an Advanced Color Management Report.
    • New charts showing dE and luminance performance at all points.
    • The ability to use information from this module to calibrate to 75% Rec. 709 in the standard Color Management module.
  • The method for training a field meter to match the response of a reference meter has been completely redesigned from using linear offsets to a four-color matrix calculation. This significantly improves the accuracy of readings in the Advanced Color Management module and will slightly improve accuracy throughout. This new method applies to both the Meter Offset (renamed Meter Correction) module and PRO meters (new licenses will need to be issued for these).
  • The signal generator feature has been completely redesigned with significant new functionality, including:
    • Port settings for serial devices are now sticky per device chosen.
    • Users may now setup a signal generator, begin work, and then change the parameters of the signal generator without closing and restarting the application.
    • When you setup a signal generator, close the application and then restart, ChromaPure remembers your generator settings and automatically applies them. You can begin work immediately.
    • The Quantum Data 780/Sencore MP500 test pattern generators now support user-selectable 100% and 75% patterns and RGB/YCbCr color spaces. The Lumagen Radiance now also supports user-selectable 100% and 75% patterns.
  • The Pre/Post-Calibration Grayscale modules now include percentage output information and an option to display gamma data in a line chart or curve chart.
  • The Data Conversions module now includes a color difference section in which the user can enter reference and test colors in xyY and see dE in all of the four major dE methods and percentage errors in hue, saturation, and lightness.
  • The application now uses a rolling average to improve consistency for low-light readings when using the Hubble colorimeter.
  • White and black pluge patterns have been added to the built-in test patterns.
  • The Gamma module now supports readings at all 5% increments.
  • The Lumens Calculator has been completely redesigned. You can now enter information about lumens, lux, foot lamberts, or cd/m2, provide information about the screen, and then the module calculates results in lumens, lux, foot lamberts, and cd/m2.
  • ChromaPure now supports the AccuPel DVG-5000 video test signal generator.

Enhanced features in ChromaPure 2.1

  • The appearance of the White Balance module has been significantly enhanced.
  • The appearance of the Color Management module has been significantly enhanced.

Bug fixes in ChromaPure 2.1

  • The accuracy of the CIE94 dE method has been improved.
  • The Built-in test patterns no longer show a duplicate window.
  • The Display 2 meter can now be initialized after using the i1Pro without restarting the application.
  • Some users had experienced random freezes when using the Display 2 meter. This has been fixed.

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Test Discs:

To get the most out of your home theater we recommend the following two Blu-ray test discs. There's a lot of other stuff out there - save your money. No other test discs are required.

   Digital Video Essentials: HD Basics: Audio and video calibration test patterns and instructions. Get the most out of your HD home theater using this disc and our Greyscale & Colour Calibration for Dummies guide.
   Spears & Munsil High-Definition Benchmark Blu-ray Disc Edition: Advanced video benchmarking and calibration. While there is some overlap, it is a a perfect compliment to Digital Video Essentials as it has deinterlacing and chroma alignment tests, as well as other advanced features. No audio calibration so Digital Video Essentials is still required. Comes free in the box when you purchase the (phenomenal!) Oppo BDP-83 Blu-ray player.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Extended Edition) June 28, 2011

Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Episodes I-VI) September 18, 2011
Star Wars: Prequel Blu-ray Trilogy (Episodes I-III) September 18, 2011
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Recent and Upcoming Blu-ray Releases:

April 15, 2011
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (Blu-ray Only) (Warner Brothers)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (Three-Disc) (Warner Brothers)
Harry Potter Years 1-7 Part 1 Blu-ray Giftset (Warner Brothers)

April 19, 2011
Born to Raise Hell (Paramount)
Glee: Encore (20th Century Fox)
Gulliver's Travels (2010) (20th Century Fox)
Gulliver's Travels - 3D (2010) (20th Century Fox)
Kes (Criterion)
The King's Speech (Starz/Anchor Bay)
The Last Legion (The Weinstein)
Mortal Kombat (Warner Brothers)
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (Warner Brothers)
Rabbit Hole (Lionsgate)
Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure (Disney/Buena Vista)
Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure (3-Disc Combo Pack w/Purse) (Disney/Buena Vista)
Short Circuit 2 (Image)
Somewhere (Universal)
Square Grouper (Magnolia)
Street Kings 2: Motor City (20th Century Fox)
Street Kings/Street Kings 2: Motor City (20th Century Fox)
Sweetie (Criterion)
Tokyo Gore Police (Tokyo Shock)
The Way Back (Image)

April 26, 2011
Betty Blue (Cinema Libre)
Blood Out (Lionsgate)
Blow Out (Criterion)
Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back (Docudrama Films)
Chawz (Magnolia)
Daylight (Universal)
Dementia 13 (Film Chest / Virgil Films &)
Dinoshark (Starz/Anchor Bay)
Eden of the East: The King of Eden (FUNimation)
El Topo (Starz/Anchor Bay)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Criterion) (Criterion)
The Holy Mountain (Starz/Anchor Bay)
Human Planet (BBC)
Jolene (Koch)
Knockout (Phase 4 Films)
The Other Side Of The Mirror - Bob Dylan Live At The Newport Folk Festival 1963-1965 (Sony)
Poor Pretty Eddie (Film Chest / Virgil Films &)
Romeo and Juliet (1954) (VCI)
The Scent of Green Papaya (Kino)
Sniper: Reloaded (Sony)
South Park: The Complete Fourteenth Season Uncensored (Paramount)
The Universe: The Complete Series Megaset (A & E)

May 03, 2011
Adventureland (Lionsgate)
All the Right Moves (20th Century Fox)
Bad Santa (Lionsgate)
Being Human: Season Three (BBC)
Brothers Grimm (Lionsgate)
Chasing Amy (Lionsgate)
Chicago (Lionsgate)
Clerks (Lionsgate)
The Crow: City of Angels (Echo Bridge)
The Dilemma (Universal)
Doubt (Lionsgate)
Extract (Lionsgate)
Fat Girl (Criterion)
Finding Neverland (Lionsgate)
From Dusk Till Dawn (Echo Bridge)
From Prada to Nada (Lionsgate)
Gangs of New York (Lionsgate)
Gone Baby Gone (Lionsgate)
The Great Raid (Lionsgate)
The Green Hornet - 3D (Sony)
The Green Hornet (Sony)
Halloween H2O (Echo Bridge)
Hero (Lionsgate)
Ip Man 2: Collector's Edition (Well Go USA)
Iron Monkey (Lionsgate)
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (Lionsgate)
Kill Bill: Volume 1 (Lionsgate)
Kill Bill: Volume 2 (Lionsgate)
The Legend of the Drunken Master (Lionsgate)
The Manchurian Candidate (1962) (MGM/UA)
Mao's Last Dancer (20th Century Fox)
Marriage Italian Style (Kino Lorber)
Murdoch Mysteries: Season 3 (Acorn Media)
No Country for Old Men (Lionsgate)
The Queen (Lionsgate)
Scary Movie (Lionsgate)
Shall We Dance? (Lionsgate)
Sin City (Lionsgate)
Sling Blade (Lionsgate)
Smart People (Lionsgate)
Smiles of a Summer Night (Criterion Collection)
Sunflower (Kino Lorber)
Taps (20th Century Fox)
Twelve O'Clock High (20th Century Fox)
Waiting For Forever (20th Century Fox)
What Dreams May Come (Universal)
X-Men (Digibook) (20th Century Fox)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Digibook) (20th Century Fox)
X-Men: The Last Stand (Digibook) (20th Century Fox)
X2: X-Men United (Digibook) (20th Century Fox)
The Yards (Echo Bridge)
Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (Kino Lorber)

May 10, 2011
Alien (20th Century Fox)
Alien 3 (20th Century Fox)
Alien: Resurrection (20th Century Fox)
Aliens (20th Century Fox)
The Almighty Thor (Echo Bridge)
Another Stakeout (Mill Creek)
Black Death (Magnolia)
Blue Valentine (Starz/Anchor Bay)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (Digibook) (20th Century Fox)
Chobits: Complete Collection (FUNimation)
Cougars, Inc. (Lionsgate)
Dahmer vs. Gacy (Virgil Films and)
Flicka 2 (20th Century Fox)
Heaven & Hell: Radio City Music Hall - Live! (Eagle Rock)
The Hit List (Sony)
The Horse Soldiers (MGM)
I Saw the Devil (Magnolia)
The Illusionist (2010) (Sony)
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Digibook) (20th Century Fox)
The Misfits (MGM/UA)
No Strings Attached (Paramount)
Patton (Digibook) (20th Century Fox)
Rocky (Digibook) (MGM)
Shigurui: Death Frenzy (FUNimation)
Something Wild (Criterion)
The Terminator (Digibook) (MGM)
Top Gun: 25th Anniversary Edition (Paramount)
The Usual Suspects (Digibook) (MGM)
V.I. Warshawski (Mill Creek)
The Violent Kind (Image)

May 13, 2011
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (Paramount)

May 15, 2011
Children Of The Corn V: Fields Of Terror / Children Of The Corn 666: Isacc's Return (Echo Bridge)
Duplex / My Boss's Daughter (Echo Bridge)
From Dusk Till Dawn / From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood (Echo Bridge)
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers / Halloween: H20 (Echo Bridge)
Hellraiser IV: Bloodline / Hellraiser V: Inferno (Echo Bridge)
Pokemon Heroes / Pokemon Destiny Deoxys (Echo Bridge)
Supercop / Twin Dragons (Echo Bridge)
The Yards / The Lookout (Echo Bridge)

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