Autodesk has released an extension for the Linux version of its Lustre 2007 digital colour grading system which includes a new feature that makes it easier for colourists to track elements in a scene.

Available exclusively to Lustre Autodesk Subscription customers, Extension 2 benefits from new creative capabilities and a significant boost to the mastering workflow.

It features the automatic region tracker which allows a colourist, using a geometric shape, to specify a “region of interest” that contains an element to be tracked, such as a face or object, and allow the tracker to do the rest.

This gives colourists more time to spend colour grading and less time identifying tracking points or dealing with problems, like occlusion.

Lustre 2007 Extension 2 (Linux) is based on a non-linear, data-centric software architecture and combines high-performance clustered CPU processing with GPU-acceleration.

Facilities can benefit from real-time interactivity and playback of primary and secondary colour grading, as well as real-time mastering, to produce SD and HD video deliverables without time-consuming render passes.

Lustre is used on films, trailers, TV shows and commercials in standard-definition (SD), high-definition (HD), and 2K and 4K resolutions.