NAB 2015: Codex Review Live, a colour management and look-creation system for feature and high-end episodic TV productions, is being unveiled in the Central Hall at NAB.

Codex Review Live with Tangent panels

Sporting an easy-to-operate user-interface, Codex Review Live features enables on-set users to create and preview looks and colour grades directly from multiple live HD-SDI camera feeds.

Such looks and grades are applied automatically when generating deliverables via Codex Review, or can be exported in formats such as ASC-CDL for example for application downstream in the workflow.

The system offers simple controls to adjust a range of colour parameters and is ASC-CDL and ACES-compliant.

The company said the looks and grades delivered by Codex Review Live can be used to communicate the creative intent from the set, and thus form the starting point for colour-consistent dailies and post-production deliverables.

Codex Review Live works seamlessly with Tangent panels for interactive on-set primary colour grading, and third-party 3D LUT boxes, such as the Fujifilm IS-mini. The system can control and manage over thirty 3D LUT boxes, installed in-line with the HD-SDI outputs of the camera, and supply on-set monitors with colour graded HD-SDI signals.

Codex Review Live is optimised to work with Codex Backbone, the company’s secure digital production pipeline and media management system. Looks and user-defined look-related metadata are securely managed in a ‘Look Library’ for collaborative use in downstream image-processing tasks.

Codex VP of business development Brian Gaffney stressed the need to establish equally secure colour pipelines, so that the look created on-set is exactly what appears in the VFX and editorial deliverables, and in the DI grading suite.

“Codex Review Live is a simple addition to the workflow,” added Gaffney.  “It supports creative colour decisions and provides confidence in colour consistency from the set and beyond.”