Colorfront has unveiled its ‘cost-effective’, next-generation Colorfront HDR Image Analyzer at the HPA Tech Retreat in Palm Springs.

The software has various tools for the analysis of HDR standards – including HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma), PQ (Perceptual Quantizer) and Rec.2020 – on 4K/UHD content. It runs on commodity hardware and so negates the need for ‘expensive hardware-based video analyzer solutions.’

Included in the software’s toolsets are waveform, histogram and vectorscope monitoring, plus image analysis features such as nit light level meter; error logging; pixel picker; framestore with split-screen; line mode, which can focus the region of interest onto a single horizontal or vertical line; out-of-gamut false color, and audio phase metering.

Colorfront has also integrated the full HDR Image Analyzer functionality to the second head-monitor output of its new QC Player and Transkoder software.

“Colorfront HDR Image Analyzer is one of a new-generation of cost-competitive tools from Colorfront aimed at post production facilities, studios, QC and mastering houses, who have to perform crucial quality control on Ultra High Definition (UHD), High Dynamic Range (HDR), Wide Color Gamut (WCG) material,” said Aron Jaszberenyi, managing director of Colorfront. “HDR Image Analyzer’s intuitive, easy-to-use toolset has already been appreciated as ‘the future of the scope’. It’s highly-affordable and a must-have appliance for any facility doing HDR delivery to OTTs, as well as colorists, editorial teams and QC ops working with materials such as HLG, SMPTE ST 2084 PQ and Rec.2020.”

it’s currently in beta test at “major Hollywood post-production facilities” and will be released at this year’s NAB.

Staff Reporter

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