(Newbury, UK--December 10, 2009) Quantel announced today that its V4.1 Rev7 software for Pablo, iQ and eQ - released today - includes native support for the CineForm RAW files produced by the Silicon Imaging SI-2K camera. This development opens up the power of the Quantel workflow to projects shot on the SI-2K camera, as used on 'Slumdog Millionaire'.
"Our customers are working on an ever-increasing number of projects that have been digitally captured," said Quantel Director of Marketing, Steve Owen. "More and more of those customers have asked us to help them build an efficient post-production pipeline for SI-2K shot material. Our new development includes CineForm compression and its Active Metadata(tm) workflow, making it fast and easy to work on SI shot projects."
"CineForm RAW was the industry's first compressed raw format and quickly earned a reputation as the solution in the industry for extremely high image quality," said David Taylor, co-founder and CEO of CineForm. "This partnership represents a significant win for Quantel and Silicon Imaging customers alike. We share a common vision of quality throughout the workflow and with this new development, customers are now assured that source image quality is maintained -- from camera through post production to finished project."
CineForm Inc. develops compression-based workflow solutions for the post production marketplace. Offering the industry's highest fidelity compression technology, CineForm is trusted among Hollywood filmmakers, television producers, videographers and digital media artists who rely on high image quality, high performance and innovative compression-based workflow solutions with up to 4k spatial resolutions for their online content creation projects. Available on both Windows and Mac platforms, CineForm workflow solutions are optimized for direct-to-disk camera recording, high-resolution post production and long-term content archives. For more information, visit http://www.cineform.com/
Silicon Imaging, Inc., specializes in the design, manufacturing and marketing of high-definition digital cameras and image processing solutions for the medical, scientific instrumentation, machine vision, entertainment and surveillance markets. Silicon's focus has been to leverage the recent advancements in CMOS imagers, digital processors and gigabit connectivity interfaces to develop a new generation of high definition products, which can outperform traditional video camera and processing systems, at a lower cost.