X-Rite Inc. has developed a new software development toolkit (SDK) for its Hubble non-contact laser-guided colorimeter.
Available immediately for both Linux and Mac-based applications to complement the existing Windows version, the new Hubble SDK allows third party developers and OEMs to design their own integrated display calibration applications to create cost-effective color-managed workflows for high-end color displays such as cinema production, post- production, home theater, digital cinema and digital signage.
Hubble allows for consistent and precisely calibrated viewing on all types of displays including LCD, LCD/RPTV, direct view CRT, CRT/ RPTV, front projectors and plasma, at a fraction of the cost of high-end display color measurement devices that are traditionally used by media and entertainment professionals.
Cine-ta Systems, a developer of image monitoring and color management solutions, partnered with X-Rite for the development of the Linux and Mac -based applications in order to make use of the Hubble in a cross platform fashion with the cineSpace color management software suite.
"A significant portion of the creative services industry is powered by the Mac and Linux computing platforms. Bringing support for the Hubble to these users helps us to better serve our customers' color management needs, in a cost effective manner," said Richard Schott of Cine-tal Systems.
V2.7.2 of cineSpace includes support for the Hubble on the Mac OSX (Intel only), and Linux platforms, and is available for purchase.
Hubble is perfect as a primary instrument for single-instrument applications; it can also provides a high-accuracy secondary reference through simple calibration to the primary instrument, thereby providing the opportunity to own many portable secondary references for the cost of a single primary reference.
With the SDK, customers can calibrate Hubble to their own standards and use it to match their expensive reference instruments. Thanks to the SDK, users can also take a measurement from their display and import the results directly into their applications, allowing customers to create a tightly integrated and precisely accurate color management workflow.
A number of OEM partners, including ARRI, Sencore, and Spectracal have already developed custom solutions using the Windows version of the SDK.
The new SDK for Mac and Linux is available immediately from X-Rite at no cost to OEMs and developers.