Marquise Technologies at IBC 2022 : a new workflow flexibility for content mastering, versioning and QC
Gland, Switzerland – September 9, 2022 – Marquise Technologies, a provider of state-of-the-art solutions for digital cinema post-production, the broadcast industry and the OTT content providers unveils a new ecosystem to be showcased at IBC 2022, focusing on greater flexibility for ACES, HDR, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos content mastering, versioning, and QC.
The last couple of years have drastically changed media processing and established new remote workflows especially at the mastering stage of content creation. Thus, there were still some challenges for the QC of high-end resolution content in 4K HDR with frame accuracy and at native color space that are now answered, with Marquise Technologies’ variety of software solutions working independently or in an integrated environment covering everything from dailies to final master or distribution copies for onsite, remote and hybrid workflows.
In the Marquise Technologies’ ecosystem, the TORNADO media processing server is the pivot that allows the offload of any validation, reporting or transcoding jobs created by the MIST Mastering system. When paired with ICE Prime, TORNADO allows the direct playback of the source content or the rendered result for it’s submitted jobs.
As a standalone product, this is a versatile and scalable server system, designed to be integrated in any infrastructure via its REST API, allowing the automation of multiple media processing tasks.
A management user interface is now available to dynamically deploy workers in a node-based architecture and allow the monitoring of transcoding and validation operations.
TORNADO adds new standard validation capabilities for DCP, IMF, MXF or AS-11 Masters. Coupled with its advanced transcoding features, TORNADO is the weapon of choice for both on premise and in the cloud mass processing of broadcast, online or DCI masters.
MIST is continuing the revamping if its user interface, gaining new shortcuts to easily convert, rewrap and manage versions of all media types from production to distribution.
A new subtitle export function allows the transcoding of stand-alone subtitles, bridging the gap between digital cinema, OTT and traditional broadcast formats. The support of timed text also includes embedded subtitles and captions.
Content chapters are now displayed contextually in the timeline, for a variety of files, including MPEG4 and Apple iTunes.
The next generation of codecs is already available within MIST, like HT-J2K, JPEG-XS or VC-6 in MXF. These formats permit lighter and faster media processing without compromising on the quality.
The family of ICE is now composed of ICE Prime, a Desktop Reference player and of ICE Studio, an advanced Validation & QC Player.
Designed for the deep inspection of high-end masters, ICE Studio is based on a dual viewport / dual NLE Timeline and offers a variety of tools and analysers for HDR and Dolby Vision / Atmos workflows, including HDR versions comparison.
Master validations and reports, online and offline image and audio analysis are also part of ICE Studio toolset. The support for filed-based QC have been enhanced with a new dedicated panel allowing a better sort of the errors by type or severity.
ICE Studio also permits the rewrapping of the media or the package in case of missing or wrong metadata.
ICE Prime allows the QC and real-time playback of broadcast, digital cinema and OTT industry standards on regular desktop systems. With the support of file-based QC reports and a series of image and audio scopes, ICE Prime is the perfect reference player to be installed on any system.
Meet with us at IBC 2022 – Booth 7.D35