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The Look Chooses LightSpace CMS for Facility-wide Colour Management


Soho-based boutique finishing facility, The Look, has chosen Light Illusion’s LightSpace CMS for facility-wide color management control. LightSpace CMS is a popular color and LUT management system that enables display calibration and 3D LUT control, through to image look management for dailies and editorial.

For Thomas Urbye, MD of The Look, LightSpace CMS was the perfect system to meet the growing needs for accurate calibration throughout the facility and associated operations and workflows, including VFX, editorial and on-set look management.

“Accurate color management has become increasingly critical as display technology has continued to move away from traditional CRT monitors, to LCDs, with varying backlight technology; digital projection; plasmas; and more,” explained Urbye. “Additionally, the growth in digital image capture has brought with it a need for better color management throughout a project’s entire workflow. With LightSpace CMS from Light Illusion we are able to provide the best possible display calibration control.”

He added that, “At The Look we don’t just have multiple display types, but multiple creative systems as well, meaning we require accurate calibration combined with full LUT management. LightSpace CMS is the only system to provide such a complete solution.”

The Look recently invested in SGO‘s Mistika Stereo 3D 2K grading and compositing system, which along with The Look’s 3D-ready Quantel Pablo systems gives the facility a wide range of stereo 3D capabilities.

“With the differences in 3D displays in both cinema and broadcast, it’s imperative we’re 100% confident that we’re set up for perfect color calibration to produce the best possible images in every environment for our clients,” said Urbye.

According to Steve Shaw, CEO of Light Illusion, “Color Calibration is an area Light Illusion has specialized in for some time, and we have developed a range of solutions for the post and production environments, from complete digital facility calibration system, through to support services for film lab profiling, including Stereo 3D calibration.”

LightSpace CMS is one of a range of calibration system developed by Light Illusion for use within the digital imaging environment, with MatchLight IMS, SpaceMan ICC, LightDensity XYZ, and Alexicc all offering color management capabilities alongside LightSpace CMS.

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