Prelight & Prelight ON-SET

Prelight is a macOS application designed to allow a Director of Photography (DoP) and other creatives to freely author, apply and modify looks. The commercial version, Prelight ON‐SET, extends these tools for the Digital Imaging Technician (DIT) for use during pre‐production, production and post.

Prelight and Prelight ON-SET v5 are now available.

If you had previously purchased an earlier version, you can upgrade for free. Go to Prelight Downloads to download and install v5.

For a full list of the differences between Prelight and Prelight ON-SET click here.

Free Licence provides you with a licence for the free version of Prelight, which allows you to author, apply and modify looks.

14-Day Trial gives you access to a fully functioning, node-locked version of Prelight ON-SET for 14 days.

Rent (3 mths) allows you to hire a full licence for Prelight ON-SET for three (3) months. Purchase three rental licences within a 12-month period, and the fourth rental will entitle you to a full, permanent licence; if this applies to you, contact [email protected] for more information.

Buy Now allows you to purchase full, permanent licences for Prelight ON‑SET.

The upgrade to Prelight ON‐SET is entirely optional. The looks produced from the free version are not restricted in any way in terms of the adjustments you have applied to the images but, if you are using BLG files, they do not contain all of the metadata required to automatically link to shots in Daylight or Baselight further along in your workflow.

System Requirements

To use Prelight, you need:

  • macOS 10.10‐10.13
  • iMac, MacMini, MacBook Pro or Mac Pro with the following
    minimum specification:

    • 1GB GPU memory
    • 8GB RAM

Colour processing/LUT hardware

You must purchase a licence for Prelight ON‐SET in order to capture/view images from the live SDI stream, drive LUT boxes, or use the embedded metadata option for the Alexa SXT.

Prelight currently supports:

  • LUT boxes:
    • Blackmagic Design HDLink Pro
    • FSI BoxIO
    • FSI DM‐series monitors
    • FUJI/Wowow ISmini (Ethernet/USB)
    • OffHollywood OMOD
    • Pandora Pluto
    • Teradek COLR
    • FilmLight Truelight On‐Set (discontinued)
  • Cameras:
    • ARRI Alexa SXT and Alexa Mini
    • Panasonic Varicam 35
    • Sony F65, F55 and F5
  • Monitors:
    • Flanders Scientific, Inc. DM series

SDI hardware

  • AJA IO Express
  • AJA IO-4K
  • AJA Kona 3G
  • AJA Kona 4
  • AJA T-Tap
  • Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K
  • Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Express
  • Blackmagic Design UltraStudio MiniMonitor
  • Blackmagic Design UltraStudio MiniRecorder

Control surfaces

  • Tangent Element Tk, Bt, Kb
  • Tangent Ripple
  • Tangent Wave
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