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.
|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|