Hollywood’s New Wave Entertainment Upgrades Post-Production Operations with Baselight

Posted by on Nov 13, 2012

LONDON—New Wave Entertainment, Hollywood’s premier entertainment marketing company, has enhanced its post-production operations through the purchase of a Baselight TWO colour grading system from FilmLight. New Wave plans to use its new Baselight primarily for grading television spots promoting new feature film releases. The company has already used the system on campaigns for Hotel Transylvania, Looper, Skyfall and several other films.

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FilmLight’s Baselight Used to Grade Sony’s “Hotel Transylvania”

Posted by on Nov 5, 2012

LONDON—Hotel Transylvania, Sony Pictures Animation’s monster hit comedy that already broke records at the U.S. box office, went through final colour grading and stereo finishing in full 3D on Baselight. Completed at Colorworks, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s digital intermediate facility, DI Colourist John Persichetti used Baselight to apply the finishing touches to the film prior to its worldwide release.

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FilmLight Links with Italian Technology Reseller Blutek

Posted by on Oct 22, 2012

LONDON—FilmLight, a leading manufacturer of colour grading, colour management and film scanning systems for film and television production, has forged a strategic alliance with Rome-based technology reseller Blutek to represent its product line in Italy.

Blutek will provide sales support in Rome and throughout Italy for FilmLight’s full product line, including its Baselight colour grading system, Blackboard control surface, FLIP real-time onset image processor, FLUX data management platform and Baselight Editions software. FilmLight will continue to handle marketing, service and support.

For more information, contact Antonello Di Vincenzo.

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FilmLight’s On-Set and Dailies products win an Emmy

Posted by on Oct 18, 2012

LONDON— FilmLight has been awarded a 2012 Primetime Emmy Award for its innovative colour preview and dailies products Truelight On-Set and Baselight TRANSFER.

The Primetime Emmy Awards in Engineering are presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for significant innovations in TV technology.

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FilmLight Introduces 5-for-1 Academic Pricing for Baselight for Avid

Posted by on Oct 9, 2012

LONDON— FilmLight today announces the worldwide availability of a fully-functional Academic Edition of Baselight for Avid® (Mac), the newest product in its Baselight Editions line, which makes the world’s most powerful colour grading toolset directly available within Avid Media Composer® or Symphony®.

The week of October 22, universities and other educational institutions will be able to purchase five Baselight for Avid licenses for just $995, the price of one commercial license.  Alternatively, institutions can obtain ten, 12 month licenses for an annual subscription of $995.

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Finish Adds Grading via FilmLight’s Baselight

Posted by on Sep 5, 2012

Award-winning London post house Finish, a specialist in 2D and 3D visual effects for commercials, has broadened its service offering to include high-end colour grading through the purchase of two Baselight systems from FilmLight.

The company has also employed colourist Paul Harrison, a veteran of MPC and The Mill. Harrison oversaw the technical and aesthetic design of two new, purpose-built grading suites that, along with the Baselight TWOs, features a Baselight Assist and FilmLight’s revolutionary Blackboard 2 control surface.

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FilmLight Releases Baselight for Avid

Posted by on Sep 4, 2012

High-end colour grading for Avid Media Composer or Symphony under US$ 1,000.

LONDON—5 September 2012FilmLight today announces the release of the latest product in its Baselight Editions line, Baselight for Avid® (Mac). Developed in association with Avid, this exciting new product makes the world’s most powerful colour grading toolset available within Avid Media Composer® or Symphony®,   the editing software that is the preferred choice among film and television professionals. It’s also a further instance of FilmLight’s commitment to provide solutions for managing colour at every stage in production and post.

FilmLight and Avid have a long history of working together to improve interoperability between their products and empower customers. “We are breaking down old barriers and enabling artists to be more creative and productive,” said FilmLight founder Wolfgang Lempp. “Baselight for Avid will make high quality grading tools accessible in editorial suites resulting in a more flexible and efficient workflow, and a better way to communicate creative intent through the various stages of post-production.”

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FilmLight at IBC 2012

Posted by on Jul 30, 2012

Unique pipeline for managing colour from script to screen.

 

LONDON—At IBC 2012, FilmLight will demonstrate its latest solutions for refining looks and managing colour at every stage in production. Several new products from FilmLight’s expanded product line will be on view for the first time in Europe, each designed to address a different point in file-based film and television workflows, and together constituting an integrated, end-to-end colour pipeline.

  • Create looks on set: FilmLight’s new FLIP is a real-time image processor that allows directors, cinematographers and colourists define and refine looks before shooting begins.
  • Produce high-quality deliverables near set: Baselight Transfer is a real-time, 4K dailies processing system supporting the latest digital cinema cameras, including Sony F65, Arri Alexa and Red Epic.
  • Access grading tools at every stage of post: Baselight Editions brings the world’s most powerful colour grading toolset directly to editors and visual effects artists. Baselight Editions for Avid, Apple Final Cut Pro and NUKE will be on show at IBC.
  • Complete projects with maximum quality, flexibility and speed: Baselight 4.3, the latest version of the award-winning colour grading software that includes new features, improved ergonomics and greater speed for enhanced productivity and creativity will be running on the industry leading combination of Baselight TWO with a Blackboard 2 control surface.

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FilmLight and The Pixel Farm Provide an End-to-End Restoration Workflow

Posted by on Jul 11, 2012

Baselight|PFClean integration supports all DI workflows, including ACES, and allows grading and restoration to proceed in parallel.

LONDON— FilmLight and The Pixel Farm have formed a strategic partnership to jointly market FilmLight’s Baselight colour grading system and The Pixel Farm’s PFClean™ restoration software as a complete, fully-integrated and affordable workflow for digital cinema restoration.   As a result, a branded OEM version of the PFClean restoration and remastering suite equipped with the Baselight integration option will be available to FilmLight customers to purchase directly through the company’s worldwide reseller network.

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FilmLight announces Baselight ONE ‘ACCESS’ package

Posted by on Jun 28, 2012

Industry leading grading and finishing system at less than US$50K

LONDON—FilmLight is helping boutique post-production facilities to step up to high-end colour grading by offering its award-winning Baselight system at the lowest price ever. The Baselight ONE ACCESS package can now be purchased for less than US$50,000, and includes the latest Baselight 4.3 software,  complete installation, FilmLight’s industry-leading technical support and on-site operational training.

“Baselight’s reputation and use by the world’s leading facilities on high-profile projects has caused some to believe that it is unaffordable, but that is a myth,” said FilmLight Head of Marketing Mark Burton. “Baselight ONE incorporates the same software features found in Baselight TWO, FOUR and EIGHT and this package makes it even more accessible  ”

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