13 Nov 2019

Grading on the move with the ASUS ProArt PQ22UC

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Blake Jones: "This is a perfect solution for Digital intermediate grading in the field." Blake Jones: "This is a perfect solution for Digital intermediate grading in the field." RedShark Media

One of our favourite moments from IBC2019 was probably when renowned colorist Blake Jones explained to us just how far grading has come.

Blake Jones is something akin to colorist royalty. He worked on a lot of the big home video releases for MGM UA, which means he has titles such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Poltergeist, and the Technicolor series of MGM musicals such as Seven Brides for Seven Brothers in his portfolio.

Back then, grading was an almost industrial process using a telecine machine running the original neg; now it’s via a laptop hooked up to an OLED screen such as the ASUS ProArt PQ22UC.

“This is a perfect solution for Digital intermediate grading in the field,” he says.

Watch more below.


Andy Stout

Andy has spent over two decades writing about all aspects of the broadcast and film industries for a variety of high-profile industry publications on both sides of the Atlantic. During that time the industry has moved from 4:3 SD to 16:9 SD to HD and now on to 4K HDR. He's getting kind of curious to see where it goes next.

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