The new version 4 of LiveGrade Pro for the first time makes live camera metadata available directly in the software and gives the production team even greater control over the live image on set
Pomfort, a leading provider of professional software solutions for digital media assets and color management in motion picture and broadcast production, today released a major upgrade to its industry leading software LiveGrade Pro. The new version 4 of LiveGrade Pro for the first time makes live camera metadata available directly in the software and gives the production team even greater control over the live image on set.
LiveGrade Pro is the standard software for look management on set and beyond. With version 4 the software introduces an innovative and automated way for logging and organizing camera metadata. LiveGrade Pro allows users to automatically capture and edit camera metadata live during the shoot. LiveGrade Pro extracts the extensive camera metadata information that is embedded in the HD-SDI outputs of professional cameras, such as the ARRI Alexa, Sony CineAlta, and Panasonic Varicam cameras, and displays it directly in the software. This allows DPs and DITs to always maintain consistency and stay in control, even in complex multi-camera setups. All camera metadata combined with the creative look information can be stored automatically in LiveGrade Pro’s Shot Library.
The Shot Library contains all essential look and camera metadata organized by individual shots, including image references, color information and camera settings. This way a convenient and comprehensive documentation of the shooting day is created. In addition, the ability to export all data from the Shot Library as shot reports and share them with the team makes it easy for DITs, DPs and second units to keep track of a all shot-related information throughout the shooting day.
LiveGrade Pro v4 furthermore adds a remarkable extension of live color grading controls, as native video scopes are now available. Users can now use different kinds of video scopes such as waveform, vectorscope, and histogram to judge image characteristics and determine any adjustments to camera settings that need to be made.
“Information exchange and communication on the film set are becoming increasingly important, as the complexity of film shoots constantly increases”, says Patrick Renner, Product Manager at Pomfort. “Version 4 of LiveGrade Pro really puts the communicative aspect into focus, by integrating and consolidating data on the live image from various sources, and making it easily sharable amongst the team. Having one single source of information for all data related to the live image simplifies the maintaining of consistency across different units, and facilitates collaboration in the overall production process.”
Features in LiveGrade Pro v4:
- Capturing and editing of live camera metadata from one or multiple cameras, that facilitates consistency and helps users stay in control of multi-camera setups.
- A comprehensive Shot Library that automatically stores all shot-related information combined with the creative look information.
- Shot reports that enable DPs, DITs and Second Units to easily keep track of all shot-related information throughout the shooting day.
- Native video scopes that assist users with judging image attributes such as exposure and white balance, and help controlling and adjusting a broad range of camera settings.
Pricing and Availability
LiveGrade Pro v4 is available as a yearly subscription for USD 599 / EUR 529, or as a project license starting from USD 129 / EUR 109. LiveGrade Pro can be purchased at Pomfort’s web store (https://pomfort.com/store/) or through Pomfort’s authorized resellers worldwide. A 14-day free trial version is available for download at:
• Intel Mac with Mac OS X 10.10 or higher (OS X 10.12 or higher recommended)
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Pomfort’s innovative software products revolutionize film production workflows worldwide. Dedicated to quality and stability, Pomfort develops and markets intelligent and high-quality software applications designed to simplify major daily tasks both on set and in post production. With skill and perseverance Pomfort has established itself as a major player in the film production technology industry over the last 7 years. Customers in more than 100 countries work with Pomfort’s internationally renowned products Silverstack and LiveGrade.