Munich, Germany – Pomfort, a provider of professional software for data and color management on the film set, releases LiveGrade PRO. Pomfort’s latest software product is an extended version of the onset color management product LiveGrade that additionally includes features such as support for Pandora’s Pluto and automated ASC-CDL exchange with the Codex recorders.
LiveGrade and the new extended version LiveGrade PRO have been specifically designed to interactively adjust and preset looks on the live-image of SDI signals of a wide range of digital film cameras. This gives the production team the opportunity to visualize color corrected images onset for review and to export CDL and LUT files to subsequent post-production tools.
The new LiveGrade PRO version enables the user to choose between a hardware setup with Blackmagic’s HDLink and Pandora’s Pluto. This option provides greater flexibility to the needs of different color management workflows onset.
The use of LiveGrade PRO in the production field has already shown that DOPs and DITs benefit from precise control over the color and looks of images in the entire production workflow – utilizing the looks from set until finishing in post production. In combination with Pandora’s Pluto, LiveGrade PRO enables highest quality for the color management workflow and furthermore leverages the opportunities of the Pluto device by integrating this advanced signal processor into a professional and consistent production workflow,” comments Patrick Renner, Head of Product Design at Pomfort.
Steve Brett, innovator of Pluto and founder of Pandora, adds: “LiveGrade Pro is unique workflow software that is very closely matched to the strengths of the Pluto device. Features that make Pluto so interesting for professional look management tasks are fully supported by LiveGrade Pro and we have built a good relationship between the development teams at Pandora and at Pomfort so I am sure we will see more innovation in the near future. Right now the clear user interface of LiveGrade Pro and the real-time processing inside Pluto work together to provide a highly configurable and very accurate tool for onset colour management. Ease of use, quality and reliability of the end result are the key issues for us all.”
Key Features LiveGrade PRO:
* Support for Pandora Pluto for highest precision LUTs and best viewing
* CDL-Integration with Codex recorders
New features for LiveGrade & LiveGrade PRO:
* Support for Tangent Element input panel
* New 3D LUT formats for import and export
* New camera-specific log-to-video presets
* Multi-export of grade presets as CDL, LUT and Alexa Look files
Pandora International Limited is a pioneer in the design and manufacture of high speed image processing and colour management for the worldwide post-production and production industries. Pandora has been pushing the boundaries of technology for over 25 years and is dedicated to creating technologies crafted from the wish list of the engineers, artists and producers. Pandora is a privately held company based in London.
Price and Availability:
Pomfort LiveGrade PRO is available for $979.00 USD. Existing LiveGrade customers benfit from a reduced upgrade price until end of October. Both LiveGrade and LiveGrade PRO are offered at Pomfort’s webstore and through Pomfort’s and Pandora’s authorized resellers worldwide.
Pomfort specializes in developing high quality software for the professional film production field. From set through to post-production Pomfort delivers products and solutions for efficient organization of film and metadata, and simplified management of camera looks in the process of television, advertising and film production. Up to now customers in more than 70 countries work with Pomfort products. The Munich company is internationally known for its products Silverstack SET and LiveGrade. Copyright (C) 2012 Pomfort. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.