Colorfont will be at NAB 2019 from April 8-11, 2019 in Las Vegas, showing Transkoder 2019 with 8K HDR playback of camera RAW files, as well as IMF workflows with Dolby Atmos / immersive audio, brand new subtitling engine, support for IMSC1.1, multiple subtitle tracks, audio solo/mute and a new HDR GUI.
See Colorfront at the Renaissance Hotel Suite #832 and at ALT Systems Suite #1530 plus the latest HDR Image Analyzer v1.1 and FS-HDR v3.0 demos on the AJA Booth #SL2416 and AJA FS-HDR with Pomfort LiveGrade Pro at Pomfort Booth #C7935 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
On-Set Dailies 2019 demos will feature support for the latest camera formats including ProRes RAW, Blackmagic RAW, the new ALEXA Mini LF, Sony Venice V3, RED 8K Decompression on NVIDIA GPUs.
|Atomos / ProRes RAW
||ALEXA Mini LF
||RED Ranger 8K
COLORFRONT SHOWCASES 8K HDR AND PREVIEWS MAJOR PRODUCT UPDATES AT NAB 2019
NAB 2019, Las Vegas, April 8th 2018 – Colorfront – is showcasing brand new, market-leading 8K HDR capabilities and major product updates across its product lines. The company has also deepened its technology partnership with AJA and entered into a new collaboration with Pomfort to bring more efficient color and HDR management on-set.
Colorfront partnership with Pomfort delivers color-accurate HDR workflows
Colorfront and Pomfort have teamed-up to integrate their respective HDR-capable on-set systems. This collaboration, harnessing Colorfront Engine, will include live CDL reading in ACES pipelines between Colorfront On-Set/Express Dailies and Pomfort LiveGrade Pro, giving motion picture productions better control of HDR images while simplifying their on-set color workflow and dailies processes.
COLORFRONT SHOWCASES 8K HDR AND PREVIEWS MAJOR PRODUCT UPDATES AT NAB 2019
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Transkoder 2019 Brochure (new) |
QC Player 2019 Brochure (new) |
Dolby Vision HDR
Colorfront Transkoder has received Dolby Vision Certification and can master Dolby Atmos immersive audio for digital cinema.
Colorfront Transkoder is the premier system for HDR mastering. From delivering Dolby Vision through HDR10+, from Eclair Color and Dolby Cinema to mastering for Samsung Onyx displays, Colorfront Transkoder is
used by the leading HDR mastering facilities world-wide to bring extraordinary color, dynamic range to the screen.
||Advanced color volume remapping tools using the Human Perceptual Model for multiple display mastering maintaining the original creative intent
|HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE
||Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG and Premium Large Format Cinema support Dynamic range remapping and industry leading HDR mastering and QC tools
||Creation and authoring of metadata, eCMU, HDMI tunneling, 4.0 processing
|8K VIDEO OUTPUT
||Real-time 4K and 8K video output using AJA Kona5 with 12G-SDI
|IMF and DCP
||Industry-leading IMF and DCP mastering tools, including Photon validation, App4 (Cinema Mezzanine), App5 (ACES), ProRes RDD45
||Reading, packaging, authoring and QC Immersive Audio Bitstreams. Preview object audio playback on 2.0, 5.1, 7.1, 7.1.4 speaker setups
|NEW SUBTITLE ENGINE–
||IMSC IMF and DCI subtitles, advanced international language and styling support, multiple subtitle and CC tracks
|PC AND CLOUD PLATFORMS
||REST API, workflow automation, S3 cloud storage, AWS EC2 support
||All major camera RAW format support including Blackmagic RAW, ALEXA Mini LF, SONY Venice 3.0, RED GPU decompression
Colorfront technology is paramount across our localization and distribution services. Colorfront
tools bring an unparalleled arsenal of advanced technology which helps us stay on the cutting
edge of content creation. All Colorfront systems deliver best-in-class capabilities to assist in the
ever-evolving world of deliveries for cinema and the home, having such leading-edge capabilities
behind what we offer, is the only way we can deliver to our customers today and into the
Andy Scade, SVP and general manager of Pixelogic’s Worldwide Digital Cinema Services.
Colorfront Engine Whitepaper
[new] Colorfront Engine Whitepaper by Colorfront CTO Bill Feightner
Using the Human Perceptual Model for Multiple
Display Mastering [2.6MB]
Maintaining a consistent, creative look across today’s rapidly growing field of new display technologies for television,
cinema, and portable devices is an immsense challenge. This is especially true when considering the wide disparity
in possible brightness, contrast, and viewing environments. The traditional show LUT based approach of a dedicated
finish for each possible combination is not practical. Even if that approach were taken, maintaining creative
consistency would be, at best, extremely difficult.
By utilizing the knowledge of how the human visual system works, the perceptual model, processing source content
to fit a given display’s brightness and surround can be applied while maintaining the original creative intent with little
to no trimming. This white paper will explain how the Colorfront Engine’s Perceptual Processor is currently addressing
these real-world use cases.
The Colorfront Engine is a state-of-the-art parametric color processing pipeline mapping various input formats,
including camera original (scene-referred) and graded (display-referred) images, to a wide range of SDR and HDR
output formats at user definable brightness levels and gamuts while maintaining the creative intent. It is based on
the extensive knowledge of how our eyes see light, and uses an internal processing color space where the perceived
color and tonal relationships are preserved.
Cine Gear Expo LA | May 31 - June 1, 2019
The Studios at Paramount, Hollywood, CA 90038
Please find us at the Cine Gear Expo LA at Paramount Studios in Hollywood from May 31 - June 1, 2019.
2019 HPA Tech Retreat
Colorfont will be at the 2019 HPA Tech Retreat from February 11-15, 2019 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, California demoing Transkoder 2019 with NVidia RTX GPUs and the AJA Kona 5 doing realtime 8K UHD HDR video playback directly from 8K camera RAW originals in the Innovation Zone.
AJA HDR Image Analyzer
AJA HDR Image Analyzer delivers a comprehensive array of tools for the effective analysis of the latest HDR standards – including HLG, PQ and Rec.2020 – from 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD content in a convenient real time 1RU device.
Developed in partnership with Colorfront, AJA HDR Image Analyzer supports a wealth of inputs from camera LOG formats to SDR (REC 709), PQ (ST 2084) and HLG and offers color gamut support for BT.2020 alongside traditional BT.709. AJA hardware prowess ensures high reliability and performance, with 4x 3G-SDI input and output, and DisplayPort connections.
Specifically designed to be used wherever needed, the 1RU form factor fits into a range of environments, providing the confidence you need for consistent and predictable HDR production and mastering.
$15,995 US MSRP
https://www.aja.com/products/hdr-image-analyzer | PDF brochure 1.5 MB
Netflix Post Technology Alliance
Colorfront is committed to working closely with Netflix to innovate production workflows and support creatives globally.
Colorfront Transkoder was used on some of the most iconic Netflix shows to create and deliver the latest 4K HDR Dolby Vision IMF masters to Netflix.
Colorfront Transkoder is a Netflix Post Technology Alliance Product that meets Netflix technical and delivery specifications today and will continue to do so in the future.
For more info please see ptap.netflixstudios.com
Top facilities from around the world are already using Colorfront Transkoder:
Transkoder in the Cloud
Transkoder works with S3 cloud storage and runs on GPU enabled nodes on Amazon Web Services.
- Available on-demand by the hour
- Amazon EC2 and Google GCP GPU Instances
- 32 vCPUs provide local workstation-like performance for encoding
- Four high-performance NVIDIA GPUs
- Works with cloud storage - encode media to and from Amazon S3 and Elastic File System (EFS)
Recent Film Credits