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Colour Workflow
Truelight CAM

Truelight CAM

Learn about FilmLight’s T-Log / T-CAM colour pipeline, and why it is so popular among colourists. To what extent is it different to other pipelines like ACES, ALF-2 or IPP2? What are camouflage looks? How do I deliver proper plates for VFX? Colour workflow specialist Andy Minuth answers all of these questions and explains how to avoid common pitfalls.

Topics:

  • Truelight CAM overview
  • Why another colour pipeline?
  • Scene templates
  • Working with the inverse DRT
  • Applying scene looks
  • Viewing condition compensation
  • Managing blacks
  • VFX round-trip
ACES and Baselight

ACES and Baselight

The Academy Color Encoding System (ACES) is the most common scene-referred colour pipeline in the motion picture industry, and is popular for collaboration between facilities. Learn the details of ACES and Baselight in this tutorial from Colour Workflow Specialist Andy Minuth.

Topics covered:

  • ACES overview and scene template
  • Loading different types of footage
  • Applying CDL values
  • Dealing with out-of-gamut colours
  • Creating scene looks from LMTs
  • Rendering and preparing VFX plates
ARRI Colour Workflow in Baselight

ARRI Colour Workflow in Baselight

Learn how a native ARRI colour pipeline works inside Baselight. Colour Workflow Specialist Andy Minuth explains the details of the ARRIRAW decode and the ALF-2 (ARRI Look File 2) process.

Topics covered:

  • Installing the ALF-2 DRT family and ARRI Look Library
  • Scene setup
  • Interpreting ARRIRAW and LogC footage
  • Details of the ARRIRAW decode
  • Applying Looks from the ARRI Look Library
  • Notes about the ALF-2 DRT family
  • Rendering VFX plates
RED IPP2 in Baselight

RED IPP2 in Baselight

The Image Processing Pipeline 2 (IPP2) is the native colour process for RED digital cinema cameras. In this tutorial, Colour Workflow Specialist Andy Minuth explains how IPP2 works inside Baselight.

Topics covered:

  • Installing the IPP2 DRT family
  • Scene setup
  • Interpreting RED footage
  • Optimising IPP2 raw decoding
  • Custom IPP2 DRTs
  • Rendering VFX plates
Feature Tutorials
2018 Worldwide Colour Tour: London, 15 May

2018 Worldwide Colour Tour: London, 15 May

FilmLight's Martin Tlaskal demonstrates the new features in Baselight 5.1, as well as some of the features users can look forward to in Baselight 5.2 and beyond.

Formats Part 1

Formats - Part 1

The first of a three part series on Baselight and Daylight formats. This video explains how formats are mapped and how to create a new format with a specific mapping.

Formats Part 2

Formats - Part 2

Part 2 of this three-part series covers the process of creating a centre-extraction format mapping.

Formats Part 3

Formats - Part 3

The third part of this tutorial series covers scene, job and global formats as well as metadata burn-ins.

Paint Part 1

Paint - Part 1

Part 1 of a three-part tutorial on the Baselight Paint tool, covering the basics including adding a paint layer, adjusting the brush and applying strokes.

Paint Part 2

Paint - Part 2

Part 2 of this tutorial series explains how to use the matte paint tools to create a tracked isolation matte for grading, apply filters and effects using a brush and paint texture from another video layer.

Paint Part 3

Paint - Part 3

The final part of this three-part tutorial covers painting with multiple layers of paint, keyframing paint strokes, dustbusting mode and painting on a perspective plane.

Base Grade

Base Grade

This short tutorial examines the Base Grade operator, now available in Baselight 5.0.

Grid Warp

Perspective Transforms

This tutorial covers using perspective transforms and perspective trackers in Baselight 5.0 to map images using perspective planes.

Grid Warp

Grid Warp

This Baselight 5.0 tutorial explains how to use the Grid Warp transform to make small adjustments to parts of an image or add more elaborate effects to a whole scene.

FLUX Manage for Baselight and Daylight 5.0

FLUX Manage for Baselight and Daylight 5.0

A detailed look at the media management features of FLUX Manage including searching, sorting, filtering, copying and deleting material.

Truelight Colour Spaces: Improvements in Baselight 5.0

Truelight Colour Spaces: Improvements in Baselight 5.0

This video explains the improvements to colour management in the upcoming Baselight 5.0 release. The video looks at the architectural changes to colour management, including:

  • Mastering Colour Space
  • DRT families and viewing conditions
  • New default colour space (FilmLight: T-Log / E-Gamut)
  • New DRT family (Truelight CAM)
  • Truelight Scene Looks
CineCanvas Subtitles in Baselight 4.4m1

CineCanvas Subtitles in Baselight 4.4m1

You can now add subtitles to your Baselight timeline in the Digital Cinema Interop (CineCanvas™) version 1.1 format. Find out more in our latest tutorial.

Improvements in Baselight 4.4m1

Baselight 4.4m1: Improvements to colour management

This video explains the improvements to colour management in the latest release of Baselight, including:

- new naming convention
- new DRTs
- shot-based colour management
- CDL grade
- support for ARRI look files
- advanced LUT export
- removal of colour spaces from formats
- vectorscope contrast control
- colour space hints
- scene templates

Baselight 4.4: Layer Blending & Compositing Baselight 4.4: Layer Blending & Compositing
Baselight 4.4 brings you the ability to blend the output of any layer into the current layer easily by any amount you choose, along with functionality to composite foreground or background images. Find out more in this tutorial.
Baselight 4.4: Single Stack Stereo workflow Baselight 4.4: Single Stack Stereo workflow
Baselight 4.4 introduces a host of new stereo 3D tools including the single stereo stack for improved organisation, a localised colour matcher and a depth histogram. Find out how to use these features in our tutorial.
Baselight 4.4: Rendering and the Operations Queue Baselight 4.4: Rendering and the Operations Queue
Find out how to make the most of the new rendering interface in Baselight 4.4, including defining sets of deliverables to speed up the render, and using the operations queue.
Baselight 4.4: Truelight Colour Spaces & ACES Baselight 4.4: Truelight Colour Spaces & ACES
An introduction to the new colour management functionality introduced with Baselight 4.4—find out how our integrated colour space infrastructure can make light work of any workflow.
Baselight Scopes: RGB Parade Baselight Scopes: RGB Parade
Part 1 of our look into the Baselight scopes examines the RGB Parade.
Baselight Scopes: Vectorscope Baselight Scopes: Vectorscope
Part 2 of the Baselight scopes tutorial takes an in-depth look at the Vectorscope.
Baselight Scopes: YCbCr Parade & Luma-Chroma Waveform Baselight Scopes: YCbCr Parade & Luma-Chroma Waveform
The final part of the Baselight scopes tutorial examines the YCbCr Parade and Luma-Chroma Waveform.
Baselight Workflows: TV drama - grading overview Baselight Workflows: TV drama - grading overview
Find out about the many ways Baselight can make your TV drama grading workflow more efficient - without compromising on quality.
Scene Compare Scene Compare
Scene Compare makes it easy for you to check that none of the edits or grades have been altered altered during the grading process. Find out how to use it in this tutorial.
Chalk - for Blackboard 2 Chalk - for Blackboard 2
The Chalk utility allows you to customise the button layout on Blackboard 2; watch to find out how easy it is to re-assign buttons or create buttons for actions previously unmapped to the Blackboard surface.
Stero 3D - Fixing Vertical Misalignments Stereo 3D—Fixing Vertical Misalignments
This tutorial explains how to use the Stereo Geometry Fix to automatically, or semi-automatically, fix vertical misalignments in your stereoscopic jobs.
Baselight - Shapes Shapes
Find out all about the Shape strip in Baselight, including creating and adding curves to shapes, using variable feathering, and keyframing shapes.
Baselight - Object Tracker Object Tracker
Baselight's automatic multi-point object tracking system has been enhanced with the addition of an area-based tracker. Watch to find out how you can now define an area in the image, rather than individual points, and the system will accurately track its translation, rotation and scale.
Baselight - Matte Tool Matte Tool
The Matte Tools operator simplifies matte creation and manipulation by combining the separate functions of matte filtering and refining into a single strip.
Baselight - Baselight Grade file (BLG) Baselight Grade file (BLG)
This tutorial describes the Baselight Grade file - what it is, and how you can use it in your workflow.

 

Technical Administration Tutorials
Updating Baselight software Updating Baselight software
Software updates are released from time to time to add new features or for maintenance. Find out how to download and install updates on all the main Baselight systems as well as on Kompressor.
Replacing a RAID disk Replacing a RAID disk (Gen V hardware and earlier)
Find out how to replace a RAID disk on a Baselight system. This tutorial applies to all Baselight systems with RAID storage as well as the FLUX Store.

 

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