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RadiantGrid Technologies Incorporates Cinnafilm® Image Optimization and Format Conversion

Published: January 26th 2011

Please note: RadiantGrid by Cinnafilm has been retired. For media conversion in the cloud and on-premises, we suggest checking out Cinnafilm PixelStrings

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– RadiantGrid Technologies has integrated the massively parallel, Cinnafilm Pixel Strings™ image processing engine into the RadiantGrid™ Platform. Leveraging NVIDIA’s CUDA technology, Cinnafilm’s benchmark software, Dark Energy®, has become a plug-in for all existing RadiantGrid installations. The integration brings some of the most advanced, motion estimation based image optimization and format conversion technologies available today to the grid-based transcoding software from RadiantGrid.

“The proliferation of our software expertise into many platforms is what our SDK and software was built for. We are excited to bring RadiantGrid into our family of growing partners and we look forward to expanding our future product sets into their unique grid-based transcoding architecture,” said Chris Gorman, CTO of Cinnafilm, Inc. “As clients of transcoding companies like RadiantGrid become more aware of bitrate-budget and how to maximize image quality within their budget, Cinnafilm’s effectiveness and adaptability become essential to delivering images that are both free of imperfections and can fulfill any format requirement.”

“The addition of Cinnafilm Dark Energy video processing to the RadiantGrid Platform is furthering our initiative to provide our users with the best tools to speed up their file-based workflows,” says Kirk Marple, president, chief software architect, RadiantGrid Technologies. “Since Cinnafilm’s video processing modules are GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) – based, they fit seamlessly into the RadiantGrid Platform. Dark Energy is able to perform grain and noise management, pulldown removal and frame rate conversion faster, much like our grid-based transcoding, and with better quality than other software out there in the market.”

Cinnafilm Dark Energy technology for RadiantGrid is available through Cinnafilm, RadiantGrid and their respective resellers globally.

About Cinnafilm
Cinnafilm® is an Albuquerque, New Mexico-based specialty engineering company focused on creating the most powerful, reliable and simple to use texture control and resampling image processing solutions for creative professionals working in the film and broadcast postproduction markets. The company’s core patent-pending motion estimation technology is the result of years of dedicated research that taps into the full potential of parallel processing power using common off-the-shelf GPU hardware. Cinnafilm’s flagship product, Dark Energy®, includes such features as: cadence correction, unlimited format/standards conversion, de-noise, de-grain, de-interlacing, dust-busting, retiming, and accurate film simulation.

Additional information about the company and its products can be found at www.cinnafilm.com.

About RadiantGrid Technologies:
RadiantGrid Technologies is an independent software vendor which develops and markets the RadiantGrid™ Platform – a leading-edge media workflow services platform targeting Broadcast & Cable Operators, Content Owners, Advertising Vendors, Digital Cinema Companies, and User-Generated Content Portals. The RadiantGrid Platform provides media transformation capabilities including grid-enabled transcoding, multi-format transcoding, multi-track assembly, standards conversion, and closed caption extraction and upconversion, in addition to metadata management, storage management, and media publishing.

For more information about RadiantGrid Technologies, visit http://www.wohler.com/RgPlatform.aspx.

Cinnafilm® and Dark Energy® are licensed trademarks of Cinnafilm, Inc. RadiantGrid™ is a licensed trademark of RadiantGrid Technologies, Inc. All copyrights and trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

Cinnafilm® and Dark Energy® are licensed trademarks of Cinnafilm, Inc. All copyrights and trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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