Thomson Infinity Camcorder Enhanced By New CineForm I-J2K Suite With Adobe CS3 & Apple FCP

Thomson has joined with CineForm to develop the I-J2K Suite that enables Adobe CS3 and Apple Final Cut Pro (FCP) users to have a complete, real-time, 10-bit, 4:2:2 workflow for JPEG 2000 files captured with the Thomson Grass Valley Infinity Digital Media Camcorder (DMC).

The new I-J2K Suite, which is part of CineForm’s HD Link technology, can be found in the company’s Prospect HD and NEO HD products. These products will include a plug-in decoder module that seamlessly converts JPEG 2000 files generated with the Infinity DMC to a file format that is easily recognized by PC and Mac users of the Adobe CS3 Production Suite, and Apple Final Cut Pro Studio. In addition to making the JPEG 2000 files available for high-quality, file-based, non-linear editing, it creates AVI or QuickTime files for preview and playback on both Windows and Mac systems, allowing JPEG 2000 files to be as easily edited and viewed as other popular media file types.

In addition, CineForm has developed separate DirectShow (Windows OS) and QuickTime (Mac OS X) components that allow the company to OEM its new (Infinity) JPEG 2000 decode plug-in to other third-party companies, thus enabling them to build the capability to convert Infinity JPEG 2000 files into their respective transcoding products for use with Avid Technology and other systems.

The Windows version is now available for purchase from CineForm’s website, and the Mac version will be available soon. Licenses for Windows and Mac versions of CineForm’s I-J2k Suite will cost $99 per seat.

Source: BroadcastBuyer