COLORFRONT UNVEILS TURBO-CHARGED DAILIES AND FEATURE-ENRICHED TRANSKODER SYSTEMS AT NAB 2022
NAB 2022, Las Vegas –
Colorfront (colorfront.com) – the multi-award-winning developer of high-performance dailies/transcoding systems for motion pictures, OTT, broadcast and commercials – will showcase super-accelerated capabilities and even more expansive DCP/IMF mastering toolsets across its product lines, plus a pioneering technology integration with Frame.io’s Camera to Cloud workflow initiative, during NAB Show 2022.
Colorfront Express Dailies 2022 Gets Turbo-Charged On New Mac Studio:
Colorfront Dailies systems have excelled in feature and high-end TV production for over a decade, due to powerhouse performance and the continual implementation of cutting-edge capabilities.
Thanks to engineering collaborations with Apple, Express Dailies 2022 is optimized to leverage extreme performance from the new Mac Studio M1 Ultra workstation, and is being be shown processing SDR and HDR footage simultaneously, with output to Apple XDR displays, making this combination an attractive and cost-effective proposition for those involved in dailies operations.
Express Dailies 2022 has also been updated to support the latest native camera formats, including Red V-Raptor 8K VV, Sony Venice 2 8.6K and improved performance for Blackmagic Design 12K RAW. Express Dailies 2022 will be shown processing footage shot by DP Claudio Miranda ASC at 8.6K on Sony Venice 2 to different SDR/HDR deliverable formats.
Additionally, Colorfront has significantly upgraded the color pipeline capabilities of Express Dailies 2022, powered by a newly-overhauled Colorfront Engine. Chief amongst these is support for the latest ACES 1.3 Academy Metadata (AMF) and Common LUT (CLF) formats, which together with seamless integration to Express Dailies’ Parametric Look Modification Transforms (LMTs), provide a full ACES-compliant pipeline from set to dailies to finishing. Colorfront’s On-Set Dailies 2022 has also been updated with the same support for ACES and the latest camera formats.
In further news, Colorfront’s R&D team has been working closeley with Adobe company, Frame.io, to integrate its products into Frame.io’s Camera to Cloud enterprise, and Express Dailies 2022 is being shown as part of this initiative on the main showfloor at Frame.io’s Booth #C9520.
Colorfront Transkoder 2022 Gets Expanded Mastering Features:
Over the last decade, Colorfront Transkoder has been adopted by Hollywood studios, OTTs and post-production facilities worldwide as the ultimate tool for DCP/IMF mastering. Colorfront has ensured Transkoder has maintained this position by continually adding customer-driven features.
Continuing its long and fruitful collaboration with Dolby, Colorfront has updated Colorfront Transkoder 2022 to export Dolby Vision HEVC, using the Dolby Encoding Engine, and has added support for the latest Dolby Atmos immersive audio processing, plus Dolby Vision Live Creation developed for televised events. Dolby Vision IMF mastering is boosted with brand new support for HTJ2K (High-Throughput JPEG 2000) and ISXD (Isochronous Stream of XML Documents) dynamic metadata track file support.
Output formats have been extended to include SMPTE 2.1A DCP.
On the audio side, Transkoder 2022 now features loudness analysis/reporting, enabling users to check thresholds on content, plus improved multichannel-to-stereo audio mix-down tools.
“I have only one word to say about Colorfront and Transkoder, and that is ‘brilliant’,” said CV Rao, VP Post Production, Annapurna Studios, Hyderabad, India. “Transkoder has been so easy to integrate and operate reliably within our mastering workflow, where we often output 40 DCP versions of movies each and every week. Whenever we have needed support it has been fast and dependable, which is exactly what you need in a busy environment as this.”
Meet Colorfront at NAB Show 2022:
During NAB 2022, Colorfront is hosting demonstrations in the Presidential Suite at The Conrad Hotel. Colorfront technologies are also on show at ALT Systems in The Westgate Hotel, and are part of the Camera to Cloud workflow display on the Frame.io booth (C9520) on the main showfloor.
About Colorfront: Colorfront is headquartered in Budapest, Hungary, with offices in Los Angeles, plus sales partners worldwide. The company's popular, award-winning on-set dailies and transcoding systems are utilized by small, medium and large companies alike, to process and deliver media for Hollywood blockbusters, high-end episodic TV and OTT internet entertainment. The firm was founded in 2000 by Mark and Aron Jaszberenyi, who were instrumental in the advent of non-linear DI color grading. Combining in-depth expertise in image color science with a pedigree in cutting-edge software development, the company's R&D team earned an Academy Award in 2010 for Lustre, Autodesk's DI grading system, and a Primetime Engineering Emmy in 2012 for Colorfront On-Set Dailies. Colorfront has since become renowned for the innovation, excellence and performance of its camera-to-post products, which include On-Set Dailies, Express Dailies and Transkoder. The company has leveraged its technology to successfully offer Colorfront Cloud Services, and also owns and operates a state-of-the-art DI and post-production facility, of the same name, in Budapest. colorfront.com