HDR Image Analyzer delivers a comprehensive array of tools for the effective analysis of the latest HDR standards – including HLG, PQ and Rec.2020 – from 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD content in a convenient real time 1RU device.
Developed in partnership with Colorfront, AJA HDR Image Analyzer supports a wealth of inputs from camera LOG formats to SDR (REC 709), PQ (ST 2084) and HLG and offers color gamut support for BT.2020 alongside traditional BT.709. AJA hardware prowess ensures high reliability and performance, with 4x 3G-SDI input and output, and DisplayPort connections.
Specifically designed to be used wherever needed, the 1RU form factor fits into a range of environments, providing the confidence you need for consistent and predictable HDR production and mastering.
HDR production demands a reliable and predictable tool for monitoring and analyzing all the steps in the process, to ensure that your artistic vision is followed from camera to the end user's final display.
AJA's HDR Image Analyzer ensures that you are fully in control of your technical choices as you capture, pass on and deliver your HDR/SDR materials.
HDR Image Analyzer offers powerful monitoring and analysis for:
HDR Image Analyzer v1.1 adds support for PQ display over DisplayPort for compatibility with HDR displays.
Colorist Samuel Bilodeau from Mystery Box offers practical and personal insights as a power user of the HDR Image Analyzer from AJA Video Systems. Based on his on-set and in the post suite experiences, he shares his favorite features and why the HDR Image Analyzer is vital to their workflow from end-to-end.
Modern cameras are inherently HDR capable with their wide dynamic ranges, and for live events, recording and broadcasts, it’s crucial to monitor their dynamic range and gamut outputs being employed for HDR delivery.
With input support for both leading camera LOG formats as well as SDR, HLG and PQ monitoring from a range of sources, HDR Image Analyzer takes the pain out of HDR monitoring. With a wide range of analysis tools and automatic error logging with timecode stamping, HDR Image Analyzer ensures your production achieves the desired final results.
The Academy Color Encoding System (ACES) is becoming an industry standard for managing color throughout the life cycle of a motion picture or television production. From capture through editing, VFX, mastering, public presentation, archiving and future remastering, ACES ensures a consistent color experience that preserves the creative vision.
HDR Image Analyzer supports an ACES Grading Colorspace and offers ACEScct signal analysis for realtime integration with ACES workflows.
AJA's HDR Image Analyzer offers an elegant interface for accessing all its powerful setup, monitoring and analysis tools. Watch this video for a full run through of all of HDR Image Analyzer's key features.
HDR Image Analyzer interface provides a quadrant layout for viewing your tools and footage as you work. Quick key shortcuts provide pre-configured common layouts for how your tools and views are presented.
For further customization, you can also choose a particular tool to be shown in any of the quadrants by either right clicking on the quadrant itself and choosing your preferred tool, or by accessing quadrant choices from the Analyzer Mode menu.
Coming soon in version 2.0
HDR Image Analyzer's upcoming v1.1 software update offers a powerful new Web Interface which can be accessed anywhere on a network from any web browser on any OS.
This allows control from a remote computer and simplifies access when placing HDR Image Analyzer in a rack environment, on set, in facility control rooms, QC departments and more. This further provides the ability to update HDR Image Analyzer remotely and to download logs and screenshots to wherever needed.
RDP further allows control of a HDR Image Analyzer over a network. Your RDP client presents the Analyzer's GUI in a local window as well as providing keyboard/mouse control. The RDP client computer can be a desktop, laptop or tablet.
Included in AJA’s HDR Image Analyzer’s toolsets are waveform, histogram and vectorscope monitoring, plus a host of essential image analysis tools:
HDR Image Analyzer provides direct input for a range of Camera LOG inputs, allowing direct connections from the world’s leading camera manufacturers for immediate analysis of production feeds.
Several different color spaces can be utilized for analysis including 709, P3, XYZ and 2020 as well as camera native colorspaces.
HDR Image Analyzer also offers an Auto HDR mode change for automatic HDR color space triggering when possible.
Vectorscope displays the color saturation of each pixel in the video frame, with the middle of the circle indicating a lower saturation level, and the edge of the circle indicating a higher saturation level.
HDR Image Analyzer allows you to set a white point relevant for the project at hand. Choose between DCI, D65 or simply turn off.
Out of Gamut False Color mode provides a clear visual representation of areas of your image that may present a problem. The results can be saved automatically within your logged files for QC needs.
HDR Image Analyzer can detect P3 Gamut violations and brightness violations in HDR events and logs them with time stamps in a log file and on screen. Log files can then be collected for sharing with your team as necessary.
An audio level meter is included for up to 16 channels of metered monitoring and display of peak DB levels. An audio phase meter can also be configured to display either 2-Ch (stereo) or 8-Ch (surround) audio. Audio Level Warnings may be set to generate notes into your logs.
Working with the HDR Image Analyzer is simple.
Connect your sources across the 4x 3G-SDI inputs and loop through to monitors or further in your pipeline with the 4x 3G-SDI outputs.
Connect an UltraHD display (up to 60p) from a DisplayPort connection for best viewing of both the footage and the HDR Image Analyzer interface - if necessary the DisplayPort can drive an HDMI monitor with a DisplayPort to HDMI adapter.
High raster imagery deserves a high raster interface for keeping a critical eye on your aesthetic elements as you analyze your materials for HDR. HDR Image Analyzer provides pristine imagery and the ability to hone in on the smallest details for an accurate analysis of your materials:
AJA’s technical support is recognized as among the best in the industry and is available to all AJA customers. If you need assistance with any aspect of your HDR Image Analyzer installation, configuration, operation or encounter any technical issue, AJA Support will work with you to get up and running.
HDR Image Analyzer is covered by a generous three year warranty. Please see the individual Product’s Manual for additional specifics around warranty conditions for the product itself.