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Improved efficiency & flexibility for HDR workflows

The demand for a fully digital HDR workflow with multiple camera formats, and even greater distribution outlets is driving a need for improved efficiency and flexibility in video production. This will only increase as 4K broadcast becomes the standard. Few storage solutions are up to the task of supporting simultaneous multi-ingest, transcode, editing and delivery, especially at 4K resolutions. Quantum’s StorNext platform is proven through extensive testing to be up to the task. StorNext was designed from the ground-up for media and forms the ideal foundation for broadcast workflows.
StorNext is truly unique, a completely open platform with unmatched collaboration, performance and reliability. From workgroups to full facilities, StorNext delivers unmatched workflow efficiency. Built on decades of proven service to top broadcasters, StorNext is the standard for broadcast production.
StorNext is the premier storage platform for an end-to-end video production workflow that provides you the greatest flexibility and performance for your best-of-breed applications and operating systems. With a complete StorNext solution you have a complete storage platform: shared access across both SAN and IP (Ethernet), high-performance storage, and near-line and long-term archive.
Xcellis workflow storage appliances powered by StorNext can drive all production from ingest to delivery with seamless integration of disk, tape, cloud and object archives, to protect critical content and assets.Improved efficiency & flexibility for HDR workflows.


AJA

Headquartered in Grass Valley, CA, AJA manufactures high-quality, cost-effective technology solutions for video professionals around the world.
Committed to leading the way in technological innovation, AJA develops tools that guide customers in transitioning to new ways of working from HDR to broadcast IP, 4K/Ultra HD and beyond, while integrating new formats with tools that fit into their current infrastructure.
From the FS-HDR 1RU rack-mount 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD/SD universal converter, frame synchronizer and comprehensive real time HDR converter to the Ki Pro Ultra Plus multi-channel HD recorder and 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD recorder and player, and Hi5-4K-Plus mini-converter, AJA is dedicated to providing a range of tools that complement HDR workflows, offering support for HDR 10 and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG). For more information, visit www.aja.com.

ATOMOS

Atomos exist to help creative professionals cut through technology barriers by creating easy to use, cutting edge products including HDR 4K & HD Monitor-recorders.
With a range of 7” 1500 nit for 4k30 & 4k60p recordings and a 19” 1200 nit production monitor for use both on set and in the studio. With advanced recording functionality for RAW, ProRes and DNxHR to affordable media, with real time monitoring of LOG in HDR, support for PQ & HLG standards you can have instant dailies as well as 3D LUT box function and metadata cut tags for creation of XML EDLs / play list.
All our products share the common benefit of enabling a faster, higher quality and more affordable production schedules.

AVID

Avid delivers the most open and efficient media platform, connecting content creation with collaboration, asset protection, distribution and consumption.
Avid’s preeminent customer community uses Avid’s comprehensive tools and workflow solutions to create, distribute and monetize the most watched, loved and listened to media in the world—from prestigious and award-winning feature films, to popular television shows, news programs and televised sporting events, and celebrated music recordings and live concerts.
Since leading the revolution in non-linear editing over 25 years ago, Avid continues to invest in research and development and holds over 200 patents.
Avid solutions have been recognized with numerous industry and technology awards, including two Oscars®, a Grammy®, and 14 Emmys®.

CANON

Canon is a world-leading innovator and provider of imaging solution. Canon provides high quality cameras, lenses and displays to enable professional customers to bring their creative visions to life and tell their story.
Canon has a rich professional broadcast heritage and delivers cutting edge optics and innovative cameras through its ongoing commitment to R&D and close relationship with customers. Canon’s Cinema EOS is made up of the flagship C700 and is supported by the C300, and C200 in providing high quality 4k imagery.
The C700 provides 4.5k raw footage at up to 120 fps with the support of the Codex’s production suite and most importantly delivers 15 stops of dynamic range. Canon’s range of HDR equipment extends beyond our HDR cameras, to our HDR lenses and 4k HDR reference monitors which deliver a complete HDR solution.

COLORFRONT

Transkoder is based on Colorfront’s award winning On-Set Dailies architecture and uses cost effective, commodity hardware to deliver faster-than-real-time processing to transcode, decode, convert, wrap and process files to various high-end formats.
Colorfront Transkoder is the ultimate tool for DCP and IMF mastering and high-end UHDTV production, offering the industry’s highest performance JPEG2000 encoding and decoding, 32-bit floating point processing on multiple GPUs, MXF wrapping, accelerated checksums, encryption & decryption, IMF and DCP mastering, editing and versioning.
Transkoder 2017 adds features such Dolby Vision HDR encoding, HDR10+ Dynamic Tone Mapping support, Dolby Digital Plus audio encoding, 24 channel audio output and support for Civolution NexGuard Manager for forensic watermarking.

CODEX

Codex develops high-performance digital production workflow tools to achieve the new standard in entertainment.
HDR is the future for optimum colour, contrast, and brightness. Emulating what the human eye can see, Codex’s tools can capture the wide ratio between light to dark in digital productions running the gamut from major motion pictures to streaming television, and commercials. Designed for filmmakers by filmmakers, Codex’s renowned product portfolio includes easy-to-use recorders and media processing systems, that streamline the transference of digital files and images from camera to post. Products also include innovative tools for colour dynamics, dailies creation, archiving, review, and digital asset management. Codex has offices in London, L.A., and Wellington, with sales partners worldwide.

DIGITAL VISION

With the Digital Vision Nucoda grading system we provide an end to end HDR workflow, incorporating ACES and Dolby Vision. Creating HDR content is easier than ever before.
With Phoenix Restoration software and the Golden Eye 4 archive scanner and the dynamic range inherent in film your back catalogue can be given new possibilities with HDR.
Digital Vision has been at the forefront of image processing innovation for the film and television industries for almost 30 years.
Today, Digital Vision is the unique supplier of an HDR, Dolby and ACES compliant end to end solution to get your film and video assets on to the new area of viewing platforms with a picture quality like never before.

 

DOLBY VISION

Dolby Vision provides superior performance for HDR, delivering greater brightness and contrast, as well as a wide color gamut by using dynamic metadata to maintain artistic intent across a range of playback scenarios. It can scale across performance tiers and maintains the best quality image across a range of brightness levels both above and below 1,000 nits.
Dolby Vision is the preferred HDR mastering workflow for major studios and a growing number of creative professionals, enabling consumers to access a robust portfolio of Dolby Vision movies and episodic content. This includes 80+ studio titles via on-demand streaming, 100+ hours of original content across leading OTT providers globally, and four Dolby Vision Ultra HD Blu-ray™ discs.

FUJINON

Shooting in HDR starts with the lens itself. It’s critical to collect as wide a range of light as possible, and the FUJINON Premier and Cabrio lenses have many features to maximise the high-fidelity transmittance of blacks.
High Transmittance Electronic Beam Coating (HT-EBC) technology reduces flare and ghosting, use of a 9-blade iris further reduces light diffraction and finally, the barrel itself is designed to prevent unwanted light reflections within the lens.
All of these features result in the black transmittance being increased to achieve 4K-class imaging expression that is rich in colour gamut reproduction - the perfect start for your top-end HDR production.

JIGSAW24

Jigsaw24 and root6 have joined forces to become the UK’s most experienced and committed supplier of technology and creative services to the broadcast, film and post-production industry.
With 25 years’ experience, stockholding of over £6 million and nationwide support coverage, we have the combined technical expertise and industry experience to help you upgrade your creative workflow.
Our range of industry-standard creative products from top brands and expert industry know-how make us the go-to for HDR technology.

ROHDE & SCHWARZ

The Rohde & Schwarz electronics group offers innovative solutions for broadcast and media, and are driving innovation across production and post. The company’s CLIPSTER mastering solution helps post facilities meet the highest demands in the fields of mastering and HDR, while their innovative, modular Spycer storage provides a scalable, high-bandwidth answer to the rising demand for dense storage that comes with handling footage with a high resolution, frame rate and dynamic range. Founded more than 80 years ago, Rohde & Schwarz has an extensive sales and service network and is present in more than 70 countries, to deliver unparalleled service to all its customers at every stage of production and post, regardless of location.

SHED

SHED is a boutique picture post facility, offering Dailies and DI services to the film and television industry.
Our guiding philosophy is that technology should enhance, not impede creativity. Modern and streamlined working methods mean that client time is focused on creative tasks, ensuring the best results on screen.
The experienced SHED team can guide you from on-set acquisition through to final delivery. From indie project to the largest blockbuster, we offer bespoke data workflows to meet client needs.
High Dynamic Range and Wide Gamut imaging stands to revolutionise the cinema and home viewing experience – to replicate colours and contrast of the real world.
We look forward to exploring new frontiers with this exciting technology.

VARICAM

Panasonic’s VariCam line-up is made up of the flagship VariCam 35, the compact VariCam LT and the VariCam Pure, which provides 4K uncompressed RAW at up to 120fps with an industry-standard workflow via Codex’s Production Suite.
The complete line-up all share the same award-winning true 4K, unique dual sensitivity sensor. With this technology, Panasonic has made a commitment to lead the movement towards High Dynamic Range (HDR) for acquisition within production and live events.
 Each VariCam provides 14+ stops of latitude which exceeds the dynamic range specifications required for HDR content delivery, in addition to a large colour gamut that surpasses BT.2020, both of which combine to create outstanding images’.