London—Jun 14, 2007
Qube Cinema co-sponsors the Village International D-Cinema Festival
Qube to screen features in DCI JPEG2000 format at the Festival
Qube Cinema, Inc will co-sponsor the Village International Dcinema Festival [VIDCF], a part of the Lisbon Village Festival. The DCI standards based Qube technology has won worldwide recognition for its quality and capabilities, and is now at the Lisbon Village Festival, an annual digital cultural event in the region bringing to the forefront digital technology providers.
For key players in the industry, participation in the Festival is an opportunity to promote and interact with prospective clients. Over 30 short films and 3 full length features as well as the advertising will be mastered on Qube and screened at the festival as a part of the screenings scheduled for the VIDCF between June 18 and June 28, 2007.
The QubeMaster digital cinema mastering system has been used to prepare Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs) for use at the festival while the Qube XP-D D-cinema server and the Qube XP-E E-cinema server are being used to play back films in different screenings.
QubeMaster is a software-based Digital Cinema packaging solution designed to integrate fully into a modern post environment. QubeMaster imports or digitizes picture and sound and encodes into all supported image compression formats including JPEG2000, MPEG-2 and Windows Media 9.
The system can also perform DCI specified encryption simultaneously. QubeMaster provides a very powerful mastering interface which allows Track Files to be added to the database, picture, sound and subtitles to be synced accurately to form Reels, Reels to be chained together to form Compositions and Shows to be created using one or more Compositions. The system produces standards compliant Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs) and Key Delivery Messages (KDMs) for distribution to digital screens. QubeMaster also allows for Compositions to be edited for censorship or localization requirements of different territories.
The Qube XP Digital Cinema Server is the core component of the Qube system that plays picture and sound and provides theatre-automation support. . Qube XP-D is aimed at the D-cinema market and has CineLink™ 2 equipped dual-link HD-SDI outputs and AES3 audio outputs apart from providing analog audio outputs. Designed to conform to the DCI Specification, the base system handles JPEG2000, MPEG-2 and VC-1 picture.
Qube XP-E is aimed at the E-cinema market and has HDCP equipped HDMI connections and analog audio outputs and handles MPEG-2 and VC-1 picture formats.