Mexico’s Color Space Expands with FilmLight

Mexico’s Color Space Expands with FilmLight
December 11, 2013 Meriam Khan

[11 December 2013]

Baselight ONE and Slate added to new, affordable colour suite

Color Space, the leading commercials finishing house in Mexico, has opened its third colour suite, incorporating a further Baselight ONE grading system and a Slate control panel from FilmLight.


Color Space installed the first of its Baselight grading systems when it opened its doors in 2010, together with a Northlight film scanner. In 2012, the company installed its second system, forming the heart of the company’s digital intermediate and finishing service. The new suite, which encompasses Color Spaces’ third Baselight ONE, has just been added to be able to provide the highest quality colour services for all of the facility’s clients.

“The purpose of introducing our new grading suite is to accommodate clients with more restricted budgetary requirements,” explained Color Space founder Mariana Martinez. “Our clients are increasingly under pressure to implement cost-saving strategies while maintaining the high standard and quality of services they expect to receive. Baselight ONE and Slate enables us to support these clients, as they consistently deliver the FilmLight experience, at a lower price point.”

Baselight ONE provides full functionality and fits within Color Space’s existing workflow, making the integration quick and seamless. Slate is FilmLight’s new and affordable compact grading control panel. It includes the same adaptive keys and limitless encoders as the full-scale Blackboard 2 panel, but in a much more compact form to fit into multi-purpose suites.

As well as introducing the new suite, Color Space has upgraded all its Baselight software to 4.4. This adds new creative tools – such as composite-style layer blending – and workflow efficiencies, including simplifying ACES and digital cinematography workflows with the new Generalised Colour Spaces, and speeding processing with the Render Queue and Deliverables Manager.