Transcoding Engine

TORNADO is a transcoding engine designed to be integrated in the facilities’ infrastructure:
Film labs, post houses, VFX studios or OTT vendors can build their own automated transcoding workflows using TORNADO’s API, on premise or remotely.

Custom processing worklfows


Create your customs content processing workflows, using a powerful REST API.

With an extensive source format supports and advanced image processing, TORNADO is the tool of choice for a local or a cloud deployment.

A variety of workflows

Creation of Masters for Digital Cinema, Broadcast and Online


DCP, DCDM, IMF, AS-11, AS-02, Dolby Mezzanine…

Dailies transcoding

Advanced features

TORNADO supports natively RAW data at the camera resolution (ARRIRAW, DNG, RED R3D, SONY F65, F55 RAW, Phantom flex 4K, Canon C500, etc..) and can transcode to a variety of dailies and mezzanine formats, including ProRes, Avid DNxHD 444, XDCAM, AVC Intra.

  •  Export of EDL, AAF and ALE files
  • Image resizing (Pan & Scan) up to 8K
  • Support for overlays
  • Support for ACES 1.2

Content Validation


Validations, Mastering, Media information, export in PDF or XML a variety of reports for your media.

Suppport for advanced technologies


IMF Transcoding


IMF support includes the creation of IMPs
and supplemental IMPs, merge and split of
packages, repair and re-wrap.

DCP Transcoding


  • Support full 2K and 4K 120 FPS DCI specs, including Stereo3D
  • Support for Interop and SMPTE DCP
  • Creation of supplementary packages
  • Creation of compliant DCDMs

HDR Workflows


TORNADO permits extended HDR transcoding functionalities.


  • HDR support includes Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG
  • On-the-fly cross conversions between the standards
  • Up and down conversions (SDR <-> HDR)

Immersive Audio


Use TORNADO to export masters with Immersive Audio technologies and standards, including Dolby Atmos, DTS-X, IAB and ADM.

Scalable & flexible infrastructure

A workhorse


Thanks to its Command Line Interface and its powerful REST API, TORNADO is meant to be integrated into a pipeline, driven by an orchestration system or a content manager.

TORNADO can also be conducted by the mastering solution MIST, or process content validations for the QC Player ICE.

On premise


For local installations TORNADO requires at minimum one server with 1 GPU.

Depending on the volume of content to process, workloads can be distributed on more workers in the same server adding more GPU processing power, or on other systems.


In the Cloud


Installed on a private or public cloud, TORNADO can deploy its scalability on demand and becomes the perfect engine to power content processing platforms, from dailies to deliveries.

Cloud installations require a Windows virtual machine and GPU processing.

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