FilmLight announced the release of the latest product in its Baselight Editions line – Baselight for Avid (Mac). Developed in association with Avid, the system gives Media Composer and Symphony users access to FilmLight’s color grading toolset.
FilmLight and Avid have a long history of working together to improve interoperability between their products. “We are breaking down old barriers and enabling artists to be more creative and productive,” said FilmLight founder Wolfgang Lempp. “Baselight for Avid will make high quality grading tools accessible in editorial suites resulting in a more flexible and efficient workflow, and a better way to communicate creative intent through the various stages of postproduction.”
“Avid is extremely excited about the release of Baselight for Avid,” said Adam Green, senior director of worldwide marketing, pro and post segment. “Baselight for Avid is an innovative product that empowers editors and other postproduction professionals using Media Composer or Symphony software to work more efficiently, creatively and collaboratively.”
A built-in GPU renderer provides real-time performance. Color decisions made in Baselight for Avid can be exchanged with full Baselight systems, and vice versa, achieving a seamless workflow between editorial and color grading operations.
The company reports that a Windows version is currently under development and is scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of 2012. FilmLight will be exhibiting Baselight for Avid at IBC Stand 7.F31. The system can also be seen at Avid’s Stand 7.J20.