Colorfront awarded tech Emmy for its on-set dailies system
October 10, 2012

Colorfront awarded tech Emmy for its on-set dailies system

BUDAPEST — Colorfront (, which already has an Oscar to its name thanks to the development of Autodesk's Lustre, has now been awarded a 2012 Primetime Engineering Emmy for Colorfront On-Set Dailies.

According to the Academy, Colorfront On-Set Dailies, which was introduced at NAB 2011, has "allowed high-end episodic television shows that switched to digital file-based workflows to process and deliver multiple hours of footage each day, so that dailies requirements could remain unchanged, and deliver color-graded, sound-sync images with burn-ins in multiple file formats for editorial, production review, DVD's, viewing copies etc."

Colorfront On-Set Dailies has been used on leading episodic TV shows including CSI:Miami (CBS), Dexter (Showtime — pictured below), True Blood (HBO), Desperate Housewives (ABC), House (Fox), The Lying Game (ABC), Man Up (ABC), NCIS: LA (CBS), Private Practice (ABC), Scandal (ABC), Sons Of Anarchy (FX), Undercover Boss (CBS), Vampire Diaries (CW), Walking Dead (AMC), Pretty Little Liars (ABC) and Modern Family (ABC).

Colofront's On-Set Dailies was developed by the same team which won the 2010 Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences,. On-Set Dailies offers an all-embracing approach to digital dailies workflow, integrating production-proven tools for dailies work with state-of-the-art color and image science, and provides simultaneous faster-than-realtime deliverables in all common file formats.

The forthcoming release of On-Set Dailies breaks new ground by delivering high frame-rate (HFR) 4K capabilities. This includes 4K output at 60FPS from all of the major RAW formats, with de-mosaicing and processing on-the-fly. With this new release, TV and motion picture producers can move beyond HD monitoring and review, and work with 3K, 4K and 5K RAW material in post-ready 4K quality.

64th Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards will be presented on Wednesday, October 24th, at a ceremony at the Loews Hollywood Hotel, Los Angeles.