With the demand for perfect colour control now everywhere in the professional post workflow, FilmLight is taking another important step forward with the launch of its Windows version of Baselight for Avid. This is part of the Baselight Editions range which delivers the key elements of the world’s most powerful colour grading software as a plug-in for existing post tools.
Baselight Editions puts the Baselight user interface, along with its color processing, into a standard AVX plug-in. It provides unlimited primary and secondary grades in a single layer, including mattes, automatic object tracking and full keyframe animation.
Baselight for Avid supports AAF-based round-tripping with full Baselight systems, meaning that no rendering time is needed to export grade metadata back into Media Composer. That includes carrying over sophisticated grading data including secondary color correction, shapes and tracked objects. Since the exported grades are fully modifiable, workflow efficiency is greatly improved, as corrections and last minute changes can be made directly in Media Composer, with no need to return to the full Baselight suite.
Color information can also be exported in the FilmLight BLG file format, for seamless exchange with any other FilmLight system including other Baselight Editions.
The software includes FilmLight’s Truelight colour management system so that editors can be assured that what they see on their monitor is what they will get.
To complement Baselight Editions, FilmLight offers the Slate control panel. This offers the same configurability, precision, ergonomic convenience and reliability as the full-sized panel, but in a smaller form factor.