DVS @ NAB 2012 - CLIPSTER 3D Ahead of its Time

CLIPSTER® with mezzanine and 3D support at NAB

DVS will showcase its flagship product CLIPSTER® packed with an extended stereoscopic features set. Along with support for mezzanine formats, CLIPSTER® provides massive flexibility, supporting RAW material from several cameras.

At NAB booth SL6815, DVS will present version 5.0 of its award-winning DI workstation CLIPSTER® introducing an impressive set of dynamic enhancements and features in the 3D arena. Moreover, CLIPSTER® follows the company’s philosophy of openness, maximizing its number of supported formats and codecs.

CLIPSTER® makes working with stereoscopic workflows much easier and guarantees incredible time savings. At NAB 2012, visitors to the DVS booth will experience a sophisticated 3D workflow thanks to CLIPSTER’s integrated STAN (Stereoscopic Analyzer) software and thanks to its state-of-the-art hardware and software set-up. STAN’s exceptional algorithm analyzes and corrects the 3D material geometrically, including keystone correction. The handling of independent streams and their perfect synchronization offer time-savings even when processing tasks with the highest frame-rates. Users can apply the overlay’s difference and anaglyph modes to control the result, or consult the 3D depth histogram for quickly readable depth allocation – including configurable thresholds for maximum disparities.


Along with its acclaimed Digital Cinema Mastering Tool, CLIPSTER® supports mezzanine files such as IMF (Interoperable Master Format, in line with the latest published specification from IMF/ETC), providing the digital master as a file package with different video, audio, subtitles or closed caption tracks. The integrated SOAP (Service Oriented Architecture Protocol) interface provides automated control from third-party applications.

In combination with RAW cameras, CLIPSTER® assures massive flexibility – e.g. by supporting RAW material from RED®, ARRI and now also Sony cameras. The CLIPSTER® accelerator board easily decodes, demosaics, and processes RAW content faster than real-time.

Furthermore, CLIPSTER® supports formats like Panasonic AVC-Ultra, Sony SR, Apple ProRes 422 and Avid DNxHD®, and is capable of reading and writing OpenEXR. Equipped with state-of-the-art hardware, CLIPSTER® offers tremendous security and speed.


Stefan Albertz, Product Manager at DVS: "The growing market for DCP along with increasing digital demands has led us to equip CLIPSTER® with new, exciting and first-class enhancements. Besides DCP, which has established itself for the distribution of cinema content, IMF is going to become another major format which is also supported by our future-oriented systems.”

About DVS
DVS, a Rohde & Schwarz company, is a leading manufacturer of high-quality hardware and software for broadcast, digital film and video post production, presentation and event markets. DVS applications cover the production of popular TV series and Hollywood blockbusters, and enable 4K films for Digital Cinema. With over 25 years of experience in the professional video industry, DVS has cultivated a “passion for perfection,” and continues to develop revolutionary systems for customized, flexible, high-performance workflows. With CLIPSTER®, DVS was the first company in the world to make real-time 4K processing possible. Its future-proof broadcast server VENICE offers a flexible solution for modern, file-based workflows in broadcast environments. Headquartered in Hanover (Germany) and Los Angeles (USA), DVS also has branch offices in New York (USA), Miami (USA), Paris (France), and Singapore.