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HDR: It’s all about that Baselight

16 May 2017
HDR: It's all about that Baselight

Technicolor has extended its colour grading capabilities in Hollywood with FilmLight’s Baselight X system.

Baselight X, according to FilmLight,  is the latest and most powerful implementation of the Baselight colour grading and finishing system. It is designed to provide exceptional power and performance for HDR projects, along with unrivalled colour space management.

Technicolor said that this new implementation reflects the increasing demand from the local industry to deliver an uncompromised finish that still pushes creative boundaries. The move is planned to ensure the company can rise to the challenge to work at the maximum resolution through every stage in the process.

Maxine Gervais, senior supervising colourist, Technicolor, said: “Of the many things that are important to better serve my clients, one is to work directly from raw camera files. The ability to debayer these files live not only saves time, but it preserves image detail that can be accessed and manipulated during the DI.

“As camera technologies evolve, it’s become common for shows to capture and deliver 6K raw files. And some shows are moving towards a 4K VFX workflow too.

“The additional processing power and storage capacity of Baselight X is essential in allowing me to work with today’s larger files, without sacrificing the real-time playback with complex colour grading and compositing that my clients have come to expect.”

Technicolor and FilmLight have a long history of collaboration, with Technicolor facilities in Montreal, New York, Los Angeles and London all offering Baselight as part of their DI pipeline.

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