Motion Picture Academy Releases iPad Color Predictor App
April 8, 2014
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF.—The organization behind the Oscars has released its first technology app for the general public. The Science
and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture
Arts and Sciences has released the Academy Color Predictor for the iPad, available now in iTunes. The free app runs on iOS 7.
Created by the Sci-Tech Council’s Solid State Lighting
Project Committee, the app helps filmmakers predict the
interaction of the key ingredients in cinematography: Lights, camera, filters and the photographed objects
themselves. Users can change key source light, image
sensor and filter parameters to instantly visualize
color rendering differences and compare different
combinations of elements.
“This app emerged from our conversations with
cinematographers, production designers, costume
designers and set decorators who were struggling to
predict color reproduction when switching from
traditional incandescent light sources to solid state
lighting,” said Andy Maltz, managing director of the
Academy’s Science and Technology Council. “After a
successful beta test, we’re now offering this app free,
for general consumption, so that all types of content
creators, researchers and students can benefit from our
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