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Filmlab India Selects FilmLights Truelight Projector Probe for New DI Service

Colour Management Tool to Calibrate Digital Projection System (June 27, 2007)

DMN Newswire--2007-6-27--Filmlab, one of Indias largest motion picture film laboratories, has become the first company worldwide to purchase the Truelight Projector Probe, FilmLights groundbreaking tool for calibrating digital projectors. The Probe will be employed in Filmlabs new Digital facility currently under construction in Mumbai and is expected to be operational in July concurrent with the launch of Filmlab Digital. ?We selected Truelight because it is without question the market leader in colour management technology, said Henning Hahn CTO - Digital Imaging, Filmlab. ?Eliminating any uncertainty with regard to colour management, the probe makes it easy to align digital and analog projectors.

The Truelight Projector Probe will be an integral part of Filmlab Digitals DI and Film Restoration workflows providing complete services for feature films and smaller projects produced in India and internationally. The Probe will be used to calibrate the output from a JVC 10K projector in the DI cinema, to the film projector being used in Filmlabs  20-seat preview theatre and ensure that the projected image of the JVC projector matches that of a film projector used in the facilitys ?analog cinema.

?The majority of our work is 2K and 4K, said Henning, ?and the Truelight Probe does a wonderful job with cinema outputs.

Truelight is quickly becoming the standard for colour management in India. In addition to Filmlab, Truelight is already employed by Indian post houses Quality Cine Labs, Digiquest Studio, Pixion and UTV Post. Prime Focus, Indias largest post production facility, is also integrating Truelight into its visual effects facilities.

Introduced at IBC 2006 in Amsterdam, the Truelight Projector Probe is the simplest to use tool ever developed for calibrating digital projectors. Calibration is accomplished via a point and shoot operation and can be performed without regard to angle or distance from the screen.  Additionally, the probe can be used on its own for projector set up, projector quality control and Truelight calibration without the need for a separate spectrometer.

In addition to Filmlab, the Truelight Projector Probe has been purchased by Weta Digital (Auckland), Framestore CFC (London) and Digital Post (Auckland).

About Filmlab
Filmlab, a division of Patel India, is one of Indias largest motion picture processing labs. Located in Mumbai, the laboratory was established in 2001 and is among the most modern (and eco-friendly) facilities of its type in Asia. Filmlab Digital, expected to launch in July, will offer complete digital intermediate and digital film restoration services. For more information, visit

About FilmLight
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 companys 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 industrys 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

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