New software adds multiple features for motion picture and broadcast use


VALHALLA, N.Y., January 12, 2015 FUJIFILM North America Corporation has released a significantly enhanced version of the Mini Manager software - IS-mini Manager PLUS+ - for control and use of its highly popular IS-mini digital color adjustment device. The software is available free of charge to any IS-mini user at: http://www.fujifilm.com/support/image_processing/

The IS-mini is a small hardware device that takes an incoming HD-SDI digital camera moving picture image and converts the color information via two sets of 1D LUTs and 3D LUTs to outputs of both HD-SDI and HDMI connections – all in record time while still delivering high picture quality. The newly improved Mini Manager Version 2.3.3 now adds several powerful features to the user-friendly interface that bring post-house color correction abilities to any on-set professional or home user on a personal computer. Several features require activation of the IS-mini Manager PLUS+ license (a $500 value), which is being offered free of charge to any IS-mini user until April 1, 2015. 4K monitor calibration is made possible through multiple IS-mini units feeding 4 inputs.

Multiple IS-minis, connected by way of a USB hub, can be accessed from within the main screen of Mini Manager 2.3.3, and also within the color correction window. During color correction, the changes can be immediately sent to only one IS-mini, or to all the connected units in unison. Crucially, during color correction, Mini Manager will now cascade the monitor calibration correction enabling precise grading even with low-end monitors. Newly added is time code logging to save looks for future color grading. The powerful web-based LUT browsing tool allows the user to access many hundreds of ACES-based camera LUTs from Fujifilm, including many with negative and positive film stock emulations. In addition, Mini Manager PLUS has the capability of importing and exporting LUTS from many different color corrector format types allowing simple exchange of looks between on-set and post-house. For digital imaging technicians and colorists, the new Tone Curve tool and special 12-vector color manipulation functions will be a huge benefit for creating and refining the cinematographer’s intentions. The enhanced color measurement tool in the monitor calibration section now features automatic gray scale and RGB measurements for demanding color professionals.

To learn more about Fujifilm’s products for the motion picture and broadcast industries, please visit:  http://www.fujifilm.com/products/motion_picture/

About Fujifilm
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation consists of four operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division provides consumer and commercial photographic products and services, including: photographic paper; digital printing equipment, along with service and support; personalized photo products; film; and one-time-use cameras; and also markets motion picture archival film and on-set color management solutions to the motion picture, broadcast and production industries. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the graphic printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides optical lenses for the broadcast, cinematography, closed circuit television, videography and industrial markets, and also markets binoculars. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. sells and markets a range of Fujifilm products and services in Canada. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmusa.com/northamerica, go to www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter, or go to www.facebook.com/FujifilmNorthAmerica to Like Fujifilm on Facebook. To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe at www.fujifilmusa.com/rss.

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including: healthcare, with medical systems, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics; graphic systems; highly functional materials, such as flat-panel display materials; optical devices, such as broadcast and cinema lenses; digital imaging; and document products. These are based on a vast portfolio of chemical, mechanical, optical, electronic, software and production technologies. In the year ended March 31, 2014, the company had global revenues of $23.9 billion, at an exchange rate of 102 yen to the dollar. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit: www.fujifilmholdings.com.


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Diane Rainey


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