ICE

REFERENCE QC PLAYER

FOR DCP, IMF AND BROADCAST


EXTENSIVE SOURCE CONTENT SUPPORT
  • Support for Interop and SMPTE DCP, including stereo3D DCPs up to 4K @60 FPS
  • Support for IMF and other mezzanine formats like ProRes 444, XAVC, Avid DNxHD 444, XDCAM, AVC Intra, AS-11 DPP, AS-10?
  • Support for HDR content encoded in Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+ or HLG
  • Support for ACES color system and ACES proxy
  • Native support of RAW data at the camera resolution (ARRIRAW, DNG, RED R3D, SONY F65, F55 RAW, Phantom flex 4K, Canon C500, etc.)
  • Support for uncompressed formats like DPX, TIFF, OpenEXR, etc.

SUPPORT OF SIDECAR FILES
Standalone subtitle files can be imported in the timeline, as well as an independent audio channels or soundfields.


AUTOMATIC IMPORT OF DELIVERY PACKAGES
IMF, DCP, iTunes or AS-11 packages are automatically mounted in the timeline by drag&drop of the main directory.

The complex folder structure of other deliveries like Netflix episodic, FOX ISM or ISR is also recognized by ICE and automatically rebuilt as a complete project.




TIMELINE KEY FEATURES
  • Unlimited number of audio, video, subtitles or auxiliary tracks
  • Support of soundfields
  • Support of multiple resolutions and formats in the same composition
  • Navigation using shortcuts (JKL) or a transport panel (Tangent or legacy RS422 panel)
  • Editing functionalities
  • Conforming capabilities
  • EDL export
  • Dual Viewport with 3-point editing support

MONITOR EVERY DIMENSION OF YOUR CONTENT

COLOR MANAGEMENT
The Color Management Systems available in ICE allows a maximum flexibility in the color pipeline:
The color space as well as SDR / HDR conversions allow the monitoring of a Dolby Cinema DCP on a reference monitor, or the preview of an HDR10 content in HLG.

Color Systems
  • Native support of media color space
  • ACES 1.1 color system
  • MTCMS, the internal CMS of ICE permitting the colorimetric conversions

IMAGE CONTROL TOOLS
Many analysis tools are available for monitoring the quality of the image. Mobile and resizable Histogram, Vectorscope and Waveform are available, and also a CIE chromaticity diagram that gives indications of how the color is distributed within the boundaries of the color space.

Encoding bitrate meter to verify the compression's consistency, and PSNR analysis are also part of the toolset.

EXTENDED AUDIO CAPABILITIES
  • VU-Meter, Sample Peak and True Peak for channel's inspection
  • Loudness Meter based on EBU R128 Loudness Recommendation
  • Surround Scope (repartition of the channels)
  • Phase Correlation Meter
  • Toggle of soundfields in playback mode
  • Down mixing from 5.1 and 7.1 to stereo


CONTROL OF THE MASTERING DISPLAY
With the unique capacity to control the Mastering Display device, ICE automatically configures the reference monitor to the right color space, EOTF, luminance levels, etc. This feature is currently available with Canon, TV-Logic and Eizo 4K HDR monitors.

SUBTITLES AND CAPTIONS INSPECTOR
ICE supports numerous formats of captions and subtitles: position, styles and fonts are rendered on both the user interface viewport and the reference monitor.
The subtitle inspector panel allows to display and navigate within the spotting list. If several subtitle tracks are present, ICE can toggle between the different versions during the playback.

Subtitles support includes:
CineCanvas, CAP, DCinema, EBU STL, EEG 708 Closed Captions, SCC, TTML (Apple iTunes ITT, EBU-TT(D), SMPTE-TT, IMSC1.1).

CUTTING-EDGE FUNCTIONALITIES

FOR COMPLEX DCP AND IMF PACKAGES

DCP QUALITY CONTROL
ICE allows an in deep review of any type of DCP packages, including the most complex ones:
  • Support includes Stereo3D, up to 4K @ 60 FPS
  • Support for Interop and SMPTE DCP
  • Support of supplemental packages
  • Support of packages with multiple CPLs and PKLs
  • Support for Dolby Cinema and Eclair Color
  • Playback of proxy resolutions
  • Playback of encrypted DCPs
  • Synchronization with KeyMaster to receive the KDMs using TKR protocol
  • Asset inspector and Validation tests with PDF reports
IMF QUALITY CONTROL
At the forefront of IMF developments, ICE supports all the newly released capabilities of this standard.
  • Playback of supplemental packages
  • Support for multiple CPLs and PKLs packages
  • Integration of Photon for IMF validation
  • Real-time playback of high bit rates JPEG2000 IMF profiles
  • Support of multiple soundfields
Supported IMF applications
  • Application 2, 2e (Studio Profile)
  • Application 4 (Cinema Mezzanine)
  • Application 5 (ACES) and Academy Digital Source Master
  • IMF ProRes RDD45
  • TSP 2121 Application DPP (ProRes)

KEEP CONTROL OF YOUR HDR CONTENT

HDR MONITORING
ICE has dedicated HDR analysis tools, and permits the verification that the metadata embedded in the file are consistent with the image:
  • HDR analysis tool to measure MaxFALL and the MaxCLL, Gammut and frame average PQ statistics
  • DMCVT Metadata Inspector to verify Dynamic metadata
  • Scopes with HDR mode, displaying Nits values
  • Out of Luminance control in Zebra mode
  • Export of HDR analysis in PDF and XML
  • Transport of dynamic metadata in HDMI (depending on video IO board)





SUPPORTED HDR STANDARDS
  • Dolby Vision
  • HLG
  • HDR10 & HDR10+
  • Dolby Cinema
  • Eclair Color
  • DMCVT App 1 & App 4

INTEGRATION IN THE QC WORKFLOW

Thanks to its integration with file based QC solutions, ICE permits the creation of efficient QC workflows, allowing the human control of errors reported, and the modification of the error status for final approbation.

ICE supports the following automated QC reports: Aurora (Tektronix), Baton (Interra), Pulsar (Venera), Vidchecker (Telestream).

Integration with MAM is possible using ICE's REST API.
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EASY TO DEPLOY SOFTWARE SOLUTION



ICE has been especially designed to support any type of media, including 4K DCP and UHD IMF packages. This is the perfect tool to validate the majority of post-production, archive and broadcaster's content. An SDI output capability allows frame rate accuracy and synchronized audio playback.

ICE can be used at many stage of the content creation workflow: from dailies to final versions, different type of monitoring stations car be configured, according to each organization.

ICE is available in mono license or full site license.







ICE is runs on certified hardware configurations:

  • OS: Windows 10 64 bit
  • JPEG2000 decoding based on high-end GPU technology (min 2 GPUs)
  • Video OUT: support for Bluefish444 (Neutron, Supernova S+), AJA (Kona 3G and 4G) and BlackMagic DeckLink Studio
  • RS422 remote control capabilities
  • support for Tangent Device panels