Baselight 6.0 available now

Redefining the possibilities for professional colourists

Baselight 6.0 extends the palette of creative colour grading. Go beyond traditional tools with revolutionary takes on primary grading, look generation, tracking and much more.

These features coupled with Baselight’s unique and flexible layer architecture – now enhanced with implicit alpha handling and expanded into a multitrack timeline – give you the creativity, confidence and control to handle even the most complex of projects.

Discover more about just some of the new features below – or see Feature Highlights.

X Grade without secondaries

X Grade has refined the process of selective colour work. It has improved my productivity, as it offers a cleaner way of interacting with imagery without the convoluted process of colour space conversions and controls that are not quite optimal.

Peter Doyle, supervising colourist, Postworks NY

X Grade is a revolutionary new primary colour correction tool which saves colourists valuable time when working on image reshaping. It allows colourists to make multiple localised and complex corrections in a single layer – without having to create a key or matte.

X Grade works with images gently and sympathetically and, unlike other tools on the market, ensures that corrections do not result in folds in the colour space, meaning they can be safely copied to shots with a completely different colour palette.

Chromogen brings look development to the modern age


One of the key benefits is that it is almost impossible to ‘break’ footage with the tool. It’s the equivalent of being able to adjust and fix parts of a LUT.

It’s incredibly unique and I believe we will look back on the release of Chromogen as a key moment in the evolution of DI – as the first true look development tool.

Jack Jones, colourist and CTO, Roundtable Post


Check out this video from Imago’s 30th anniversary programme to see Chromogen in action.

Look development is not grading. It’s more like engineering a new camera film stock. Traditional grading tools, no matter how good they are, are just not designed for this work. And LUT generators are for the bygone age of limited dynamic range and restricted deliverables.

Chromogen is designed from the ground up to produce scene-referred looks, and has been specifically developed to meet the challenges of modern wide-dynamic-range camera data. It combines advanced colour sector manipulation with stages – addressing characteristics such as Colour Saturation, Colour Crosstalk, Highlight
Bleaching, Brilliance Reduction and more – that can be easily reordered.

FilmLight has recreated existing looks using Chromogen to act as a guide to build your own, as well as allowing you to make nuanced edits to your established favourites.

Accelerate beauty work with Face Track

Face Track revolutionises the way we can perfect skin tones, delivering unparalleled precision in facial tracking. The ability to dynamically adjust the colour and texture of moving faces in a scene takes the quality and efficiency of colour correction to new heights. Baselight 6.0 is not just a tool, it is an experience that redefines the art of colour grading.

Raúl Lavado, freelance colourist, Madrid

Using an underlying machine learning model, Face Track finds and tracks faces in a scene, adjusting smoothly as each face moves and turns. It attaches a polygon mesh to each face, which allows perspective-aware tools such as Paint and Shapes to distort with the mesh.

The colourist’s productivity is further boosted by the ability to copy corrections and enhancements made in Face Track to the entire timeline – with a simple copy and paste, these previously repetitive corrections can be applied to the same face across an entire sequence or episode.

A new vision for the Baselight timeline

My favourite feature is the improvements to the timeline, as it will have the biggest impact on my day-to-day work. The new UI is great, being able to collapse big timeline stacks is a really useful feature, and being able to lock grades to do trim passes is brilliant.

Paul Harrison, colourist and co-founder, Residence Pictures

With Baselight 6.0, colourists can find a completely re-envisioned Baselight timeline. While still retaining a familiar look and feel, the timeline now boosts a much cleaner and more modern user interface.

It also integrates a host of handy new functionality, such as track support and a new ‘processing tree overlay’ to provide a clearer view on the underlying node tree that it represents, plus much more.

There are many more new features too – take a look at our Feature Highlights or download the Baselight 6.0 datasheet which includes the minimum hardware requirements.


Unrivalled support and training

FilmLight has built up a strong and friendly user community through working closely with customers and other members of our industry for many years. Our renowned customer support offers you not only global follow-the-sun telephone and email contact directly with our product engineers, but also provides project advice, training, installation and expert consultancy services.

We regularly host online training sessions to help you learn more about Baselight and get the most out of your colour grading system. Visit this link to register for the Baselight Online Free Training programme, or watch the full series of videos on the Online Course page.

We also post other video content, such as Tips & Tricks and Online Webinars.

We also run the Baselight Learning Programme, where you can get access to a free 90-day licence for Baselight LOOK (coming soon for 6.0), our software-only macOS training application.

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