FilmLight is focusing its NAB2014 presence on four of its industry partners – Codex, Dolby, The Foundry and Sony.
New at NAB is a collaboration which links the Codex Vault to Baselight, allowing grading decisions made on set with the Baselight FLIP real-time image processor to be rendered into dailies deliverables on Vault, including Avid, Apple or other deliverables with audio sync and comprehensive metadata support. Metadata is stored in the same OpenEXR-based BLG file format used by Baselight and Baselight Editions, so grading decisions can be passed from set to editorial, VFX to grade.
The Codex booth will also feature Baselight Dailies as part of a complete camera-to-post system. Baselight Dailies is a new addition to FilmLight’s color range, designed for mobile postproduction on location, running on standard Mac hardware. Baselight Dailies forms part of an integrated end-to-end FilmLight workflow with Baselight finishing systems, Baselight Editions, Baselight FLIP and other FilmLight products.
Alongside Dolby Laboratories, FilmLight will present high dynamic range (HDR) mastering and grading, featuring the new Dolby Vision technology on Baselight’s high-performance color grading system. Dolby Vision, which launched at the recent CES exhibition, improves the quality of each individual pixel by providing high dynamic range (HDR) and a wider color gamut.
FilmLight has been working with The Foundry on the new Baselight for Nuke, which gives VFX artists the ability to accurately preview fully graded shots, resulting in better compositing control while alleviating the need for additional amends due to changes made in color correction.
The company will also be demonstrating its support for the latest enhancements to Sony’s F55 camera, S-log 3 and S-gamut 3 Cine color space modes, which offer greater dynamic range and wider color gamut.
“All the feedback we get from our users worldwide is about how well Baselight fits into the practical post workflow,” said Wolfgang Lempp, co-founder of FilmLight. “That is no accident. We play well with other top-end creative tools because we devote a lot of energy to our partnerships with other developers.”