Colorfront - Streaming Server

Colorfront - Streaming Server

THE NEW STREAMING SERVER FROM COLORFRONT ENABLES EVERYONE COLLABORATING REMOTELY ON A PROJECT, FROM POST PRODUCTION CREATIVES TO CLIENTS, TO SIMULTANEOUSLY SEE THE SAME MATERIAL WITH IDENTICAL COLOUR ACCURACY IN GRADING SUITE QUALITY, WHEREVER THEY ARE LOCATED AROUND THE WORLD, SECURELY OVER THE PUBLIC INTERNET.

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Colorfront Streaming Server incorporates key elements of Colorfront’s award-winning On-Set Dailies, Transkoder and Colorfront Engine technologies.

Colorfront has trail blazed remote working practices in film and television production and post for many years – including streaming options from On-Set Dailies, leveraging existing in-facility Transkoder systems, and enabling high-performance, interactive Transkoders in the cloud. Now, Colorfront Streaming Server significantly expands the availability of the company’s state-of-the-art capabilities amongst post-production facilities who face the challenge of offering safe and secure remote working practices, which have become even more in-demand during the global Covid pandemic.

Colorfront Streaming Player now supports a variety of platforms, so you can enjoy reference quality sub-second latency video streaming in a 4K cinema, on your laptop or even on the latest iPhone.

  • PC workstations from HP and Supermicro with professional video output using BlackMagic Decklink and AJA Kona 5 video
  • Mac Pro with Apple Pro Display XDR
  • M1 Mac Mini and 24-inch M1 iMac
  • [new] MacBook Pro M1, M1 Pro / M1 Max CPU and the liquid retina XDR display
  • [new] iPad Pro & iPhone 12 / 13 Pro/Pro Max
  • [new] Apple TV 4K

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Colorfront Streaming Server is conveniently packaged in a 1RU form factor, and can live-stream colour and frame-accurate footage in reference quality 4K HDR from third-party grading, editorial and VFX applications – such as Blackmagic Resolve, FilmLight Baselight, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut and Autodesk Flame – to multiple remote clients simultaneously anywhere in the world.

The appliance works in real-time with HD, 2K & 4K, and stereo3D content, in Rec709 SDR or HDR with Dolby Vision, and uses SRT (Secure Reliable Transport Protocol) to deliver pristine quality, low-latency live video, plus multi-channel audio, over the public internet to multiple remote clients concurrently. Forensic NexGuard watermarking and 256-bit AES encryption are used to ensure content remains secure and protected.

On the client side, inexpensive small form-factor set-ups support Colorfront’s Streaming Server’s complementary Streaming Player software and enable color-accurate viewing and QC on a range of professional 4K HDR reference displays and prosumer screens. For minimal outlay, AJA T-Tap Pro allows users to connect to a prosumer OLED and drive it in Dolby Vision, PQ, Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) and HDR10; the Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K Mini enables 4K HDR output via both SDI and HDMI, while an Apple M1 Mac Mini allows connection to an Apple XDR Pro display directly via Thunderbolt 3, or to a prosumer OLED monitor via the HDMI output.

 

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KEY FEATURES

 

  • Sub-second latency robust streaming
    minimal delay realtime video delivery
  • 8-800 mbit HEVC
    much more efficient than intra-frame encoding for higher quality of service at any given bit-rate
  • SRT (Secure Reliable Transport Protocol)
    pristine quality, low-latency live video over the public internet
  • 10-bit 4:4:4 reference quality video
    allows color accurate critical QC on a theatre projector or 4K HDR reference broadcast monitor
  • Multi-channel audio
    48kHz 16bit embedded AAC audio with 5.1, 7.1 surround sound or immersive 5.1.4 channels
  • from HD SDR all the way to 4K HDR in stereo 3D
    works with HD, 2K & 4K, and stereo3D content in Rec709 SDR or HDR
  • Dolby Vision tunneling
    High Dynamic Range with with Dolby Vision on prosumer displays such as an LG OLED via HDMI

 

  • 256-bit AES encryption
    the same requirement the Hollywood studios trust for all their sensitive content
  • Forensic watermarking
    NexGuard forensic and unique visible watermarking
  • Concurrent video output while remote streaming
    remote session with client watching live from home
  • Multiple destinations
    point-to-multi point solution allows collaboration with multiple remote clients simultaneously anywhere in the world
  • Streaming Player client on Windows and Mac OS
    low cost hardware supported on tower, 1RU and even on a laptop configuration
  • Professional AJA / BMD video output via SDI / HDMI
    Supports AJA Kona 5/Corvid 44/io4K+/T-Tap Pro & BMD DeckLink Mini Monitor 4K/UltraStudio 4K Mini
  • Haivision Hub and Gateway compatibility Interoperable with SRT solutions from other vendors such as AWS MediaConnect
 

Phil Harrelson, VP of US operations at Light Iron in Los Angeles, commented “Colorfront Streaming Server has opened multiple doors for our team when it comes to working remotely. Throughout the pandemic, our entire dailies workflow relied on the Streaming Server for color-critical evaluation within home working environments. For our finishing teams, Colorfront's solution offers a more robust, color-calibrated, and keenly-priced alternative to other remote collaboration solutions on the market.”

"Colorfront continually develops products that follow industry trends and help us keep on top of the latest needs. With the prevalence of remote working, Colorfront Streaming Server has proven an amazing product, containing unmatched colour and image science. It is also very easy to set-up and use, compared to several others we evaluated. We love it, our clients love it. Every one who’s used it has been blown away." Jack Jones, digital colourist and CTO, Roundtable Post Production, London

For more information check out this short Streaming Server video or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a demo.

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