colorfront_logo2Colorfront is a developer of award-winning on-set dailies and transcoding systems which 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.

It will be making it’s debut appearance at Broadcast Asia 2018 with The Media Village, its reseller for the Southeast Asian region. On show at BCA2018, booth #6H4-04, is their flagship product, Transkoder.

Colorfront Transkoder has become the ultimate post workflow tool for handling the vast range of UHD, HDR camera, color, editorial and deliverables formats – with customers including Sony, HBO, Warner Bros., Disney, Fox, Dolby, Samsung, Netflix, Amazon, Vubiquity, Deluxe, Pixelogic, Technicolor, Light Iron, Éclair, BBC and NHK.

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Transkoder is based on Colorfront’s award winning on-set dailies architecture and uses cost-effective, commodity hardware, to deliver faster-than-real-time processing to transcode, decode, convert, wrap and process files to various high-end file formats.

What does Transkoder do?

  • Transcoding 2k, 4k or 8k files really fast. For example, it can  read, de-Bayer, process and review 8K RAW media at up to 60fps in real-time for full 8K UltraHD/Super Hi-Vision playback, complete with 22.2 channels of audio.
  • DCP, IMF & AS-11 DPP mastering, authoring, validation and QC. Transkoder is also certified to create DCPs with Dolby Atmos audio
  • it’s based on the Colorfront Engine, a 32-bits per channel managed look pipeline built on ACES 1.0
  • HDR Mastering: Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG 1.2 support with industry leading HDR mastering tool

Transkoder 2018

Previewed at NAB 2018, Transkoder 2018 is powered by a re-engineered version of Colorfront Engine™, at the heart of which are new parametric tools enabling infinitely variable light level output control.

Additionally, a new perceptual engine delivers improved color rendition in dynamic extremities, plus better matching between HDR/SDR levels. Colorfront has enhanced Transkoder’s WCG mapping and added new user-selectable color constrain/legalizing tools.

Along with second-head analysis, newly expanded toolsets perform an even larger range of UHD/HDR/WCG processing tasks. These include industry-leading JPEG2000 encode-decode, support for the latest Cinema Mezzanine and ProRes IMF Apps, IMF/IMP authoring/naming, transwrapping, packaging, verification and QC, multi-channel audio (MCA) labeling, metadata sidecar files, and EIDR, the universal unique identifier system for movie and television assets.

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Transkoder is already certified by Dolby Laboratories for the creation of Dolby Atmos Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs), and Dolby Vision Mastering/Mezzanine packaging. Transkoder 2018 additionally offers Dolby Vision metadata tunneling via HDMI and integrated GPU-based light-level remapping or external Dolby CMU control.

Posted by Patrick de Silva

Director/Founder of The Media Village and Media ASYLUM.

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