AmberFin Launches iCR 4.0

AmberFin iCR 4.0 includes reliable SD/HD ingest, optimized for open storage servers, with integrated review and quality control. Its repurposing module has been enhanced to enable it to reduce the equivalent quality file size by as much as 25% alongside cut-and-splice versioning tools, network rendering capabilities and best-in-class video processing and conversion.

It also offers increased interoperability with Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid editing systems, addressing the compatibility challenges faced by content owners today.

Other key features and benefits of iCR 4.0 include:
- Best Compression Performance on the Market

- A new "Pixel Adaptive" conversion technique that transforms any type of content to progressive pictures, providing breakthrough improvements in perceived quality and significant bit rate reduction

- Automated distribution and load balancing of repurposing tasks on a network of iCR systems, resulting in shorter rendering times and optimal usage of computing resources

- Enhanced job tracking, logging and error handling

- Enhanced MXF Cutting and Splicing

- Ability to extract one or multiple segments of MXF files to perform partial extraction or clip segmentation

- Functionality to splice and merge multiple clips to create new versions such as commercial extractions or insertions

- Centralized Apple QuickTime and Final Cut Pro Workgroup Capabilities

- Exceptional support for Apple QuickTime and Final Cut Pro workflows, providing dependable SD/HD ingest, review, quality control, conversion and repurposing operations for workgroup environments based on central server systems such as Storage Area Network (SAN) or Network Attached Storage (NAS)

- Enhanced Avid Interoperability

- New streamlined Avid workflow to ingest and repurpose Avid-compatible SD/HD content that can then be imported into Avid edit systems

- Extended Standard and High-Definition P2 and XDCAM Support

- Complete end-to-end workflows to import, ingest, review, quality control, convert and repurpose SD/HD formats of Panasonic P2 and Sony XDCAM files allowing seamless conversion and interoperability between production and post-production systems

- Support for the latest full resolution XDCAM EX and HD422 formats

Source: The EarthTimes