Software analyses different HDR standards

Colorfront image analyzer

Colorfront has launched HDR Image Analyzer software, providing waveform, histogram and vectorscope monitoring 4K HDR content in different HDR standards – HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma), PQ (Perceptual Quantizer) and Rec.2020. The company says its software eliminates the need for “excessively expensive hardware-based video analyzer solutions.”

The software also includes image analysis features including nit light level meter; error logging; pixel picker; framestore with split-screen; line mode, which can focus the region of interest onto a single horizontal or vertical line; out-of-gamut false color, and audio phase metering.

“Colorfront HDR Image Analyzer is one of a new-generation of cost-competitive tools aimed at post production facilities, studios, QC and mastering houses, who have to perform crucial quality control on Ultra High Definition (UHD), High Dynamic Range (HDR), Wide Color Gamut (WCG) material,” said Aron Jaszberenyi, managing director of Colorfront.

The software is currently being beta tested at “major Hollywood post-production facilities”. Pricing details and the full product launch is slated for NAB 2018 in April.