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Terminator: Dark Fate hit cinemas in November 2019. Skydance Media, the production company behind the film, developed the visual effects (VFX) for the film using ColorEdge monitors from EIZO. This meant that not only was consistency ensured throughout the entire production process, but it also made sure that the filmmaker’s vision was brought to life for the cinema-going audience. The ColorEdge CG319X and CG279X monitors were used for the post-production process and the ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3145 HDR reference monitor was used for the colour grading.

Skydance and its partners used thousands of visual effects, stunt work, CG characters and even whole environments rendered in CG to create Terminator: Dark Fate’s incredible climax.

Jake Maymudes, VFX Supervisor, explains: “In order to maintain accuracy between workstations and artists, we’ve relied heavily on EIZO products. The CG279X is really the work horse for us. It’s really the perfect monitor for our visual effects pipeline and when you’re on a movie of this size, it’s 100% critical that you get your colour right.”

The ColorEdge CG319X and CG279X monitors are equipped with built-in calibration sensors that continuously ensured the consistency of every set-up. “I’ve been using EIZO professionally for the last 3.5 years and I’ve become a huge fan of the CG318-4K and now the CG319X. The big issue is colour and the fact that I rely on it every day when I come to work,” says Eric Barba, VFX Supervisor.

The HDR colour grading monitor ColorEdge PROMINENCE CG3145 was used in the review suites to replicate the DCI-P3 gamut, which is used for cinema films. This meant the team knew precisely what the audience in the cinema would see, so they were able to adjust each and every detail to create the perfect result.

Tim Miller, the director of Terminator: Dark Fate, adds: “These monitors are fantastic, and the colour fidelity is amazing. [EIZO] has made everyone’s work here so much easier and we hope [they] are proud of the work that [their] monitors enable.”

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About Skydance Media

Skydance is the diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high-quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories with immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive and animation divisions. Recent feature films include Terminator: Dark Fate, Gemini Man, and Mission: Impossible–Fallout. Skydance’s upcoming feature films include 6 Underground, Top Gun: Maverick, The Old Guard, Ghost Draft (working title) and the upcoming seventh and eighth installments of the Mission: Impossible film series. Skydance Television was launched in 2013, and its current slate includes three Emmy-nominated series, Grace and Frankie and Altered Carbon on Netflix and Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan on Amazon; in addition to Condor on AT&T Audience Network and Foundation on Apple TV+. Skydance Interactive launched in 2016 to create and publish original and IP-based virtual reality video games; its library includes the mech-shooter game Archangel: Hellfire and the upcoming title The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners. In 2017, Skydance formed an animation division to develop and produce a slate of high-end feature films and television series. The first slated movie is Luck.

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CG319X | ColorEdge

The CG319X offers distinct advantages in the 4k video world and for photographers and graphic designers alike: Extremely sharp representation of images thanks to Resolution of 149 ppi.