Colorfront, maker of on-set dailies and transcoding systems, is showing its new Transkoder 2019 at NAB.
Transkoder 2019 sports a brand new HDR GUI, performing the real-time decompression/de-Bayer/playback of RED and Panavision DXL2 8K R3D material displayed on a Samsung 82-inch Q900R QLED 8K Smart TV in HDR and in full 8K resolution (7680 X 4320).
The de-Bayering process is optimised through the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics cards with Turing GPU architecture (also available on Colorfront On-Set Dailies 2019), with 8K video output (up to 60p) using AJA Kona5 video cards.
Powered by a re-engineered version of Colorfront Engine, and featuring an HDR GUI and 8K HDR workflow, Transkoder 2019 supports the latest camera/editorial formats including Apple ProRes RAW, Blackmagic RAW, ARRI Alexa LF/Alexa Mini LF and Codex HDE (High Density Encoding) – which are also in the new 2019 Colorfront On-Set Dailies and Express Dailies.
Transkoder 2019’s mastering toolset has been further expanded to support Dolby Vision 4.0, as well as Dolby Atmos® for the home with IMF and Immersive Audio Bitstream capabilities. The new Subtitle Engine 2.0 supports CineCanvas and IMSC 1.1 rendering, ensuring the preservation of content, timing, layout and styling. Transkoder can now also package multiple subtitle language tracks into the timeline of an IMP. Further features support fast and efficient audio QC, including Solo/Mute of individual tracks on the timeline, and a new render strategy for IMF packages enabling independent audio and video rendering.
“8K TV sets are becoming bigger, as well as more affordable, and people are genuinely awestruck when they see 8K camera footage presented on an 8K HDR display,” said Aron Jaszberenyi, managing director, Colorfront. “We are actively working with several companies around the world originating 8K HDR content. Transkoder’s new 8K capabilities – across on-set, post and mastering – demonstrate that 8K HDR is perfectly accessible to an even wider range of content creators.”
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