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FilmLight to Launch Baselight at IBC 2004

New generation digital intermediate grading system (July 07, 2004)

FilmLight, pioneers of digital film technology, unveiled today its plans for IBC 2004. FilmLight will launch the new generation Baselight systems bringing real-time 4K colour grading together with the flexibility of software based systems. At IBC, Baselight will be available with a scaleable super-high-bandwidth backend image processing system (codenamed SpeedFX when previewed at NAB). Baselight users will be able to create a hero suite for client-attended film grading sessions by upgrading to Baselight Four, offering four times the performance of the current Baselight system and shipping with four terabytes of storage, or Baselight Eight, offering eight times the current performance and eight terabytes of storage. Existing Baselight systems can be used standalone or as support stations for the hero suite.

Peter Stothart, Commercial Director, FilmLight comments; "Baselight Four and Eight provide unparalleled interactivity and throughput. The user interface is the same across the whole Baselight range, and the user just experiences the speed upgrade. Baselight has now taken the lead in providing a software-based real-time high-resolution grading suite that meets the demands of top DOPs and colourists. Working in real-time at any resolution, including 4K, now comes with all the power and flexibility of a software grader.”

The beta program will run over the summer with first product deliveries by the end of 2004. System pricing starts at $160,000 (130,000 Euros) for Baselight and $200,000 (160,000 Euros) for each additional four nodes with four terabytes.

In addition, at IBC, FilmLight will present the latest additions to the Truelight colour management system and a preview of upgrades to the Northlight film scanner.

About FilmLight Ltd
FilmLight was formed in 2002 to develop an integrated digital film mastering process by providing the world’s highest quality digital film scanning, grading and colour management technology. The FilmLight team has 15 years experience in pioneering digital film techniques enabling it to offer unsurpassed industry knowledge. The company’s clients for its Northlight, Baselight and Truelight digital film technology include Cinesite, ILM, LipSync, Rhythm & Hues, Pacific Title and The Moving Picture Company.

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