Cineon/DPX Toolkit for MacOSX & Demo Features
At last there is an easy way to load and save Cineon or DPX film (or High Def) images into QuickTime. Any application that is QuickTime aware can access all aspects of the Cineon and DPX digital film file format. These applications include Final Cut Studio, Adobe AfterEffects, and Telestream's Episode, etc.
Full GPU Acceleration has been added to Cineon/DPX Toolkit for MacOSX. 16-bit DPX files with full Alpha Channel support is now available. A GPU accelerated 3DLUT FxPlug Filter has also been updated to provide improved playback and responsiveness. With the FxPlug Filter, 3DLUTs can now be used from within Final Cut Pro or Motion. These improvements add to large array of standard features that come with the package.
Full Integration into Final Cut Pro
With the Cineon/DPX Toolkit, productions can import and export Cineon or DPX sequences right into Final Cut Pro. No additional processing is required. Metadata from the Cineon and DPX files also goes directly into Final Cut Pro, along with the Time Code and Imagery. Information concerning color choices, shot notes, and other slate information is passed from the Cineon or DPX header right into Final Cut’s XML format. Also, Cineon or DPX frames can be exported directly out of Final Cut Pro. No rendering needed. The Glue Tools Components are ideal for sending DV or HD shots off to Digital Intermediate.
Built In 3DLUT Support
Need to change the aspect ratio of your footage? The Cineon/DPX Toolkit has the ability to unsqueeze your imagery using a number of popular aspect ratios, without modifying the original.
Have lots of shots to export from your Final Cut Pro project? Send them to Compressor! The Cineon/DPX Toolkit now includes a set of Cineon and DPX encoder plugins. You can now send sequences to be rendered to Cineon or DPX frames, while preserving the highest image quality. If you have a Qmaster render system set up, you can cluster a group of machines to render your footage, saving you that much more time.
Time code is loaded right into any QuickTime application that supports time code tracks. Reel names (time code track labels) can also be added for applications such as Final Cut Pro. During export from Compressor, time code can be baked into the DPX header, as well. You can use the time code track that is provided by your application, or manually override it before saving out your sequence.
Many hardware and software vendors offer the ability to embed metadata information into the Cineon or DPX frames. A feature of these components is to retrieve these bits of information and make them available to your tools or applications. Final Cut Pro is already supported by the Cineon/DPX Toolkit. But for your application, a development API is available to allow your custom application to have direct metadata support.
The Components now offer the ability to Override Preset Frame Rates. This makes the Cineon/DPX QuickTime components the ideal way to re-time shots from 24FPS to 23.98. Any combination of Frame Rates can be Overridden. When combined with the ability to Override Time Code Rates, the ability to simulate Telecine is possible.
Independent filmmakers will find this to be the ideal solution, when exporting their HD projects out to film. With QuickTime and these Components, Indy Filmmakers can convert their entire project into Cineon or DPX sequences, so that they can have them color corrected at a DI facility, and then printed to film. With the new addition of the Compressor 3 plugins, you will now be able to batch render your sequences for high quality processing. Combined with Compressor 3, tasks such as scaling imagery, burning in Time Code, and even frame rate conversion is now possible.
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