Features

The Detailed Overview.


Only available in Livegrade Studio Only available in add-on module

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
Automatically filled metadata fields from ANC metadata
Color labels with customizable label text
Look information including 3D LUT nodes, ASC-CDL nodes, IDT, ODT, LMT, 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 QuickTime movies
Imported QuickTime and MP4 movies (mov, m4v, mp4)
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
Copy and paste looks between slots
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
Smart groups for organizing shots using a hierarchical structured automatic outline based on shot metadata
Choose columns to customize shot table
Option for non-SI units (e.g. imperial focus distance)

Color and Signal Processing

Color Pipeline Node-based color pipeline, different modes for different scenarios
General Grading Modes CDL and LUT, CDL Advanced, ACES CDL, ACES CDL Advanced, Freestyle, Freestyle ACES
Device-Specific Grading Modes Amira and Alexa Mini compatible, Varicam Compatible
Proprietary Grading Modes Colorfront Film with input/output color spaces, grading color space, scene referred controls, comprehensive HDR controls (via AJA FS-HDR device)
"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, ACEScct v1.2.0
Versions and transforms shipping with Livegrade: ACES v1.2 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
LMT node with official LMTs and custom LMTs as 3D LUTs
Output transforms (ODTs): Rec.709, Rec.2020 (inc. HDR ST2084), DCDM, HDR, P3, sRGB, ACESproxy
Grading Nodes ASC-CDL, 3D LUT
ASC-CDL compatible interaction types: CDL/SOP, and simplified (contrast, stretch, warmer, greener controls)
ASC-CDL compatible interaction types: LGG (lift, gamma, gain), and printer lights
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
RGB Curves for applying curves to individual channels luma, red, green and blue and a custom-defined color
HSL Curves for applying secondary curve corrections based on hue vs. hue, hue vs. saturation, hue vs. luma, luma vs. saturation and saturation vs. saturation
Curves color picker tool for creating precise secondary curve corrections and scene-accurate creative looks
HHS Secondaries (hue-dependent hue and saturation controls)
Grading nodes can be enabled and disabled individually
Amount slider for adjusting the intensity of individual grading nodes
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

LUT Devices

See a list with all supported devices

Hardware Configurations Save and restore hardware settings for quickly switching between 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, IS-mini 4K
(activation is required for IS-mini devices)
AJA FS-HDR: single channel and multi-channel "Dynamic LUT" transform
AJA FS-HDR: single channel and multi-channel "Colorfront Film" transform
Cobalt Digital card support: 9000 Series, openGear
Supported Monitors Flanders Scientific (FSI) DM and CM series
Canon DP-V1710/V1711/V2410/V2411/V2420/V2421/V3010
(single and dual input mode)
Supported Cameras All ARRI cameras supporting CAP (camera access protocol): ARRI Alexa SXT/SXT W, Alexa LF, ARRI Alexa Mini, ARRI Alexa Mini LF, ARRI 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
Supported Software Systems QTake video assist system
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

HD-SDI Live Image, Capture, and Metadata

Live Video Monitoring Full resolution image viewer for selected input
Previews for multiple video inputs simultaneously
Compare live signals in split view
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)
Flip and/or flop options for correcting mirrored or upside-down camera setups
Recording modes Multi-record for triggering record for multiple attached capture devices
Starting record independently for individual slots
Arming slots for record
Dynamic Metadata Record dynamic slot metadata fields transmitted via HD-SDI ancillary metadata
Export dynamic metadata of shots to a CSV
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 VANC metadata from ARRI Alexa Classic/XT/SXT/SXT W/LF/65
Triggering record by HD-SDI HANC rec-flag from ARRI, RED, Sony cameras (works with Kona 4 or newer and IO 4K series by AJA)
Triggering record from "Rec-Run" time code
Enable auto-record trigger for multiple slots for each capture device
Ancillary (ANC) Metadata Extensive metadata support for ARRI cameras, Panasonic Varicam models, Sony F55 and VENICE
Direct-Access Metadata ARRI Cameras via CAP (Wifi/network)
RED cameras, Panavision DXL2 via RCP (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
Automation Capture device can follow selected slot for capturing multiple signals with one capture device (use with video routing automation)
Record events can trigger automation

Grading and Video Scopes

Monitoring View and color-grade live image in software (with capture device)
View and color-grade imported stills in software
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)
JKL Navigation Playback, jog and shuttle using J, K, L keyboard shortcuts of movies in viewer and slots
Jump to a timecode reference in a recorded movie
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 vector scope (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 (vertical, horizontal, flipped) and overlay reference mode

HD-SDI Routing

Video Routing Configurations Create video routing configurations for selected connections
Automate video routing configurations on certain actions (e.g. slot changes) or menu / custom keyboard shortcuts
Interactive Video Router Control Monitor and interact with router connections visually
Device Support Support for AJA Kumo and Blackmagic Design Smart Videohub video routers
Auto-detection of video routers in local network

Transfer Options

Export 3D LUTs in various formats (all grading modes)
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
Batch export, export multiple formats at once
Look Exchange Import/export of CDL files (ASC-CDL and ACES grade modes)
Export looks split into CDL and non-CDL components (ASC-CDL and 3D LUT / ACES Metadata File and CLF)
Import/export of Alexa Look Files (Alexa look mode)
Export of Amira Look Files (CDL look mode)
AMF Export for exchanging metadata and grade settings (incl. IDT, ASC-CDL, and ODT) in ACES workflows
Import/export of Pomfort Looks and Look Archives for seamless integration with Silverstack
Export CFE files for Colorfront systems
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
Exchange Settings Export and import of project settings and global settings

Hardware Controls

Grading Panel Devices Tangent Element (all modules), Ripple, Wave, Wave2 with custom mappings via "Tangent Mapper"
USB Controllers Plugin for mapping and triggering actions to Elgato Stream Deck devices
MIDI Controllers Supports any class-compliant MIDI controller
Customizable mappings for buttons (actions) and encoders (grade controls)

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, recording events, application state changes
Actions: Configuring slots, showing / hiding of user interface elements, apply video router configurations
Actions: Run custom scripts
Remote App iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, communication via WiFi
Switch between stored look presets
Switch between device slots
Bypass color, apply false color mode

System Requirements

Computer Intel Mac
Operating System macOS 10.14.0 or newer

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