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FilmLight shows color grading pipeline solutions

April 3, 2012
FilmLight shows color grading pipeline solutions
LONDON— At NAB, FilmLight (www.filmlight.ltd.uk) is underscoring the central role color occupies in file-based film and television workflows by demonstrating innovative solutions for seamlessly managing and manipulating color at every stage in the production pipeline.

FilmLight will introduce Flip, a new, realtime image processing product that allows users to design looks in pre-production and apply and refine them on-set. Employing a powerful, Baselight GPU renderer with Truelight Color Management, Flip can create and store an unlimited number of pre-set looks and spatial filters, which can then be applied and refined in realtime on-set. Directors and cinematographers will be able to set exactly the look they want before shooting begins, refine it and save the grade so that it can be applied to dailies and other downstream processes.

FilmLight will also debut its all new near-set dailies solution, Baselight Transfer. Baselight Transfer is a fully featured realtime, 4K dailies processing system that supports all of the latest digital cinema cameras, including the Sony F65, Arri Alexa and Red Epic. It was recently used on the F65 4K ACES workflow for M. Night Shyamalan’s After Earth. Baselight Transfer also offers automatic color matching between on-set grading data from Flip and raw camera footage, ensuring integrity with the look captured on-set.

Baselight Editions make the powerful color grading toolset directly available to editors and VFX artists. The company recently introduced Baselight for Apple Final Cut Pro 7, and will debut Baselight for Nuke and Baselight for Avid Media Composer at NAB.

The latest version of the company’s Baselight grading software will be at NAB too. Baselight 4.3 has many powerful, new features and represents a major advance in terms of responsiveness and productivity. The system can be paired with FilmLight’s Blackboard 2 console.

In addition, FilmLight will use NAB as a setting to preview Flux, its open, scalable data management platform. Designed for post specifically, Flux offers data wrangling tools for today's complex productions of 100:1 shooting ratios and 1000-plus VFX shots.