Assimilate has announced that its innovative Live Looks, Live Assist, and Live FX software solutions now support integration with Brompton Technology’s Tessera S8 and SX40 LED processors, enabling live colour grading and compositing in virtual production workflows. This integration is currently available in the new v9.4 releases of Live Looks and Live Assist, and in the open beta of Live FX. Taking advantage of Brompton’s API, users working in LED volumes can now send 3D LUTs in near-real-time to Brompton’s Tessera S8 and SX40 LED video processors, powering live on-set colour grading on the LED screen.
Assimilate’s Live Looks and Live Assist tools work in tandem with real-time rendered environments from game engines such as Unreal Engine or Unity, with Live Looks providing a powerful live grading solution and Live Assist offering record and playback, including in multi-camera setups. Live FX plays out plates and pre-rendered scenes and enables live on-set compositing for LED wall virtual productions, handling everything from pre-visualisation through to final pixel in-camera VFX.
Together, Live Looks, Live Assist, and Live FX can now leverage Brompton’s extensive API to streamline distinct areas of the virtual production on-set workflow for a cohesive creative experience.
“Virtual production workflows are complex and still a pioneering field with the highest requirements. We’re happy to have collaborated with Brompton to create an amazingly straightforward and powerful workflow for DITs as well as VP operators,” said Jeff Edson, CEO, Assimilate. “As the traditional DIT role has evolved, they can now use Live Looks and Live Assist on-set with the 3D LUT control in Brompton’s LED video processors to easily handle live colour correction in the LED volume. Integrating remote control functionality for the Brompton LED video processors into Live FX further streamlines the process on-set. Together we are enabling the most efficient virtual production workflows at the highest levels.”
“When we added 3D LUT import to our API, Assimilate were one of the first companies we spoke to about integrating with our LED video processors. It’s always exciting to work with innovative partners such as Assimilate to solve real-world problems together for creatives working in virtual production,” concluded Hugh Davies-Webb, product manager, Brompton Technology.