Fifty Fifty Adds Baselight Grading Suite

London’s Fifty Fifty boutique post house has added a second Baselight grading suite as part of an expansion of the facility.

With the growing interest in top end content for broadcast and streaming, both suites are equipped for 4K and HDR Ultra HD and certified for Dolby Vision grading and delivery.


Originally a short-form house, Fifty Fifty is now best known for its broadcast work. The company chose Baselight because it's a name that clients recognize and trust.

The new suite matches the existing room technically, based on a Baselight TWO workstation with a Blackboard control surface. Fifty Fifty also use Baselight plug-ins in their editorial rooms and Flame VFX.

“Baselight handles all the heavy-lifting and color science so our artists can concentrate on making the programming look amazing,” said Cara Kotschy, managing director of Fifty Fifty.

The facility is set up to move metadata between suites – Media Composer, Baselight and Flame – rather than huge amounts of media. It means the grade isn’t baked-in, so VFX can be dropped into the pipeline at any point.

All effects, grades and online work is carried across in the plug-in, so it can be used both ways in a fully color managed workflow. 

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