BBC Scotland has purchased a Baselight HD from FilmLight for use in a new grading suite at Pacific Quay in Glasgow.


The colour grading system will be used on a wide range of television programmes including factual shows and the soap opera River City (pictured).

The installation will also employ FilmLight’s Baselight Kompressor technology to provide direct, real-time grading to media stored on the facility’s Avid ISIS SAN.

“Baselight will be part of an elegant workflow that will permit grading connecting directly from the ISIS SAN or locally, by ingesting HD tapes or file-based media,” said FilmLight sales manager (UK and Ireland) Arthur Johnsen.

“Baselight’s ability to natively grade DNxHD and MXF-wrapped Avid file formats will allow it to integrate seamlessly with BBC Scotland’s editorial systems in an end-to-end, file-based workflow,

Installation of the Baselight HD and Baselight Kompressor is scheduled for March with grading operations expected to begin shortly thereafter.