Colorfront Transkoder In Person Basic & Advanced Training

23 Jan

Colorfront Transkoder In Person Basic & Advanced Training

Whether you are new to Colorfront Transkoder or a veteran looking to broaden your skills, these training sessions will help you get the best out of this powerful tool and leverage its wide range of features including SDR - HDR conversion, Dolby Vision workflows, working with Dolby Atmos and HDR IMF Mastering.

Taking place in central London across two days in February, these training courses will be run by José Luis Tamez, one of the Lead Trainers for Dolby Vision and a Senior Content Engineer at Dolby. José is also a Davinci Resolve Certified Trainer, and a full member of the Colorist Society International and the Argentinian Association of Colorists. A certificate will be issued by NMF/Colorfront on completion of each course.

 

The Transkoder 2023 Intro Training is recommended for anyone interested in learning how to use Colorfront Transkoder. The training will take place on February 13th in a 4 hour session in Soho Square. 

Topics in this training include:

Transkoder – Basic GUI Elements, shortcuts, and windows.

Project Creation Page

- Software structure

- Save project template: pipeline + encoder presets.

Bin, Viewer, Timeline Page

- Bin window.

- Timeline: reorganise, basic editing, batch edit, timeline modes.

- Settings page (briefly).

Audio Management

- Audio import, pull up/down, change speed.

- Audio mixdown window, custom mixdown.

- Solo, mute features, and audio track metadata labels.

- Audio encoders.

Node Pipeline Page

- Pipeline / node page /results.

- Pipeline Wizard.

- Operations with nodes: add, remove, copy.

- Multiple image processing results.

- Setup project processing template window: Colorfront Engine, HDR, ACES, LIN, LOG, NATIVE templates.

Encoders Page

- Deliverables page: formats, encoder pane, save encoder template.

- Metadata window.

- Quick intro of finalise window.

Node Pipeline Operations

- Subtitle Node.

- Color Correction node.

- Split.

- CFE node.

SDR – HDR Conversion

- SDR-HDR remap: in/out parameters, HDR Amount.

- Colorfront Engine pipeline.

HDR Image Analyzer

- Analyzer colorspaces: camera original, SDR, HDR.

- HDR warning.

- HDR report, light level + gamut values.

- QC report (optionally).

- Render light level stat optionally.

Dolby Vision Workflows

- Dolby Vision node.

- Generate light level stat + cut detection.

- DoVi and CMU nodes.

- Export/import xml.

- Validation tool.

Encoder Page and Finalise Window

HDR IMF Mastering

- Introduction to IMF.

- Finalize page: settings, encoders, color parameters, audio tab, versioning, naming structure, sidecar files.

- Generate OV with different strategies.

- Check assets, XMLs, import CPL, metadata window.

- Graph window.

- Validation tool (Transkoder, Photon).

- Delivery tool: CPL merge window and validation.

DCP Mastering

- Introduction to DCP.

- Finalise page and encoder settings.

- Generate OV.

- Check assets, xmls, import CPL, and metadata window.

- Validation tool.

Custom and Background Rendering

- Colorfront Web UI.

- Transkoder xml files (receipts, settings, cuts).

- Questions & Answers.

Training includes:

- Training Course

- Coffee Break

- 1 month Transkoder License – The user should bring an M1, M2 or M3 Macbook Pro or a suitable Windows Laptop with Nvidia Graphics and should install Transkoder 2023 with the provided download and provide the hardware ID so we can issue the license.

- Media to practice and follow along – The media will be provided via a download link.

 

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The Transkoder 2023 Advanced Training is recommended for anyone interested in broadening their knowledge on how to use Colorfront Transkoder. It is recommended that the students have attended the Intro Training to Transkoder prior to moving on to the advanced session. The advanced training will take place on February 15th in a 6 hour session with a 1 hour break in Chancery Lane.

 

Topics in this training include:

 

Introduction

Presentation and discussion of the schedule

 

Transkoder – Quick Overview and Refresher

- New Features Overview

LUT Generation and Creation

- Generation of technical luts.

- Generation of creative luts.

- Monitoring Luts

QC in Transkoder

- Analyzer colorspaces.

- HDR warning.

- HDR report, light level + gamut values.

- Setting up the renders for QC.

- Auto QC framing error detection.

- Loudness.

- Marker table and renders.

- Quick Fixes.

Image Analysis

- Compare images in multiple colorspaces.

- Using the split node to do side-by-side comparisons.

- Using the PSNR node for image comparison

- Saving image analysis pipelines.

Dolby Vision Workflows

- Pre requisites.

- Dolby Vision node.

- Generate light level stat + cut detection.

- DoVi and CMU nodes.

- Export / import xml.

- Check files, xmls, import CPL, metadata window, graph window, HDR report.

- Validation tool and Dolby Vision markers.

- Metafier and Transkoder Reports.

- Edit Dolby Vision Metadata.

- Performing Trims inside Transkoder.

- Dolby Vision Filler Metadata.

- Copying existing metadata from V1.

- Importing insert metadata.

- Fixing out-of-sync Dolby Vision Metadata with batch edit.

- Frame by Frame Metadata.

- H.265 Encoding with Dolby Vision and Atmos metadata with DEE inside Transkoder.

Dolby Atmos in Transkoder

- Working with Dolby Atmos inside Transkoder.

- Generating 5.1 and Stereo mixdowns from ADM files.

HDR IMF Mastering

- Introduction to IMF.

- Finalize page: settings, encoders, color parameters, audio tab, versioning, naming structure, sidecar files.

- Generate OV with different strategies.

- Custom encoder settings.

- Check assets, xmls, import CPL, metadata window.

- Graph window.

- Validation tool (Transkoder, Photon).

- Delivery tool: CPL merge window and validation.

- Supplementals in Transkoder.

- Dolby Vision in supplementals.

- IMF Mastering with Dolby Atmos.

DCP Mastering

- Introduction to DCP.

- Finalize page and encoder settings.

- Generate OV.

- Check assets, xmls, import CPL, metadata window.

- Validation tool.

- DCP’s with Dolby Atmos.

- Supplementals for DCP Mastering.

- Multiple KDM generation.

Web UI

- Colorfront Web UI.

- Transkoder xml files (receipts, settings, cuts).

Webforms

- Introduction to webforms.

- Form factory

Automation in Transkoder

- Creation of watch folders

Backup Strategies for Transkoder

- How to backup the database.

- Backup strategies for your Transkoder System.

Basic Transkoder Troubleshooting

- Best practices for troubleshooting the system.

- Updating Drivers.

- Updating Transkoder Versions.

- Updating your Transkoder License Dongle.

- Log retrieval.

- Command window.

- Best practices for submitting support tickets.

Training includes:

- Training Course

- Coffee Break

- 1 month Transkoder License – The user should bring an M1, M2 or M3 Macbook Pro or a suitable Windows Laptop with Nvidia Graphics and should install Transkoder 2023 with the provided download and provide the hardware ID so we can issue the license.

- Media to practice and follow along – The media will be provided via a download link.

 

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