September 10, 2013 08:44 ET

LookLabs™ Announces a Licensing and Development Agreement with Adobe

SpeedLooks Technology Allows SpeedGrade CC Users to Create the Look of a Big Budget Feature Film Shot on a Wide Range of Modern Digital Cinema Cameras

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Sept. 10, 2013) - LookLabs™ is pleased to announce a licensing and development agreement with Adobe. As part of this agreement, SpeedLooks, LookLabs' proprietary color grading preset software, will now be available within SpeedGrade® CC -- part of Adobe® Creative Cloud™ -- and fully compatible with Adobe Premiere® Pro CC, Photoshop® CC and After Effects® CC, SpeedLooks helps SpeedGrade CC users to produce beautiful results with material shot on a wide range of modern digital cinema cameras. SpeedLooks will be included in Creative Cloud membership at no additional cost.

SpeedLooks was created by the team at LookLabs and is based on years of color science research and development. LookLabs is an industry leader specializing in the creation and marketing of color grading pre-set looks using universal 3D LUTs and digital camera profiles for color finishing of high definition and digital cinema camera footage.

"SpeedGrade helps users craft the perfect look for every production," says Simon Williams, director of strategic relations at Adobe. "Now, the SpeedLooks color science and camera patch technology provides a simple way to level the playing field so footage from different cameras will behave the same way when SpeedLooks is applied. SpeedLooks gives both new and seasoned users the ability to quickly produce work that looks like it has been professionally color graded."

"SpeedLooks creates rich and dynamic colors, even skin tones and the subtleties of traditional 35mm film. It has already been used on thousands of commercials, feature films, music videos, and network television programs," says Jeff August, Colorist at LookLabs. "With users in more than 40 countries world-wide, SpeedLooks has become a cornerstone and an essential ingredient in the digital film making process."

"Our unique camera patch technology allows users of SpeedLooks to customize their looks specifically for the native camera it was shot on," says Jerome Sabourin csc Cinematographer and Colorist at LookLabs. "Our Rec. 709 HD patch is highly optimized for many of today's digital cinema cameras as are our specific patches for Sony, Go-Pro, RED, Canon, Arri, Blackmagic Design and Nikon cameras to name a few."

"We are extremely pleased to announce our collaboration with Adobe," says Brian Vos, General Manager of LookLabs. "It's a natural fit to be a part of the Adobe workflow in the color finishing of digital images."

SpeedLooks will be included with the October 2013 release of SpeedGrade CC, included with Adobe Creative Cloud membership at $19.99 just for SpeedGrade CC or $49.99 for all of the Adobe creative applications, including Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Photoshop CC, and many others.

About Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe tools are available via Adobe Creative Cloud™. Learn more about new features coming to Adobe Premiere® Pro CC, Adobe After Effects CC and other video tools in Creative Cloud at www.adobe.com/go/ibc2013. Adobe Creative Cloud is a membership-based service that provides users with unlimited access to download and install flagship Adobe Creative desktop applications, game developer tools and integration with the Adobe Touch Apps. With Creative Cloud membership, users also have access to publishing services to deliver apps and websites, cloud storage and the ability to sync to any device, and new products and exclusive updates as soon as they're released. Individual, education, team, government and enterprise membership plans are available for Adobe Creative Cloud.

About SpeedLooks by LookLabs

LookLabs is a trademark of Color by LookLabs Inc., an industry leader in digital color science, and creators of SpeedLooks, pre-set digital video looks that work in real time and are non-destructive giving digital images the character and personality of 35mm film. For more information about SpeedLooks by LookLabs visit www.looklabs.net or contact General Manager, Brian Vos at 403-477-1587 or info@looklabs.net.

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