IRIDAS and CineForm Announce Full RAW and RGB Post Solution
Strategic Cooperation Offers Compressed Workflow Up to 4K
CineForm played a key role in realizing a non-destructive color metadata workflow for the Silicon Imaging camera earlier this year. The ability to store SpeedGrade .Looks from the camera in the compressed file meant that complete color and image data were available to everyone in post – within manageable file sizes. Around the same time IRIDAS was turning heads at NAB 2007 with the industry ¹s first real time de-mosaic of uncompressed RAW formats from cameras such as the Phantom 4K and the ARRI D20.
These developments have now come together. CineForm RAW – designed for the new generation of digital cinema cameras – allows filmmakers to retain all of the sensor data from the camera. CineForm ¹s new Prospect 2K software fills the last gap in the RAW workflow by enabling artists to access, apply, and exchange the embedded .Look metadata non-destructively within editing applications such as Adobe Premiere Pro. CineForm RAW can even be played in Windows Media Player with the SpeedGrade color profile applied.
"IRIDAS has been pushing the envelope for digital workflows since introducing the first software solution for uncompressed playback seven years ago," said David Taylor, CEO of CineForm. "By showing them a considerable amount of test data, we were able to convince IRIDAS that a compressed workflow is a viable alternative even for high-end postproduction pipelines. With CineForm support now available in both FrameCycler and SpeedGrade, facilities can work with compressed CineForm files just like they would with DPX or other formats, with the advantage of having live color metadata included directly in the file."