LAS VEGAS — At NAB, FilmLight (www.filmlight.ltd.uk) is presenting high dynamic range (HDR) mastering and grading via its Baselight system, which features the new Dolby Vision (www.dolby.com) technology. Visitors to the Dolby Laboratories booth can see demos that show how Baselight can take advantage of Dolby Vision’s true-to-life brightness, colors and contrast to open up new creative opportunities.
Even though most TV shows and movies are recorded using camera technology that captures the colors and brightness of real life, much of that richness is lost by the time viewers get to watch. This is because current TV and cinema color grading standards are based on the limitations of old technologies and require that the original video content be altered — dramatically reducing the range of colors, brightness and contrast — before it can be reproduced for transmission and playback.
As a result, Baselight colorists can now create high-quality grades, with the confidence that they will be carried faithfully all the way to the viewer.
The HDR grading presentation is taking place at the Dolby booth at this year’s NAB. Baselight can also be seen in collaborative presentations with The Foundry, Codex, and Sony at the show.