Introduced in Amsterdam during the 2018 IBC show, and making it’s NAB debut, is the new HDR Image Analyzer from AJA Video Systems (www.aja.com), an HDR monitoring and analysis appliance powered by Colorfront developed software.
The HDR Image Analyzer supports the monitoring and analysis of 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD, HDR and WCG content for broadcast and OTT entertainment across production, post production, quality control (QC) and mastering.
At the 2019 NAB Show, AJA announced free HDR Image Analyzer v1.1 firmware that helps HDR production professionals deliver more engaging content with deeper color and greater luminosity with several new feature enhancements. It includes a new web UI that simplifies remote configuration and control from multiple machines, with updates over Ethernet offering the ability to download logs and screenshots. New Remote Desktop support provides facility-friendly control from desktops, laptops and tablets on any operating system. The update also adds new HDR monitoring and analysis tools plus other enhancements.
HDR Image Analyzer feature highlights include: support for display referred SDR (Rec.709), HDR ST2084/PQ and HLG analysis; support for scene referred ARRI, Canon, Panasonic, RED and Sony camera color spaces; display and color processing look up table (LUT) support; automatic color space conversion based on the Colorfront Engine; CIE graph, vectorscope, waveform and histogram support; nit levels and phase metering; advanced out of gamut and out of brightness detection with error intolerance; data analyzer with pixel picker; up to 4K/UltraHD 60p over 4x 3G-SDI inputs and more.
“Production professionals are embracing 4K HDR and WCG at a breakneck pace to bring audiences more compelling viewing experiences, making quality control a central focus. We’re excited to bring them HDR Image Analyzer, which will improve quality control with a cost efficient and proven Colorfront toolset for monitoring and analyzing HDR productions, all in real time,” said Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems.
It will be available soon as a free update.