(London--February 23, 2010) BBC Scotland has purchased a Baselight HD from FilmLight for use in a new colour grading suite based in the BBC HDTV production facility at Pacific Quay in Glasgow.
The installation will also employ FilmLight’s Baselight Kompressor technology to provide Baselight with direct, real-time grading to media stored on the facility’s Avid ISIS SAN. BBC Scotland plans to use Baselight to grade a wide range of television programmes from landmark factual to the popular soap opera River City.
“Baselight will be part of an elegant workflow that will permit grading connecting directly from the ISIS SAN or locally, by ingesting HD tapes or file-based media,” observes Arthur Johnsen, FilmLight’s Sales Manager for the UK and Ireland. “Baselight offers the advantages of a deep creative toolset for setting looks and polished programme output, as well as the speed and performance essential to a busy broadcast production operation.”
Baselight’s ability to natively grade DNxHD and MXF-wrapped Avid file formats will allow it to integrate seamlessly with BBC Scotland’s editorial systems in an end-to-end, file-based workflow, Johnsen added. The system also features direct support for native digital camera file formats, including RED and Phantom cameras.
Installation of Baselight HD and Baselight Kompressor is scheduled for March with grading operations expected to begin shortly thereafter.
FilmLight is a manufacturer of film scanning, colour grading and colour management systems that are helping to transform film and video post production and setting new standards for quality, reliability and performance. The company’s products are in use every day by leading post production facilities around the globe as essential components in their digital intermediate, commercials and video production pipelines. Fuelled by some of the industry’s brightest minds, FilmLight is committed to delivering innovative tools that allow creative professionals to work at the forefront of the digital media revolution. Founded in 2001, FilmLight is headquartered in London, where its research, design and manufacturing operations are centred. Sales and support are conducted through regional service centres located in London, Los Angeles, Chicago, Sydney, Auckland and Singapore, and through qualified partners worldwide. For more information visit http://www.filmlight.ltd.uk