August 19, 2013
By Melody Uy
New at IBC is Baselight 4.4. This 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 concept of continual colour management is clearly demonstrated in the latest version of Baselight Editions, which puts the creative grading toolset inside Avid, Final Cut Pro 7 and Nuke systems. The latest release allows Avid editors to cut in Media Composer or Symphony—on Windows or Mac—with instant Baselight grades applied in a render-free round-trip workflow. A natural companion for Baselight Editions is the new Slate, a compact grading control panel which uses the same precision, ergonomics and reliability as the full-size Blackboard 2 panel, but in a smaller form factor and at a lower price point.