Colorfront launches On-Set Live at IBC 2011

Colorfront's On-Set Live!
Colorfront's On-Set Live!

Colorfront has launched On-Set Live!, its new system capable of real-time dual-stream stereo processing for multi-camera and stereo 3D shows, at IBC 2011.

Budapest-based DI and postproduction company Colorfront has based On-Set Live! on its successful On-Set Dailies digital dailies system and offers dual channel HD-SDI video inputs and outputs for 2D, stereo 3D, or two-camera 2D capture, with 3D LUT support, color space conversion and calibration.

By using live correction and analysis of streams from stereo camera rigs, Colorfront says the new system delivers “breakthrough” savings in time and cost on the set of 3D movie and television productions. 

“Stereo production for 3D is much more costly on set, because the set up for each shot is more complex and can take a comparatively long time, leaving much of the crew and the cast waiting for the action to start,” said Colorfront managing director Aron Jaszberenyi.

“With On-Set Live!, stereo productions can run at the same pace as 2D shoots, ensuring that properly aligned and corrected images leave the set, and saving the studio a lot of time and budget in the process.”

He added that with the advanced stereo feature set for live 3D analysis and processing, optimization of stereo parameters and camera settings give users cost-effective tools to work much more efficiently when aligning stereo cameras, setting up shots, and color-correcting between left and right images.

On-Set Live!, which is due to be released in the final quarter of this year, includes the features of the previous system including Colorfront’s colour science for digital cameras, printer lights, ASC CDL, and advanced color grading, high quality resizing and DVEs, as well as real-time burn in of various metadata, timecode and logos.

Built-in histogram and waveform monitoring allow accurate visualization of shots on location while providing confidence and maintaining control over the look of each shot, from on-set, through dailies, to final post.

On-Set Live! also shares OSD’s compatibility with a wide range of cameras and color pipeline workflows, including support for IIF ACES, ARRI .look files and ASC CDL allowing versatility in operation.

It was developed by the team which won the 2010 Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Autodesk’s Lustre grading system.

IBC is the annual industry tradeshow for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of broadcasting media and entertainment, attracting up to 48,000 attendees from more than 140 countries.

It combining a peer-reviewed conference with an exhibition that exhibits more than 1,300 leading suppliers of state of the art electronic media technology.

Further information:

Find out more about On-Set Live! and On-Set Dailies at www.colorfront.com

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