November 23, 2015
By Rechelle Tangcangco
To boost the quality of the imagery and to speed delivery, Arab Telemedia has now installed a comprehensive colour management workflow from FilmLight. This starts with four FLIP units for on-set pre-visualisation, each capable of handling four input channels. Where drama productions regularly use the same set, this is a very efficient way of creating a strong look at the point of acquisition, by adding colour correction to the output of each camera.
FLIP is part of the Baselight environment, so the colour grades imposed on set are not burnt in, but stored as metadata in FilmLight’s Baselight Linked Grade (BLG) file format – the essential component in enabling looks to be exchanged between all FilmLight systems. The BLG enhanced format contains all grade information, even Truelight cubes, conform metadata and keyframes, and can be passed to the Baselight TWO colour grading workstations in post-production where the final grade is finessed.