Setting up Cobalt Devices

This article covers features which are only available in our add-on modules for Livegrade Pro and Livegrade Studio.

Livegrade comes with support for Cobalt systems. The application sends look metadata to the Cobalt system whenever the user applies or manipulates a look in Livegrade.

Cobalt systems process signals with a 3D LUT, so the application sends the current grade as a 3D LUT to the Cobalt system, e.g. when being used in the CDL and LUT grading mode.

For general information about setting up LiveGrade with HD-SDI devices please refer to the article HD-SDI Setup for LiveGrade.

Adding a Cobalt System as a Device

In send the 3D LUTs to the Cobalt system, the device must have a working network connection with the computer running Livegrade.

Once network is set up, launch Livegrade and you can proceed to add the Cobalt system as a device in device manager. In order to do that, you can choose “Slots” in the main menu and then “Add Device”. Alternatively, you can add the device through the Device Manager .

After that, a connection dialog opens where you can enter the IP address of the Cobalt system.

Working with the Cobalt Devices

In the main window, the connected Cobalt system is now displayed in the corresponding grading slot as a device icon.

After selecting the correct grading slot you will be able to adjust the look that is sent to the Cobalt system.

Checking Connection Status in the Device Manager

To learn more about the connection state of the Cobalt system, you can open the Device Manager by clicking on “Devices” above the Grading Slots view.

If connected properly the Cobalt system will show up as a “Device” row in the Device Manager with a green indicator confirming a positive connection status.