Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

Dolby Certifies Colorfront Transkoder

News Image
Colorfront has confirmed its Colorfront Transkoder – an automated, standalone system for high-quality digital file conversion – has been certified by Dolby Laboratories for the creation of Dolby Atmos Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs).

With the expansion of Transkoder's toolset to include support for Dolby's object-based audio format, post production studios can leverage Transkoder's extreme performance to create Dolby Atmos DCPs at up to 10 times faster-than-realtime.

Using Dolby Atmos object-based audio, sound experts have the creative freedom to place sound anywhere in the movie theatre – not just where there happen to be speakers – to deliver an immersive listening experience. Sound mixers can tag each sound 'object' with precise directions as to where it should appear or move in the room. Dolby Atmos also takes into account the unique configuration of each venue, to ensure a consistent, high-quality audio experience regardless of the size and shape. Thanks to an intelligent decoder box, sound objects are rendered and distributed to the required number of speakers.

"Dolby Atmos is a remarkable technology that brings an exciting dynamic to the cinema-going experience," said Aron Jaszberenyi, managing director of Colorfront. "The official certification of Colorfront Transkoder for Dolby Atmos further expands Transkoder's comprehensive capabilities, gives DCP mastering facilities new levels of performance and productivity, and establishes Colorfront as the premier provider of mastering solutions for high-end digital cinema."

Soundfirm, Australia's largest independent picture and sound post production company, recently purchased Transkoder for digital cinema mastering at its newly-constructed Melbourne headquarters. The company recently completed picture and sound post, including a Dolby Atmos mix, for the feature film The Dressmaker, starring Liam Hemsworth, Kate Winslet, Judy Davis and Hugo Weaving.

"Soundfirm has been Australia's premiere film and television sound post-production facility for over thirty years, and we keep the company at the leading-edge by continual investment in people and technology," said Soundfirm CEO, Roger Savage. "In Melbourne we offer Australia's only Dolby Atmos Mixing and Mastering stage. Now with Colorfront's Dolby-certified Transkoder in the workflow, we can power our way to final 2K and 4K DCPs, including a full Dolby Atmos sound mix and subtitles. This continues our tradition of working at the vanguard of cinema innovation."

Transkoder runs on Supermicro, HP Z840 and new Mac Pro platforms. It has GPU-accelerated, faster-than-real-time capabilities, and a comprehensive toolset for HFR UHDTV and 4K-6K-8K digital cinema applications.

Along with object-based audio technology support, Transkoder's features include 240FPS JPEG2000 encode-decode, DCP/DCI-compliant mastering, IMF/IMP authoring, packaging, verification and QC. Harnessing Colorfront Transkoder, Dolby Atmos mixes can be easily integrated into DCI and SMPTE DCP mastering processes, with the DCP created at up to 10 times faster than realtime.

Colorfront will demonstrate Transkoder, along with its Express Dailies and On-Set Dailies systems, at SMPTE 2015 in Sydney, Australia from July 14-17, 2015.

Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

Prism Sound Selects Vintage Sound
Prism Sound has appointed Vintage Sound as its distributor in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. They will be responsible for the company's full ra
HHB Unveil Dolby Atmos Home Entertainment Mastering Suite
Designed to empower post-production facilities to create, edit, mix and master high quality Dolby Atmos content for Blu-ray or digital delivery, Dolby
Lipsync Provides Full Sound And VFX Post-Production Services For Drama
LipSync has announced its role in providing full sound and VFX post-production services for upcoming drama Alone in Berlin. From tomorrow,01 July, the
Sound Devices' Wingman App Available For Android
Sound Devices has confirmed that its remote control app, Wingman, is now available for Android. It works with the company's 6-Series line of field mix
The Sound of Silence: The Art of Using Music
We all know how crucial music can be to complimenting your production; indeed without the soundtrack a large chunk of the emotional depth can disappea
Richard Earnshaw Invests In Prism Sound's Titan
Artist and producer Richard Earnshaw has invested in a Prism Sound Titan Multi-channel Audio Interface, which is helping to improve the accuracy of hi
Evolving Sound Trailer-Music Launches
New trailer-music label Evolving Sound has launched with three powerful albums, delivering forward-looking full orchestral, hybrid and electronic trai
Entec Sound & Light MD Receives Industry Award
Noreen O'Riordan, Managing Director of Entec Sound & Light and Head of Lighting, has received the Outstanding Contribution Award at the TPi Awards 201
Sound Designer Deploys PMC Monitoring Equipment For Studio
Accuracy without colour that isn't fatiguing – that, says Sound Designer Matt McCamley, is exactly what he was looking for when he was choosing audio
Brown Bear Audio Expands Roster Of Remote Sound Specialists
Brown Bear Audio has expanded its roster of remote sound specialists to meet the potential increase in demand due to the Coronavirus outbreak. As spec
Sound Devices Releases iPad-Compatible SD-Remote Companion App
Sound Devices has released its new iPad-compatible SD-Remote companion app for the 8-Series Portable Mixer-Recorders. SD-Remote allows sound mixers to
Sound Designer Shines With NUGEN Audio
As a sound designer, mixer and supervisor, Scott Gershin takes pride in telling stories with sound. Throughout his 30-year career, Gershin has worked
Electro-Voice And Dynacord Sound System Helps Revive Roof Garden Ballroom
Nestled on the shores of West Okoboji Lake in the heart of the Iowa Great Lakes resort region, Historic Arnolds Park has been a major vacation attract
PMC Partners With Dolby And Universal Music
A Dolby Atmos demo facility will form the centerpiece of PMC's booth at NAMM 2019, giving artists, producers and recording engineers an opportunity to
Dolby Laboratories To Be Honoured At IBC2017
IBC has revealed that it will award the International Honour for Excellence to Dolby Laboratories at this year's show. The award is IBC's highest acco