TORNADO

TRANSCODING ENGINE

FOR DCP, IMF, BROADCAST & ONLINE FORMATS

TORNADO is a transcoding engine designed to be integrated in the facilities? infrastructure: Film labs, post houses, VFX studios or OTT vendors can build their own automated transcoding workflows using TORNADO?s API.

Designed to permit scalability in encoding speed, TORNADO is the most versatile and powerful transcoding solution on the market.

MULTIPLE TRANSCODING CAPABILITIES
  • Simultaneous multiple rendering streams from the same source media
  • Transcode from and to DCP and IMF packages
  • Transcode from and to Mezzanine formats such as ProRes 444, DNxHD 444, XDCAM, AVC Intra, AS-11 DPP, AS-10, AS-02, HEVC, etc.
  • Transcode from RAW data at the camera resolution (ARRIRAW, DNG, RED R3D, SONY F65, F55 RAW, Phantom flex 4K, Canon C500, etc.)
  • Delivery formats such as Apple iTunes, AS02/AS10/AS11-DPP, MXF J2K op1a Fox/HBO, Disney & Netflix DSM, Fox ISR & ISM
IMAGE PROCESSING
  • Image resizing (Pan & Scan) for resolution up to 8K
  • Color space conversion (support for REC 601 / 709, REC 2020, DCI XYZ, ACES 1.0)
  • Primary Color correction
  • Support for 3D LUT



THE MOST ADVANCED SUPPORT

FOR IMF & DCP TRANSCODING

IMF SUPPORT
  • Support for IMF App 2, App 2e (Studio Profile) and App 4 (Cinema Mezzanine)
  • Supported JPEG 2000 profiles include Broadcast profiles up to BPC L7 and IMF profiles 16 bit
  • Support of TTML IMSC 1.0 for Subtitles and C.C.
  • IMF functionalities include creation of IMP and supplemental IMPs, merge and split of packages, repair and re-wrap
  • Support of multiple soundfields
  • Validation process with more than 50 tests on the packages or using Photon IMF validation tool
HDR WORKFLOWS
  • Support for full ITU BT-2100 workflow: Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG
  • Support for ST-2094-40 (Samsung)
  • On-the-fly cross conversions between the standards
  • Up and down conversions (SDR / HDR)
DCP SUPPORT
  • Support full 2K and 4K DCI specs, including Stereo3D and up to 120 FPS
  • Support for Interop and SMPTE DCP
  • Creation of supplementary packages
  • Subtitles support includes MXF, PNG, XML InterOp (Texas Instruments CineCanvas) and XML SMPTE (D-Cinema SMPTE 428-7)
  • Support for Close Caption (MXF SMPTE Timed Text)
  • Validation process with more than 50 tests on the packages
  • Track essence encryption and DKDM generation
  • Repair and re-wrap functionalities

THE MOST FLEXIBLE

TRANSCODING ENGINE

TORNADO is able to serve all kind of infrastructure: full SaaS, on-premises or hybrid. It is available as a turn-key system with JPEG2000 GPU acceleration or a software solution for cloud based environment.

SCALABLE PERFORMANCES FOR JPEG2000 ENCODING
  • Support for multiple streams of GPU processing
  • Up to 100 FPS for 4K, 4:4:4, 12 bit encoding per GPU with NVIDIA Quadro GP100
EASY INTEGRATION

WITH MIST

TORNADO can be remotely controlled by MIST in order to offload the transcodings from the mastering station.

WITH API

TORNADO is controlled via a REST API, for an easy integration into Saas platforms or orchestration systems.

TORNADO has already been successfully integrated with :

  • Arkena?s Saas platform Harmony
  • Ortana's Cubix orchestration system