Category: Color Grading

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Flanders Scientific & The Media Village showcase 4k and HDR Mastering Displays at Broadcast Asia 2019

Once again, Flanders Scientific will be participating at Broadcast Asia together with The Media Village. This year’s product lineup focusses on 4k and HDR monitoring and mastering, featuring 3 monitors in the top-end XM series – the XM310K, XM311K and XM551U.

Also featured is the DM240, the best selling FSI monitor in our region, present in many HD editing and color grading suites throughout Southeast Asia.

Come visit us at Broadcast Asia 2019 from 18 to 20 June 2019 at Suntec City Convention Centre Hall 6, #6E4-01

XM310 – 31″ 4K Mastering Monitor

The XM310K is a 31″ true 4K resolution HDR and SDR reference master monitor equipped with professional 12Gbps SDI inputs. The XM310K qualifies as a Dolby Vision mastering monitor.

A peak luminance of 3000cd/m2, support for both PQ and HLG EOTFs, multiple color gamut selections, and a contrast ratio in excess of 1,000,000:1 make the XM310K ideal for a wide variety of demanding HDR workflows.

HDR Compatibility Rating: Mastering

Many professional HDR displays have a peak luminance of just 1000nits. With a peak luminance of 3000nits, the XM310K is three times brighter making it one of the brightest commercially available professional HDR monitors.

XM311K – 31″ 4K Mastering Monitor

The XM311K is a 31″ true 4K resolution HDR and SDR reference master monitor equipped with professional 12Gbps SDI inputs. The XM311K qualifies as a Dolby Vision mastering monitor.

A fullscreen peak luminance of 1,000cd/m2, support for both PQ and HLG EOTFs, multiple color gamut selections, and a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 make the XM311K ideal for a wide variety of demanding HDR workflows.

HDR Compatibility Rating: Mastering

XM551U – 55″ UHD OLEDXM551U

The XM551U is a professional reference monitor designed for color critical monitoring of 4K, UHD, and HD signals. It features the latest large format OLED panel technology offering outstanding black levels and overall picture performance. The XM551U is well equipped for SDR content mastering as well as PQ and HLG HDR monitoring.

HDR Compatibility Rating: Monitoring

DM240 – HD Mastering

The award-winning DM240 is our best-selling model and is found in colour grading suites all across Southeast Asia. It is a durable, lightweight, efficient, and color critical professional broadcast monitor. Industry leading fast mode processing, a durable all metal chassis, and our most advanced feature set make the DM240 ideal for applications ranging from production to post.

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DaVinci Revolve 15 Free Training Videos from Blackmagic Design

Over the last week or so, Blackmagic Design has been releasing a number of free online training videos that cover the various aspects of the software. In case you missed it, here they are, organised according to function.

Hours of fun awaits! We will be updating this page as more content is released, so stay tuned! 

Color Grading

DaVinci Resolve 15 – The Art of Color Grading

DaVinci Resolve 15 – DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel

Editing

DaVinci Resolve 15 – Introduction to Editing

Fusion – Visual Effects

DaVinci Resolve 15 – Fusion VFX and Graphics

DaVinci Resolve 15 – Fusion VFX in 3D

Fairlight – Audio

DaVinci Resolve 15 – Fairlight Audio Production Part 1

DaVinci Resolve 15 – Fairlight Audio Production Part 2

Media Management and Content Delivery

DaVinci Resolve 15 – Managing Media

DaVinci Resolve 15 – Delivering Content

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Upcoming Colorist courses from the International Colorist Academy

INTERNATIONAL COLORIST ACADEMY CERTIFIED COURSES

INTRODUCTION TO COLORIST STRATEGIES
20 – 22 August 2018 | US$1,680

  • A 3-day class based on the colour module within DaVinci Resolve 15, this introductory course is for anyone interested in the craft of the colorist.
  • Ideal for editors, DPs, DITs, VFX artists and anyone with a desire to learn more about color grading.

ADVANCED COLOR WORKFLOWS
23 – 24 August 2018 | US$1,280

  • A 2-day course based on the colour module within DaVinci Resolve 15, this advanced course builds on the knowledge acquired from Colorist Strategies and deals with topics like camera raw workflows, LUTs, working with animated shapes and keyframes, secondary grading with 3D keyers, advanced colorist techniques etc.
  • Ideal for anyone wishing to widen and hone their colorists skills

LOOKS & MATCHING MASTERCLASS
25 – 26 August 2018 | US$1,280

  • Attendees must have at least 1-year of color grading experience or have attended either and Introductory or Advanced course from the International Colorist Academy
  • Using footage that represent different TV and film genres, with a variety of camera sources (Sony F3, Arri Alexa, BMD URSA etc), this 2-day, hands-on course explores the creation and matching of a range of ‘looks’. Student discussion and role playing is included and participants are encouraged to bring their own footage.

SPECIAL TRAINING BUNDLES

BUNDLE 1: ‘Introduction to DaVinci Resolve 15’ plus ‘Introduction to Colorist Strategies’
Sign up for both courses at a special bundle price of US$880

BUNDLE 2: ‘International Colorist Academy’ Bundle.
Save US$1,300 when you sign up for Introduction to Colorist Strategies’ plus
Advanced Color Workflows’ and/or ‘Looks & Matching Masterclass’

TRAINING GRANT

Singaporeans & Singapore Permanent Residents who qualify for the iMDA Talent Grant (Training) scheme may get up to 90% subsidy off the training fees for the following courses:

  • Advanced Color Workflows
  • Looks & Matching Masterclass
  • ICA Bundle

Contact Media ASYLUM for more details

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Edit | Color | Fusion | Fairlight. Get a complete overview of what DaVinci Resolve 15 has to offer

INTRODUCTION TO DAVINCI RESOLVE 15

A BLACKMAGIC DESIGN CERTIFIED COURSE
Next Course: 20 – 22 July 2018 | US$380 | Few seats remaining

DaVinci Resolve is the first software to combine professional editing, color, visual effects and audio all in a single integrated workflow, while offering true multi user collaboration!

This is a 3-day course which covers all aspects of DaVinci Resolve 15: editing, colour correction, visual effects and audio.

  • An overview of the course as follows:
  • Organising a new project
  • Assembling a rough cut
  • Timeline editing
  • Applying transitions and effects
  • Working with audio on the Edit page
  • Mixing sound in Fairlight
  • Adding Effects on the Fusion page
  • Adding Primary color corrections and secondary adjustments
  • Designing creative looks
  • Delivering a final program
  • Managing media and databases

It’s ideal for anyone new to DaVinci Resolve or for anyone who seeks to grasp the basic understanding of the 4 main tabs in the software: Color, Edit, Fusion & Fairlight; and how these work together.

The course includes the official Blackmagic Design online end-user exam. Participants will obtain certification from Blackmagic Design upon successfully passing the exam at the end of the course.

SPECIAL TRAINING BUNDLE

‘Introduction to DaVinci Resolve 15’ plus ‘Introduction to Colorist Strategies’
Sign up for both courses at a special bundle price of US$880

Contact Media ASYLUM for more details

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Flanders Scientific XM310K Now Shipping!

The XM310K is the brightest commercially available professional HDR monitor in the world with an astonishing peak luminance in excess of 3,000cd/m2. Flanders Scientific started accepting orders for the XM310K a few weeks ago and is happy to announce that the first deliveries are happening this week.

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Mixing Light Interview

We sat down with Robbie Carman of Mixing Light to discuss HDR Mastering, the XM310K, and the challenges of grading at high nit values.

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You can listen to the interview here.

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Colorfront makes its debut appearance @BCA2018 with The Media Village

colorfront_logo2Colorfront is a developer of award-winning on-set dailies and transcoding systems which are utilized by small, medium and large companies alike, to process and deliver media for Hollywood blockbusters, high-end episodic TV and OTT internet entertainment.

It will be making it’s debut appearance at Broadcast Asia 2018 with The Media Village, its reseller for the Southeast Asian region. On show at BCA2018, booth #6H4-04, is their flagship product, Transkoder. Read More

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Flanders Scientific @BCA2018: From HD to 4K & HDR Mastering

Once again, The Media Village is pleased to have Flanders Scientific at our booth at Broadcast Asia 2018 with an exciting lineup of monitors catering to a range of requirements, from HD to 4k, including a range of solutions for HDR preview, monitoring and mastering. On the floor show at Broadcast Asia:

  • XM310K – 31″ 4K Mastering Monitor
  • XM650U – 65″ UHD OLED
  • DM240 – 24″ 10-bit LCD
  • DM250 – 24.5” 10-bit OLED

Bram Desmet, CEO of Flanders Scientific will be at the booth throughout the show to answer any questions you have on their displays or on how HDR will

Bram will also speak at the Innovation Hub, on Level 6 of Suntec Singapore from 12:20pm – 12:40pm on Thursday, 28 June 2018. He will be presenting on the topic of “HDR, Wide Color Gamut and UHD / 4K Monitoring Past, Present and Future”.

Visit The Media Village and Flanders Scientific at Broadcast Asia #6H4-04, Level 6, Suntec Singapore.

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Special Promo offer for Colorist training in March!

This March, Media Asylum is offering a very special promotional offer for it’s most popular colorist courses, which are held in partnership with the International Colorist Academy (ICA).

Sign up for either the Intermediate Colourist 201 Course or the Advanced Colorist 301 Course together with the Introductory Colorist 101 course (or sign up for all 3!), and earn US$1,300 in savings!

Regular prices for the courses are as follows

IMDA Talent Grant Scheme

Singaporeans who qualify for 90% subsidy under the IMDA Talent Grant Scheme will also enjoy very special rates. For more information and details, email us at info@media-asylum.com. Limited seats are available, so do not hesitate to take up this offer!

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All of the above courses are conducted by ICA co-founder, Warren Eagles. You can read more about Warren Eagles and the International Colorist Academy here.

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Media ASYLUM and the International Colorist Academy – a lasting partnership

When Media ASYLUM was launched in 2012, one of its’ main objective was to work with trainers and organisations who would be able to offer a high standard of training to production and post production professionals in Singapore.

With that objective in mind, the first partnership we established was with Australian colorist Warren Eagles and the International Colorist Academy (ICA). Warren is a founding member of the ICA, along with fellow colorist Kevin Shaw, who is based in London.

As Warren recalls, “The ICA has partnered with Media Asylum since we founded the company in 2009. The Media ASYLUM training room is fantastic! The set up and equipment are second to none and provide for a great learning experience. Student lunches and after class visits to local post houses really compliment the training.”

Together with several other experienced colorists and post production veterans, the ICA delivers regular hands-on colorist and post production related training courses in Los Angeles, New York, London, Sydney and in Singapore, through its’ partnership with Media ASYLUM.

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