HPA Tech Retreat 2024

Colorfront will be at the HPA Tech Retreat 2024 at The Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort between February 18-22, 2024.

Colorfront, renowned for high-performance post-production tools, is set to demonstrate its SDR to Dolby Vision HDR conversion at HPA Tech Retreat 2024. The event, a nexus for industry leaders in film and streaming technology, will feature Colorfront's latest advancements, spotlighting their Transkoder platform's groundbreaking Dolby Vision capabilities. This technology offers a seamless transition from SDR to HDR, ensuring content fidelity. Bill Feightner, CTO, will lead a detailed discussion at a breakfast roundtable, emphasizing Transkoder’s role in preserving the artistic essence of SDR productions.

This conversion process not only transitions SDR to visually stunning Dolby Vision HDR but also produces unique Dolby Vision metadata, guaranteeing that the Dolby-derived SDR output visually matches the original SDR content. This innovative roundtripping method presents a unified, streamlined, single-source workflow for mastering and distribution.

Colorfront Unveils Next-Gen SDR to Dolby Vision HDR Conversion at HPA Tech Retreat 2024 | 240 KB

Colorfront Streaming Server Awarded Trusted Partner Network Gold Logo Certification

Colorfront is thrilled to announce that the Colorfront Streaming Server has achieved the prestigious Trusted Partner Network (TPN) Gold Logo Certification. This accolade reflects Colorfront's unwavering dedication to upholding the highest levels of security and compliance within the dynamic media and entertainment industry.

Earning the TPN Gold Shield status means that our Streaming Server has successfully passed a rigorous third-party security assessment, conducted by a TPN-accredited assessor. The comprehensive security report is readily accessible to Content Owners via TPN+, ensuring complete transparency and peace of mind.

At Colorfront, we're all about keeping your valuable content secure, safe, and reliable. Join us in celebrating this milestone for a safer and brighter entertainment future!

Colorfront Streaming Server Awarded Trusted Partner Network Gold Logo Certification | 240 KB

NAB 2024, Las Vegas

Join us at the NAB Show 2024 in Las Vegas, happening from April 13th to 17th, 2024. Don't miss our special Nacho BBQ event on Saturday, April 13th. Mark your calendars and make your plans to be there!

Colorfront Transkoder 2023

Colorfront Transkoder 2023 runs on both PC and Mac.

Colorfront Transkoder is the ultimate tool for DCP and IMF mastering, including: the industy's highest performance JPEG2000 encoding and decoding, 32-bit floating point processing on multiple GPUs, MXF wrapping, accelerated checksums and AES encryption and decryption, IMF/IMP and DCI/DCP package authoring, editing, transwrapping.

Colorist Tim Wreyford and his experience with Colorfront’s Streaming Server Mini

Remote grading has become a way of life.

Working from his home studio using Streaming Server Mini for live grading/review sessions, Wreyford has successfully worked on major advertising campaigns for clients spread far and wide. These include: Kia, with director Simon Thomas at production company Elastic in Sydney; and a Head & Shoulders commercial, which was attended simultaneously by the director and production team at Elastic from two different locations in Sydney, plus agency executives over in Singapore.
Colorist Tim Wreyford and his experience with Colorfront’s Streaming Server Mini | 1 MB | 6.8 MB

  • Colorfront Streaming Server Mini enables remote color grading and improved work-life balance for colorist Tim Wreyford.

Grading in Pajamas | Streaming Server at Pharos

While many parts of post-production can now be done “on any laptop”, grading still takes place in a suite - but does it have to be like this? Wouldn’t it be great if you could stream a full quality video signal and not have to send to colorists across the country?

Digital Production interview with Aaron Kuder, Technical Supervisor Imaging at Pharos formerly ARRI Media in Berlin, on how they are using Colorfront Streaming Server to securely stream reference quality color accurate 4K video for grading and QC remotely.

Grading in Pajamas | 2.9 MB

We can now react easily and spontaneously in the dailies, grading and QC area, and colleagues can work together on a project across branches.
Aaron Kuder, Technical Supervisor Imaging at Pharos

  • Grading still often takes place in a suite, but Colorfront has created a product that allows streaming of full-quality video signals for remote color grading.

COLORFRONT STREAMING SERVER MINI

Streaming Server Mini is a software-only solution, requiring no external hardware, which can be easily installed and run on the same workstations that creative artists use to perform editorial, compositing and color-grading tasks. Using Streaming Server Mini, work-in-progress content can be easily streamed to stakeholders, wherever they are around the world.

Streaming Server Mini works in real-time with HD or 2K content, in Rec709 SDR or HDR, and uses SRT (Secure Reliable Transport Protocol) to deliver pristine quality, sub-second latency realtime video, plus multi-channel audio, over the public internet to multiple remote clients concurrently. 256-bit AES encryption is used to ensure content remains secure and protected.

  • Sub-second latency robust streaming
  • 10-bit reference quality HD video
  • 8-channels of audio
  • SDR/HDR and Dolby Vision
  • Dolby Vision tunneling
  • 256-bit AES encryption
  • uses SRT (Secure Reliable Transport Protocol)
  • Multiple remote viewers and collaborators

Streaming Server Mini works with Resolve, Flame, Scratch, Nuke, RV, MediaComposer, Premiere etc.
Free trial is now available for NVidia PCs and M1/Max/Pro + intel based Macs and supports NDI as well as most AJA and Blackmagic cards.

COLORFRONT SUPPORT FOR AWS CDI UNLOCKS NEW POTENTIAL FOR CLOUD-BASED VISUAL EFFECTS AND CONTENT CREATION

Autodesk Flame with CDI running on AWS

Los Angeles – December 07, 2022 - Colorfront (colorfront.com) – continues to push boundaries and create new ways of efficient working with the announcement that Colorfront Streaming Server now supports AWS Cloud Digital Interface (AWS CDI) network technology. This pioneering advance unleashes fresh potential for collaborative, cloud-based content creation by enabling digital artists, operating applications that run on Amazon Web Services (AWS), to conduct live remote sessions or deliver work-in-progress to multiple production stakeholders using reference-quality assets, over the public internet.
Colorfront support for AWS CDI unlocks new potential for cloud-based visual effects and content creation | 108 KB

Colorfront Transkoder delivers a masterful performance at Annapurna Studios

The Telugu film industry, also known as ‘Tollywood’, has blossomed to become one of the largest film industries in India, shooting and releasing hundreds of features each year. CTO CV Rao expalains how Annapurna Studios is harnessing the power of Colorfront Transkoder for deliverables and DCP / IMF mastering needs.

RRR was shot in-and-around the capital city and premiered on over 10,000 screens worldwide, in a large range of multi-language release formats, including IMAX, 3D-stereo and Dolby Cinema. After colour grading the movie, Annapurna Studios struck no fewer than 70 DCP masters for worldwide distribution using Colorfront Transkoder.

“Transkoder has been a most welcome addition to our mastering facility”

Colorfront Transkoder delivers a masterful performance at Annapurna Studios | 1 MB

Streaming Player


Streaming Player is Colorfront's streaming video receiver software, that can decode the encrypt HEVC stream from Streaming Server and Colorfront Transkoder / Dailies products, and which supports professional video output to a variety of displays, from your phone to a 4K Dolby cinema.

You can securely stream from any Colorfront Software including On-Set Dailies, Transkoder, QC Player or Streaming Server (Mini) to multiple remote Streaming Players at the same time.




Colorfront continually develops products that follow industry trends and help us keep on top of the latest needs. With the prevalence of remote working, Colorfront Streaming Server has proven an amazing product, containing unmatched colour and image science. It is also very easy to set-up and use, compared to several others we evaluated. We love it, our clients love it. Every one who’s used it has been blown away.
Jack Jones, digital colourist and CTO, Roundtable Post Production, London


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