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Discover the leading software solution that integrates and controls your digital imaging system on set – enabling immediate visualization and sharing of the the DP’s and Director’s artistic intent.
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What Is Livegrade Pro?

Livegrade Pro is the state-of-the-art software solution that addresses all digital imaging-related requirements of the camera department. It helps you to:

  • Achieve desired high-quality images out of every scene by giving the DP immediacy to image control and by removing all barriers to artistic image experimentation
  • React quickly on the DP’s changes to the stage floor by visualizing and adjusting to the iterations of production settings, camera systems, and lighting conditions
  • Let the team make more informed creative decisions by evaluating the scenes in richer context with responsive real-time looks and instant access to reference material
  • Vitalize the entire production process by accelerating the dailies grading process and significantly shortening the review cycles

Support Image Composition

Control live images via vector scopes and waveform, keep a constant eye on quality and make color adjustments on your images as necessary. Being closer to the desired final look already on set ensures that footage looks exactly the way it was intended.

Maintain Consistency

Capturing and reviewing reference material and framegrabs from camera live images helps to ensure consistency across your project from scene-to-scene. Being consistent in different production settings or from lens-to-lens increases the overall quality of footage.

Create Camera Log

Monitor live camera metadata embedded in the HD-Signal signal and store them in the shot library together with the preview image. The visual and technical information generates objective and trusted insights about the connected cameras and its live images.

Interactive Color Grading

Interactive Color Grading

Tailored to the Film Set.

Color grading multiple camera live signals requires dedicated concepts for the grading application. On set there is not much time for anything, so controls must be spot on, reduced to the necessary, and highly accessible.

Livegrade offers multiple grading "slots" to allow independent grading of multiple cameras. Each slot independently features expressive primary grading controls (e.g. ASC-CDL based) for basic color adjustments, as well as additional secondary grading controls (e.g. "versus-curves") for the special situations.

Livegrade offers a flexible color management platform with "grading modes" ranging from basic CDL-and-LUT workflows to dedicated ACES-based pipelines.

Comprehensive Shot Library

Your Automatic Camera Log.

Livegrade can record media and collect metadata from a broad range of sources – from the cameras itself via HD-SDI, through remote network connections, or manually edited by the operator.

All this information is automatically stored in Livegrade's shot library together with each look – creating a comprehensive shot log for the entire film project.

That information can be used for looking up camera settings of previously shot scenes, for displaying reference images for consistency of cinematography, or for communicating reports to colleagues on set and beyond.

Comprehensive Shot Library

Customer story

Livegrade and Silverstack offered us the way to easily create and share references and to manage different versions of the same look during the shooting day.

DITs Andrea Cuomo and Andrea Curiazi on Live Grading “ZeroZeroZero”

The TV series ZeroZeroZero is a saga about drug trafficking that spans several continents. Such a production requires a high amount of traveling and cooperation between people from different countries. Italian DITs Andrea Cuomo and Andrea Curiazi have been part of this production in 2019 and report to us about their experiences.

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Exporting Looks and Metadata

Exporting Looks and Metadata

Compatible With Every Workflow.

The looks created and adjusted on set are highly valuable directly for the camera work (e.g. when making lighting and exposure decision "through" a look preview), but they enfold their benefits especially when shared with others – for instance for providing looks to dailies creation or VFX.

Livegrade can export stored look metadata for a broad range of workflows. ASC-CDL export allows for basic compatibility with virtually every color grading system, while more advanced formats such as AMF (ACES Metadata Format) or CFE (Colorfront Engine)* can transfer enriched pipeline information. Livegrade writes 3D LUT formats for a range of typical products, and exchanges comprehensive look information directly with its sibling product Silverstack Lab.

* available as a module

Unlock the Full Potential of Your Look Libraries in the Cloud

Automatically upload your looks to the cloud, provide greater transparency, easily exchange look information with your team, and simplify your dailies creation workflow.

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Image Analysis

All the Tools Needed.

Color grading on set needs to balance the respect for the creative intent with technical requirements for maintaining visual consistency between shots and scenes. Examples for that are the adjustment of the digital look under different lighting situations, the compensation of exposure decisions, and the correction of different lenses’ color cast needs.

Livegrade Pro offers a range of tools that help to cover these technical tasks: Video scopes help determining levels and white balance, interactive preview controls allow to quickly switch between original ("log") image and the graded image, and fine grained look management (for instance for "linking" slots, and storing partial looks with "node presets") allows for quick interaction.

Image Analysis

White Paper: Benefit from On-set Looks in Dailies Creation

Learn how to implement a streamlined dailies workflow with Silverstack Lab and Livegrade Pro.

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Choose Your Hardware and Setup

Stay Flexible With a Wide Range of Devices.

Hardware-Based Color Grading on Set

Livegrade Pro controls image processing in dedicated hardware. Handing over processing to external devices enables robust video setups that scale very well even for larger sets.

For unified HD, UHD/4K, and HDR workflows Livegrade supports LUT box devices such as FSI BoxIO, Teradek COLR, AJA FS-HDR, or TVLogic IS-mini, as well as cameras and monitors with processing capabilities from ARRI, Canon, Panasonic, RED, and Sony.

Grading Panels

Grading Panel, Knobs and Buttons

Physical controls are a huge productivity advantage. Direct access to regularly used functions builds “muscle memory”, that heavily speeds up the interaction with the entire DIT system.

Livegrade Pro supports grading panel controllers from Tangent, including custom knob mappings. Livegrade also comes with a plugin for the display buttons of Elgato Stream Deck. And with support for MIDI controllers, you can use or even build your very own button and knob interface.

Capture Devices

Capturing Still and Video References

Livegrade Pro supports AJA T-TAP, AJA Io and AJA KONA devices as well as Blackmagic Design Ultrastudio, Mini Recorder and Decklink devices and cards for capturing reference images from HD-SDI live signals, extracting and displaying live camera metadata (from ANC), and for the recording of multiple cameras.

Also other devices such as BoxIO, and Alexa Mini via CAP can provide reference still images for a smaller setup where no video recording is required.


Livegrade Pro Awarded the Red Dot for High Design Quality

Winner Interface Design.

Livegrade Pro has been awarded the coveted Red Dot for its high design quality and creative achievement.


Related Products

Silverstack: Works Hand in Hand with Livegrade Pro

On-Set Efficiency From Color to Post

Looks that are created in Livegrade Pro can be conveniently exported to our data management software Silverstack, where they can be matched with and applied to the recorded clips.

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Livegrade Studio: Exceptional Performance for Multi-Camera Setups

Fast and Intuitive Interaction with Multiple Live Signals

In productions with multi-camera setups live signals need to be monitored, matched, recorded, and switched instantly. Livegrade Studio allows you to handle these tasks quickly and intuitively.

Get to Know Livegrade Studio

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Livegrade Pro is the standard software for look management on set. It integrates with a wide range of camera workflows and setups.

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References

Customers Worldwide Rely on Pomfort's Cutting-Edge Technology.

The most valuable proof of Livegrade Pro's performance are our customers' projects.

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Further Reading

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    DIT Simon Jori on live grading Deadpool 2

    Deadpool 2 is the sequel to the most popular R-rated movie in history. Despite being produced by an…

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  • 4 Reasons to Live Grade Your Next Movie

    4 Reasons to Live Grade Your Next Movie

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