AJA's new ColorBox ensures color accuracy across production pipelines
September 7, 2022

AJA's new ColorBox ensures color accuracy across production pipelines

GRASS VALLEY, CA — AJA (www.aja.com) has introduced ColorBox, a portable device with powerful inline algorithmic color transforms and LUT processing capabilities. Designed for live broadcast, live events, on-set production and post production, ColorBox enables a range of HDR and SDR conversions, and allows DITs to easily load, modify and save looks, as well as create reference images for dailies to ensure color accuracy across all production stakeholders and creative vendors. 

ColorBox arrives as more productions are standardizing on 4K/UltraHD HDR, with color and LUT management proving essential to creating and achieving looks for live and scripted content. Designed to support a wide range of look management approaches on-set and in live production environments, ColorBox features 12G-SDI in/out and HDMI 2.0 out for up to 4K/UltraHD 60p 10-bit YCbCr 4:2:2 and 30p 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 signal support. ColorBox includes AJA Color Pipeline (ACP) Mode with a 33-point 3D LUT processor with tetrahedral LUT interpolation, four built-in user-configurable 1D LUTs, and two 3x3 user-configurable matrices. ColorBox users also benefit from a built-in RGB color corrector and ProcAmp, extensive LUT, matrices and image libraries, powerful capture and recall capabilities, and ancillary (ANC) metadata management. All of this is easily controlled via an integrated web browser-based interface.

In total, ColorBox offers five modes, with one active at any given time. They include AJA Color Pipeline (ACP), Colorfront, Orion-Convert (optional license - watermarked preview); BBC HLG LUT (optional license - watermarked preview), and NBCU LUT.
ColorBox is now available through AJA’s worldwide reseller network for $1,995. Optional licenses are available for the BBC HLG LUT pipeline ($145) and Orion-Convert pipeline ($695).