LOS ANGELES — Lightsmith Post (www.lightsmithpost.com) has launched its “green” mobile color grading suite, which features much of the technology and comforts you’d find at a post house. The van is designed to be used on-location for realtime color grading via Assimilate’s Scratch or Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve, or can be driven to a director’s, DP’s, or producer's home or office for color sessions. The suite is run completely by solar panels that are affixed to the roof of the Dodge van.
The mobile color suite was conceived by colorist/VFX editor Adrian Colbert and filmmaker Matthew Leutwyler, who’ve worked on several projects together over the years Colbert proposed the idea of a mobile color suite and Leutwyler was immediately intrigued, offering his input from a customer’s point of view. Six months later it was completed. The van includes client comfortable seating, wireless Internet, a refrigerator, microwave, coffee machine, printer/copier, and DirecTV.
The mobile suite can handle resolutions that include HD, 2K, 4K, 5K and 6K, and formats such as ArriRAW, ProRes, R3D, Canon, and Sony F-Series. A 32-inch 4K monitor is color accurate. The van can provide transcoding services, one-light color and full color correction.
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