The Hollywood-based company Color Intelligence has introduced Colourlab Ai. There is nothing unexpected behind the name. It is a new color correction system that uses artificial intelligence to dramatically improve the process of color correction. The founders of the company do not now come from the environment of university AI students but at least have some experience with the subject:
Dado Valentic in particular has graded many a cinema film, while Mark L. Pederson has so far mainly been a producer and Steve Bayes a specialized journalist for editing.
Color Intelligence is said to have long been established as a high-end image processing consulting firm and is said to have worked with Warner Brothers, HBO, Netflix, NBC Universal and CBS on advanced HDR color pipelines, allegedly providing specialized color correction plug-ins for designing and creating looks.
With the help of AI models, Colourlab Ai is now supposed to simplify grading, especially in the sense that you can create a look for your own shots using sample images. However, anyone who has followed the development of AI in recent years will probably not see anything revolutionary in this, which could not also be achieved in Tensorflow with typical deep learning models.
Therefore we see possible improvements especially in an interface that makes such AI models accessible for video editors without Python/Keras knowledge.
But Color Intelligence does not allow you to get an idea of the possibilities of the interface right now. In the short term, the company advertised a public beta for which you had to pay 99 dollars for access. This beta program has now been closed after 500 paying beta testers have allegedly been found.
And so the company now refers to the targeted release date in October. Anyway, we are already very excited about real results with our own material...