NEW YORK CITY — Colourlab Ai (www.colourlab.ai) is releasing the 1.3 Version update of its color management tool, which features a number of improvements aimed at cinematographers. As a color grading application, Colourlab Ai is seeing continued adoption from cinematographers and filmmakers, thanks to its ability to create a show LUT for those working with today’s digital cinema cameras. Features like Ai Reference image match, color management and the extensive film emulation functions of Look Designer have simplified the process of show LUT design. The latest V.1.3 release further streamlines the process.
Colourlab Ai now implements EL Zones, allowing users to quickly evaluate and control exposure for more than 20 different camera types. EL Zone, which was developed by Ed Lachman, ASC, is an intuitive tool for displaying exposure values using stops, a universal standard for cinematography. By measuring light value in stops inside color grading, the application allows scene-referred monitoring, which was previously possible only through the use of light meters on-set. This monitoring method advantageous, as it works across all display devices and creates consistency between SDR and HDR masters.
Colourlab Ai 1.3 also adds HDR waveforms, a new dual-view vectorscope, and a brand new 3D LUT export and conversion functionality to assist look control further. Another key feature in the update is NDI support. NDI has been gaining momentum in the industry and support in the Colourlab Ai application now allows users to use scope applications ScopeBox and Nobe OmniScope on a single Mac computer. NDI support also offers the ability to stream the Colourlab Ai viewer to any device, in any location, anywhere in the world via Zoom, Skype, OBS or any NDI-supported streaming platform, such as SetStream.io.
Colourlab Ai is currently available for MacOS only, and can be acquired through a subscription for $49/month or $490/annually.