Elite Media Technologies deploys R&S CLIPSTER for IMF mastering Hawaii Five-0

California post house Elite Media Technologies has streamlined workflows since deploying the R&S CLIPSTER as its complete IMF mastering solution.

Elite Media Technologies deploys R&S CLIPSTER for IMF mastering Hawaii Five-0
Elite Media Technologies deploys R&S CLIPSTER for IMF mastering Hawaii Five-0
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Post house Elite Media Technologies in in Santa Clarita has deployed the R&S CLIPSTER as its technology centre-piece that powers the creation of IMF deliverables for cable television networks, large over-the-top (OTT) service providers, major studios and other content producers eager to adopt efficient workflows based on the Interoperable Master Format (IMF).

The R&S CLIPSTER is a complete mastering solution capable of generating IMF packages, digital cinema packages (DCP) and AS11 and AS02 packages. Supporting real-time processing of images up to 4K 120p as well as a wide variety of media file formats, the R&S CLIPSTER provides post houses, such as Elite Media Technologies, with a tool that provides DCI and IMF mastering, colour format conversion to SDR and HDR and comprehensive codec support.

Since deploying the R&S CLIPSTER as its IMF mastering station, Elite Media Technologies has leveraged the solution to convert thousands of hours of marquee series, such as Billions, The Affair, Ray Donovan, Dexter, Seal Team, Elementary and Hawaii Five-0, to IMF for Showtime and CBS.

Prior to the availability of IMF –while producers were migrating from tape to files formats—post production houses had hundreds of variables to accommodate as clients chose their own codes, formats and media wrappers. Complicating the situation further was the number of different versions of deliverables required to address different audiences, languages and platforms. However, IMF simplifies what’s required and streamlines workflows to remove this level of complexity from post production.

With the R&S CLIPSTER, Elite Media Technologies manages various essences, including image, sound and subtitling and captioning data, metadata wrapping, track files, IMP packaging and security required for IMF mastering and versioning.

Posted by Chris Dickinson, technology journalist and editor of the Always On blog. April 3, 2019.

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