April 10, 2013

NAB 2013: Colorfront shows On-Set Dailies systems

LAS VEGAS — Budapest, Hungary's Colorfront (www.colorfront.com) is at NAB with On-Set Dailies 2013, the latest version of its high-resolution, on-set digital processing system. Designed for feature film and TV productions, the new 64-bit release adds functionality that aids producers, Directors of Photography (DPs), Digital Imaging Technicians (DITs), colorists, and post production managers as they build media and metadata workflows for high resolution and high frame-rate productions.

On-Set Dailies integrates a range of tools for dailies work, including playback and sync, QC, color grading, audio and metadata management. The system can provide simultaneous faster-than-realtime deliverables in all common file formats. Advanced features include realtime 4K de-Bayering, ACES workflow support, and UHDTV and 4k support. 

On-Set Dailies 2013 Live! provides realtime de-Bayering and grading of live camera signals in up to 4K resolution. DPs and on-set colorists can now interactively design looks prior to shooting. This ability to preview and grade on a live 4K RAW signal makes color work a creative and pre-production design process instead of a corrective post task. 

On-Set Dailies 2013 supports the AJA Corvid Ultra, to provide a complete 4K/2K monitoring and I/O solution with UHDTV support of 3840x2160 at 60FPS. Customers will be able to output 4K/UHDTV material in full-resolution via Quad HD-SDI to a 4K monitor, allowing them to grade on the live 4K signals produced by higher resolution cameras such as the Canon C500 and Sony F65. On-Set Dailies 2013 further augments 4K workflows with support for 4K encoding to popular editing codecs. 

The new integrated Copy Central capability in On-Set Dailies 2013 eases dailies and deliverables production further still by offering integrated simultaneous checksum copying to multiple destinations, including archiving to LTO, and produces easily legible PDF manifest reports. 

Users of On-Set Dailies 2013 are able to easily manage media and metadata with the new Bin functions, which includes creation of bins and timelines, easy sort and search based on all metadata, and file export for easy project management. 

The company is also showing Express Dailies 2013 at the NAB show. Designed for television and commercial work, the 64-bit release including playback and sync, QC, color grading, audio and metadata management tools. Users can create simultaneous deliverables at faster-than-realtime in all common file formats. It also offers a Live! feature for realtime de-Bayering and grading of live camera signals.