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August 24, 2010
OXIDO ADDS BASELIGHT HD & NORTHLIGHT SCANNER The second Baselight was purchased to help Oxido keep pace with demand from agencies and production companies in Central and South America. It will also allow the studio to take on digital intermediate-style grading and finishing for feature films.

Oxido evaluated several low-cost, desktop-style color grading options before making the investment, but felt they lacked the performance of the Baselight system.

“We learned that it is not as easy as it looks to set up a color grading suite that meets professional standards,” notes Oxido managing director Marco Rodriguez. “There are compatibility issues and driver updates...and then there are the systems’ limitations. They are not able to work in 2K, which is our standard for media originating as 35mm and 16mm film. Working at lower resolution would be a problem for us, especially for sophisticated composites and visual effects.”