ACES Community Members,
Today we are releasing ACES 1.2 Release Candidate 2 (ACES 1.2 RC2) the ACES community for final review. ACES 1.2 RC2 is based on the significant and substantive feedback collected from the Architecture TAC, various ACES Working Groups, and the ACES community after the release of ACES 1.2 Release Candidate 1 in December of 2019. As such, we are asking you to review RC2 for critical “showstopper” issues that would impact the final release of ACES 1.2. In particular, we would like you to review the attached Common LUT Format (CLF) and ACES Metadata File (AMF) specifications which represent key new features included in ACES 1.2. We are asking the community to provide relevant feedback by March 20, 2019. During this final review, substantial editorial changes or changes to the scope of RC2 will be logged and held for consideration in a future ACES release. Barring any showstoppers, the final release of ACES 1.2 will be issued shortly after that date.
ACES 1.2 represents a significant step in setting the stage for ACES 2.0. We would like to thank the members of the ACES community who have actively participated in the development of ACES 1.2 through ACESCentral.com and within the various Working Groups. We believe your participation in the process that we’ve created, have continued to refine, for the inclusive and open development, review, and delivery of ACES releases has led to a stronger ACES release that better addresses the needs of the motion picture, television and broader content creation communities.