FilmLight and The Pixel Farm have formed a strategic partnership to jointly market FilmLight’s Baselight color grading system and The Pixel Farm’s PFClean restoration software as a fully-integrated system for digital cinema restoration. As a result, a branded OEM version of the PFClean restoration and remastering suite equipped with the Baselight integration option will be available to FilmLight customers to purchase directly through the company’s worldwide reseller network.
The two companies have been working together to integrate the Baselight grading system, and PFClean film restoration software. The integration allows images to be graded in Baselight while simultaneously being restored in PFClean. The integration includes support for all DI workflows, including those using the ACES format.
“Baselight and PFClean together form a clean and precise workflow that allows postproduction facilities to conduct restoration projects with unprecedented efficiency,” said The Pixel Farm managing director Michael Lancaster. “Grading and restoration can proceed in parallel with an ease and simplicity no other restoration system can match.”
“Postproduction operations seeking to add restoration to their service offering, or to enhance existing capabilities, can now do so via an end-to-end solution based on best-of-breed technologies,” added FilmLight technical marketing manager David Stroud.
The Baselight-PFClean combination is already in use at a number of premier postproduction facilities engaged in high-end restoration work such as Laser Pacific, Sony Imageworks, Reliance Media Works and Kodak Cinelabs, Romania.
Restoration is one of the fastest growing segments of the postproduction market, as recent advances in digital intermediate and restoration technologies have made it possible to re-master films at higher resolution and in a more pristine state than ever before. Baselight facilitates 4K grading and mastering in real-time. Similarly, PFClean automates many previously time-consuming restoration tasks and features a comprehensive set of non-destructive, hardware-accelerated tools to clean up and restore images.