The Detailed Overview.

Shot and Look Preset Library

Projects Manage multiple, independent projects
Shots Save and recall unlimited number of shots with look information and camera-related metadata
Global fields for storing slate and production information
Prepared metadata entry or quick-entry panel for flexible editing of shot and look metadata
Camera specific fields for storing information about clip, exposure, lens, camera position and device
Look information including 3D LUT nodes, ASC-CDL nodes, etc.
Thumbnails in different sizes for visual reference
Stored media Recorded movies and framegrabs
Imported still images from JPG, TIFF and DPX files and extracted images from MOV files
Looks Save and recall unlimited number of look presets
Look information including 3D LUT nodes, ASC-CDL nodes, etc.
Thumbnails for visual reference
Use node presets for storing and applying only a selection of grading nodes
Recursive library structure Use folders and bins to group and order your project
Search and filter functions for fast access to shots and look presets

Color and Signal Processing

Color pipeline Node-based color pipeline, different modes for different scenarios
Grading modes CDL and LUT, CDL Advanced, Alexa looks, Amira and Alexa Mini compatible
ACES CDL, ACES CDL Advanced, Varicam Compatible, Freestyle, Freestyle ACES
"Freestyle" grade modes for custom, more complex color pipelines, e.g. multiple input and output LUTs, calibration LUTs etc.
ACES Versions and transforms for download: v0.2.0, v0.7.0, v0.7.1, ACEScc v1.0.0, ACEScc v1.0.1, ACEScc v1.0.2, ACEScc v1.0.3, ACEScct v1.0.3, ACEScct v1.1.0
Versions and transforms shipping with LiveGrade: ACES v1.1 cct
Manage and download latest ACES versions in Preferences and directly from grading nodes
Input transforms (IDTs): ARRI, Canon, Panasonic, RED (log3G10), Sony, ACESproxy, reverse Rec.709
Output transforms (ODTs): Rec.709, Rec.2020 (inc. HDR ST2084), P3 (inc. HDR ST2048)
Grading nodes ASC-CDL, 3D LUT
3D LUT Presets for ARRI, Blackmagic Design, Canon, Panasonic, RED, and Sony cameras in 3D LUT node
Import of custom 3D LUTs in 3D LUT node
Load and save ASC-CDL files (*.cdl) directly to/from node
Multiple ASC-CDL nodes can be combined to one CDL filter e.g. for export
1D LUT import and 1D Curve editor
HHS Secondaries (hue-dependent hue and saturation controls)
Grading nodes can be enabled and disabled individually
False color modes False color mode for quick-check of exposure
"Regions" mode and "Gradient" mode
Linked Looks Control selected parts of looks simultaneously for multiple slots / devices

HD-SDI live image, capture, metadata, and routing

Live video monitoring Full resolution image viewer for selected input
Previews for multiple video inputs simultaneously
Capturing frame grabs and video Frame grab as 16bit TIFF files, simultaneous frame grabs from all slots
QuickTime ProRes in different bit rates (ProRes 422 LT, ProRes 422 Proxy, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ)
Recording modes Multi-record for triggering record for multiple attached capture devices
Device Support AJA Io and AJA KONA devices
Blackmagic Design Ultrastudio, Mini Recorder and Decklink cards
Handling of original camera as well as pre-graded input signals
Auto-Record Triggering record by HD-SDI rec-flag from ARRI Alexa camera
Triggering record by clip name flags from Sony F5/F55 cameras
Triggering record from "Rec-Run" time code
Ancillary (ANC) Metadata Extensive metadata support for ARRI Alexa (all models) and Amira, Panasonic Varicam models, Sony F55 and VENICE
Direct-Access Metadata ARRI Alexa Mini and Amira via CAP (Wifi/network), RED cameras via RCP (Wifi/network), Panavision DXL2 via Wifi/network
Various fields for timecode, clip name, FPS, exposure, lens, camera position, device information
Timecode Capture time code from video stream for look creation
HD-SDI Video Router Control Create video routing configurations for selected router connections
Automate video routing configurations on certain actions (e.g. slot changes) or menu / custom keyboard shortcuts
Support for AJA Kumo and Blackmagic Design Smart Videohub video routers
Automation Capture device can follow selected slot for capturing multiple signals with one capture device (use with video routing automation)

LUT Devices

See a list with all supported devices

Hardware configurations Save and restore hardware settings for quickly switching betweem different hardware contexts.
Supported "LUT Boxes" Flanders Scientific (FSI) BoxIO (single and dual channel mode)
Teradek COLR and COLR Duo
TVLogic (formerly WOWOW and Fujifilm) IS-mini, IS-miniX
(an additional device license is required for IS-mini devices)
Blackmagic Design HDLink
(deprecated, drivers only compatible up to OS X 10.10)
Pandora Pluto
Cobalt Digital card support: 9000 Series, openGear
(only available as custom module option)
Supported Monitors Flanders Scientific (FSI) DM250, DM240 and DM170
(semi-interactive look control)
Canon DP-V1710/V1711/V2410/V2411/V2420/V2421/V3010
(single and dual input mode)
Supported Cameras ARRI Alexa LF, ARRI Alexa SXT, ARRI Alexa Mini, Amira, ARRI Alexa 65 (interactive configuration, hybrid workflow with LUT box and upload of look metadata)
Panasonic Varicam 35/Pure/LT/HS (interactive look control)
Panavision DXL2 (hybrid workflow with LUT box and upload of look metadata)
RED DSMC2 cameras with IPP2 HD-SDI video output (hybrid workflow with LUT box and upload of look metadata)
SONY F65 (interactive configuration, hybrid workflow with LUT box and look upload)
Supported Camera Extension Modules OFFHOLLYWOOD OMOD for RED cameras
Multiple devices Manage multiple devices and control them independently
Group and mix multiple devices and control them combined
Use four devices in one slot for Quad HD-SDI / UHD/4K applications
Frame grabs Frame grabs supported by FSI BoxIO, FSI monitors, and IS-miniX
HD-SDI Settings Legal / extended HD-SDI signal settings for each LUT device
Color management Import and apply ICC profiles for use of DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort and HD-SDI displays
Options Restore all looks on all devices on startup
Robustness Connection indicator warns on offline devices

Grading and Video Scopes

Monitoring View and color-grade live image
View and color-grade imported stills
Color processing in all LUT boxes, supported monitors and supported cameras
View and color-grade captured live image (GPU-based)
View and color-grade recorded clips and frame grabs
Compatibility mode for display matching (e.g. with HD-SDI video, DaVinci Resolve)
Split view Compare different looks for look matching
Compare live image to stored clips and frame grabs for look matching
Compare live image to live image for look matching
Video Scopes Native video scopes with waveform, histogram, and vectorscope (with settings)
Various video scopes with interface to “Scopebox” application (via ScopeLink)
In-application waveform and vectorscope with FSI devices (via ScopeStream)

HD-SDI Output

Device Support AJA T-Tap, KONA series and Io series
Blackmagic Design Ultrastudio, Mini Monitor and Decklink cards
Output Mirroring of Image Viewer to HD-SDI
Grade live on reference monitor
Support for split screen and overlay reference mode

Transfer Options

Export 3D LUTs in various formats (all grading modes)
Batch export, export multiple formats at once
LUT Formats for Export Davinci Resolve, Adobe SpeedGrade, Filmlight, Autodesk Lustre, Assimilate Scratch, Digital Vision Nucoda, Blackmagic HDLink, Blackmagic Teranex Mini, AJA LUT Box, Convergent Design Odyssey, REDCINE X PRO and others
Look Exchange Import/export of CDL files (ASC-CDL and ACES grade modes)
Import/export of Alexa Look Files (Alexa look mode)
Export of Amira Look Files (CDL look mode)
Import/export of Pomfort Looks and Look Archives for seamless integration with Silverstack
Customizable, automatic schemes for file names of exported looks via metadata wildcards
Transfer of looks as ALE file for automatic look matching in Assimilate Scratch
Import of LUT file (ASC-CDL grade mode)
Still export Export stills (graded and original)
Convenient “on-the-fly” still export with file names based on metadata
CDL Server Provide CDL information via network for Codex recorders and Alexa XT

Hardware Controls

Panel Devices Tangent Element (all modules), custom mappings via "Tangent Mapper"
Tangent Ripple
Tangent Wave
AVID Color Artist

User Interface

General Intuitive, easy to learn user interface
Resizable color controls, metadata controls, video scopes, and preview viewers
Appearance Dark user interface for dark studio and on-set environments
UI dim configuration

Automation and Remote App

Automation Custom automations for in-application events and actions
Events: Slot changes, application state changes
Actions: Showing / hiding of user interface elements, apply video router configurations
Remote App iPhone, iPod touch and iPad (iOS 7 needed), communication via WiFi
Switch between stored look presets
Switch between device slots
Bypass color, apply false color mode


Localized Versions English

System Requirements

Computer Intel Mac
Operating System Mac OS X 10.12.0 or newer

Note: LiveGrade Pro v4 can still be used on macOS versions 10.10 and 10.11, but it is not recommended and future releases of LiveGrade Pro might stop working on outdated macOS versions.

HDLink support only up to OS X 10.10:
Up to now there is no driver for HDLink available from Blackmagic Design for OS X 10.11.
Please be aware that you are not able to use HDLink devices on OS X 10.11.

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