Firefly Cinema Announces V6 of Dailies, Grading Workflow Suite

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Thu, 01/12/2017 - 11:43 -- Nick Dager

Firefly Cinema today announced version 6 of its comprehensive color grading software suite which includes: FirePlay (for playback), FireDay (for digital dailies) and FirePost (for color finishing), which have been used on hundreds of feature films including Planetarium, The History of Love, Belle and Sebastien.

For version 6, an enhanced graphical interface has been developed to make the product suite even more intuitive for new and existing users alike.

FireFly Cinema’s color management tools for digital cinema includes three integrated applications:

Firefly Cinema v6FirePlay is a free on-set playback and previewing tool that can handle almost any camera format and provides simple professional color grading. It’s the starting point of the powerful FireFly set-to-finishing workflow. The Live Grading option enables live viewing of color decisions on a professional monitoring setup. Color grading settings are sent automatically to an external LUT box, which provides real-time previews on a calibrated monitor. For V6, FireFly expanded support for the latest LUT hardware from Teradek COLR, FSI’s monitors and BoxIO devices, Off Hollywood’s OMOD, and Panasonic’s VariCam. Users can now perform real-time color grading and can read any type of RAW file in a calibrated environment.

FireDay is a high-quality digital dailies management tool that handles any camera format; provides live grading; offers simple, powerful professional color grading; manages all sync, backup, versioning and rendering; and generates helpful color metadata throughout the workflow.

With FireDay Studio and the Live Grading option, users finally have an all-in-one solution at an affordable price point. In V6, FireDay added support for Teradek COLR, FSI’s monitors and BoxIO devices, and Off Hollywood’s OMOD, plus support for ACES v1.0.3 , and Aspera integration.)

FirePost is for colorists working in finishing suites and color laboratories, who need a powerful coloring tool that offers unlimited creative primary and secondary grading, great-looking color effects, wide compatibility, managed rendering and collaborative workflow support for larger teams. In V6, FirePost added GLSL shader support. When working with full resolution images, Pixelspan’s Bit Exact Round Trip compression format is now supported with the addition of a Pixspan license.

“What sets FireFly Cinema apart for me is the all-in-one solution it provides. Optimized for professional lab environments with color management deeply embedded in all aspects of the software, it is a fully scalable solution that allows us to service anything from a single feature to several episodic TV shows in parallel,” said Dado Valentic, an award winning color grading artist and founder of Mytherapy, a creative studio for digital color correction and motion picture retouching. “With FireFly Cinema, ACES support is integral as well as all variants of HDR. We have been able to customize our workflows and easily respond to client special requests.”

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