Marquise Technologies to showcase Advanced HDR Workflow Tools and MPEG-H Audio support at NAB Show 2023

Apr 16, 2023 | Press Release

    Gland, Switzerland – April 16, 23 – Marquise Technologies, a leading provider of high-end solutions for image processing, mastering, and quality control for Digital Cinema & UHDTV, announced today the launch of its latest software solutions featuring advanced tools for HDR workflows and MPEG-H audio support. These new features will be demonstrated at NAB Show 2023 in Las Vegas, booth N2175.

    Marquise Technologies’ new HDR workflow tools include a DeltaE ITP analysis for HDR content, following the recommendation ITU-R BT.2124-0. This analysis enables a comparison between two HDR content types. Additionally, the company will showcase new HDR heatmaps for a better quality control of the content. The heatmaps attribute predefined colors according to the luminance levels of the image. Several types of heatmaps are available, based on the signals of the color space: Y Luminance, MaxRGB, or by individual color channel.

    Marquise Technologies is also proud to announce a preview of support for MPEG-H Audio content, which has been integrated in collaboration with Fraunhofer IIS. MPEG-H Audio offers viewers great flexibility to actively engage with the content and adapt it to their own preferences. Within Marquise Technologies’ solutions MIST Mastering and ICE Player, users can now master, edit, and perform quality control on MPEG-H ADM and S-ADM content masters, including audio rendering and program inspection. The mastering capabilities also include the packaging into MXF as per SMPTE ST 2127-1 and ST 2127-10 standards.

    Marquise Technologies’ ICE Prime software player offers real-time playback and QC of broadcast, digital cinema, and OTT industry standards on regular desktop systems. The latest version features new scopes for HDR and immersive audio workflows, as well as support for file-based QC reports.

    The latest version of Marquise Technologies’ Media Processing Engine, TORNADO, has gained numerous features in the past months, turning this powerful and versatile solution into much more than a transcoding software. TORNADO allows for the offload of any validation, reporting, or transcoding jobs created by the MIST Mastering system. When paired with ICE Prime, TORNADO allows for the direct playback of the source content or the rendered result for its submitted jobs. The latest version offers a new web user interface to dynamically deploy workers in the node-based architecture and ease the monitoring of transcoding, analysis, and validation operations. It is now also possible to pair TORNADO with an ICE Prime license, allowing for playback directly of either the source content or the rendered result for submitted jobs.

    “Our solutions provide a greater flexibility for ACES, HDR, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos content mastering, versioning, and QC workflows. Users can have confidence in their deliveries. Marquise Technologies’ variety of software solutions are working independently or in an integrated environment covering everything from dailies to final master or distribution copies for onsite, remote, and hybrid workflows,” said Laurence Stoll, CEO of Marquise Technologies.

    To learn more about Marquise Technologies’ new product features, visit booth N2175 at NAB Show 2023 in Las Vegas.