QTAKE Pro 2.2 is now available

Welcome a set of industry-first features redefining the standards of video assist tools and empowering QTAKE Pro users with innovative capabilities and enhancements. QTAKE Pro 2.2 is available immediately as a free update, except for the new DOLBY and FORENSIC modules.

The Ultimate Dolby Vision® Workflow

QTAKE Pro 2.2 introduces the ultimate on-set Dolby Vision workflow. Using the iCMU Output, iCMU Preview, Trim Controls, updated HDMI Tunneling, and new analysis modes in playback, QTAKE is a guarantee that every detail of the HDR look is reproduced as intended by the content creators on any on-set monitor and with stunning visual fidelity.

iCMU Support

  • The support of the iCMU Output in QTAKE ensures that the monitoring consistently adheres to strict quality standards of the Dolby Vision technology when simultaneously outputting HDR content across different HDR and SDR displays without using an external content mapping unit (eCMU).
  • iCMU Preview allows the video operator to faithfully reproduce iCMU Output directly in the QTAKE user interface, without the need of accessing the on-set monitors physically to check the results of the Dolby Vision process.
  • If the colorist needs to customize the results of the automatic Dolby Vision conversion, QTAKE also introduces a new Dolby Vision Trims effect, with support for primary and secondary adjustments.

Dolby Vision Playback Modes

In addition to the existing Dolby Vision Live Analysis which happens in real time, QTAKE Pro 2.2 brings two new playback analysis modes to provide results consistent with post-production tools. Using Shot-Based Analysis, recorded or imported clips are analyzed in the background and a single result is used to avoid possible fluctuations caused by content brightness changes. Hero Frame Mode, on the other hand, does not require any pre-calculations. Instead, you can simply specify a “hero” frame for each take and the result will be instantly applied to the whole clip.

Forensic Watermarking

The industry’s first integration of forensic watermarking into the production workflow enables content protection as soon as the camera signal enters QTAKE. One of the top features requested by the studios and provided by Nagra – the industry leader in content protection, will add an imperceptible, yet robust forensic watermark to QTAKE outputs. This advanced technology integrates seamlessly with local and cloud streaming and adds another layer of protection for sensitive pre-release content, right from the moment of its creation. Please note that forensic watermarking requires QTAKE Monitor 4.6, which has also been released today.

Interpolated Off-Speed Playback

The simulation of slow motion in QTAKE has new playback modes to provide more options and higher-quality output. Frame-Blend Mode uses real-time dissolve between consecutive frames and can be played back instantly. The other new mode is Optical Flow, which requires pre-calculation of motion vectors in the background, but creates the smoothest slow-motion effect.

AJA ColorBox Support

Starting with release 2.2, QTAKE can natively control AJA ColorBox as an external real-time color processor. Utilizing the 33-point 3D LUT and up to 4K resolution within AJA Color Pipeline (ACP) mode it provides support for the highest quality, zero-latency, external color processing device currently available in QTAKE.

UI Output to Views

This unique feature allows you to output certain elements of QTAKE UI over V-OUT, GPU OUT, or stream. Sharing UI elements such as Stream Invitation QR code, Clip Browser, Metadata Sidebar, or other windows simplifies communication with other crew members.

Video Window

When using a Mac to perform tasks in 3rd party apps, outside of the minimized QTAKE interface, the new Video Window allows you to keep an eye on all QTAKE Views in a handy, resizable, floating window, which always stays on top of other windows on your desktop.

And There’s More

The new update also introduces support for ARRI LogC4 colorspace with dedicated False Color scopes, the concept of a Canvas – the working area for custom format preview and export, new playback loop options with automatic patching to live, right-click contextual menu for fast clip selection, a new set of audio and mute controls, support for 9-view remote control of QTAKE Monitor and other improvements. See the User manual for more information about the new features.

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