AmberFin Launches iCR version 4.5

In the latest upgrade to its flagship content mastering and transcoding software solutions, AmberFin announces the immediate availability of iCR 4.5, which further enhances file-based workflow efficiency and raises the bar on image quality, while reducing cost per deliverable.

AmberFin’s iCR delivers superior image quality for HD/SD ingest, video conversion and transcoding through its multiple Emmy-Award winning image processing techniques. AmberFin’s leading integrated quality control (QC), automation and asset management and tight integration with industry standard storage also offers a unique path for content owners looking to reduce the costs associated with managing and distributing media for multiple revenue-generating platforms.

The latest version of iCR introduces a wide range of enhancements
- Native support for Avid DNxHD and Final Cut Pro, offering instant interoperability with Avid and Apple editing systems, and strengthening the link between content creation and distribution to expedite editing and versioning.

- Extended industry-leading MXF support of native Panasonic P2, Sony XDCAM and Avid Op Atom MXF further increases interoperability with a wide range of tapeless cameras, VTRs, editing and server systems on the market.

- Simultaneous ingest and transcoding allows conversions and transcoding to be pipelined with ingest operations for greater throughput.

- File-based standard definition motion compensated frame rate conversion now available as a standard feature on all iCR systems.

- Powerful new broadcast-quality sharpening and softening pre-processing filters to seamlessly integrate SD and HD content and eliminate macroblocking artifacts at low bitrates without compromising quality.

Source: BroadcastBuyer