At IBC 2017 Marquise Technologies revolutionises the way high-end content in 4K and HDR is mastered


Geneva, Switzerland, 14.09.2017 At IBC 2017 Marquise Technologies revolutionises the way high-end content in 4K and HDR is mastered for digital cinema, broadcast and online deliveries, using the mastering system MIST, the reference player ICE and TORNADO for automated transcoding.

Master HDR content with full control

HDR support has been increased with Dolby Vision mastering capabilities, allowing the creation or modification of Dolby Vision metadata according to the display monitor target. Import and export of Dolby Vision XML files and Dolby Vision IMF packages are part of the features, together with the control of the CMU for color grading. On the Quality Control side, the metadata can be monitored in live during playback.

With the control of the HDR mastering workflow being key, MIST and ICE have added very useful tools to be sure of what is being processed from the source content. In addition to the support of Canon HDR reference monitors, the control of the mastering display has been extended to Eizo 4K HDR monitors: commands to display the right color settings (color space, EOTF, luminance levels…) are sent directly to the monitor for full confidence in the image displayed.
Demos of the control of Eizo monitors from ICE will also be showcased on Eizo booth 5.C04.

Another key new feature is the Video Pipeline Active Diagram in MIST. This module gives instantaneous feedback on the modifications applied on a source content: color space or resolution changes, video output information, and also specific devices connected like the Dolby Vision CMU are displayed in real-time.

The Unified Master Delivery

At the mastering phase a variety of formats or packages for broadcast, online or for reviews are also required, each of them requesting very specific formatting: file name, audio channel orderings or directories organization. In order to save the manual time usually dedicated to this process, the Unified Master Delivery panel of MIST (UMD) is a dedicated interface allowing the creation of these deliverable requiring specific packaging and metadata in an automated way. 

Using the UMD is also extremely useful for rewrapping existing packages into another format without re-encoding the video tracks. As an example, an iTunes package or an MKV ProRes can be instantly created from an IMF ProRes* source, just as an IMF App 2e can be versioned for a QT JPEG2000 delivery. The rewrapping not only saves hours of encoding time, but also avoids additional quality control passes, since the video is not modified.

Formats available in the UMD include today Apple iTunes, AS02/AS10/AS11-DPP, MXF J2K op1a Fox/HBO, QT JPG2000, MXF ProRes, MKV JPEG2000 & ProRes (YouTube), Disney & Netflix DSM and Fox ISR & ISM.

* At IBC 2017 Marquise Technologies will showcase an operational implementation of the draft IMF ProRes application. This implementation already includes the draft specifications for IMF Broadcast & Online Application Constraints proposed by the EBU and DPP IMF groups.

Deliveries for Netflix

The support of Photon for IMF validation has been updated with the latest published version of the OSS in MIST, ICE and TORNADO. Photon is totally integrated in the user interface for a maximal efficiency in the delivery workflow.

Extra format support for maximum flexibility

MIST and ICE are now capable of playback in real-time Apple iTunes packages, a unique feature for enhancing the quality control process.
FCPX files can now be imported as well.
Timed text support is improving with BDN subtitles (for Blu-ray authoring) and EEGENT (EEG708) closed captions.
On the side of digital cinema deliveries, MIST now provides a fully-featured tool set for packaging the DCPs with DTS:X, the new immersive audio format for theaters.

Improved compliancy for DCP and IMF deliveries

MIST, ICE and TORNADO have gained additional tests when performing a DCP or IMF package validation.

Support for NexGuard watermarking

NexGuard watermarking has been integrated with MIST, enabling content owners to extend content protection to the mastering phase for cinema and TV releases. Integration includes the NexGuard Manager, the support for multi-layer watermarking, and allows watermarking of RGB 4:4:4 content.

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About Marquise Technologies

Marquise Technologies designs state-of-the-art solutions for the cinema, the television broadcast and OTT industry. The company addresses post-production facilities and digital film labs and provides them with high-end solutions for image processing, mastering and quality control for Digital Cinema & UHDTV.

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