AJA Launches HDR Image Analyzer at IBC 2018

AJA Launches HDR Image Analyzer at IBC 2018

Streamlines HDR monitoring and analysis with new 1RU device featuring Colorfront technology

September 13, 2018

Amsterdam, Netherlands, IBC Conference Stand 7.C25 (September 14, 2018)— AJA Video Systems today announced the availability of its new HDR Image Analyzer, an HDR monitoring and analysis appliance powered by Colorfront developed software. On display at IBC 2018, Stand 7.C25, HDR Image Analyzer supports the monitoring and analysis of 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD, HDR and WCG content for broadcast and OTT entertainment across production, postproduction, quality control (QC) and mastering. 

HDR Image Analyzer fuses AJA’s proven audio and video I/O technology with Colorfront’s powerful image analysis software. The sleek 1RU device delivers a comprehensive toolset for monitoring and analyzing HDR standards including Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) and PQ (Perceptual Quantizer) for 4K/UltraHD workflows. HDR Image Analyzer is the second technology collaboration between AJA and Colorfront, following the integration of Colorfront Engine into AJA’s FS-HDR real-time HDR/WCG converter.

HDR Image Analyzer feature highlights include: 

•    Support for display referred SDR (Rec.709), HDR ST2084/PQ and HLG analysis
•    Support for scene referred ARRI, Canon, Panasonic, RED and Sony camera color spaces
•    Display and color processing look up table (LUT) support 
•    Automatic color space conversion based on the award winning Colorfront Engine  
•    CIE graph, vectorscope, waveform and histogram support
•    Nit levels and phase metering
•    False color mode to easily spot out of gamut/out of brightness pixels
•    Advanced out of gamut and out of brightness detection with error intolerance
•    Data analyzer with pixel picker
•    Line mode to focus a region of interest onto a single horizontal or vertical line
•    File base error logging with timecode
•    Reference still store
•    UltraHD UI for native-resolution picture display 
•    Up to 4K/UltraHD 60p over 4x 3G-SDI inputs
•    SDI auto signal detection  
•    Loop through output to broadcast monitors 
•    Three year warranty 

“Production professionals are embracing 4K HDR and WCG at a breakneck pace to bring audiences more compelling viewing experiences, making quality control a central focus. We’re excited to bring them HDR Image Analyzer, which will improve quality control with a cost efficient and proven Colorfront toolset for monitoring and analyzing HDR productions, all in real time,” said Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems. 

“HDR Image Analyzer marks our second collaboration with AJA in the last year, and we’re thrilled to reteam with AJA to bring HDR Image Analyzer to the wider global market,” said Aron Jaszberenyi, managing director of Colorfront. “Our technology partnership addresses a key concern among productions today, of critical 4K/UltraHD HDR quality control, and this new product is aimed squarely at high-end UHD productions mastering and delivering HDR content to broadcasters and OTTs.” 

Pricing and Availability
HDR Image Analyzer is available for order through AJA’s worldwide reseller network for $15,995 MSRP and will ship this fall. For more information, please visit www.aja.com/products/hdr-image-analyzer

About AJA Video Systems, Inc.
Since 1993, AJA Video has been a leading manufacturer of video interface technologies, converters, digital video recording solutions and professional cameras, bringing high-quality, cost-effective products to the professional broadcast, video and post production markets. AJA products are designed and manufactured at our facilities in Grass Valley, California, and sold through an extensive sales channel of resellers and systems integrators around the world. For further information, please see our website at www.aja.com

About Colorfront
Colorfront is headquartered in Budapest, Hungary, with offices in Los Angeles, plus sales partners worldwide. The company’s popular, award winning on-set dailies and transcoding systems are utilized by small, medium and large companies alike, to process and deliver media for Hollywood blockbusters, high-end episodic TV and OTT internet entertainment. The firm was founded in 2000 by Mark and Aron Jaszberenyi, who were instrumental in the advent of nonlinear DI color grading. Combining in-depth expertise in image color science with a pedigree in cutting edge software development, the company's R&D team earned an Academy Award in 2010 for Lustre, Autodesk's DI grading system, and a Primetime Engineering Emmy in 2012 for Colorfront On-Set Dailies. Colorfront has since become renowned for the innovation, excellence and performance of its camera to post products, which include On-Set Dailies, Express Dailies and Transkoder. The company has leveraged its technology to successfully offer Colorfront Cloud Services, and also owns and operates a state-of-the-art DI and postproduction facility, of the same name, in Budapest. www.colorfront.com

Media Contact:
Karen Raz 
Raz Public Relations, LLC
310-450-1482; aja@razpr.com

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