IBC 2011 – CLIPSTER with Mezzanine Format Mastering and RAW Support
September 5, 2011
Right on time for IBC 2011, DVS presents its award-winning DI workstation CLIPSTER® with an extended feature set. Besides new DCI Mastering functions, CLIPSTER® now also offers Mezzanine Format Mastering for IMF with extended JPEG2000 support.
Hanover/Amsterdam. At DVS booth 7.E25, IBC visitors will discover how they can perfect their workflows in terms of flexibility, convenience and speed by using CLIPSTER®. Right on time for Europe's largest industry event in Amsterdam, DVS has further enhanced the DCI Mastering strengths of its DI workstation, and also integrated IMF Mastering to generate Interoperable Master Format (IMF) packages. In addition to the new AVC-Ultra codec classes from Panasonic, CLIPSTER® also offers real-time support for JPEG2000 as well as RAW formats of a variety of cameras.
When it comes to DCI Mastering, CLIPSTER® users benefit from extended features: The DVS DI workstation makes generating file-based formats including DCPs (Digital Cinema Packages) for digital cinema even easier and faster. Thanks to CLIPSTER’s new IMF Mastering function, users can quickly and cost-effectively generate a digital file-based master comprising various tracks such as video, audio, subtitles and closed caption data. The Interoperable Master Format (IMF) is a mezzanine format that allows rapid versioning of various distribution formats. CLIPSTER’s batchlist function enables independent and automated processing of DCI/IMF and other distribution jobs.
With the DI workstation, users can also record directly and losslessly into JPEG2000 file sequences. JPEG2000 has established itself as a high-quality mastering and archiving format. With a bit rate of 500 Mbit/s, CLIPSTER® compresses JPEG2000 files faster than in real time.
DVS has increased the number of codecs supported in CLIPSTER® to include AVC-Intra Class 200 that is part of Panasonic's AVC-Ultra codec group. For the first time, this format is available in the market and extends the DI workstation's range of distribution formats. Among other benefits, AVC-Intra Class 200 delivers high-quality 1080p50/p60 compression – on top of that, CLIPSTER® can also wrap AVC-Intra Class 200 in a P2 or OP-1a MXF.
CLIPSTER® makes working with stereoscopic workflows much easier and guarantees incredible time savings. The STAN (Stereoscopic Analyzer) software, which is now integrated in CLIPSTER®, is a correction tool that can be used both manually and automatically. STAN analyzes and corrects the 3D material in real time, automatically adjusting the color for the left and right eyes, among other features.
CLIPSTER® immensely accelerates the RAW deliverable process and enables high-speed processing of RAW files from digital cameras such as ARRI ALEXA, RED EPIC® and models by Phantom and Silicon Imaging. Here, CLIPSTER® creates a single timeline from the RAW material and carries out real-time decoding and demosaicing. The DI workstation combines the RAW data with other file and video formats, offering users a great deal of workflow flexibility.
Bernhard Reitz, Head of Product Management at DVS: "File-based workflows vary greatly and pose a new set of challenges. As a result, DVS places considerable emphasis on offering its customers flexible, easy-to-integrate and high-performance solutions. With its format variety and extensive feature set for RAW deliverables and distribution mastering processes, CLIPSTER® can be deployed at the heart of any workflow."
DVS, a Rohde & Schwarz company, is a leading manufacturer of high-quality hardware and software for broadcast, digital film and video post production, presentation and event markets. DVS applications cover the production of popular TV series and Hollywood blockbusters, and enable 4K films for Digital Cinema. With over 25 years of experience in the professional video industry, DVS has cultivated a "passion for perfection," and continues to develop revolutionary systems for customized, flexible, high-performance workflows. With CLIPSTER®, DVS was the first company in the world to make real-time 4K processing possible.Its future-proof video server VENICE offers a flexible solution for modern, file-based workflows in broadcast environments.Headquartered in Hanover (Germany) and Los Angeles (USA), DVS also has branch offices in Miami (USA), Paris (France), and Singapore.
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