Colorfront Express Dailies

Colorfront Express Dailies

Colorfront Express Dailies


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  • Advanced File-Based Dailies System
  • Grade, Transcode, Archive, QC, Encode
  • Ideal for Commercials, Film, HD TV Shows
  • Drag and Drop User Interface
  • Faster Than Real-Time Deliverables
  • Supports All Common File Formats
  • Real-Time Playback of RAW Camera Formats
  • On-Set Live Look Creation
  • Mac Compatible
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Colorfront EXPRESS DAILIES overview

  • 1Description

Colorfront's Express Dailies is a high-performance on-set or near-set file-based dailies system for commercials, film, and high-end TV productions. Express Dailies is based on the image science technology, high-performance processing engine, and color grading and management tools featured in Colorfront's Emmy Award winning On-Set Dailies system, used in big-budget Hollywood features and episodic TV shows.

Express Dailies combines production-proven tools for dailies work with sophisticated yet simple-to-use color science to deliver simultaneous, faster than real-time results in all common file formats.

Express Dailies is a complete solution for digital color management and processing, featuring a simple drag and drop workflow for high-resolution grading, transcoding, archiving, QC, and encoding.

Note: Your download will provide you with the most recent version of Express Dailies.

Key Features
  • Drag and drop user interface
  • Multiple RAW / uncompressed source formats
  • On-Set Live look creation
  • Copy Central ingest and archive
  • Color grading, CDL, ARRI Alexa.look file support
  • Flexible 32-bits per channel image processing pipeline
  • IIF / ACES workflow with OpenEXR file format support
  • Ultra high performance rendering
  • HD deliverables with different burn-ins, watermark
  • Simultaneous creation of multiple delivery formats: DNxHD MXF, ProRes QT, H264, DPX, OpenEXR
  • Sound syncing, multiple metadata burn-ins
  • Built-in waveform and histogram analysis tools
  • Checksum verified copy / manifest and LTO archival
  • COPRA streaming iPad dailies
High Performance
Runs on Mac Pro tower and MacBook Pro with Retina Display using NVIDIA GPU. Provides RAW image de-bayering and support for AJA Kona3 and Io XT cards for real-time HD video playback.

  • Native 64-bit application, fully multi-threaded for multi-core CPUs
  • Real-time playback of RAW camera formats with highest quality
  • 32 bits per channel, floating point image processing in GPU
Source Media & Camera Formats
  • Canon C500 4K RAW
  • Sony F65 RAW, F55 RAW, F5 RAW
  • Sony XAVC 4K, SRFile (SStP MP4), XDCam EX
  • Alexa ARRIRAW, ProRes 4444 and 422, DNxHD
  • Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Aaton Delta DNG
  • RED REDCODE RAW (R3D) support, including RED One MX, Epic, Scarlet, and Epic Monochrome
  • DNxHD MXF and QuickTime, including DNxHD 444
  • Phantom Flex, Miro, HD Gold , 65 .cine RAW
  • Silicon Imaging SI-2K, Cineform RAW
  • Canon EOS 1D, 5D, 7D H264 QuickTime with timecode
  • Canon EOS C100, C300, C500 MXF, EOS 1DC 4K JPG
  • Panasonic P2, MXF AVC Intra
  • Most QuickTime formats, with appropriate codecs
  • OpenEXR 16-bit format support
  • Uncompressed media (DPX, TIFF files from digital, tape, or scanned sources)
  • Broadcast audio BWAV including header metadata
Encoding Formats
  • Avid DNxHD MXF, including latest DNxHD 444
  • Final Cut Pro ProRes (444, 422 HQ,Proxy, LT)
  • MPEG4 H.264 for Web delivery, iPhone, and iPad, etc.
  • Specific web deliverables, such as: PIX and DAX
  • Uncompressed HD DPX, TIFF, OpenEXR, QuickTime
  • Still frame formats such as: TIF, JPG, DPX, etc.
  • WAV broadcast wave audio, stereo and multi channel
  • Export various metadata, including FLX, ALE, FCP XML, CDL, CCC
  • Automatic PDF QC report generation
  • COPRA iPad Streaming Dailies in full HD
On-Set Live Look Creation
Create looks and export and manage CDLs and 3DLuts on external LUT boxes, with multiple cameras, full color science, Academy ACES support, stills, split screens, and camera metadata views.

  • Grade live on camera HD monitor feeds
  • Multi camera support, with color grading offset for cameras
  • Still store, split screen, waveform and histogram analysis tools
  • Camera metadata views with data extracted from HD-SDI signal
  • Export and manage CDLs and 3D LUT files for external LUT boxes
  • Supports Colorfront's open EMD metadata files to dailies systems
  • Full color science for all professional camera formats supported
  • Includes full support for Academy ACES color workflows
Sound Syncing
  • Automatically sync audio, based on timecode in BWF
  • Analyze audio to detect clap sound and sync audio
  • Manual sound syncing with sync slip and audition
  • Scene/slate/take/cam/select info from BWF file header
  • Audio waveform helps sync sound quickly and accurately
Color Correction & Image Processing
  • Full IIF-ACES workflow support: IDT, LMT, RRT, ODT
  • ASC-CDL import / export in CMX EDL, ASC CCC CDL color grading, in HD video, Log, or ACES color
  • Import / export reference images in TIF or DPX format
  • Primary color grading -- master RGB color processor with saturation, contrast, high, mid and low corrections
  • High quality HD resizing with high quality filtering
  • Zoom: reposition, resize, aspect, flip and flop
  • Text burn-in of multiple metadata including TC, file name, user text, watermark, logo burn, and letterbox
Extensive Metadata Support and Open Architecture
  • Broadcast audio BWAV including header metadata
  • ScriptE, QTake XML, ARRI Alexa XML, Codex XML, and 5th Kind
  • Lens metadata support, including LDS and Cooke /i lens
  • LUT import and export in a variety of formats
  • Color metadata import and export, CDL, CCC, and ALE
  • Support for EMD, Colorfront's open Express Meta Data sidecar XML file format with all metadata info
Copy Central
Fast checksum verified copies (with manifest reports) to multiple destinations, including archival to single or dual LTO5 and 6 tapes via LTFS. Archive database, bar codes, and transfer reports.
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Colorfront EXPRESS DAILIES specs

Minimum System Requirements Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Mac Pro Tower
Dual 4 or 6 core processors
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680, 690, Quadro 4000 and K5000
Local (SSD) or external FC/Thunderbolt storage

15" Retina MacBook Pro (38 cm)

Optional peripherals support:
AJA Kona 3G or AJA Io XT (MacBook Pro)
Archival on LTO 5 and LTO 6 LTFS

Control Panel Support:
Tangent Devices Element, Wave, CP200
AVID Artist Color and Transport panels

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