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Qube Cinema Brings 4K DCP Review and Playback to NAB 2013

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Qube Xi's Quad 3G interface.
Qube Xi’s Quad 3G interface.

Qube Cinema will be demonstrating its system for integrated 4K DCP review and playback at NAB in April. The Qube XP-I server, Xi 4K Integrated Media Block (IMB) and the Quad 3G interface for digital cinema projectors allow postproduction facilities with 4K DI suites to use one projector setup for both HD-4K uncompressed color grading and 2K-4K digital cinema playback.

The postproduction version of the Xi IMB features a Quad 3G interface with four BNC connectors that can be connected to color grading or finishing systems to stream uncompressed 4K content directly to a Series 2 DLP cinema projector. It offers seamless switching between 4K color grading formats and 4K DCPs from a single projector, allowing immediate comparisons and precise quality control of deliverables.

“Thanks to Qube Cinema, we have real-time color grading in our 4K DI theater,” said Paul Korver, executive producer at Cinelicious. “The Xi IMB allows us to view material at true 4K resolution from our 4K DLP cinema projector. The Qube Xi 4K IMB lets us go from color grading to DCP review with the flip of a switch. There are no cables to change, no swapping of cards. One minute we’re looking at the uncompressed master image data for color grading, and the next we’re reviewing the 4K DCP.”

“Needing only a single server is a huge plus for us,” Korver explained. “We chose Qube because of their cutting-edge technology and willingness to push boundaries. They respond quickly to new technologies in the market, whether it’s 4K, 3D or high bit rate DCP mastering and playback.”

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