At IBC, Colorfront said Hollywood is increasingly getting behind Colorfront technology for color-managed workflow, announcing that it was employed for upcoming two studio franchise titles: Terminator: Dark Fate and Top Gun: Maverick.
AJA’s FS-HDR, which incorporates Colorfront Engine color processing, was used on set as a device for monitoring HDR and SDR images from the Arri Alexa LF, used on Dark Fate, and the Sony Venice, used on Maverick.
“I have used AJA FS-HDR in production for over a year now,” explained Top Gun: Maverick cinematographer Claudio Miranda, ASC, in a statement provided by Colorfront. “It allows me to see beautiful and pleasing images out of the camera while monitoring on set. I also enjoy additional features that FS-HDR provides, such as resizing for achieving custom formats or frame lines, as well as the ability to feed multiple signals and monitor both SDR and HDR simultaneously on the same reference monitor.”
Other vendors licensing Colorfront Engine include Telestream, which is including HDR color conversion in its Vantage media-processing platform, Colorfront said. In addition to the Colorfront Engine SDK, OpenFX plug-ins can now be used to enable ACES-compliant workflow in products including Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve and The Foundry Nuke, the company said.
At IBC, Colorfront showed accelerated real-time decompression, debayering and playback of UHD 8K (7680 x 4320) .r3d files in its Transkoder 2019 using Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics hardware for acceleration and AJA Kona5 cards for 8K output at up to 60p.