THX has acquired the cineSpace Color Management Suite from privately-held Cine-tal Systems, a developer of image monitoring and color management solutions.
According to the company, cineSpace is used in the world of digital intermediates, visual effects, broadcast, animation and games, to produce and render near-perfect representations of how an image will appear in its final form, from the wide array of digital formats to film.
“From the forest of Endor in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi to the rainforests of Pandora in Avatar, picture and sound are critically important to creating the art form directors are envisioning when telling their story,” said Rick Dean, senior vice president at THX. “The key to delivering on this artistic vision is to provide the post-production community with powerful tools that enable them to accurately profile and match colors to the intended reference palate, from cinema to the home. THX, through our work delivering best practices, Certification and technologies, has always been about preserving the artistic vision and the emotional impact brought forth by image and sound. We look forward to supporting the cineSpace community and further developing this technology.”
THX plans to deliver regular updates to the technology to ensure customers have access to technical enhancements, as cineSpace becomes a “THX technology,” joining a portfolio that includes THX Media Director.
“THX is the right company to extend the reach and adoption of cineSpace into the post-production space,” said Robert Carroll, CEO at Cine-Tal. “It brings years of engineering and industry know-how in the color management space and the global reach of the company will ensure that more colorists in the post-production space will have access to our software. We’re excited for THX and for the next phase of cineSpace and wish the company the best of success.”
The cineSpace suite comprises several applications that work together to bring consistency to workflows: cineProfiler, equalEyes, cinePlugins and cineCube Visual. Packaged with cineSpace is a set of standard target profiles, including a range of video standards and a selection of film stock samples.
For more information on cineSpace, visit thx.com