The Academy Color Encoding System, or ACES, is developed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, professional filmmakers, and color scientists. It is designed to guide creatives worldwide in the motion picture, television production, and commercial advertisement industries in standardizing color management and file/data management. From image capture through editing, VFX, delivering, screening, archiving, and future remastering, ACES ensures a consistent color experience that preserves the filmmaker’s creative vision. Today, DJI Ronin 4D, Inspire 3, and Zenmuse X7 have earned the official ACES logo and can be used reliably in the ACES workflow for effortless compatibility with diverse professional equipment and screening standards.



When do I use ACES?

1. After shooting footage of varied specifications with different cameras, use ACES to quickly match brightness and color.
2. ACES provides a standardized color management workflow, enabling various footage to present the same color tone on different display devices and maintain the creative team’s style, vision, and expectations.
3. The standardized archiving format provided by ACES is ideal for the interchange, delivery, and archiving of footage.

How can I verify that ACES is being used correctly?

We provide the Recommended ACES Workflow and a set of result examples (including video files recorded with DJI products and the corresponding results). You can download and refer to these materials to verify if you are using ACES correctly.
Download the Recommended ACES Workflow >
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