A new level in colour & creativity
Baselight v5 is now available
To see more tutorials and previews about the some of the new features in Baselight v5, visit the Tutorials page.
Baselight v5 introduces a radical step change in the way that professional colourists and other creative artists across the production process can add value and quality to productions – all boosted with over 50 new features.
To find out more, take a look at...
Colour On Stage at IBC 2019
In this segment, find out more about the FilmLight API, the new programming interface to the Baselight colour grading platform and Daylight, FilmLight’s dailies management and transcoding system.
Visit Workshops & Presentations for parts 2 and 3 on the timeline enhancements and input versioning feature.
Base Grade: A sea change in grading tools
Colour grading needs to evolve as capture and display technologies change. In Baselight v5 we’ve pushed our expertise with colour even further and developed a brand new grading tool with a totally natural feel that is intuitive to use – something that works with you, as well as for you.
The most sophisticated yet simple grading tool we’ve ever developed. The Base Grade is new, both as a feature and as a concept in colour grading. It provides a set of unique, ground-breaking tools to make beautiful images based around the way people actually perceive colour – instead of the traditional lift/gamma/gain approach that grew from how we could adjust colour electronically.
To do this, the Base Grade offers grading adjustments using a new set of controls: Flare, Exposure and Tint.
3D Perspective Compositing
Perspective Transform lets you add perspective to any image for corner pinning, screen replacements and the like. Perspective can be tracked using a Four-Point Tracker or with the newly upgraded, perspective-capable Area Tracker.
Paint & Matchbox Shaders
The new vector Paint utility provides Colour, Clone and Matte brushes along with fully trackable paint layers - perfect for a simple logo removal or more precise skin retouches and fixes in beauty shots.
Baselight v5 supports plugins in Autodesk Flame’s Matchbox Shaders format too so you can view and grade these effects in context taking full advantage of Baselight’s GPU performance.
Grid Warper, Paint & Texture Equaliser
The Grid Warp adds life to a still image, emphasising (or deemphasising) a feature by changing its size or mimicking a lens distortion using input and destination mesh overlays. The new vector Paint utility provides Colour, Clone and Matte brushes along with fully trackable paint layers - perfect for a simple logo removal or more precise skin retouches and fixes in beauty shots - while the texture equaliser can be used for skintone fixes.
Perspective Tracker & Text Operator
Perspective can be tracked using the newly upgraded, perspective-capable Area Tracker.
The Text utility now allows you to select arbitrary fonts, apply a properly stroked border or a drop-shadow, and get better results with greatly improved rendering.