updated 09:00 am EST, Wed December 6, 2006
Cineon/DPX PRO QT
Glue Tools has released version 2.0.5 of its Cineon/DPX PRO QuickTime Components for Mac OS X, which add infrared dirt and scratch channel support for film restoration. The Cineon/DPX components now deliver film restoration capabilities to QuickTime-enabled applications. In addition to its standard feature set, artists can now get dirt and scratch information on their video footage. It provides the ability to insert data, embedded in DPX files, showing each of the scratch or dust hits into the image's alpha channel. Applications can then use this alpha channel to help the artist identify which parts of the frame needs work. Although the infrared channel is not automatically provided in the DPX file, the data can be added by most modern film scanners at the time the celluloid is scanned. It supports 8- and 16-bit linear image data, as well as 10-bit logarithmic and raw RGB image data. In addition, timeCode support is provided for all QuickTime enabled applications. Cineon DPX QuickTime Components are available for $90 (a free upgrade).