Dolby Certifies Colorfront Transkoder for Atmos DCPs

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Tue, 07/07/2015 - 12:28 -- Nick Dager

Dolby Certifies Colorfront Transkoder for Atmos DCPsColorfront’s Transkoder automated, standalone system for digital file conversion, has been certified by Dolby Laboratories for the creation of Dolby Atmos Digital Cinema Packages.

With the expansion of Transkoder’s toolset to include support for Dolby's object-based audio format, post-production studios can use Transkoder to create Dolby Atmos DCPs at up to ten-times faster-than-realtime.

“Dolby Atmos is a remarkable technology that brings an exciting dynamic to the cinema-going experience,” said Aron Jaszberenyi, managing director of Colorfront. “The official certification of Colorfront Transkoder for Dolby Atmos further expands Transkoder's comprehensive capabilities, gives DCP mastering facilities new levels of performance and productivity, and establishes Colorfront as the premier provider of mastering solutions for high-end digital cinema.”

Soundfirm, Australia's largest independent picture and sound post production company, with facilities in Melbourne, on the Fox Studios’ lot in Sydney and in central Beijing, recently purchased Transkoder for digital cinema mastering at its newly-constructed Melbourne headquarters. Soundfirm recently completed picture and sound post, including a Dolby Atmos mix, for the feature film The Dressmaker, starring Liam Hemsworth, Kate Winslet, Judy Davis and Hugo Weaving.

“Soundfirm has been Australia’s premiere film and television sound post-production facility for over thirty years, and we keep the company at the leading-edge by continual investment in people and technology,” said Soundfirm CEO, Roger Savage. “In Melbourne we offer Australia’s only Dolby Atmos Mixing and Mastering stage. Now with Colorfront’s Dolby-certified Transkoder in the workflow, we can power our way to final 2K and 4K DCPs, including a full Dolby Atmos sound mix and subtitles. This continues our tradition of working at the vanguard of cinema innovation.”

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