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THX acquires cineSpace Color Management

Also: Creative Sciences, Colorfront in partnership

AV tech company THX, an early spinoff from Lucasfilm that has set reproduction standards for theaters, is acquiring the cineSpace Color Management suite from privately held Cine-Tal Systems, a developer of image monitoring and color management systems. The acquisition complements technologies and services THX has long been delivering to post-production pros. cineSpace is used for DI, vfx, broadcast, animation and games to produce and render representations of how an image will appear in its final form.

“With specific requirements from creative artists about the way color is displayed, color matching has become a lengthy, iterative cycle in post-production,” per a cineSpace statement. “cineSpace cuts down on these cycles by removing the guesswork when dealing with film images and producing accurate image representations which can be viewed and manipulated on a digital workstation monitor or projector. This translates into a potential savings of thousands of dollars and countless hours on a project.”

“THX is the right company to extend the reach and adoption of cineSpace into the post-production space,” said Robert Carroll, CEO at Cine-Tal. “It brings years of engineering and industry know-how in the color management space, and the global reach of the company will ensure that more colorists will have access to our software.”

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L.A. entertainment technology company Creative Science and Budapest-based film services company Colorfront announced a relationship that establishes Creative Science as an authorized rental, integration and training provider in North America for Colorfront’s On-Set Dailies, a system designed to deliver color-graded, sound-sync dailies from multiple hours of footage for multiple deliverables, rendered in parallel at high speed.

Creative Science provides technology development, process design and implementation consulting to the motion picture and TV industries. Prior to NAB, Creative Science purchased a number of On-Set Dailies software licenses that have been integrated into hardware systems available for rent. On-Set Dailies is compatible with digital cinema cameras such as the Arri Alexa, Red Epic and Phantom.

“At a time when ‘workflow fatigue’ has directed focus away from the creative process, Creative Science recognized that Colorfront had developed the most innovative and powerful application of its kind,” said Creative Services exec Marco Bario. “Having collaborated with the key players at Colorfront during their success with Lustre, we know what they’re capable of.”

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