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Colorfront On-Set Dailies advances 4K workflows & high frame-rate Cinematography

New 2012 Winter Release supports Sony F65 RAW, RED Epic R3D and Alexa ARRIRAW 4K workflows (February 13, 2012)
DMN Newswire--2012-2-13--Academy Award-winning developer Colorfront ( has released the Winter 2012 version of its On-Set Dailies system, introducing real-time 4K display of dailies for motion picture productions using the new generation of high-end cameras flooding the digital cinematography market.

The 2012 Winter Release enables cinematographers to dispense with traditional HD monitoring and review, and allows them to work with 3K, 4K and 5K RAW material in post-ready 4K quality to realize their creative vision – either on-set, near-set, or at their favorite facility – whilst also providing final, post-quality dailies instantly to the production.

As feature-film makers adopt higher frame-rate capture (on motion pictures such as Avatar sequels and The Hobbit), On-Set Dailies also delivers RAW, DPX and 16-bit TIFF file format support for 2D and 3D stereoscopic projects shooting at 48/60fps. Colorfront will debut these significant advances at the 2012 HPA Technology Retreat, 14 – 17 February, in Palm Springs, CA.

Colorfront On-Set Dailies delivers an all-embracing approach to digital dailies workflow, by integrating production-proven tools for dailies work – including playback and sync, QC, color grading, audio and metadata management – with state-of-the-art color and image science, and the delivery of simultaneous faster-than-real time deliverables in all common file formats.

The On-Set Dailies Winter 2012 release includes file format support for the new generation of digital cinematography cameras, including Sony’s F65RAW, SRFile (SStP) and XDCAM EX, RED Epic R3D, Alexa Studio 4K Anamorphic, Canon C300, Panasonic P2 and GoPro.

Now, Colorfront On-Set dailies can be integrated with 4K projectors – such as the Sony SXRD, the new 4K DLP projectors from Christie, Barco and NEC – and any of the 4K monitors being released, to provide a full 4K display workflow from the set and into post production.

The 2012 Winter Release of On-Set Dailies release is also packed with additional features including, background rendering and render queue management, support for multi-camera format projects, waveform monitoring and histogram analysis tools, plus an Enhancement Pack featuring Vignette, Gradient, BlurMix, Tilt and Grain tools.

"There is now no reason why a DP shooting with RED Epic, ARRI Alexa or Sony F65, for a 4K digital cinema release, should have to manage with an HD image," said Aron Jaszberenyi, managing director of Colorfront. "New generation digital cinema cameras feature 3K/4K/5K/8K sensors and capture way beyond HD, and also output RAW sensor data for external processing. Combining On-Set Dailies in a 4K workflow with 4K monitors or DLP projectors gives cinematographers greater accuracy and confidence as they are shooting. They can see their rushes on-set, on the day of the shoot, in the best DI finishing quality, on a 4K projector or monitor. Also, as motion pictures are now going beyond 24fps for shooting, On-Set Dailies offers the required performance for high frame-rate stereo playback including 48/60fps."

Colorfront's On-Set Dailies will be presented at several key industry events in the coming weeks:
- 2012 HPA Technology Retreat, 14 – 17 Feb, Palm Springs, CA

- Colorfront On-Set Dailies Training Supersession, 18 Feb, Beverly Hills, CA

- NAB 2012, 14 – 19 April, Las Vegas, NV

Colofront 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®, for the development Autodesk’s Lustre grading system. On-Set Dailies harnesses direct experience gained on TV series including The Pillars Of The Earth (Tandem Communications, Muse Entertainment & Scott Free Productions), The Borgias (CTV/Showtime), and feature films Monte Carlo (Fox 2000 Pictures), The Debt (Miramax), and The Raven (Intrepid Pictures), which were all shot in Hungary, where Colorfront is based.

Colorfront, based in Budapest, Hungary, is one of Europe's leading DI and post production facilities. The company was founded by brothers Mark and Aron Jaszberenyi, who together played a pivotal role in the emergence of non-linear DI. The company's R&D team earned an Academy Award for the development of Lustre, Autodesk's DI grading system. Combining this in-depth expertise with a pedigree in the development of additional cutting-edge software for color enhancement, Colorfront offers today’s most advanced technologies for scanning and recording, DI grading, conforming, digital dailies, VFX, online and offline editing, cinema sound mixing, mastering and deliverables.

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