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First on-set color management system for digital motion pictures, compliant with "ACES Specification" of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
"Image Processing System IS-100" (The CCBOXX System)

April 11, 2012

FUJIFILM Corporation (President and CEO Shigetaka Komori; hereinafter "Fujifilm") is to launch the on-set color management system "Image Processing System IS-100" (To be marketed under the name "CCBOXX" in North America; hereinafter "IS-100") in late April 2012 in North America and after July in Japan. The system enables high-precision color management in digital motion picture shooting of feature films, TV shows and commercials.

With the full-scale proliferation of digital cinema cameras, today's motion picture production widely involves digital editing that incorporates computer graphics and VFX*1 processing. However, with the use of a diverse range of equipment and software, it is extremely difficult to achieve uniform color management throughout various stages of digital editing such as image processing and color adjustment. Since color has critical importance that affects the quality of motion picture production, a large amount of time and effort is spent on "color correction" during post-production work to achieve the ideal color presentation as exactly intended by the directors of photography, who are solely responsible for motion picture quality. Despite the growing needs for simplified on-set color correction to boost efficiency and precision, there is a limit to available human resources with sufficient color management know-how for handling color correction with digital equipment. With the absence of compact equipment suitable for on-set use, on-set color correction had not been achieved easily until now.

IS-100 is the first on-set color management solution for digital motion pictures*2, compliant with the ACES specification*3 developed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Fujifilm's proprietary technologies for color reproduction and color management nurtured in the fields of motion picture films, photography and printing have been applied to enable on-site color adjustment in a high degree of precision. It consists of a hardware unit that delivers high-speed and high-precision image processing and an accompanying iPad app. The system accurately presents the colors that would appear on cinema screens on the on-site monitor, and offers intuitive operations to easily adjust the tones, saturation, contrast and other details by using the iPad as a controller. The on-set capability for color correction, which is normally handled in post-production, is expected to bring innovation to the processes for motion picture production.

Main features of CCBOXX
(1) High Precision Preview Function
Cinema projectors used for movie screening have a different color gamut than monitors used at shooting locations, resulting in different color presentations. Users can connect IS-100 to a video camera and a monitor with a cable and select applicable models on the iPad controller app to automatically remap the colors to the color table compliant with the ACES specification and see the accurate colors to be seen on the cinema screen while on location*4. The system also features a Monitor Calibration function to set the monitor's brightness and white point temperature at correct levels, so that users can examine motion picture images with assurance of a correct environment.
(2) On-set Grading Function
The iPad controller app is used for intuitive touch-panel operations to adjust the color balance, saturation, brightness, color temperature and other settings. With the Preview function presenting accurate colors, you can achieve a finish faithful to your intended image.
(3) Image Analyzing Function
The system features the Shooting Support function that automatically sends live video to the iPad's controller screen as it is shot and displays brightness distribution and highlight / shadow clipping warnings in real time. Users can check the warnings to immediately adjust exposure and lighting conditions, which reduces the instances of re-shooting.
(4) Export Functionality
The color information, adjusted faithfully to the intention of the directors of photography, can be stored on a USB drive and handed over to color grading systems and other equipment used in post-production. Accurate delivery of color information can shorten processing time in post-production and leads to the production of high quality motion pictures.
Specifications of IS-100
Model number IS-100 (marketed under the name "CCBOXX" in North America)
Operation interface VFD panel, 6 operation buttons
Network 10/100/1000 BASE-T Ethernet
Connection interface USB2.0 x 4, LAN (RJ45) x 1
HD-SDI BNC connectors (2 inputs, 2 outputs, 2 loop-throughs) 1.5G-SingleLink/1.5G-DualLink
Supported formats 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, YCC4:2:2, RGB4:4:4 (10Bit only)
Image processing Fujifilm's proprietary image processing workflow compliant with the ACES specification
Power supply AC100V-240V 50/60Hz (up to 300W in power consumption)
External dimensions / weight 210(W) x 400(D) x 129.5(H)mm / Approx. 5.0kg (excluding cables)
Accessory User manual x 1
  • * iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc.
  • *1: Abbreviation for "Visual Effects". It is a technology for applying visual effects that cannot be achieved in real life to motion pictures.
  • *2: As of April 11, 2012
  • *3: A new industry standard for color management and color reproduction in digital motion picture production, developed by the U.S. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The final draft was published in March 2012 with the aim of improving motion picture quality in the digital production process where there is difficulty in color management.
  • *4: Within the color gamut of monitors for checking motion pictures on.
The CCBOXX System

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