FilmLight launches Daylight at IBC


FilmLight, developers of colour grading systems, image processing applications and
workflow tools, will present their new near-set colour grading tool Daylight, at the
company’s stand (7.F31) at IBC, which concludes on 16 September in Amsterdam.

Daylight is designed as a compact yet powerful grading decision tool to help DOP’s
and directors establish looks and visualise what they have shot, on set or on location.
FilmLight has shown early development versions before – a Baselight variant for
dailies – and Daylight pushes the possibilities even further.

Martin Tlaskal, lead developer at FilmLight says, “We’ve gathered some great
feedback from our existing customers during the Daylight beta programme. The
version we’re showing at IBC has more sophisticated functionality to help our
customers handle their end-to-end dailies workflow quickly and effectively.’

Daylight encompasses a number of new features, including: AJA SDI output; shot
filtering and sorting; HTML report generation; RED GPU decoding; media
consolidation tools; multi-format deliverables; and support for the latest camera

In addition FilmLight will showcase the latest product in the Baselight Editions range,
Baselight for NUKE, and the latest release of Baselight – 4.4m1.

Product specialists from FilmLight and The Foundry are present on the stand to
demonstrate how the visual effects software can be even more productive when it
incorporates the ability to interpret and modify fully-featured Baselight grades.

Baselight now includes Apple-certified ProRes, including support for the new ProRes
4444 XQ codec. And the project consolidation feature allows users to consolidate all
the material used in a list of scenes to one location, with optional handles. New
systems are ready to take on UltraHD monitoring too – and existing Generation IV
and V systems can be easily upgraded.

Baselight 4.4 also provides faster GPU decoding of RED camera files as part of the
implementation of the RED SDK, as well as providing full support to work in high
dynamic range colour space using Dolby Vision.

Baselight 4.4m1 includes: rationalised format handling to support today’s ever-
increasing range of digital camera resolutions and frame rates; fully keyframeable
variable speed handling (including optical flow retime and round tripping with FCP
XML and AAF projects); a group of tools to help users manage projects better; and a
new CDL grade that, when combined with Baselight’s powerful generalised colour
spaces, brings accurate interpretation of CDL values.


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