BUDAPEST, HUNGARY — Coinciding with Apple’s launch of their latest Mac Pro workstation, Colorfront (www.colorfront.com) has announced a new, annual rental model for its Colorfront Express Dailies, which dramatically reduces the cost of operating the software. Launching in Q1, Colorfront’s subscription service will enable users to rent Express Dailies 2020 for an annual fee of $5,000, including maintenance support, updates and upgrades.
Express Dailies 2020 supports 6K HDR/SDR workflows along with the latest camera and editorial formats, including Apple ProRes and Apple ProRes Raw, Arri MXF-wrapped ProRes, Arri Alexa LF and Alexa Mini LF Arriraw, Sony Venice 5.0, Blackmagic Raw 1.5, and Codex HDE (High Density Encoding).
Colorfront’s subscription service will deliver a powerful price/performance proposition for those investing in the latest high-end, high-throughput Mac Pro. Express Dailies 2020 is optimized for 6K HDR/SDR dailies processing on the new Mac Pro running MacOS Catalina. It leverages the performance of the Mac Pro’s Intel Xeon 28 core CPU processor and multi-GPU rendering.
Colorfront Transkoder, On-Set Dailies and Express Dailies systems have supported HDR graphical user interface monitors and HDR video output monitoring for several years. Now, Apple’s new 32-inch Retina 6K LED Pro Display XDR considerably lowers the cost of bringing professional HDR reference monitoring on-set. This becomes even more financially viable with the combination of Express Dailies 2020 running on the latest Mac Pro.
“(The) Colorfront Express Dailies 2020 rental option delivers great value for money,” says Aron Jaszberenyi, managing director of Colorfront. “When combined with the new Apple Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR, Express Dailies 2020 gives very powerful new options for filmmakers wanting to take full advantage of 6K HDR/SDR workflows and HDR on-set.”