Wednesday 30/11/2022 |

Disguise now integrates with Pomfort Livegrade Studio

Livegrade Studio

Colour specialists can now introduce advanced colour grading capabilities into their disguise virtual production workflow, to enhance efficiency in the filmmaking process.

We have recently teamed up with Pomfort to reduce technical barriers between Livegrade Studio's established on-set colour grading workflow and the Disguise virtual production workflow. Pomfort’s Livegrade Studio now integrates with our Designer software, enabling the colour grading of video content within an LED volume via CDL adjustments.

For over 10 years, Pomfort have been focussed on simplifying digital film production workflows. Livegrade Studio is their state-of-the-art tool for on-set colour grading, technical monitoring and accelerating colour workflows in production environments. The software is usually operated by the DIT (Digital Imaging Technician), supporting the DP’s vision while also maintaining image quality, and managing media assets and metadata for post-production. 

The integration will allow filmmakers to cut down communication overhead while empowering camera departments to keep up their proven collaborative approaches to realise the DP’s visual intent, without the need to learn a new workflow.

As roles and responsibilities evolve with the development of virtual production, we constantly refine our software accordingly to keep up on Pomfort’s mission to make the life of Digital Imaging Technicians easier by supplying them with tools that directly serve their needs.
Wanja Nolte

Livegrade Studio Product Manager

A series of colour adjustment APIs connect the Disguise interface to the Livegrade Studio one, enabling users of both platforms to control colour outputs on the LED walls, using the tools and devices they’re already familiar with. Working in one station with the same proven workflow helps to ensure the blending of foreground action and background into one seamless output.

The integration with Livegrade Studio represents a significant step in Disguise’s mission to democratise virtual production by reducing barriers to industry growth. By partnering with industry-leading innovators like Pomfort, we can simplify colour workflows for complex creative visions whilst ensuring users can leverage the power of Disguise within their known workflow.
Camilla Powell

Disguise Product Manager

How it works:

Livegrade Studio and Disguise Designer link via a network-connection. Simply add the Disguise system in Livegrade Studio’s device manager, enter the IP address of the Disguise system, load the CDL list of your current Disguise Designer project and add the desired CDL to your slot in Livegrade Studio. Then, use the CDL and saturation nodes for color adjustments of the LED wall.

Within Designer, ensure that colour management is set to ACES in the project settings, and add one or more CDL layers. Map each CDL layer to a content layer, such as a Video or RenderStream layer, using the standard Alt drag gesture. Alternatively, define the CDL directly on a Video layer itself. These CDLs are then available for control via Livegrade Studio, and will reflect any adjustments you make within Livegrade Studio in real time.

Watch this short demo below to learn more:

“By connecting our communities together, users will be able to simplify and gain greater control of their colour workflows for complex creative vision. This is a significant step towards opening up Disguise’s accessibility for colour specialists,” Powell concludes.


System requirements:

Disguise Designer r22

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