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  • “Spectrum Genius Studio” Complete and Useful measure TLCI APP

    TLCI is the new evaluation standard for lights and luminaires used in Television and Film industry, “Spectrum Genius Studio [SGS]”, this APP allows you the ability to get all the TLCI information easily and quickly.

    “Spectrum Genius Studio [SGS]” follows the standards of Television Consistency Index (TLCI) set up by European Broadcasting Union (EBU), when worked together with Lighting Passport, SGS allows professionals like producers, colorists, gaffers, and technicians to get full and detailed information about the TLCI of a specific light source or the entire set up. In a single touch of finger, all the reading and information will be displayed on your smart device immediately. You can easily store and save the measurement results, or share them with your colleagues or clients instantly. You may also set the data of your preferable Fresnel or Flood Light as the reference – Television Lighting Matching Factor.

    What’s more is that “Spectrum Genius Studio [SGS]” doesn’t just offer TLCI information it, also gives users Colorists Advice. “Colorist Advice Table” provides the best references for colorists to make adjustments on the lightness, chromaticity, and hue. Camera operator can use this guide to adjust their camera when needed; on the other hand, visual effect editors can either enhance or decrease the lightness, chromaticity, and hue in each of the 12 color sectors to get the best end result.

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    Spectrum Genius Studio, Abundant New Functions for Professional Photographers.

    “Spectrum Genius Studio” not only has all features of SGS-iPad, but is also added with several popular parameters of professional photography, such as LBi, CCi, White Balance, Exposure Value, Exposure Compensation, ISOAperture, and Shutter. “Spectrum Genius Studio” provides accurate information for photographers to create pictures of styles.

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    New and Complete Parameters

    ■ White Balance

    White balance (WB) is the process of removing unrealistic color casts, so that objects which appear white in person are rendered white in your photo.

    Proper camera white balance has to take into account the “color temperature” of a light source, which refers to the relative warmth or coolness of white light. Our eyes are very good at judging what is white under different light sources, but digital cameras often have great difficulty with auto white balance (AWB) — and can create unsightly blue, orange, or even green color casts. Understanding digital white balance can help you avoid these color casts, thereby improving your photos under a wider range of lighting conditions.

    White Balance is sometimes called gray balance, neutral balance, it is used to correct colors other than neutrals or to deliberately change them for effect.

    Spectrum Genius Studio allows user to set their target CCT, and it also provide the color chart for user adjusting photography and image to the neutral colors or specific colors.

    ■ Exposure Compensation

    Exposure compensation is a technique for adjusting the exposure indicated by a photographic exposure meter, in consideration of factors that may cause the indicated exposure to result in a less-than-optimal image. Factors considered may include unusual lighting distribution, variations within a camera system, filters, non-standard processing, or intended underexposure or overexposure. Cinematographers may also apply exposure compensation for changes in shutter angle or film speed (as exposure index), among other factors.

    ■ ISO、Aperture & Shutter

    Photo-Sensibility (ISO):the higher the ISO value, the greater the absorbance. And the greater the absorbance, the better photos you can take in darkness. In fact, under normal circumstances, the higher the ISO value (the stronger the photo-perceptivity), the stronger the noises

    Aperture: a camera uses the aperture to control the size of lens aperture, depth of field, lens image quality, and light entry together with the shutter.

    Shutter: also known as the light valve. The camera uses the shutter as a critical part to control the time of exposure. The shorter the shutter time, the shorter the exposure time.

    ■ TLCI (TELEVISION LIGHTING CONSISTENCY INDEX)
    There five levels of TLCI for Studio luminaire

    TLCI scores lights in five categories ranging from the poorest quality (<25) to the highest category (>85).

    85 to 100                   Errors are so small that a colorist would not consider correcting them.
    75 to 85 A colorist would probably want to correct the color performance, but could easily get an acceptable result.
    50 to 75 A colorist would certainly want to correct the errors, and could probably achieve an acceptable result, but it would take significant time to get there.
    25 to 50 The color rendering is poor, and a good colorist would be needed to improve it, but the results would not be to broadcast standard.
    0 to 25 The color rendering is bad, and a colorist would struggle for a long time to improve it, and even then the results may not be acceptable for broadcast.

    ■ TLMF (TELEVISION LUMINAIRE MATCHING FACTOR)

    Television Lighting Matching Factor [TLMF] allows users to set the data of their preferable Fresnel or Flood Light as a reference by thyself. When users select the TLMF reference to be the benchmark, the Assessment Index, ColorChecker Chart, Colorists Advice, and Spectrum Reference will base on it to calculate.

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    Colorchecker Chart

    Colorists, gaffers, and technicians may visually get the difference between the “Reference Light Source” and “Measurement Light Source.” As well as the Q value at the bottom of each color patch tells you the percentage of similarity between the “Reference” & “Measurement” light sources.

    For example, if you want a reddish scene, but your measurement results as shown below, the red will color shift seriously, and people should take more time to adjust the color.

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    ■ Advice for Colorists

    This table shows the magnitude and direction of the corrections needed for lightness, chroma and hue, in each of 12 color sectors. The more + and – symbols, the worse the performance and the harder it is to correct.

    Colorist Advice

    ■ Smart Filter

    Smart Filter provides users with the filter suggestions for changing the color temperature of the luminaires. Users just need to set their target color temperature, SGS will match the best fitting filter according to their measurements, and then calculates new values of TLCI, CCT, CRI and other parameters after applying the suggested filter.

    BBC, NBC, CNN, Disney, and ITV, around the world to name a few, all recommend TV professionals to use TLCI for light standard. With the TLCI, colorists can handle their job faster on-site and studios can reduce the cost of post-production.

    Use “Spectrum Genius Studio” together with the world’s first spectrometer─ Lighting Passport, every professional in TV, and Broadcasting, and Film-making Industry can get the best user experience.

  •  Spectrum Genius Studio
    Price
    (In APP Purchase)
    Lighting Passport Standard:Free Download
    Lighting Passport Flagship:Free Download
    Lighting Passport Pro Essence:Limited Time Offer 1 USD
    Lighting Passport Pro Standard:Free Download
    Lighting Passport Pro Flagship:Free Download
    LanguageTraditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, English
    Measurement CapabilityTLCI (Qa)
    TLMF
    CCT
    CRI
    CQS
    ColorChecker Chart (24 Q values)
    Colorists Advice
    Distance from Blackbody Locus
    Spectrum Diagram
    Illuminance
    LBi
    CCi
    White Balance
    Exposure Compensation
    Exposure Value
    ISO
    Aperture
    Shutter
    Key FunctionsSmart Filter, Import User-defined Filter, Photograph,Note, Auto Connection, E-mail Sharing (.csv Output), Smart Pass , Direct Compatibility with EBU TLCI software
    Additional functionSmart Pass (Smart Pass):20 USD (iOS/Android IAP)
    ※  Users can get it for Free just by Emailing your records to at least 3 users.
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    DownloadSGS User-definded Filter

    SGS User-Defined-Filter Generator Instruction

  • Adam Wilt has been working off and on in film and video for the past thirty years, while paying the bills writing software for animation, automation, broadcast graphics, and real-time control for companies including Abekas, Pinnacle, Omneon, CBS, and ABC.
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