Towards Predictive Virtual Prototyping: Color Calibration of Consumer VR HMDs

Olaf Clausen, Gregor Fischer, Arnulph Fuhrmann and Ricardo Marroquim
In: Virtuelle und Erweiterte Realität – 16. Workshop der GI-Fachgruppe VR/AR, 2019, Fulda, Germany

Color reproduction on a HTC Vive Pro with the standard sRGB and AdobeRGB colorspace without display calibration, and with our appraoch including calibration.

Abstract

Nowadays, virtual prototyping is an established and increasingly important
part of the development cycle of new products. Often CAVEs and Powerwalls are used as
Virtual Reality (VR) systems to provide an immersive reproduction of virtual content. These
VR systems are space and cost-intensive. With the advent of the recent consumer Virtual
Reality Head Mounted Displays (VR HMDs), HMDs got more attention from the industry.
To increase the acceptance for HMDs as VR system for virtual prototypes, color consistency
has to be improved. In this paper, we present an approach to characterize and calibrate
displays of consumer VR HMDs. The approach is based on a simple display model, which
is commonly used for calibration of conventional displays, but has not yet been applied for
VR HMDs. We implemented this approach with the HTC Vive Pro and the Pimax 5k+.
In combination with our calibration approach, the Vive Pro provides a color reproduction
without perceivable color differences.

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Final published paper: https://doi.org/10.2370/9783844068870