Sky has installed two Baselight TWO 4K colour grading systems for the use of external clients as well as in-house departments at the company’s headquarters at Osterley, West London.

Each system has a Blackboard 2 control surface. The network also includes a Baselight ASSIST for finishing and rendering, and two Baselight CONFORM Mac OS X software seats for content preparation. There are also four floating Baselight for Avid licences, which add Baselight grading and colour rendering capabilities to standard Avid editing workstations.

“We cover the most advanced television content, including commercials and trailers, panel shows and documentaries,” said Cara Sheppard, Post Production – Senior Manager of Entertainment and Creative operations at Sky.
“The colour toolset and grading capabilities in Baselight are by far the most advanced in the industry,” she added. “FilmLight has always led the way with advances in Ultra HD and HDR, which is of particular interest to us at the moment. And of course Baselight is our clients’ preferred grading system, and indeed is the grading system of choice amongst freelance colourists as well.”

Jon Creamer