Featured Partners

ALT Systems is the Exclusive Distributor of Colorfront’s Award-Winning Transcoding, Dailies, and Streaming Solutions in the Americas

ALT Systems sells, rents, integrates and supports the full Colorfront software line. We also sell and rent custom-built servers and workstations meeting the strictest Colorfront performance standards.

“ALT Systems is proud to offer the new Colorfront Streaming Server & Player, providing high-quality, low-latency streaming for cloud and remote workflows.”

Jon Guess

ALT Systems Chief Executive Officer

Exclusively from ALT Systems:

Colorfront’s award-winning transcoding, dailies, and streaming systems – the industry’s most advanced media processing and delivery tools.

Colorfront’s in-depth expertise in image color science, combined with a pedigree in cutting edge software development, earned the company’s R&D team an Academy Award in 2010 for Lustre, Autodesk’s DI grading system, and a Primetime Engineering Emmy in 2012 for Colorfront On-Set Dailies.

Introducing:

Colorfront Streaming Server
& Streaming Player

“Throughout the pandemic, our entire dailies workflow relied on Colorfront Streaming Server for color-critical evaluation within home working environments.”

“For our finishing teams, Colorfront’s solution offers a more robust, color-calibrated, and keenly-priced alternative to other remote collaboration solutions.”

Phil Harrelson
VP of US Operations, Light Iron, Los Angeles

Discover More

Colorfront Streaming Server is a live-streaming appliance delivering superb color fidelity and real-time performance for secure, remote post-production.

Colorfront Streaming Server is as a cost-effective way to deliver color-critical content to staff while working from home.

For finishing workflows, the Colorfront Streaming Server offers a robust, color-calibrated, and cost-effective alternative to other remote collaboration systems.

Features:

  • Sub-Second Latency – effectively real-time, robust streaming video delivery.
  • 8-800Mb/sec HEVC – much more efficient than intra-frame encoding for higher quality of service at any given bit rate.
  • SRT (Secure Reliable Transport Protocol) – pristine quality, low-latency live video over the public Internet.
  • 10-bit 4:4:4 Reference Quality Video – allows color accurate critical QC on a theater projector or 4K HDR reference broadcast monitor.
  • Concurrent Video Output – while remote streaming remote session with client watching live from home.
  • Multiple Destinations – point-to-multi point solution allows collaboration with multiple remote clients simultaneously anywhere in the world.
  • Professional AJA and Black Magic Design video output via SDI/HDMI – supports AJA Kona 5/Corvid 44/io4K+/T-Tap Pro & BMD DeckLink Mini Monitor 4K/UltraStudio 4K Mini.
  • Multi-Channel Audio – 48kHz embedded AAC audio with 5.1, 7.1 Surround Sound or immersive 5.1.4 channels.

Benefits:

  • HD SDR through 4K HDR in Stereo 3D – works with HD, 2K & 4K, and stereo 3D content in Rec709 SDR or HDR.
  • Dolby Vision Tunneling – High Dynamic Range with Dolby Vision on displays such as an LG OLED via HDMI.
  • 256-bit AES Encryption – the same requirement the Hollywood studios trust for all their sensitive content.
  • Forensic Watermarking – NexGuard forensic and unique visible watermarking.
  • Streaming Player client on Windows and Mac OS – low cost hardware supported on tower, 1RU and even a laptop configuration.
  • Haivision Hub and Gateway Compatibility – interoperable with SRT solutions from other vendors such as AWS MediaConnect.

Colorfront Streaming Player is a software-only solution for real-time, secure remote post-production QC & review.

Colorfront Streaming player runs on both Windows and Mac, with support for iPhone, iPad and AppleTV currently in beta.

For video monitoring, you can connect a consumer monitor via the HDMI output of the Apple M1 Mac Mini directly, or to an Apple XDR Pro display via Thunderbolt 3.

Colorfront Streaming Player also supports the Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K Mini, as well as the AJA T-Tap Pro, both inexpensive small form-factor Thunderbolt connected professional video output solutions, with 4K HDR video output via both 12G-SDI and HDMI. Upto 16 channels of embedded audio are available via SDI, or upto 8 channels via HDMI.

AJA T-Tap Pro also supports Dolby Vision output via HDMI to a consumer display, such as an LG OLED.

Supported Mac hardware includes:

  • M1 Mac Mini.
  • M1 iMac.
  • M1 MacBook Pro.
  • Mac Pro with optional Apple Pro Display XDR.

Colorfront On-Set Dailies is an innovative, state-of-the-art digital processing system that streamlines set-to-post workflows for color grading, high-resolution playback, audio sync, and media and metadata management.

Colorfront On-Set Dailies offers faster than real-time performance, a major reason why it’s been adopted by major Hollywood studios, labs, and post-production facilities throughout the US and Europe.

And because Colorfront partners with high-end digital cinema camera manufacturers, On-Set Dailies always supports the latest capture formats, including ARRI, RED, Sony, Canon, Phantom camera systems.

Features:

  • Unprecedented Processing Speed – the industry’s fastest solution for acquisition, syncing, logging and rendering turnaround, 100+ fps rendering, and R3D CPU playback without GPU accelerated RED processing.
  • Ease of Use – Advanced-design UI for metadata logging, VTRoll creation and one-touch audio syncing simplifies tedious tasks. Integrated checksum verified copying, QC, media management and archive.
  • ACES and Colorfront engine workflows – use advanced color grading tools and manage color pipelines with ASC CDL, CCC, ARRI Look Files, automatic 3D LUT import, and integrated live camera grading, HDR deliverables and monitoring.
  • Production Proven – On-Set Dailies is a complete system successfully used in on-set and facility workflows, and backed by a highly responsive development and support team.
  • UHD & 4k support – On-Set Dailies supports the Latest digital cinematography cameras for realtime playback in UHD and 4k, including support for high frame rate projects.

Benefits

  • Unprecedented Processing Speed – the industry’s fastest solution for acquisition, syncing, logging and rendering turnaround, 100+ fps rendering, and R3D CPU playback without GPU accelerated RED processing.
  • Ease of Use – Advanced-design UI for metadata logging, VTRoll creation and one-touch audio syncing simplifies tedious tasks. Integrated checksum verified copying, QC, media management and archive.
  • ACES and Colorfront engine workflows – use advanced color grading tools and manage color pipelines with ASC CDL, CCC, ARRI Look Files, automatic 3D LUT import, and integrated live camera grading, HDR deliverables and monitoring.

Colorfront Express Dailies is a powerful and easy to use mobile post-production system for transcoding, archiving, QC and deliverables for commercials, film and television production.

Colorfront Express Dailies sets the bar for functionality and performance with Colorfront’s industry leading image science technology and color tools.

Features:

  • Fully Rounded Toolset – from data wrangling, checksum verified copying, sound sync, color grading, archival and rendering deliverables, Express Dailies has all the tools you need for a complete data lab.
  • Simultaneous Faster-than-Real-Time Deliverables – in all common file formats.
  • Complete IIF-ACES Workflow – maintains color accuracy for digital production and post integrated quality control.
  • Extreme Performance – gets the job done faster allowing you to walk away from the set with complete dailies done.
  • Easy to Use and Learn – with a drag & drop interface so camera crews can deliver soundsync color graded dailies in multiple formats within minutes.
  • Return On Investment – robust, proven toolset at an affordable price for both ownership or rental.

Benefits:

  • Fully Rounded Toolset – from data wrangling, checksum verified copying, sound sync, color grading, archival and rendering deliverables, Express Dailies has all the tools you need for a complete data lab.
  • Simultaneous Faster-than-Real-Time Deliverables – in all common file formats.
  • Complete IIF-ACES Workflow – maintains color accuracy for digital production and post integrated quality control.

Colorfront Transkoder is based on Colorfront’s award-winning on-set dailies architecture and uses cost-effective hardware to deliver faster-than-real-time processing to transcode, decode, convert, wrap and process files to various high-end file formats.

Colorfront Transkoder is a Netflix Production Technology Alliance Product that meets Netflix technical and delivery specifications.

The Production Technology Alliance recommends products that have met Netflix’s technical and workflow requirements, providing the highest level of innovation, support, and customer service.

Features:

  • Industry-leading IMF, DCP, AS-02 mastering, authoring, validation, and QC tool.
  • Colorfront Engine – Perceptual color mapping to any target display, for preview or remastering.
  • Complete IIF-ACES Workflow – maintains color accuracy for digital production and post integrated quality control.
  • Running on off-the-shelf workstation, no obsolescence-prone, proprietary hardware.
  • Available on PC, Mac and Amazon AWS.
  • Highest quality RAW deBayering from any camera from AJA Cion to ALEXA65.
  • Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos – advanced tools for QC, mastering and localization.
  • Unmatched performance state of the art multi-GPU image processing engine.
  • 4K DCP/UHD IMF and HEVC encoding at 100+ FPS.
  • API, Watch Folder and Web Form based automation.

Benefits:

  • Industry-leading IMF, DCP, AS-02 mastering, authoring, validation, and QC tool.
  • Colorfront Engine – Perceptual color mapping to any target display, for preview or remastering.
  • Complete IIF-ACES Workflow – maintains color accuracy for digital production and post integrated quality control.

Colorfront’s QC Player is a high-speed, cost-effective quality control playback solution for Ultra High Definition (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) content.

Colorfront’s QC Player is an essential tool for studios and post facilities because it maximizes performance of NVidia GEForce 2080TI GPU graphics cards in ALT Systems’ custom-configured Supermicro and HP Z8 workstations.

With AJA’s Kona 5 I/O card, QC Player supports realtime output up to 8k @ 60fps. QC Player also supports external control panels from BUF Technology and Tangent.

Features:

  • Waveform, Vectorscope, and Histogram for SDR and HDR media.
  • Split-Screen For Confidence Check.
  • Preview Object Audio On 2.0, 5.1, 7.1, 7.1.4 Speaker Setups.
  • Manual QC Tagging and PDF Report Generation.
  • Dolby Vision Metadata Inspection, ECMU Soft Proofing.
  • Color Gamut and Light-Level Metering Tools.
  • Audio Level and Phase Metering.
  • Inspection of File Metadata.
  • 4K DCP/UHD IMF and HEVC encoding at 100+ FPS.
  • IMF and Encrypted DCP Playback and Validation.

Benefits:

  • Waveform, Vectorscope, and Histogram for SDR and HDR media.
  • Split-Screen For Confidence Check.
  • Preview Object Audio On 2.0, 5.1, 7.1, 7.1.4 Speaker Setups.