CalibMate is a signal generator for Mac OSX that can be used by itself or it can connect to LightIllusion’s LightSpace and SpectraCal CalMAN for profiling and calibration.

Click on the links for more information about Light Illusion and LightSpace CMS.

Click on the links for more information about SpectraCal.

CalibMate requires a Blackmagic Design Desktop Video compatible video output.

New in CalibMate 1.2

  • support for macOS Catalina
  • Colors has now also 10% and 90% buttons


  • support for SpectraCal CalMAN
  • support for LightSpace


User Guide

When the software finds the Desktop Video compatible video output you can select which Video Format you want to generate from the “Video Format” drop down menu.

Then either select “Start Generator” or Connect to LightSpace or CalMAN. To switch between the functions you need to “Stop Generator” or “Disconnect” from LightSpace or CalMAN.

Connect to LightSpace


Select the LightSpace tab and enter the IP address shown in the LightSpace Network Manager, then press “Connect”.

Be sure both machines are on the same network.

If you want to adjust the PatchSize, you need to Disable the LightSpace Server, adjust the patch size (in %) and then Enable the Server again and connect CalibMate.


Once connected you can change the generated colors using the “Patch Colour” function or let LightSpace control CalibMate while creating a Profile.

Connect to CalMAN


Select the CalMAN tab. The IP-addresses dropdown box will show you all IP-addresses available on your machine. You can choose any of them when entering the IP-address in CalMAN, as long as you are on the same network.

Select “Start Server” and setup CalMAN.
Supported CalMAN versions: CalMAN Enthusiast, CalMAN for Business (Expert, Professional, Ultimate), and the full version of CalMAN Studio (Not Studio Lite or Express).


In the Source-tab select “Find Source”.


Then select “SpectraCal” as the Manufacturer and “Spectracal – Unified Pattern Generator Control Interface” as the Model.

Enter the CalibMate IP-address (one of them in in the dropdown box, but be sure you are on the same network) and press Connect.


When you see the “Connected to:” message you are ready to let CalMAN control CalibMate.


If you for some reason get disconnected from CalibMate you need to press the “Disconnect” button in CalMAN, then just press “Find Source” and “Connect” as described above.


All window sizes and background colors you select in CalMAN can be handled by CalibMate.

Start Generator

When you press “Start generator” the Colors and Patterns become active.



Colors is pretty self explanatory, it shows the primary and secondary colors or black to white in steps of 25% grey.


Brightness – a pattern to adjust the Brightness of your monitor

Contrast – a pattern to adjust the Contrast of your monitor

Grey – a number of different Grey patches

Bars 75% – bars with 75% saturation

Bars 100% – bars with 100% saturation

Video / Data – shows data black, video black, video white and data white

B/W Ramp – shows ramp that goes from Black to White

Color Ramp – shows color ramp


Download the demo-version.

The Demo version allows you to generate patterns, but no Colors, LightSpace or CalMAN connection.

To buy and register the demo-version, and get the full functionality, please visit MyCommerce and buy it for €50.