COLORFRONT TRANSKODER IS THE MASTER OF MASTERING

Transkoder delivers over 10 x faster-than-realtime DCPs and IMF packages

NAB 2015, Las Vegas, April 13 2015 – Colorfront (www.colorfront.com), the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials, will showcase the power of Colorfront Transkoder to dramatically accelerate the delivery of Digital Cinema Packages (DCP).

Now, post production studios can leverage the extreme performance of Transkoder, Colorfront’s automated, standalone system for high-quality digital file conversion, to create DCPs at up to over ten-times faster-than-realtime, with no obsolescence-prone proprietary hardware, making it a reliable, future-proof and highly cost-effective alternative to other systems.

Colorfront products are renowned for consistently delivering cutting-edge features and setting fresh performance standards. Transkoder runs on affordable Supermicro, HP Z840 and new Mac Pro platforms, bypassing the need for expensive fork-lift upgrades.

It also features unique, GPU-accelerated, faster-than-real-time capabilities, which make it the ultimate tool for UHDTV and 4K digital cinema applications. These include over 300FPS 2K JPEG2000 encode-decode, DCP/DCI-compliant mastering, IMF/IMP authoring, packaging, verification and QC.

Colorfront Transkoder can be easily integrated in the DCI mastering workflows, with the DCP master created at up to ten-times faster-than-realtime.

“Technicolor has been a pioneer in digital cinema since its inception in 1999. We provide our clients with worldwide scale, coupled with locally-managed and delivered digital cinema releasing services including mastering and distribution,” said Nick Mitchell, Vice President, Digital Cinema Mastering Services Technicolor. “We’ve been extremely impressed with the speed and flexibility of Colorfront Transkoder for DCP and IMP creation. The Colorfront team is sharp, fast and flexible, and their products are a direct reflection of this. “

Transkoder works with a growing list of codecs, allowing for seamless integration into any file-based workflow. It also supports calibrated HD-SDI and HDMI video output for a wide range of displays. It was recently shown performing the real- time playback of High Dynamic Range 4K, 60FPS UHD material to Sony’s new, 30inch, flagship BVM-X300 4K HDR OLED monitor.

Colorfront has recently sold multiple Transkoder licenses to HBO and FOX Studios. Featuring ground-breaking real-time 8K and 3D4K capabilities, Colorfront Transkoder is already employed by many other leading studios, broadcasters, VFX and post facilities involved in digital cinema and high-end TV production, including Deluxe, Technicolor, Fotokem, Weta and the BBC.

Colorfront will present the new Transkoder 2015 during NAB 2015 c/o AJA (Booth #SL2505), Panasonic (Booth #C3607) and Alt Systems (Renaissance Hotel).

About Colorfront
Colorfront is one of Europe's leading Digital Intermediate and post production facilities, based in Budapest, Hungary. The company was founded by brothers Mark and Aron Jaszberenyi, who together played a pivotal role in the emergence of DI as the original authors of Lustre, Autodesk's best-selling DI grading system. Combining this in-depth expertise with the in-house development of additional proprietary technologies for dailies processing, conform and finishing, Colorfront delivers today's most advanced technologies for digital dailies, DI grading, VFX, digital assembly of entire feature films, online and offline editing, digital opticals for features and trailers, digital cinema mastering and deliverables. Colorfront's pioneering technology developments have earned the company Academy and Emmy Awards. For further information please visit www.colorfront.com.


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