Integration of the Fraunhofer IIS DCP Software easyDCP with Quantel’s Post Production Environment

The Fraunhofer-Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS and Quantel announce at IBC 2013 their cooperation to innovate and facilitate the workflow for content creation in the field of DCP-generation directly in the Quantel post production environment. Dedicated to enable new creative tools and make the process more cost-effective for post production houses, the easyDCP Plug-ins from Fraunhofer IIS will be available in the latest version of Quantel’s Pablo Rio high quality color and finishing system as well as Pablo, iQ and eQ systems.

Quantel as one of the well-known companies for content creation systems for broadcast and post production facilities in the digital age is now integrating the easyDCP functionality for creation, encryption and play-out of digital cinema packages from the Fraunhofer IIS scientists in its post production toolsets.

“With the easyDCP functionality post houses can now instantly create DCPs with their Quantel systems and broaden their possibilities for a multi-format play-out and delivery,” explains Heiko Sparenberg, head of group Digital Cinema at Fraunhofer IIS.

Thanks to the KDM (key delivery message) generator integration the software can even handle sensitive data for dailies, so that encrypted data for special players and a determined play-out period can be activated. This helps to facilitate workflows during the post-production process and also for the use in the play-out.

“Fraunhofer IIS’s software is recognised as one of the industry’s most comprehensive DCP creating tools, and we have worked with Fraunhofer IIS to enable integration of its DCP API within the Quantel environment in response to customer requests,” said Quantel Marketing Director, Steve Owen.

easyDCP demos and new post production concepts will be demonstrated at the Fraunhofer booth 8 B.80. A demo version for the upcoming release of Pablo Rio high quality color and finishing system as well as Pablo, iQ and eQ systems with the easyDCP integration will be demonstrated at the Quantel booth 7.A20.

About Fraunhofer IIS

Founded in 1985 the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen,  today with more than 750 staff members, ranks first among the Fraunhofer Institutes concerning headcount and revenues. As the main inventor of mp3 and universally credited with the co-development of AAC audio coding standard, Fraunhofer IIS has reached worldwide recognition. It provides research services on contract basis and technology licensing. The Fraunhofer IIS organization is part of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, based in Munich, Germany. Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is Europe’s largest applied research organization and is partly funded by the German government. With 20,000 employees worldwide, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is composed of 60 Institutes conducting research in a broad range of research areas.

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About the Department Moving Picture Technologies

The Department Moving Picture Technologies develops new innovative imaging systems and procedures based on High Dynamic Range (HDR), Lightfield and 3D capturing methods. Main application areas are the motion picture and TV industry, but also other areas will be covered. The algorithms will be used to extend technical and creative opportunities on the set and in the postproduction. To achieve practical use specific components like image processing ASICs, software tools or complete prototypes and devices will be developed.

Well known software developments will be used, e.g. easyDCP for creation, play back and control of Digital Cinema Packages. Actual and future extensions will work for enhanced 3D distribution packages, multi-format mastering or archiving of media content. The department is well connected to other organizations and associations and is working in several international standardization organizations.

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