Dalet Partners With Cinnafilm To Expand AmberFin Platform With High-Performance Temporal Conversion

At IBC2014 (stand 8.B77), Dalet Digital Media Systems will address the need for high-performance temporal conversion in file-based environments with the launch of a suite of advanced software technologies included within the Dalet AmberFin platform.

The new AmberFin Advanced Adaptive Temporal Transform Toolbox (AT)3 provides a collection of tools to suit all types of temporal transforms. Joining the already released AmberFin ACC is a new GPU-accelerated motion-compensated frame rate conversion tool: Cinnafilm’s award-winning Tachyon.

Dalet has combined the expertise of AmberFin and Cinnafilm in frame rate conversion, scaling and deinterlacing to create an automated, reliable industrial transcoding platform that works at the highest performance for domestic, international and internet delivery.

“Transcodes are central to all file-based processes in the creation of domestic, web and international versions. Different temporal transforms are required for each version type; and the (AT)3 suite provides the toolkit to address these applications,” said Matthieu Fasani, product manager at Dalet AmberFin. “For example, filmic material that has been mastered at 30i requires ACC (Advanced Cadence Correction) technology to transform it for optimum domestic and web delivery. Whereas international versioning, for example taking European content at 25i and converting it to 29i for US broadcast, requires high-quality motion-compensated conversion. (AT)3 provides the set of tools that allows media facilities to choose the tool that is best suited for a particular piece of media and conversion.”

Adds Fasani, “Given that broadcasters now source and distribute on a global basis and have to deal with content at many different frame rates, fast, high-quality frame rate conversion is central to many file-based workflows. With the introduction of more and higher frame rates, this is likely to be increasingly critical for many customers in the future. Dalet customers can look forward to new tools being added to (AT)3 in the near future.”

Dalet AmberFin will launch its implementation of the GPU-accelerated frame rate conversion technology, in partnership with Cinnafilm, at IBC, delivering fast, high-quality, motion-compensated frame rate conversion. The combination also yields a four-times reduction in the amount of hardware broadcasters need to purchase, install and maintain, and includes a fully featured transcoding and format conversion toolset.

Launched in April as the first tool in (AT)3, AmberFin ACC is a fast, CPU-based technology for correcting mixed or broken cadence material.

Alongside Tachyon’s GPU-accelerated standards conversion at IBC, the Dalet AmberFin platform will be shown with the latest updates, including integration with Dalet Galaxy, state-of-the-art US film-to-television conversion, and seamless workflows for application specifications such as the UK’s DPP standard.

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