Arri and Colorfront team up on digital dailies12 September 2010
Arri and Colorfront have launched a new digital dailies product, Colorfront On-Set Dailies, designed for use with Arri’s Alexa and Arriflex D-21 digital cameras and their workflows.
Already grabbing attention at IBC, the new system incorporates tools for playback and sync, QC, colour grading, audio and metadata management, and simultaneous faster-than-realtime deliverables in common file formats.
Along with providing benefits for productions involving Arri digital cameras, Colorfront’s system integrates into any digital dailies workflow, providing a pipeline into subsequent post-production processes. Release is scheduled for Q4.
The Colorfront team is best known for the development Autodesk’s Lustre grading system. The new On-Set Dailies toolset was realised over the last two years and harnesses direct experience gained on TV series including The Pillars Of The Earth and feature films such as The Debt, all shot in Hungary, where Colorfront is based.
“Colorfront’s On-Set Dailies is the logical complement to the workflow behind Alexa and the D-21, and beyond that to all digital dailies involving scanners such as the Arriscan, telecines, as well as other cameras,” said Markus Frees, Arri’s director for DI sales, EMEA region. “It will help filmmakers enormously in terms of productivity and cost-savings.”
Colorfront’s On-Set Dailies has a node-based interface; can load media files from film scans, tape capture, disk and solid state recorders; and synchronises sound files with picture.
Its image-processing capabilities include primary and selective colour correction, the application of 3D LUTs, printer-light and ASC CDL compatibility, image resizing tools, and burn-in options. It also works with 3D stereo media, allowing stereo adjustments of colour and position, and assembles takes into rolls and tapes for deliverables, screeners and archival purposes.