News: Colorfront Debuts New Color Engine At NAB 2014
(Las Vegas, Nevada--April 9, 2014) Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion picture, high-end episodic HDTV and commercials production, today announced Colorfront Engine, a state-of-the art, managed color pipeline, which enables creative on-set look creation and ensures the vital color integrity of digital materials from camera-to-post. Colorfront Engine incorporates major color science breakthroughs, and makes its debut at NAB 2014, Las Vegas.
Colorfront Engine is designed by Colorfront's Academy Award-winning CTO Bill Feightner and Academy Award-winning lead engineer Tamas Perlaki. It has been integrated into all Colorfront tools and services, and supports the end-to-end management of color workflow – from live camera grading with On-Set Live, to Colorfront's award-winning, industry-leading dailies systems On-Set Dailies (OSD) and Express Dailies (ExD), the brand new OSD Transkoder option for VFX and DI conform and mastering, and also with Colorfront Cloud Services.
"Look creation, color integrity and the safe management of vital metadata are among the biggest issues facing cinematographers and post houses today,"said Bill Feightner, CTO of Colorfront. "Colorfront Engine provides a set of powerful and familiar 'look creation' tools, while also delivering new features to ensure the fidelity of color science and unity of metadata though the entire chain from camera-to-post, plus the many deliverables along the way."
The Colorfront Engine pipeline now represents the new default standard in all Colorfront applications, from On-Set Live Grading, through Dailies, conform and mastering. It is a fully ACES-compatible, deep color pipeline, with leading color management unifying all digital camera formats, and providing precision color-grading toolsets and mastering capabilities. It also supports 10- and 12-bit professional HD-SDI and HDMI video playback and HD/UltraHD/4K monitoring, with multi-channel embedded audio.
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About Colorfront: Colorfront, based in Budapest, Hungary, is one of Europe's leading DI and post production facilities. The company was founded by brothers Mark and Aron Jaszberenyi, who together played a pivotal role in the emergence of non-linear DI. The company's R&D team earned an Academy Award for the development of Lustre, Autodesk's DI grading system, and a Primetime Engineering Emmy for the Colofront On-Set Dailies. Combining this in-depth expertise with a pedigree in the development of additional cutting-edge software, Colorfront offers today's most advanced technologies for scanning and recording, DI grading, conforming, digital dailies, VFX, online and offline editing, cinema sound mixing, mastering and deliverables. For further information please visit http://www.colorfront.com.