Colorfront Launches On-Set Live! for Real-time 3D Processing on the Set

On-Set Live! offers dual-channel HD-SDI video inputs and outputs for 2D, stereo 3D

Colorfront has announced the launch of On-Set Live! at IBC2011 (stand 7.A10). Based on the highly successful On-Set Dailies (OSD) digital dailies system, On-Set Live! provides real-time dual-stream processing for look management, and advanced color grading. Using live correction and analysis of streams from stereo camera rigs, On-Set Live! delivers breakthrough cost- and time-savings on the set of 3D movie and television productions.

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On-Set Live! 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. All the features of On-Set Dailies are available in On-Set Live!, including Colorfront's acclaimed color science for all major digital cameras, printer lights, ASC CDL, and advanced color grading; high-quality resizing and DVEs; and real-time burn-in of various metadata, timecodes, 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.

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

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"Stereo production for 3D is much more costly on set because the setup 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 Aron Jaszberenyi, managing director of Colorfront. "With On-Set Live!, stereo productions can run at the same pace as 2D shoots, ensuring that images leave the set properly aligned and corrected, and saving the studio a lot of time and budget in the process."

On-Set Live! is fully compatible with Colorfront's On-Set Dailies for two-way integration between live shooting and dailies processing. On-Set Live! also shares OSD's industry-leading compatibility with a wide range of cameras and color pipeline workflows, including support for IIF ACES, ARRI look files, and ASC CDL for outstanding versatility in operation.

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On-Set Live! was developed by the team that won the 2010 Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the Autodesk® Lustre® grading system. Colorfront's On-Set Dailies offers an all-embracing approach to digital dailies workflow, integrating all the necessary tools — including playback and sync, QC, color grading, and audio and metadata management — with state-of-the-art color and image science, and generates simultaneous faster-than-real-time deliverables in all common file formats.

On-Set Live! is expected for release in Q4 2011.

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