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Tippett Studio Chooses cineSpace for Color Management

Tippett Studio has chosen cineSpace from Rising Sun Research for facility-wide color management. The cineSpace color management suite enables end-to-end pipeline calibration across multiple platforms and applications.

cineSpace is color management for film, solving the dual problems of ensuring that all displays match one another and accurately displaying the final film look, whether it be a specific film stock or video standard like HD. With plug-ins for Shake, Digital Fusion and Nuke, and 3D LUT support for products from Iridas, Autodesk, Digital Vision/Nucoda, Silicon Color and many others, cineSpace has become the de facto standard for monitor calibration in post facilities around the world.

The complexity of calibration requirements at Tippett Studio demanded a flexible and adaptable solution, making cineSpace a natural fit. Artists in all departments animation, matchmove, compositing, color correction and more can now view their material with full confidence that they are seeing an accurate representation of the final result.

"We run a wide variety of applications on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X platforms," explained Matt Tomlinson, Digital Imaging supervisor at Tippett Studio. "The cineSpace suite was the right choice for us to use in conjunction with Shake, Photoshop and Maya, and even with tools we developed in-house. And having the capability to create custom profiles to match our film outs is a huge advantage. No other solution comes close in terms of solving our calibration issues."

The final decision came after a long period of collaboration between Rising Sun Research and Tippett Studio. "We've been working closely with Matt and the rest of the Tippett Studio team over the past two years," added Jeremy Pollard, vp of sales at Rising Sun Research. "Our aim is to provide the tools that ensure consistency throughout their entire pipeline, making it simple for artists and supervisors alike."

cineSpace v2.1 is available immediately from Rising Sun Research and authorized resellers and runs on Windows, Mac, Linux and IRIX platforms. For more information, visit the Rising Sun Research website.

Tippett Studio, founded in 1984 by animation pioneer Phil Tippett, is an Academy Award-winning visual effects company specializing in a wide range of CG animation and digital effects for feature films and television commercials. The company has created visual effects for more than 50 films, including THE SHAGGY DOG, CONSTANTINE, HELLBOY, THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS, HOLLOW MAN, STARSHIP TROOPERS, BLADE 2 and JURASSIC PARK. Their commercial work has garnered four CLIO awards for the Carl and Ray series for Blockbuster Ent., and two Emmys for DINOSAUR! And EWOKS: THE BATTLE FOR ENDOR. Tippett Studio is working on two films for Disney ENCHANTED and THE SANTA CLAUSE 3 as well as two films for Paramount CHARLOTTES WEB and the character development on THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES. The commercial division is completing work on ads for Quaker State and Milka Chocolate.

Rising Sun Research (RSR) ( is a developer of innovative solutions for dynamic media industries, with clients including some of the biggest (and smallest) visual effects companies, digital film labs, educational institutions and film productions in the world. The company was founded in 1999 as a technology spin-off from the visual effects company Rising Sun Pictures and is now an independent, privately held company headquartered in Adelaide, Australia.