FilmLight announced the launch of its Windows version of Baselight for Avid, part of the Baselight Editions product range, which delivers the key elements of the company’s color grading system as a plug-in for other post tools.
“We have had Baselight for Avid on Mac for some time,” said Wolfgang Lempp, co-founder of FilmLight. “What our customers told us was that they also needed to access it in their Media Composer and Symphony suites, with full render-free grading and a simple workflow.”
Baselight Editions puts the Baselight user interface, along with its color processing, into a standard AVX plug-in. It provides unlimited primary and secondary grades in a single layer, including mattes, automatic object tracking and full keyframe animation.
Baselight for Avid supports AAF-based round-tripping with full Baselight systems, meaning that no rendering time is needed to export grade metadata back into Media Composer. That includes carrying over sophisticated grading data including secondary color correction, shapes and tracked objects. Since the exported grades are fully modifiable, corrections and last minute changes can be made directly in Media Composer, with no need to return to the full Baselight suite.
Color information can also be exported in the FilmLight BLG file format, for exchange with any other FilmLight system, including other Baselight Editions.
The software includes FilmLight’s Truelight color management system so that editors can be assured that what they see on their monitor is what they will get.
“We know that the production and post industry is moving away from the idea of color grading as a single step in the process towards collaborative workflows, where a number of people contribute to the look of a project,” Lempp said. “To meet the trend, we now offer Baselight everywhere… on devices from on-set ingest to the final deliverables.”