Analog color science.
For digital cinema.
Color.io is a look development tool that enables filmmakers and cinematographers to shape their vision of color with industry leading cinema color science and a processing engine that models the light response of film.
Film-like color. Produced by Halide™.
Directed by you.
Every control in Color.io is driven by the VisionColor Halide™ engine, a powerful color processor that models the complex, non-linear response behaviours of analog film. Easily bring out dense, painterly colors from your images with best-in-class cinema color science, a huge preset library and powerful color transformation tools you will not find anywhere else.
ACES© Cinema Color Science.
Color.io is fully color managed by the Academy Color Encoding System and comes with tons of IDTs and ODTs for cinema cameras and output devices. From Arri Alexa to Z-Cam, SDR and HDR, Color.io can handle it all. But it doesn't just support ACES as a feature, it is highly optimized for linear light, ultra-wide gamut processing and that shows. How? Well, no more IDTs that make your footage look like bad television, for starters.
Consistent colors. Absolutely anywhere.
Native ACES © HDR compliant color management enables cutting-edge color that is consistent across cameras, on-set monitors, during the edit and finally in the grade. Share your grades with anyone as fully color managed 3D LUTs or custom generated DCTLs for Davinci Resolve Studio.
Grade all frames. At the same time.
When you're creating looks for scenes or even entire chapters of a film it is important to get a feel for how a color grade behaves on multiple shots. The image renderer in Color.io can handle live-grading on hundreds of frames at the same time. Batch frame export? Got it. Yes, a browser app can do that.
But wait, there's more.
Color.io is a tool for natural color grading, driven by an engine that models the response behaviour of analog film. Most features of Color.io are completely free to use. Upgrade to the pro plan when you need more.
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In case you missed anything.
Color.io a tool that helps with developing looks, color grades and film emulations directly in the browser. It uses a proprietary processing engine that models the color response behaviour of analog film. This makes creating natural, photographic looks much easier and more streamlined than alternative approaches. Color.io is also a RAW image developer with support for over 600 cameras, it can generate 3D LUTs in over 15 formas and DCTLs for Davinci Resolve. It is ACES color managed and is a powerful extension to any video workflow and software that doesn't come with advanced 3D color visualization, analog color response modeling and deep gamut shaping tools.
Color.io is can work with pretty much all image formats, including DPX, TIFF and RAW images from pretty much all cameras. Here's a list of the image file formats you can expect to open and develop with Color.io:
.jpg, .png, .gif, .bmp, .tiff, .dpx, .dng, .cr2, .cr3, .arw, .nef, .raf, .dc2, .rdc, .bay, .crw, .cap, .dcs, .dcr, .drf, .eip, .erf,.fff, .iiq, .k25, .kdc, .mdc, .mef, .mos, .mrw,.nrw, .obm, .orf, .pef, .ptx, .pxn, .raw, .rwl,.rw2, .rwz, .sr2, .srf, .srw, .x3f, .3fr
Color.io is specifically made to create organic looks and color grades for use in film and video. The workflow for look development however is different to film editing and even color correction. Color.io is not a video editor and not a color correction tool. It is a look creation tool and looks are created on still images (frames) that are managed inside of Scenes. In Color.io, every Scene has its own look. You can have multiple scenes open at the same time and every scene can contain hundreds of frames. You can even display all frames in an automatically distributed grid and perform live-grading on all frames simultaneously.
The pro version allows fully color managed LUT export into most video software. Here are just a few applications that can load our LUTs. The actual list would be way too long to list on this page. (like the list of supported cameras further down... although that never stopped anyone from typing it out...)
You bet! The entire app is ACES color managed so every look you create with Color.io is automatically compatible with a large number of input and output devices, including HDR. Outputs in ACES are called ODTs and for HDR you'll want to select REC2020 ST2084 from the dropdown with the little display icon. And that's all there's to it.
Virtually all cameras. Color.io has even extended ACES with proprietary IDTs to support cameras and workflows that are not directly supported by the official ACES version. At the time of writing, Color.io supports the following cameras and input color spaces:
- Adobe RGB
- Arri Log-C
- Arri Log-C Alexa 35
- BMDFilm Wide Gamut Gen. 5
- BolexLog WideGamutRGB
- CanonLog 1/2/3 BT2020 (Daylight & Tungsten)
- CanonLog 1/2/3 CinemaGamut (Daylight & Tungsten)
- DJI D-LOG D-Gamut
- Fuji F-Log F-Gamut
- Fuji F-Log 2 F-Gamut
- GoPro Protune Flat
- Kinefinity Kinelog 3
- Nikon N-Log BT2020
- Sony S-Log / S-Gamut
- Sony S-Log 2 / S-Gamut (Daylight & Tungsten)
- Sony S-Log 3 / S-Gamut3 & S-Gamut3.cine
- Sony Venice S-Log 3 / S-Gamut3 & S-Gamut3.cine
- Panasonic V-Log / V-Gamut
- RED RedLogFilm DragonColor 1 & 2
- RED RedLogFilm RedColor 1 - 4
- RED LOG3G10 WideGamutRGB
- Z-Cam Z-LOG 2
- ACES, ACEScct, ACEScg
- ADX10 and ADX16 for the film folks
This means you can create LUTs not only for all of these specific cameras, but also for every camera that outputs sRGB, Rec709, ProPhoto or Adobe RGB. Oh and we automatically debayer RAW image data from over 600 cameras not listed here into VisionLog, which you will then be able to process using Color.io. What a time to be alive!