CLIPSTER®

Mastering Excellence

Our mastering station enables you to perform all the steps in a DI workflow on one system - steps that would otherwise need to be distributed over several products. This is why  CLIPSTER® is often called "the heart of your DI". This workstation provides online editing of film data, conversion to various output formats, color correction and even film restoration. CLIPSTER® can handle any level of resolution - SD, HD, 2K and 4K. Even demanding visual effects may be used without causing delays in your workflow, since the majority of the DI workstation's features are processed in real time.

 

Highlights

DCI Mastering

  • Meet the latest high frame rate demands with brilliant image quality, based on high bitrate encoding up to 500 Mbit/s and fine tuneable JPEG2000 settings
  • Encode highest quality JPEG2000 X’Y’Z’ files in high speed with our unique hardware-acceleration to handle all framerate and resolution demands
  • Conveniently perform all steps in the DCI Mastering process with CLIPSTER’s DCI Mastering Wizard – both in 2D and 3D
  • Comfortably apply multiple DCI subtitles in XML and PNG style, position them in 2D and 3D and even edit typing errors with instant visual feedback
  • Check the final DCP using CLIPSTER’s D-Cinema emulation in its full 12 bit quality, including subtitling
  • DCI Mastering also includes support for supplemental DCPs – quickly generate various DCP versions in different languages
  • Validate any DCP automatically with the included DCI validation tool for full standard compliance and receive trustworthy DCPs on delivery
  • Work in all phases: interop, transition and full SMPTE
  • Use the latest DCI additions like audio labelling, D-Box support and benefit from guided package naming corresponding with the DCI’s naming convention
  • Rely on sophisticated hardware-based KDM generation and encryption, also supporting combined server and projector certificates (optional in software)
  • Benefit from the most complete and polished DCI Mastering feature set on the market to meet even the tightest production schedules

IMF & AS-02 Workflow

  • Faster than real-time encoding of JPEG2000 RGB/YUV file sequences up to 500 Mbit/sec and beyond (for high frame rates and 4K applications)
  • Intuitive wizard guides you step by step, simplify the creation of mezzanine formats like IMF or AS-02 
  • Subtitling emulation supports subtitle displays in the CLIPSTER® software
  • Extensive metadata support
  • SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) interface enables automatic CLIPSTER® control via third-party tools

RAW Workflow

  • Demosaic and decode RAW files in real time to enable fast DI workflows (RED®, ARRI, Sony, Phantom, Silicon Imaging, and a host of other digital cameras)
  • Control the image processing requirements for developing RAW data
  • Quickly create high-quality RAW dailies with comprehensive burn-ins from RAW files
  • Sophisticated conforming of RAW files
  • FCP XML and Avid ALE support

3D Workflow

  • Utilize the manually controlled stereoscopic correction tools and benefit from the highly sophisticated automatic correction with the integrated stereoscopic analyzer STAN

  • Check the proper 3D image depth with CLIPSTER’s complete set of display modes and analyzers

  • All major stereoscopic dual-stream methods are supported (e. g. interleaved, side-by-side, polarization, anaglyph red/green, anaglyph red/cyan, Infitec®, etc.)

  • Easily conform and merge left and right eye streams like uncompressed file sequences and container formats into the timeline and edit them as regular video tracks

  • Playback and master high frame rates in 3D including depth-animated subtitles

Areas of application: post production, broadcast, digital cinema

*According to the latest published specification from IMF/ETC

CLIPSTER® is certified by ARRI for ARRIRAW processing ALEXA.