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Comprimato Launches UltraPix – high performance 4K, 8K and VR format for Adobe Premiere Pro CC

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— New video plug-in for popular post tools builds on JPEG2000 technology for simple, proxy-free, high quality workflows on commodity hardware —

BRNO, Czech Republic, and San Francisco, CA, April 10, 2017 – Comprimato, a leading provider of GPU accelerated storage compression and video transcoding solutions, has launched Comprimato UltraPix, a simple video plug-in for popular post-production tools. The first release brings proxy-free, auto-setup workflows for Ultra HD, VR and more on any hardware running Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, a key component of Adobe Creative Cloud®. Comprimato will demonstrate the technology at NAB in Las Vegas, April 24-27, 2017.

The challenge for post facilities finishing in 4K or 8K Ultra HD, or working on immersive 360­° VR projects, is managing the massive amount of data. The files are large, requiring a lot of expensive storage, which can be slow and cumbersome to load, and achieving realtime editing performance is difficult.

Comprimato UltraPix addresses this challenge, building on JPEG2000, a compression format that, offers high image quality (including mathematically lossless mode), to generate smaller versions of each frame as an inherent part of the compression process. With Comprimato UltraPix, the file is delivered at a size that the user’s hardware can accommodate.

Once Comprimato UltraPix is loaded on any hardware, it automatically configures itself with auto-setup, requiring no specialist knowledge from the editor who continues to work in Adobe Premiere Pro CC exactly as normal. Any workflow can be boosted by Comprimato UltraPix, and the larger the files the greater the benefit.

Comprimato UltraPix is a multi-platform video processing software for instant video resolution in real-time. It is a lightweight, downloadable video plug-in for OS X, Windows and Linux systems. Proxy-file rendering, transcoding or management is no longer needed on existing storage, and editors can seamlessly switch between 4K, 8K, Full HD, HD or lower resolutions anytime.

“JPEG2000 is an open standard, recognised universally, and post production professionals will already be familiar with it as it is the image standard in DCP digital cinema files,” said Comprimato founder and CEO, Jirˇí Matela. “What we have achieved is a unique implementation of JPEG2000 encoding and decoding in software, using the power of the CPU or GPU, which means we can embed it in realtime editing tools like Adobe Premiere Pro CC. It solves a real issue, simply and effectively. We believe video editors will soon be talking about exchanging UltraPix files.”

“Editors and post-production professionals need tools that integrate ‘under the hood’ so they can focus on content creation and not  technology,” said Sue Skidmore, partner relations for Adobe professional video. “Comprimato adds a great option for Adobe Premiere Pro users who need to work with high-resolution video files, including 360 VR material.”

Comprimato UltraPix plug-ins are currently available for Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Foundry Nuke and will be available on other leading post-production and VFX tools soon. To learn more, visit our blog, download a free 30-day trial or buy Comprimato UltraPix for $99 a year.

 

About Comprimato

Comprimato provides GPU accelerated storage compression and video transcoding solutions for media and entertainment and geospatial imaging technology companies. Our goal is to commoditize software processing of Ultra HD 8K and 360/VR and achieve life-like viewing experience for better enjoyment and more accurate decision-making. Comprimato’s JPEG2000 video compression technology leverages the power of AMD, Intel and NVIDIA GPUs and CPUs to speed up real-time Ultra HD video and image compression 4X in video processing devices. Because of its unique GPU acceleration, Comprimato also powers interactive video editing workflows. Founded in 2013 with offices in San Francisco, CA and Brno, Czech Republic, Comprimato’s technology is trusted by several leading global media and entertainment and geospatial imaging companies, including BAE Systems, Harris, Nokia, Telestream, Vizrt and Technicolor. For more information about how Comprimato can speed up your video and image compression, please visit www.comprimato.com

 

Media Contacts:

Elke Heiss, Head of Marketing, Comprimato

Email: elke@comprimato.com

Phone: +1-415-350-5053

Meriam Khan, MKM Marketing Communications for Comprimato

Email: meriam@mkm-marcomms.com

Phone: +44 7768 022162