LiveGrade allows to interactively apply color corrections to HD-SDI or UHD/4K* signals going from camera to the on-set monitor – either by controlling capable cameras and monitors directly, or by using additional LUT box devices. No matter which setup you choose, this allows the production team to create, preview, and compare looks directly on set.
The digital look becomes part of the image creation process on set – together with camera setup, light, and art department – in order to follow one creative intent.
* depending on the hardware setup.
Using the collected look metadata in the dailies creation process ensures that the look concept of the DP and director is carried on to editorial and viewing.
For later matching with clips, the color correction settings can be annotated with slate information and exported as standard look exchange files such ASC-CDL files or 3D LUTs. LiveGrade can also export an entire look archive for automatic matching in Silverstack. Together with LiveGrade's new PDF reports and ALE export, matching looks and camera source media for dailies creation is now as easy as never before.
LiveGrade Pro supports grading modes that are specifically tailored to a broad range of workflows. Covering "log" material of specific digital cinema cameras, ASC-CDL grading, the Academy's “ACES” color space, and secondary grading options make LiveGrade Pro a versatile color correction system for any project.
Besides controlling the color manipulation in LUT boxes or in cameras and monitors, LiveGrade offers direct input (capture) and output (playout) of HD-SDI signals for preview within the application, saving of reference stills and clips, and even outputting live image as well as references*.
The newest LiveGrade Pro version enables mirroring of the applications Image View display on HD-SDI in best quality (e.g. with split screen) and an improved still image export.
* I/O devices from AJA and Blackmagic Design are supported in LiveGrade Pro.
All the movies or frame grabs recorded with LiveGrade Pro are automatically stored in the extended look library. Additionally, the time code information, extracted from the live HD-SDI signal, is automatically saved within the metadata in the library. Based on the library, LiveGrade allows to create look reports as PDF documents including time code and look name. This helps to easily match footage with the look in subsequent production steps.
LiveGrade Pro unifies HD and UHD/4K color creation workflows by supporting a wide range of devices – from LUT box devices such as Blackmagic Design's HDLink (drivers by Blackmagic Design are compatible up to OS X 10.10), WOWOW's (formerly Fujifilm) * IS-mini, Teradek's COLR, or Flanders Scientific's BoxIO, as well as cameras and monitors with color correction capabilities such as the ARRI Alexa SXT, Sony F65, Panasonic Varicam 35/HS the FSI DM series or the Canon DP-V series.
You can also use panel controllers from Tangent and Avid and control LiveGrade Pro remotely via WiFi with the free app "LiveGrade Pro Remote" (works with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad).
For capturing HD-SDI live signals, Blackmagic Design Ultrastudio, Mini Recorder and Decklink cards are supported. HD-SDI output is possible by using devices from the AJA T-TAP, AJA IO and AJA KONA families.
* WOWOW (formerly Fujifilm) requires an additional device license file for use in LiveGrade Pro (per IS-mini device) that can be purchased from within the LiveGrade Pro application.
The basic version of LiveGrade provides the essential, creative tools for adjusting colors on live images. It supports the HDLink LUT box family from Blackmagic Design (drivers by Blackmagic Design are compatible up to OS X 10.10), and supports the ASC-CDL and Alexa Look grading modes. It is ideally suited for professionals who just need to preview and prepare grades in a low cost standard workflow.Compare the Features...
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