Dailies and transcoding systems developer Colorfront used this year’s IBC to show off the 8K capabilities and expanded HDR toolsets of its Transkoder 2019.
It comes with a new HDR GUI, performing real-time decompression/de-Bayer/playback of 8K R3D material, from RED and Panavision DXL2 cameras, with the results displayed on a Samsung 82-inch Q900R QLED 8K Smart TV in HDR and in full 8K resolution (7680 X 4320). The accelerated de-Bayering process is optimised through NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics cards with Turing 2080Ti GPU architecture, with 8K video output up to 60p using AJA Kona5 video cards.
Transkoder 2019 supports the latest formats, including Apple ProRes RAW, ARRI MXF-wrapped ProRes, ARRI Alexa LF and Alexa Mini LF, Sony Venice 4.0, Blackmagic RAW 1.4 SDK and Codex HDE (High Density Encoding). Its mastering toolset has been certified and extended to encompass support for Dolby Vision 4.0 HDR workflows with parametric Mastering/Mezzanine QC and packaging tools, the SDI/HDMI tunneling of Dolby Vision metadata, integrated GPU-based light-level remapping iCMU and external Dolby eCMU control, as well as Dolby Atmos® Immersive Audio Bitstream capabilities, including down-mixing to Dolby 5.1 for QC checking.
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