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FilmLight To Reveal Upgrades At IBC

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FilmLight has announced it will showcase the latest upgrades across its range of colour-grading products at this year's IBC show.
"The creative toolset in Baselight is widely regarded as the best in the business, which means colourists can focus on realising the look," said Wolfgang Lempp, co-founder of FilmLight.
"We pride ourselves on being a forward-thinking company, right at the forefront of innovation. In support of this, what we now offer is 'Baselight everywhere', not just in the grading suite but on set, in finishing and in editorial."
New at IBC is Baselight 4.4, which adds new creative tools – such as composite-style layer blending – and workflow efficiencies, including simplifying ACES and digital cinematography workflows with the new Generalised Colour Spaces, and speeding processing with the Render Queue and Deliverables Manager.
Baselight 4.4 runs on all Baselight systems, including the new Baselight ONE diskless, 4U tower system, with an internal 2TB solid-state cache and fast connections to the facility storage network.
The latest release allows Avid editors to cut in Media Composer or Symphony. The company's companion for Baselight Editions is the new Slate, a compact grading control panel.
IBC sees the launch of a new, smaller version of the on-set tool Baselight FLIP with added functionality including connectivity for two cameras, the ability to log grading metadata to camera data over Wifi for the Arri Alexa, and battery power.
Baselight, Baselight Editions and Baselight FLIP all share the same, Open EXR-based BLG file format, allowing grading decisions to be passed seamlessly and transparently from set to editorial to grading.
"Producers today are creating ever more complex productions which demand sophisticated workflows," said Lempp.
"We are committed to meeting their expectations, starting with interpreting the raw files and only ending when the deliverables are signed off.
"That means making collaborative working a reality, using metadata to lighten the load without ever once compromising colour fidelity," he added. "For the professional, the real return on investment comes through simplified, efficient workflows combined with the best toolset available. You can only get that with the Baselight range."
The complete FilmLight range will be on show at IBC2013 on stand 7.F31. Baselight ONE diskless and Slate can also be seen on the Sony stand (12.A10) and Baselight for FCP on the Tangent booth (7.G33). IBC runs 13 – 17 September at the RAI Centre, Amsterdam.

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