(Las Vegas: NAB 2012--April 17, 2012) Marquise Technologies, designers of state-of-the-art solutions for post-production, television and broadcast industries and NextComputing, manufacturers of high-performance portable and small form-factor workstations and servers, have announced a joint solution for the ingest, grading and delivery of digital film dailies on-set and near-set.|
Marquise Technologies M I S T (Media Ingest Stream Transcode) software, when driven by NextComputing's portable workstation computers, provides a complete solution for the creation, distribution, and viewing of dailies from any of the myriad of digital camera formats in today's cinema productions, while on location.
The ability to ingest media from any popular camera, ranging from ARRI Alexa to Adobe DNG (Aaton Penelope Delta), debayer and playback in real-time while burning in metadata and delivering projection ready dailies in a variety of formats from MXF Avid DNxHD to ProRes, all of this while On-Set or Near-Set, is no longer a fringe practice but a requirement for most modern productions.
NextComputing offers several configurations of their portable workstations, all of which feature high-end NVIDIA® Quadro by PNY™ professional graphics solutions with HD-SDI output, high-speed Intel® Xeon processors, fast internal RAID storage, and the ability to support multiple REDRocket™ cards - all in a single compact system. Marquise Technologies highly recommends the following systems, which, coupled with M I S T, are able to answer the technology challenges a production meets on-set and near-set:
- Radius EX - All-in-one, briefcase style workstation with a built-in 17-inch HD display, dual Intel Xeon processors and fast RAID storage capable handling virtually any file format up to uncompressed stereoscopic 3D. Radius EX can go anywhere, including the overhead compartment of most commercial airlines.
- Nucleus - Compact portable workstation with all the features of Radius EX, but in a compact, mini-tower chassis that can connect to any external monitor and be tucked neatly away under a desk.
- Nucleus RM - Short-depth 20" 3U rackmount workstation offering the highest-end processing, storage, and graphics capability for productions that need the utmost performance. Nucleus RM is ideal for mobile DIT with its space-saving shallow rack design.
"Anyone trying to manage digital camera data pipelines on-set knows the challenges of dealing with all of that data. We see the role of high-end computing in the production process as the wave of the future, and the only way to handle the deluge of data that today's productions are generating", says Bob Labadini, President and CTO of NextComputing. "As an emerging player in the digital film production industry, Marquise Technologies is poised to make some major changes with our state-of-the-art applications. Adding a high-performance computing hardware provider to our customers was the next logical step. We're excited to have the opportunity to showcase our solutions at NAB this year, where we think the audience will be particularly impressed with the performance of M I S T powered by Next Computing's portable workstations."
"NextComputing systems deliver the required horsepower for managing digital dailies at high resolutions and quality, altogether in a truly mobile form factor. When combined with M I S T the resulted power-pack matches perfectly the complex needs for an on-set/near-set tool while keeping a reasonable price point. Moreover, the same system can be ported in a digital cinema theatre for QC'ing the dailies on a DCI compliant projector directly in CIE XYZ color space." adds Laurence Stoll, CEO at Marquise Technologies.
NextComputing systems and M I S T are available either separately, as a custom-made solution, or as a turn-key system, M I S T-mobile, based on the NextComputing Radius EX.
See M I S T mobile in action at NAB 2012
Marquise Technologies' booth SL 9109 (South Hall - Post-Production)
About Marquise Technologies
Marquise Technologies designs state-of-the-art solutions for the post-production and the television broadcast industry. The company addresses post-production facilities and digital film labs, and provides them with high-end solutions for image processing, data conforming, color grading, restoration and finishing.
Please visit Marquise Technologies' website http://www.marquise-tech.com for more information.
NextComputing is a US-based manufacturer of high-performance computing platforms, with solutions that feature enterprise-class workstation and server architecture in the smallest and lightest systems available. Its open-standards, modular systems are used throughout many industries for a range of professional applications including real-time 3D visualization, high-throughput data streaming, and high-end application demonstration.
Visit http://www.nextcomputing.com for more information.