About half a year ago, Colorlab Ai launched as a beta with a mission to dramatically improve the color grading process using artificial intelligence. Through AI models, Colourlab Ai aims to enable users to do simple grading based on sample images, so they can mimic a look for their own shots.
Colourlab Ai 1.1
A new version 1.1 has just been released, which now allows easy integration of the Colorlab AI Look Designer into Blackmagic's grading, editing, compositing and (audio) mastering program DaVinci Resolve 16/17 via a plugin. According to Colorlab AI, Look Designer combines subtractive color processing with emulation of film negatives and substrates, allowing users to create original show looks in a color pipeline that emulates the look of celluloid. The Look Designer plugin is well established in high-end post-production and is now available to a wider range of filmmakers via Colourlab Ai.
Colourlab Ai 1.1 Look Designer
Another new feature is the AI-based "Frames of Interest" function, which shows the lightest and darkest frames of a shot, as well as the most similar and dissimilar colors as a reference for further evaluation. This feature can be useful for making grading more consistent, speeding up workflow.
Colourlab Ai 1.1 Frames of Interest
In addition, Colourlab Ai v1.1 now supports native on Apple's latest M1 Macs and adds support for iPhone 12 Dolby HDR as well as footage shot with the FiLMic Pro iOS app.
All the new features in Colourlab Ai v1.1<(b>
- Support for tangential control surfaces
- Gamut limit controls
- Improved color-managed workflow for DaVinci Resolve 17.
- Avid AAF import
- New look presets library created in collaboration with Lutify.me
Price, Availability and Raodmap
Colourlab Ai 1.1 (macOS only for now), along with DaVinci plugins Look Designer 2 and Grainlab, is available as a subscription costing per month or per year - DaVinci Resolve plugins (macOS/Windows) cost per month or per year individually. There is a free trial version of all three programs.
According to roadmap, the following features will be added next: Sony RAW format support; Ai Secondaries; integration with Pomfort; and support for Dolby Vision metadata. then in April, a private bataphase for a Windows version of Colorlab Ai will be released.