Workflows

IMF and DCP workflows, ACES integration, HDR workflows, Dolby Vision & Atmos capabilities: discover the variety of complex operations available with our solutions.

IMF

DCP

ACES

HDR

Dolby Vision

Dolby Atmos

IMF workflows

The Interoperable Master Format has become a must when talking about high end content exchange. More than a format container, IMF should be seen as a workflow, permitting complex manipulations.

 

Supported Applications

 

Our solutions support the largest variety of IMF standards, including:

  • Application 2, 2e (Studio Profile)
  • Application 4 (Cinema Mezzanine)
  • Application 5 (ACES) and Academy Digital Source Master
  • IMF RDD 45
  • RDD 59-1 IMF Application DPP (ProRes)
  • RDD 59-2 IMF Application DPP (JPEG2000)

IMF Mastering

The first step when creating an IMF: all the assets and metadata are assembled according to the delivery specifications. Complex packages with multiple CPL or multiple PKL are created in a very logical way.

 

IMF Versioning

Create supplemental packages, split or merge different IMPs to create alternative versions, or define custom Output Profile Lists.

 

Rewrap & Transcode

Sources using the same codec are only rewrapped in IMF. The same feature allows the repair of an invalid IMP.

IMF packages, also with multiple CPLs can be easily transcoded into any other format requested for a specific delivery.

 

Quality Control

Playback in real-time is granted for 4K and high bit rates packages for a perfect quality control. Some validation tests can also be performed on the packages.

Digital Cinema distribution

More than 10 years after first DCI specifications release, mastering for digital cinema still requires knowledge and attention. SMPTE DCPs allow larger possibilities but add complexity in the mastering process.

 

Standards

SMPTE DCPs are supported according to latest publication, as well as SMPTE RDD52 D-Cinema Packaging — SMPTE DCP Bv2.1 Application Profile.

Our products also support Eclair Color, Dolby Cinema, Dolby Atmos and other immersive auxiliary tracks.

Old DCPs in Interop can be easily repackaged as well.

 

Versioning

Editing tools for creating multiple versions include titles and captions management, markers, or audio mapping.

Transcoding

Derive TV or web versions from a DCP package easily using the Delivery panel : resizing and color space conversions apply on the fly for creating variety of output formats.

 

Quality Control

What you see is what you get: our solutions output directly in XYZ color space to verify color integrity. Playback in real-time is granted for 4K DCI. Validation tests are also available to control the packages.

 

KDM Management

Our solutions allows the management and the automated delivery of KDMs for review purpose or massive distribution needs.

ACES color management

With the multiplicity of high-end digital cameras having all their proprietary color pipeline, keeping consistency of color decisions from shooting to archives was a true challenge, until the avaialbility of the Academy Color Encoding System (ACES).

Using ACES 1.2, our solutions allow to work from the highest possible quality of image to any deliverable, among them HDR and wide color gamut content.

 

End-to-end ACES workflows

From dailies created in ACES, to broadcast, IMF or Digital Cinema deliverables, this powerful color system can be used as the backbone of a production’s color pipeline thanks to our full support.

 

Creating masters from ACES content

ACES content is assembled and transformed according to the standards for deliverables, including broadcast, IMF or Digital Cinema.

IMF App #5 ACES,  Academy Digital Source Master and AMF (ACES metadata file) are also fully supported.

 

Reviewing ACES content

Output Transforms can be easily chosen to review and display ACES content on any type of display device (REC709, REC2020, DCI XYZ).

ACES Proxy is also supported.

 

Transcoding ACES content

According to delivery specifications, our rendering engine applies advanced color space conversions on the fly to render to specific formats like DCPs or AVC Intra.

HDR workflows

High Dynamic Range is a great improvement to the 4K Ultra HD experience. Our solutions can master and monitor content in HDR to create compliant deliverables. HDR support includes HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, Dolby Vision.

 

Mastering in HDR

The HDR extensive features-set also includes a full range of color grading tools, including curves, luminance controls or vectors and shapes, particularly useful when creating a SDR version from a HDR content.

Conversions between HDR standards using state-of-the-art algorithms and conversion to and from HDR are granted with the powerful internal color management system, providing an immediate preview of the result without any transcoding.

Review and QC

With the support of latest industry standards SMPTE ST-2084 (PQ curve) and ST-2086, HDR content is precisely displayed on HDR enabled monitors for reviews, thanks to our remote control of the mastering display.

Display of HDR metrics, including MaxFALL and MaxCLL, are part of the monitoring toolset, together with a variety of HDR enabled scopes and meters.

Upon creation of a HDR IMF master or a HDR HEVC, specific metadata are encoded in the deliverable in order to carry the exact information for an optimal HDR viewing experience and to keep trace of color information for archive purposes.

Dolby Vision™

  • Support for Dolby Vision CMv2.9 and CMv4.0 (beta)
  • Export of IMF Dolby Vision, Dolby Mezzanine, Dolby Archival master
  • Support for ISXD tracks (import & export)
  • Application of tone mapping on regular masters exports
  • Support for iCMU and eCMU
  • Support for HDMI tuneling
  • Dual 4K output of Dolby Vision targets

DOLBY VISION CERTIFIED FOR EDITORIAL & QC

Dolby Atmos™

  • Playback from a DAMF, a BWF ADM or an IAB in Stereo, 5.1, 7.1 or 7.1.4
  • Export of Atmos in an IMF App2e and IMF RDD 59 (IAB)
  • Export of Atmos for iTunes (BWF ADM)
  • Export of a Stereo, 5.1, 7.1 or 7.1.4 downmix of the Atmos track into our supported deliverables

Above workflows are available with

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Mastering System

QC Player

Transcoding Engine

KDM Management