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.

Colorfront will be showing the latest 2019 version of Express Dailies on booth #S306 with real-time 4K HDR playback of CODEX High Density Encoded ARRI Alexa LF footage to a Sony X310 4K HDR professional master monitor.

On Thursday, May 30th from 8PM - 11PM, Colorfront will be demoing at RED Studios's open house product experience area, showing real-time 8K HDR playback of R3D footage on an 82" Samsung Q900R display. Utilizing NVidia CUDA-accelerated processing for decompression and deBayering of R3D footage, no RED Rocket is needed for realtime 8K HDR playback!

Colorfront CTO Bill Feightner will do a one hour Premier Seminar at the Sherry Lansing Theater at Paramount on Friday, May 31st from 7PM - 8PM on Creative Look Management: From Capture to Delivery

CineGear LA Expo
Premier Seminar

With today's wide choice of cameras and multitude of delivery options, maintaining the 'Creative Look' – from capture to finish through to the final deliveries – is a challenge that is seldom realized. Utilizing Colorfront Engine, based on a human perceptual model, you can now implement an end-to-end workflow that supports accurately-matched SDR/HDR previews from on-set through dailies, editorial, VFX, finishing and deliverables. After a presentation of the workflow, Bill Feightner along with a panel of industry experts will discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with current LUT based and color managed workflows for feature and TV production.

Colorfront Engine

Advanced color volume remapping tools using the Human Perceptual Model for multiple display mastering maintaining the original creative intent

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.

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.

Read more about Colorfront Engine

[new] Colorfront Engine Whitepaper by Colorfront CTO Bill Feightner
Using the Human Perceptual Model for Multiple Display Mastering [2.6MB]

NAB 2019

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.

ProRes RAW Blackmagic RAW ALEXA Mini LF Sony Venice RED Ranger 8K


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.


2019 Software

Transkoder 2019 Brochure (new) | 1 MB

QC Player 2019 Brochure (new) | 1 MB

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.

Transkoder Highlights

COLORFRONT ENGINE 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
DOLBY VISION 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
IMMERSIVE AUDIO 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
RAW 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 future.
Andy Scade, SVP and general manager of Pixelogic’s Worldwide Digital Cinema Services.

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 | 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

Transkoder Customers

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

Fifty Shades Of Grey
Atomic Blonde
Deepwater Horizon
Café Society
Terminator (2019)
The Spy Who Dumped Me
The Dark Tower



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