updated 08:00 pm EDT, Mon September 12, 2011
Standalone and plug-in versions on all platforms
THX Ltd, the professional audio, theatre and home-video certification company founded by filmmaker George Lucas, announced that it has updated its file and television post-production color management software THX cineSpace, improving color accuracy and consistency and adding 64-bit support for all three major operating systems (Windows, Mac and Linux) as well as adding 64-bit support to plug-in versions that work with Adobe Photoshop, Apple's Shake, Nuke and other software.
The new version also adds support for the X-Rite i1 Display Pro and Datacolor Spyder colorimeters, as well as 64-bit support for Eyeon Fusion and Nucoda Film Master. The software is used to calibrate monitors to projection systems with highly efficient display calibration and 3D Look-Up Table (LUT) selections rather than the print world's calibration to printers, and sets up an end-to-end color "pipeline" that ensures that visual artists will see the same tone and color on their monitors as will appear via film or digital projection, plasma monitors and consumer electronics such as LCD displays and HDTVs.
Creative professionals can emulate target viewing environments in both 2D and 3D digital formats to see how the film or video project they are working on will be seen by the audience in a variety of ways. The company plans to add critical-viewing Room Certification services in the near future as part of a plan to expand its THX media offerings.