Marquise Technologies at IBC 2012 : end-to-end ACES workflow and much more


At IBC 2012 Marquise Technologies will present the version 3.0 of R A I N and M I S T. Among the new striking features: an ACES workflow extremely simple to put into action, from dailies to deliverables.

Last Updated: August 31, 2012 9:39 pm GMT
(Geneva, Switzerland--August 31, 2012) Marquise Technologies announced today the feature set available in the version 3.0 of the color grading system R A I N and the unrivalled M I S T : a comprehensible ACES workflow, the latest improvement of JAZZ rendering engine, the enhancement of the DCI Mastering tool-set and lots of new powerful capabilities, including IMF Mastering, clearly positioning both M I S T and R A I N as the next generation solutions for color grading, transcoding and mastering.

Users opting for an end-to-end IIF/ACES workflow from dailies to deliverables now have the ability to grade, conform and master their ACES projects directly into a DCP or IMF package. This unique feature offers both reliability and efficiency as no additional conversion on the image is needed during the complete process. Combined with a grading in ASC CDL mode available in both M I S T and R A I N, this workflow of choice for motion pictures brings accuracy in the exchanges of information through Open EXR files. ACES projects can be monitored on two different targets simultaneously, typically a Rec709 monitor and a DCI P3 projector.

Both the Rendering and the Batch Convert modules are enhanced with the FlowGraph feature thus bringing time effectiveness into your workflow: this visual functionality allows the output of multiple versions all at once with numerous effects like Resize or LUT applications, then transcoding in real-time into the required files: MXF DNxHD, ProRes, H264, OpenEXR, etc.

Powering the Rendering and the Batch Convert modules, the JAZZ software rendering engine now features an extremely fast JPEG2000 encoding up to real-time in 2K, as well as simultaneous multiple real-time streams rendering for a faster delivery of your files. The JAZZ rendering performances for IMF and DCP creation can also be greatly enhanced, by using the Barco Silex acceleration board, reaching between 30 and 50 FPS for JPEG2000 encoding in 2K, and 10 FPS in 4K, depending on the storage bandwidth.

MOSAIC, the real-time de-Bayering engine, now supports Weisscam RAW and Black Magic Design camera's CinemaDNG, along with ARRIRAW and Phantom Cine files.

The Dailies process can now be controlled with greater precision by using the automatic generation of PDF reports including takes i/o TC, comments and other important metadata. Missing or incorrect metadata can be generated or modified using tags by clips or by groups of clips.

The advanced color tool-set of R A I N grows with new features for the keyer and the shapes, as well as with new blending modes for the secondaries, allowing more flexibility and productivity in the grading process.

M I S T also integrates new security features in the DCP mastering. These new features include track essence encryption and Key Delivery Message creation (KDM). Popular certificate file formats such as PEM or CER are supported and the possibility of creating a self-KDM is also available. These new security options are available with the DCI Mastering option at not extra cost.

On the hardware side, Marquise Technologies product range now supports the new NVIDIA Quadro K5000, and benefits form its H264 100 FPS encoding capabilities. The new direct GPU process from Bluefish444 is now supported, allowing a more supple workstation configuration. At IBC 2012, all the demonstrations will be done using systems with 4K uncompressed real-time playback capabilities.

"At Marquise Technologies we have a clear understanding of the post-production industry needs: to process in the most efficient and reliable way valuable files that will generate revenue. That is what we are offering with our product range: productivity, creativity and flexibility", comments Laurence Stoll, CEO at Marquise Technologies.

See M I S T in action at IBC 2012

Marquise Technologies' booth 7.H03 - Hall 7
To schedule a meeting with us: contact[at]

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 for more information.


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