Our Blackboard 2 grading control surface and Baselight TWO colour grading systems, can be seen for the first time in Europe at IBC 2011. Both new products are already enjoying record sales among broadcasters, post houses and production facilities worldwide.
Blackboard 2 is another technology first from FilmLight that puts a lens and screen in every key on the panel. This opens up a whole new way to design efficient user interfaces, and has already been embraced by many of the post industry’s market leaders in the USA, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
Baselight TWO moves on from the huge success that Baselight HD carved out – as the film and television industry’s leading professional grading platform. Three times as fast as Baselight HD, Baselight TWO is capable of smoothly managing complex 2K and 4K projects, making it the most powerful grading system in its class. It also coincides with the new Baselight 4.3 software release, which is resetting the agenda in advanced features and productivity.
“We’re very pleased but not surprised to see these products breaking all records for new sales and upgrades,” said Steve Chapman, co-founder at FilmLight. “We’re having to add production staff to try and keep up with demand, which is always a good problem to have.”
More than twenty systems have been ordered in the past few weeks, including MPC, London; Rain, London; Focus-Fox Studio, Budapest; Cinepostproduction, Munich; Optimus, Chicago; Siam Film, Bangkok and RTVE, Madrid.
Additionally, current Baselight HD owners across Europe, North America, South America and Asia are rapidly taking advantage of our cost-effective offer to upgrade to Baselight TWO. “We will swap out a complete Baselight HD node and install a new Baselight TWO, including one day’s engineering time at a cost reflecting off the shelf component prices. This makes a Baselight platform comparable with self configured hardware, but with all the advantages of FilmLight engineering behind it,” explains FilmLight Head of Marketing, Mark Burton. “A similar program is available for Baselight ONE customers wishing to upgrade to the new faster Baselight ONE hardware platform, which is also on show at IBC.”
We will be demonstrating Blackboard 2, Baselight TWO and other products at Stand 7.F31.