Application Preferences

You can find the Livegrade preferences within the main menu under Livegrade > Preferences… The preferences window is divided into these tabs:


  • Grade Controls: here you can set the size of your grade controls. Additionally, it’s possible to select the temperature&tint settings.
  • Hardware Panels: If you are using a hardware panel to accomplish your grading tasks, you can set the sensitivity of the panel controls by adjusting the slider.
  • Look Creation: choose the default naming convention for the new looks.
  • Image Sources: enable/disable the independent Image Source and Slot selection.
  • Look History: it can be updated to either 1 second (which is the default), 3 or 10 seconds. Additional settings are available to limit the Look History for an increased performance.
  • Language: choose the language to be used in the Livegrade user interface.


figure 1: General Preferences

figure 1: General Preferences



  • Store Look: The next option allows you to store the look you have currently selected on the third party device (HD Link, IS-mini, Teradek COLR or Pluto) connected to Livegrade when quitting the app.
  • Apply Look on Startup: enable the use of the last Look used when Livegrade starts.
figure 2: Devices Preferences

figure 2: Devices Preferences



  • Record: For general information about the image capturing feature, please check the article SDI signal recording and Framegrabs. It’s possible to set the following options:
    • Record Format: Choose between the following formats:
      • ProRes 422 LT
      • ProRes 422 Proxy
      • ProRes 422 HQ
      • ProRes 422
    • Record Action: decide whether to record only the selected image source or all image sources
    • Auto Record:
      • None
      • RecRun
      • Alexa
      • Sony F55 file name
    • Record Folder: choose the location where the recorded clips are saved.
  • False Color: Toggle between the different False Color modes. For more information, please check the article False Color modes in Livegrade.
figure 3: PRO Preferences

figure 3: PRO Preferences



Enable the use of the Livegrade Remote app through this tab. For more information about the Livegrade Remote app, please check the article Livegrade iOS Remote.

figure 4: Remote Preferences

figure 4: Remote Preferences



  • Automatic Updates: Updates for Livegrade will automatically be delivered through the built-in update mechanism. If a new update is available, Livegrade will notify you and ask for permission to install the update. To check if the automatic update function is enabled, go to Livegrade > Preferences…> Updates. There you also can change the interval of how frequently Livegrade should look for updates. If you disable automatic updates, you can start a manual update via the Livegrade > Check for Updates option at any point. However we strongly recommend to use the automatic update notification feature.


figure 5: Updates Preferences

figure 5: Updates Preferences

  • Anonymous Usage Statistics: The anonymous usage statics is selected by default and allows the Pomfort development team to improve the functions and features of Livegrade. If you do not want to supply this information just deselect the according checkbox.



  • UI Appearence: set the brightness of the User Interface Dimming effect.
  • Image preview: Force color profile of loaded images to Rec.709
  • ICC Profiles: The setting within the “Advanced” section allows you to limit the use to ICC profiles to your Display Curve. This may result in a less accurate color display but on the other hand decreases the possibility of banding effects.
  • ColorSync: Check the article Matching Livegrade’s Image View with a broadcast-video display to learn how to ensure the correct display of images in the Image Viewer on different monitors (e.g. broadcast-video displays).
figure 6: Advanced Preferences

figure 6: Advanced Preferences



In the Livegrade preferences you can manage the available ACES versions and transforms. For more details about this feature, please read the article Using the ACES CDL Grading Mode.

figure 7: ACES Preferences

figure 7: ACES Preferences

External Video

  • External Video: All the details about this feature can be found in the article Image View Output to HD-SDI in Livegrade. Additionally, you can choose to release the SDI Output device when Livegrade is in the background, so that you can use the device with other software apps.
  • ScopeBox Integration: Livegrade can be connected to ScopeBox to get advanced video scopes. All the details about this feature are found in the article Professional Video Scopes for Livegrade with ScopeBox.
figure 8: External Video Preferences

figure 8: External Video Preferences