COLORFRONT - Transkoder

COLORFRONT - Transkoder

Colorfront's Transkoder is a powerful dedicated 2K/4K/8k transcoding application automates fast, high-quality digital file conversion at the highest performance for studios and VFX facilities and post production facilities.

Transkoder (TKD) is based on COLORFRONT’s award-winning On-Set Dailies architecture and uses cost-effective, commodity hardware to deliver faster-than-real-time processing to transcode, decode, convert, wrap and process files to various high-end formats.

Transkoder 2022 is the latest release of COLORFRONT’s mastering system for digital cinema and high-end UHDTV production. COLORFRONT Transkoder is the ultimate tool for DCP and IMF mastering, offering the industry’s highest performance JPEG2000 encoding and decoding, 32-bit floating point processing on multiple GPUs, MXF wrapping, accelerated checksums, encryption & decryption, IMF/IMP and DCI/DCP package mastering, editing and versioning.

Transkoder 2022 features Dolby Atmos® audio and Dolby Vision® HDR QC and encoding, per-frame metadata to OpenEXR, Nagra NexGuard forensic watermarking, advanced second head HDR analyzer, calculation and visual display of MaxFALL / MaxCLL values for SMPTE ST 2086:2014.

Advanced DCP and IMF mastering features include IMSC, Time Text format (SMPTE-TT), closed caption and subtitles, including keyframe animated PNG/text based formats, insert editing, bitrate and PSNR analysis, adaptive J2K encoding with PSNR and bitrate targeting, package validation with logging and reporting as well as international language support.

For remote workflows, a reference quality streaming player server component is built into the application. Workflows can be automated using REST rendering API and user customisable web forms to trigger processing jobs.

Running on the latest PC and Mac platforms, such as the latest Supermicro and HP workstations and the Mac Pro, Transkoder 2022 allows online editing of RAW camera data, converting to various output formats, colour grading and mastering for HDR and rendering various 2K/4K/UltraHD high-end delivery and mezzanine formats.

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Colorfront Transkoder 2022 runs on both PC and Mac.

Product Highlights

  • High Dynamic Range Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG and Premium Large Format Cinema support Dynamic range remapping and industry leading HDR mastering and QC tools 
  • DOLBY Vision Creation and authoring of metadata, eCMU, HDMI tunnelling, 4.0 processing 
  • 8K Video Output Real-time 4K and 8K video output using AJA Kona5 with 12G-SDI 
  • IMF and DCP Industry-leading IMF and DCP mastering tools, including Photon validation, App4 (Cinema Mezzanine), App5 (ACES), ProRes RDD45 
  • Immersive Audio Reading, packaging, authoring and QC Immersive Audio Bitstreams Preview object audio playback on 2.0, 5.1, 7.1, 7.1.4 speaker setups 
  • Subtitle Engine IMSC IMF and DCI subtitles, advanced international language and styling support, multiple subtitle and CC tracks 
  • PC and Cloud Platforms REST API, workflow automation, S3 cloud storage, AWS EC2 support 
  • RAW Support All major camera RAW format support including Blackmagic RAW, ProRes RAW, ALEXA Mini LF, SONY Venice 3.0 & RED GPU decompression

Check out our webinar for a 40 minute whistle stop tour around Colorfront Transkoder

"Technicolor has been a pioneer in digital cinema since its inception in 1999. We provide our clients with worldwide scale coupled with locally managed and delivered digital cinema releasing services including mastering and distribution. We’ve been extremely impressed with the speed and flexibility of Colorfront Transkoder for DCP and IMP creation. The team is sharp, fast and flexible and their products are a direct reflection of this."
Nick Mitchell, Vice President, Digital Cinema Mastering Services

New features & improvements

  • WebUI Graph Viewer Colour Indicators for Validation Result 
  • QC Digital Audio Pass-Through via SDI (Dolby-E QC workflows ) Checking Missing Characters During Subtitle Import 
  • Rendering HDR10 Sidecar Metadata Multi-Mono WAV Export Customise ALE Metadata in GUI New Default Audio Bit Depth for ProRes Encoders (24-bit) 
  • IMF and DCP Mastering Enable Absolute Path for IMF/DCI Packages in Finalise Window 
  • Dolby Tolerance Threshold for Dolby Vision L1 Validation HDMI Tunnelling of L5 Dolby Vision Metadata HEVC Encoding with Dolby Vision Metadata 
  • ACES New Default ACES Pipeline (new, separate ACES CDL node-improved parametric CFLMT node) CLF Export From CFLMT Node Exporting ACES AMF Metadata File ACES AMF Import 
  • Remote Workflows and Streaming Remote Media Browser for Importing From 
  • Pipeline and Project Management Pipeline Presets Window Rename and Delete Project Templates Quick Search of Project Names 
  • General Improvements Support Lens Metadata from External Preston XML 
  • Hardware/Drivers NVIDIA RTX A5000 GPU Card Support Support NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series with LHR

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