The Colourlab Ai 1.3 update brings Ed Lachman’s EL Zone system, NDI support, HDR scopes & additional 3D LUT creation tools. The software is available only on macOS devices for $49 per month or $490 annually.
Launched in October 2020, Colourlab Ai introduced ai-based automatic color grading. Make sure to check our video interview from September 2020 with the Colourlab Ai creator Dado Valentic. The software automatically grades the given footage to match a pre-defined still and it can also help with matching the colors of multiple cameras in a project. After two updates – v1.1 in February 2021 and v1.2 in April 2021 – the company now releases the update to v1.3. Let’s take a look at what is new.
Colourlab Ai 1.3
One of the most useful abilities of Colourlab Ai is the ability to create a Show LUT. The software eases the process of Show LTU creation thanks to features such as Ai Reference image match, color management, and extensive film emulation functions of Look Designer. Version 1.3 of the Colourlab Ai aims to further streamline the process.
According to its creators, Colourlab Ai is the world’s first color grading application that adds the EL Zone system. Developed by Ed Lachman, ASC, the EL Zone system is an intuitive tool for displaying exposure values using stops – a universal standard for cinematography. By measuring light value in stops inside color grading, the application allows scene-referred monitoring, which was possible only through the use of light meters on set. This monitoring method works across all display devices and therefore brings consistency between SDR and HDR masters. Colourlab Ai’s implementation of EL Zones allows users to quickly evaluate and control exposure for more than 20 different camera types.
Another key feature in this update is the NDI support (Network Device Interface – technology for high-quality video and audio broadcasting). This now allows users to use the scope applications ScopeBox and Nobe OmniScope on a single Mac computer. NDI support also offers the ability to stream the Colourlab Ai viewer to any device, in any location, anywhere in the world via Zoom, Skype, OBS, or any NDI-supported streaming platform such as SetStream.io.
Colourlab Ai 1.3 also adds HDR waveforms, a new dual-view vectorscope, and a brand new 3D LUT export and conversion functionality to assist look control further.
Price and availability
Colourlab Ai is currently available for macOS only. It is a subscription-based software and costs $49 per month or $490 annually. Colourlab Ai also offers a time-limited free trial. It is unclear whether the software will come to Windows systems in the future as well.
Do you use Colourlabs Ai for your work? What do you think about the latest updates in v1.3? Let us know in the comments section underneath the article.