Rohde & Schwarz has released the latest version of its R&S Clipster feature film and episodic TV mastering system.
The latest software upgrade (version 6.9.1) includes extended support for Dolby Atmos multi-channel surround sound production technology as well as the latest IMF (ST2067-X) delivery standards.
Used for visual QC, DCP and IMF mastering as well as generic file transcoding, the new software version targets content producers delivering premium home entertainment content.
It ensures that media content can be mastered and delivered via the widest range of IMF-compliant streaming service providers.
Clipster users can add all variants of Dolby Atmos files to their edit timeline and can edit them in the same way they would edit any other file. Users can create IMF packages that feature Dolby Atmos audio to help ensure that the highest quality content is provided right to the home entertainment user, and perform real-time QC including the immersive audio tracks prior to and after the creation of the deliverable.
Clipster supports the latest IMF standards, as well as supporting legacy content that was created using previous IMF standards.
The revised IMF standards simplify the distribution and archival of IMF content packages by removing previous constraints regarding the required types and number of assets referenced by the Composition Playlists.
“With nearly twenty years in the post-production market, Clipster is renowned as a high-quality brand with best in class mastering capabilities,” commented Andreas Loges, vice president Media Technologies at Rohde & Schwarz. “This new IMF and Dolby Atmos functionality means that Clipster is the go-to mastering platform for cinematic, episodic TV and home entertainment content in the highest quality.”