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Industry Film/Video Technology
Founded London, UK (2002 (2002))
  • Baselight
  • Baselight FLIP
  • FLUX
  • Northlight
  • Truelight
  • Blackboard
  • Slate
Filmlight's Northlight single frame film scanning unit

Established in 2002, FilmLight design, create and manufacture unique colour grading systems, image processing applications and workflow tools for the film and television industry. The company is headquartered in London with offices around the world.


FilmLight’s first product was the Northlight film scanner,[1] a motion picture film scanner capable of scanning 16, 35 or 65 mm film formats. It is commonly used for feature film effects, Digital Intermediate and archiving. It then followed with the Baselight[2] colour grading system and the Truelight[3] colour management system. Today, the product range includes:

  • Baselight ONE[4]

Deskside grading system with 2TB SSD cache only or 24TB with 2TB SSD cache.

  • Baselight TWO[5]

Turnkey grading system.

  • Baselight FOUR and EIGHT[6]

Multi GPU/multi-node grading systems.

  • Daylight

End-to-end dailies system (coming soon).

  • Blackboard 2[7]

Control surface for Baselight systems.

Compact grading panel for FilmLight systems based on the same technology as Blackboard 2.

  • Baselight FLIP[9]

On-set preview system.

Streaming media storage and data management.

  • Baselight Editions[11]

Same core toolset as the full Baselight systems inside Final Cut Pro 7, Avid and NUKE.


  • 2005 - European IST Technology Award
  • 2005 - Queen’s Award for Innovation
  • 2006 - Queen’s Award for International Trade
  • 2010 - Four Academy Sci-tech Awards to 15 Individuals[12]
  • 2010 - London Technology Exporter of the Year[13]
  • 2012 - Queen’s Award for Enterprise[14]
  • 2012 - Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Primetime Emmy Award[15]


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