News: “Image Control”™ Brings Gamma & Density’s 3cP On-Set Color Correction System to Apple iPhone and iPad
(Los Angeles, California--March 31, 2011) The latest mobile version of the 3cP system is now Image Control™. Working on portable touch screen devices such as the Apple iPhone and iPad, Image Control allows for even greater creative and technical freedom for contemporary image-makers, while maintaining the predictable, consistent results the 3cP on–the-set/near-the-set image management system (http://www.gammadensity.com) is known for world-wide.
Image Control sets its users completely free from the “dictatorship” of mouse-and-keyboard operation and huddling around a monitor in the video village or DIT cart. With Image Control you have the ability not only to “see the picture,” but to evaluate its exposure and color values—and to translate that into terms understood by everyone, novice to seasoned professional—in a handheld, portable format. Image Control is the next step in on–the-set/near-the-set image management, taking full advantage of touch-screen, gesture-based technology.
Image Control offers a method for cinematographers and photographers to make certain that the color and contrast of the shot is exactingly faithful to the original artistic intent, while also providing nuanced control to explore endless possibilities in expression in a manner compatible with any camera-to-post-production workflow.
Image Control includes a variety of new and improved tools for the entire pre-production/production/post-production workflow, including location scouting, pre-visualization, data management, and color correction, all in a device which slips easily into your pocket or script bag.
Images, notes, and color correction metadata are all easily managed and communicated between production and post-production.
Among Image Control’s many tools is the classic 11-step Zone System made famous by photographer Ansel Adams, traditional film “printer lights” for color and density control, Photoshop-style RGB color channel curves, and the colorists familiar three-point lift/gamma/gain controls. Image Control allows cinematographers and photographers to overcome terminology differences quickly, making it easy to cross between techniques in a fast, educational, and effective way.
Among other new tools is Image Control’s unique Dynamic Range Indicator (DRI) which works with media from Arri Alexa, RED MX, F35 and even the iPhone 4’s digital camera. By placing a spot reading of any detail in the image into the DRI, the image maker can judge very accurately via the DRI indicators where the detail of the image will land in the tonal range of the final image.
Also present are traditional tools such as waveform monitor, vectorscope and histogram displays to objectively see the image dynamic range and color.
Imagery from the built-in camera or image library or—via the 3cP on-set system—from cameras such as the Arri Alexa, RED, Sony and others can be imported into Image Control for color correction, data management, cropping, annotation, and previewing on the 3cP-calibrated screens of your iPad and iPhone.
Images and notes can be wirelessly exchanged between cinematographer, DIT, and director for approval of the look of the image, eliminating the need to gather around a central monitor or DIT cart.
Color correction and other metadata can be emailed directly to post-production in the form of reports, 3D LUTs, or CDLs, ensuring accurately color-corrected dailies, and reducing DI costs.
Along with its patented, unified system of digital camera and monitor calibration, Image Control offers unique features unavailable anywhere else in one system, all designed specifically for image making professionals including DPs, directors, VFX, DITs, and still photographers.
The new app will be shown for the first time at NAB 2011 in development partner Synthetic Aperture’s booth SL3327E (South Hall, Lower). CLICK HERE FOR MAP.
About Gamma & Density
Gamma & Density Co. introduced and patented first ever system of on the set color correction in 1996 and since then develops tools and methods that enable the DP and DIT to maintain artistic and technical control over their images during the film and digital shooting and pre-post and post-processes.
Gamma & Density Co. provides superior image control and enhancement systems and services to our customers and partners through innovations, vision, and partnerships, and commited to make it easier to perfect the art and craft of image making. http://www.gammaanddensity.com
About Synthetic Aperture
Founded in 1995, Synthetic Aperture is a provider of practical tools for digital video, specializing in color correction and measurement. Synthetic Aperture publishes the Color Finesse advanced color corrector as a stand-alone application and as a plug-in for Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro and Apple Final Cut Pro; the Test Gear test instrument plug-in for After Effects; and the popular free utility Test Pattern Maker. More information may be found on the company’s web site, http://www.synthetic-ap.com.