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The Academy Color Encoding System (ACES) is becoming the industry standard for managing color throughout the life cycle of a motion picture or television production. From image capture through editing, VFX, mastering, public presentation, archiving and future remastering, ACES ensures a consistent color experience that preserves the filmmaker’s creative vision. In addition to the creative benefits, ACES addresses and solves a number of significant production, post-production and archiving problems that have arisen with the increasing variety of digital cameras and formats in use, as well as the surge in the number of productions that rely on worldwide collaboration using shared digital image files.

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Language: ctl
Platform: linux, windows, osx
License: Custom
Sponsor: Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences

OpenDisplayCalib, aka ColorTribe, is an opensource cross-platform color measurement and calibration software suite for display devices.

The suite is composed of three tools :
ColorHealer : a calibration and measurement application
ColorKeeper : a color correction loader with helpful tools as screen detection, warning and email when correction is obsolete, gamma slider, printer lights, custom 2D LUTs loader (custom LUT is applied over the correction LUT), etc…
ColorChief : a calib request management web app. For now, only a very simple mail feature has been implemented to allow calibrators to know when a station is un-calibrated.

ColorTribe enables post-production facilities to maintain a coherent fleet of displays, whatever the platforms or the devices are.

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Language: C Java
Platform: Linux Windows OSX
License: Modified BSD
Sponsor: Mikrosimage

OpenColorIO (OCIO) is an open source color management project sponsored by Sony Pictures Imageworks. Based on development started in 2003, OpenColorIO enables color transforms and image display to be handled in a consistent manner across multiple graphics applications (compositors, image playback tools, renderers, color grading, etc). Unlike other color management solutions, OCIO is geared towards motion-picture post production and is suitable for both visual effects work and animated features.

OpenColorIO has been used on dozens of feature films including Alice in Wonderland, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs, Spiderman(s), Surf’s Up, and Watchmen.

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Language: C++, Python
Platform: Linux, OSX, Windows
License: Open BSD
Sponsor: Sony Pictures Imageworks