March 11, 2008


The 3cP enables them to preview and communicate color decisions to colorists and others in the post production process, whether they’re producing dailies, doing pre-post, matching special effects or performing the final color grade for the digital intermediate. The system supports the American Society of Cinematographers Color Decision List (ASC CDL) standard for the cross-platform exchange of primary RGB and saturation color correction data.
Ueli Steiger, ASC, cinematographer on Roland Emmerich’s prehistoric epic 10,000 BC used 3cP to communicate with the telecine colorists who were working on the film’s HD dailies. “With 3cP I could establish a color direction for the dailies and pass it to the telecine operator. It was repeatable. If I had a photo of a shot in the system, it was absolutely possible to reproduce it on the other side of the world in telecine because they had all of the same parameters which 3cP has.” Steiger also used the calibrated 3cP shots as references to guide the final DI grading sessions at MPC in London.

Theo van de Sande, ASC, was the cinematographer on Walt Disney Pictures’ father/daughter comedy College Road Trip.  He also employed 3cP on the film to establish color direction and consistency in the dailies process.