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Qube Cinema Unveils QubeMaster Xport at NAB


Qube Cinema introduced QubeMaster Xport at NAB – a new plug in designed to output DCP masters directly from Final Cut Pro’s Compressor. Built on Qube’s mastering technology, QubeMaster Xport gives filmmakers and post houses a seamless workflow from editing through finishing and DCP mastering.

QubeMaster Xport utilizes a 64-bit encoding pipeline, critical for encoding the computationally intensive JPEG2000 format, and its multi-threaded architecture takes full advantage of today’s multi-core processors. The software includes the necessary color space conversion to the XYZ color space and also has the capability to apply custom 3D LUTs to source files while encoding.

“The QubeMaster technology has delivered DCPs to thousands of theaters around the world,” said Eric Bergez, director of sales and marketing at Qube Cinema, “but rather than having to buy expensive dedicated systems, QubeMaster Xport allows FCP users to work within the familiar Final Cut environment at a fraction of the cost.”

Using QubeMaster Xport is as simple as sending a Final Cut sequence to Compressor. The artist can make full use of the Compressor feature set in creating their DCPs, including batch processing of user-defined DCP settings. QubeMaster Xport DCP settings can also be saved as Compressor Droplets, providing the ease and efficiency of drag-and-drop mastering of any sequence. All formats supported by Final Cut Studio, such as ProRes, RED, XDCAM, DPX, TIFF and many others – including stereoscopic 3D content – can be mastered to 2K and 4K Digital Cinema with QubeMaster Xport.

“This means that anyone who uses Final Cut Studio will now have the means to finish, package and distribute DCPs,” explained Bergez. “Because it works inside the Final Cut suite, QubeMaster Xport provides the final step in a complete postproduction pipeline. This puts Digital Cinema within reach of filmmakers and facilities.”

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