LONDON — FilmLight (www.filmlight.ltd.uk) is bringing its Baselight color grading solutions to Apple’s Final Cut Pro (Version 7). Baselight for Final Cut Pro allows users to create and apply color grades to their projects using the same tools found in a full Baselight system. This includes multi-layered grades, and no restrictions on resolution and complexity. FilmLight’s Truelight color management system is also included, providing accurate, WYSIWYG previews of final materials. The company has plans to demonstrate Baselight for Final Cut Pro at NAB.
“Baselight for Final Cut Pro makes high quality color grading available to many new users,” says FilmLight co-founder Wolfgang Lempp. “But, more importantly, it can play a big part in the accurate and flexible communication of the creative intent throughout the post production process, empowering filmmaking professionals at all levels.”
Color grading data generated by Baselight for Final Cut Pro can be exchanged seamlessly with full Baselight systems, providing a powerful, collaborative workflow for editorial operations and post facilities. Media can be pre-graded in the FCP application and exported to Baselight for final adjustments. The project can then be rendered by Baselight or re-exported to Final Cut Pro, or other editorial platforms, for completion.
Additionally, the low cost of Baselight for Final Cut Pro ($995) makes it practical to add sophisticated color grading functionality to multiple editorial workstations for increased productivity and creative flexibility. FilmLight is currently developing similar products for other software packages.