IBC 2017

IBC is the world's leading media, entertainment and technology show.
Join Colorfront at IBC 2017 in Amsterdam from 15-19 September, 2017. Colorfront will be doing private demos at the Okura hotel, and show Transkoder on Dolby booth 2.A11 and AJA booth 7.F11.

Colorfront Engine wins HPA Award

Colorfront, Dolby, SGO and Red will receive Hollywood Professional Association Engineering Excellence Awards at the 12th annual HPA Awards, Nov. 16 at the Skirball Cultural Center.

Colorfront will be recognized for the Colorfront Engine, a state-of-the art, automatically managed, ACES-compliant color pipeline which brings plug and play simplicity to today’s complex production requirements, Colorfront Engine ensures image integrity from on-set to the finished product. Colorfront Engine’s Master Look uses a partial subtractive color model and is well-suited for EFX compositing due to its neutral gray scale & offers a perceptually balanced wide range color palette with particular emphasis on good skin tones in varying conditions.

Judging criteria for the technology include the following: uniqueness, significant contribution to the industry at this time, excellence, outstanding implementation, design and utility, offers a path to continued industry progress, represents an achievement that allows for increased efficiency or creativity, and streamlines or enhances current processes.

Shoot Online | Post Persepective | Hollywood Reporter

NAB 2017 NEWS

AJA PREVIEWS FS-HDR WITH BREAKTHROUGH HDR CONVERSION SUPPORT AT NAB 2017
NAB 2017, Las Vegas, April 24, 2017 – FS-HDR, a 1RU, rack-mount, universal converter/frame synchronizer, is designed specifically to meet the HDR (High Dynamic Range) and WCG (Wide Color Gamut) needs of broadcast, OTT, post and live event AV environments, where real time, low-latency processing and color fidelity is required for 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD workflows. Developed in partnership with Colorfront, the FS-HDR’s HDR/WCG functionality is powered by Colorfront Engine™ proprietary video processing algorithms. FS-HDR also serves as a full, 1-channel up, down, cross-converter for 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD conversion and frame sync needs and in 4-Channel mode, offers 4 independent channels of 2K/HD conversion.
AJA Previews FS-HDR With Breakthrough HDR Conversion Support at NAB 2017 | 80 KB

more on AJA FS|HDR at AJA.com

Colorfront Transkoder 2017 Delivers More Firepower and New Features for HDR Workflows/Deliveries | 80 KB
Colorfront On-Set Dailies & Express Dailies 2017 Versions Deliver More Raw On-Set Power And UHD/HDR Versatility | 80 KB
Colorfront Transkoder Gets Approval From Amazon/Samsung, Dolby Labs, Panavision and NHK | 80 KB
Colorfront Launches New QC Player For Cost-Effective UHD HDR Quality Control | 80 KB

2017 Software

Academy Award and Emmy Award winning software developer Colorfront provides pioneering high-resolution on-set digital processing systems for the most demanding feature film and TV productions.

We provide a full suite of HDR services – from consulting on project pre-production, production and post, through to grading and encoding support – for streamed content providers, such as Amazon and Netflix, as well as HDR digital theater releases in IMAX HDR and DCI HDR. We love Colorfront’s approach with the new, cost-effective Transkoder on Mac. It’s a deep product with a huge feature set, and believe it is a cornerstone that will be of immense value to our developing HDR business.
Kim Salyer, co-founder and EP of Color A Go-Go.

Transkoder Customers

Top facilities from around the world are already using Colorfront Transkoder:

Transkoder Highlights

DCP and IMF – Industry-leading IMF, DCP, AS-11 DPP mastering, authoring, validation, and QC tool
Performance – 4K DCP/UHD IMF and HEVC encoding at 100+ FPS
RAW support – Highest quality RAW deBayering from any camera from ALEXA65 to Varicam 35 VRAW
Colorfront Engine – 32-bits per channel managed look pipeline built on ACES 1.0
Watermarking – NexGuard forensic watermarking from Civolution even in 4K and HDR
HDR – Dolby Vision support and industry leading HDR mastering tools
Dolby Atmos – Transkoder is certified to create DCPs with Dolby Atmos audio
2x UltraHD 4K – dual real-time 4K video outputs for concurrent HDR / SDR mastering
PC, Mac & Cloud – Running on off-the-shelf workstation, no obsolescence-prone, proprietary hardware

Recent Film Credits

Deadpool
Inferno
By the Sea
The Dark Tower
Don't Breathe
The Revenant
La La Land
Everest
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Logan
Spiderman: Homecoming

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
  • Available world-wide - US West (Northern California), US East, Ireland and Tokyo.
  • 32 vCPUs provide local workstation-like performance for encoding
  • Four high-performance NVIDIA GPUs each with 1,536 CUDA cores and 4GB of video memory
  • Works with cloud storage - encode media to and from Amazon S3 and Elastic File System (EFS)
  • AWS infrastructure is compliant with all applicable MPAA infrastructure controls

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Spring Fairy
Freak Fusion Cabaret

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