Each step of this workflow has been optimized to display relevant information, and automatically configure common settings. Both Pre-Calibration and Post-Calibration measurement steps are included for comparing pre- and post-performance.

Note: For best results, the workflow steps should be performed in order, as many steps include automation designed to be performed in order

  • CalMAN Required Version
    • CalMAN Home for Panasonic 2019 v5.10.0 or newer
  • Required Hardware
    • HDR Compatible Pattern Generator
      • For 2019 models, this can be the Panasonic Internal Pattern Generator (For more info see This Article)
      • For 2018 models, a hardware pattern generator like the VideoForge Pro must be used for HDR Calibration
    • HDR Compatible Meter
    • CalMAN Compatible LG TV
      • 2019
        • GZxxx (Pattern Generator and Display Control)
      • 2018 
        • FZxxx
      • 2017
        • EZxxx
      • 2016 
        • DX8xx
        • DX9xx
      • 2015
        • CR
        • CX
        • CZ
      • 2014
        • AS800
        • AX800
        • AX900
      • 2013 
        • VT60
        • ZT60
        • WT60
        • DT60
        • GT60
        • FT60
        • VT65
        • WT600
      • 2011-2012 (US/NA) 
        • VT30
        • DT30
        • VT50
        • WT50
      • 2011-2012 (EU/UK)
        • VT30
        • GT30
        • DT30
        • VT50
        • GT50
        • WT50
        • DT50
      • 2010
        • VT25

Step 1

  • From the CalMAN Menu in the top-left, choose Open Workflow Template and then Panasonic AutoCal
  • On the introduction screen, choose the Display Type (OLED/LCD) and Colorspace Target (SDR/HDR)
    • This pre-configures the workflow for the desired targets.
    • At the end of the selected workflow, you will have the chance to proceed to another colorspace target

Step 2

Connect your Colorimeter and Pattern Generator to CalMAN. And, confirm your calibration targets, which have been pre-configured based on your colorspace choice in Step 1

  • Plug your meter into a USB port on the computer and press the Find Meter button on the left
    • When your meter is connected, select your display type from the dropdown (this will vary by meter)
      • OLED: White-OLED (OLED (White) LG, Panasonic, FSI 2018 for C6 Meter)
      • LCD: Varies by model and year
  • Connect Pattern Source to your computer. If you are using the 2019 Panasonic internal pattern generator, see this article for setup instructions
    • Click the Find Source button then select your source
    • Select the pattern window size
      • OLED:  Window 10%
      • LCD: Constant APL 10
  • Confirm your Calibration Targets
    • Colorspace
      • SDR: Rec.709/sRGB
      • HDR: Rec.2020
    • Gamma
      • OLED
        • SDR: BT.1886
        • HDR: Power 2.2
    • Whitepoint
      • D65

Step 3

In this step, you'll take readings of your display before the calibration. These will be used to compare your calibration results

  • To take Pre-Calibration Measurements click the Read Series [...] button to measure the display's grayscale and ColorChecker response
    • This will provide a point of reference to compare your calibration results

Step 4

Connect to, and prepare your Panasonic TV for calibration

  • Connect the CalMAN computer to the same network to which the Panasonic TV is connected.
  • Under Menu\Network\Network Status\Status Details note the IP address.
  • On the Panasonic TV, open the Picture menu
    • Under Picture\Viewing Mode, select Professional 1 or Professional 2
    • Under Picture\Lock Settings, enter PIN...
      • For 2018 and older models: Press the i button on the remote then press 085
      • On 2019 an newer models: You can set your own 4 digit PIN 
    • Arrow down to isfccc Network and press OK on the remote.
    • At this point, the TV will read “Waiting for Connection."
  • Click on the Find Panasonic TV button, select Model of Panasonic you are calibrating.
  • Under Socket Connection, enter the TV’s IP Address that you noted above.
  • Click Connect on the Find Display dialog.
  • Select Picture Mode to Calibrate.
    • Using the picture mode dropdown menu to the right, select which picture mode you would like to calibrate.
      • Options are Pro 1 - Day or Pro 2 - Night
  • After selecting your picture mode, click the Full DDC Reset button.
  • For SDR Calibration: Check that the Colorspace setting is set to BT.709, HDR is not selected and the Gamma is set to BT.1886

Step 5

On this page, CalMAN will adjust your display's White Balance

  • Click the AutoCal button to perform the 2pt greyscale AutoCal

Step 6

In this step, you will be able to adjust the Luminance of your display to match your desired target. Luminance is a subjective target. SDR reference luminance is 100cd/m2, but you may need to target higher to account for the ambient light in your environment.

Note: This step is not present in HDR

  • Click the Measure Luminance button to measure your TV's light output at 100% white and adjust the display’s peak white to the desired luminance.
    • Luminance is a subjective target. SDR reference luminance is 100nits, but you may need to target higher to account for the ambient light in your environment.
  • Adjust your TV's backlight/OLED light control so your TV is about 15% brighter than your final target to account for a reduction in luminance when calibrating the 1D LUT in the next step
  • Press Stop when luminance adjustment is complete

Step 7

Here CalMAN will adjust the Multipoint Greyscale of your display.

  • Press the AutoCal button and select the correct data points that correspond to the colorspace (SDR/HDR/HLG) you're calibrating to auto-calibrate the Grayscale/Luminance response on your display.

Step 8

On this page, CalMAN will adjust the Colorspace/CMS controls on your display

  • Press the AutoCal button to open AutoCal dialog
    • All options are preconfigured
  • Click OK to begin colorspace AutoCal process

Step 9

Here you will be able to manually adjust your Brightness and Contrast to ensure the display is not clipping away any RGB values near white

Note: This step is not present in HDR

  • Adjust the display's Brightness and Contrast controls to set dynamic range (black to peak white).
    • In most cases, the default brightness and contrast values are appropriate for calibration
  • Click the Brightness button to display the brightness pattern then adjust brightness manually.
  • Click the Contrast button to display the contrast pattern then adjust contrast as high as possible without blending the brightest gray bars together and without shifting their color.
  • In the Datapoint levels drop-down, select Clipping with Peak White (90-109%), unless your pattern source does not generate patterns over 100% white, then select Clipping (90-100%).
  • Click the Read Series button and view the clipping detector graph chart to verify the Contrast adjustment.
  • If the RGB signals plateau at peak levels, reduce the Contrast slightly and retest.
  • Select the 100/235 pattern, click the Read Continuous button, and adjust the display’s peak white to the desired luminance from Step 6

Step 10

In this step, you'll take readings of your display after the calibration. These will be used to compare your calibration results

  • Measure the display with a combination of a grayscale and X-Rite/Pantone ColorChecker patterns. This provides an accurate assessment of the display following calibration and will be represented along with the pre-calibration readings on the next page
  • Click the Read Series [...] button to measure the display's grayscale and ColorChecker® response.
  • Click Next to review calibration.

Step 11

  • Pre (top) and Post (bottom) calibration information will show the calibration results. 
  • Click Calibrate HDR to return to the introduction page, where you can choose to calibrate a new picture mode and/or colorspace
  • Click Save Data to complete this calibration.