NOVATO, California (July 14, 2015) – Scenarist, LLC, the developer of Hollywood- standard professional Blu-ray Disc authoring systems based in Marin County, California, announced today that Silver Trak Digital, a major production facility in Sydney, Australia has joined Scenarist’s UHDG focus group and is poised to deliver the country’s first Ultra HD Blu-ray titles in thrilling ultra high definition and high dynamic range this year.
The UHDG is a global discussion group of high-end production and authoring facilities, technology companies and service providers who are actively participating in the launch of the Ultra HD Blu-ray format. Participating members, including Q-Tec, DTS, Craigman Digital, ATEME, Philips, Deluxe, Dolby, GLS Studios, D-Studio Services, and MediaL, have access to Scenarist’s alpha and betae stage UHDe BD tools so they can gain authoring experience in the new format, provide workflow feedback to Scenarist, and prepare the first titles for launch this year.
“Blu-ray Disc is a proven consumer format that our clients can rely on for quality and consistent performance. Ultra HD Blu-ray adds amazing image quality and consistent performance, and we anticipate high demand for the new capabilities as more and more homes become adopt 4K TVs this year,” said Tim Creswell, founding partner at Silver Trak Digital in Sydney. “We’ve relied on Scenarist for over a dozen years and hundreds upon hundreds of titles released, and we are eager to participate in the UHDG and bring Ultra HD to Australia.
Ultra HD Blu-ray is similar to Blu-ray Disc format but with twice the image resolution and frame rate, a greatly expanded color brilliance, and immersive audio that combine to deliver a thrilling in-home theatre experience. Ultra HD Blu-ray players and titles will be the perfect combination with a 4K/HDR TV available for Christmas 2015.
“We are delighted that Silver Trak Digital has joined the UHDG focus group on Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc,” said Chris Neely, managing partner at Scenarist, LLC. “Their 30 years experience at delivering premier content for broadcast to air, streamed online, and released on-disc will greatly contribute to the group discussion and help ensure the successful launch of Ultra HD Blu-ray in the Australian market.”
UHDG members are already creating test titles with early versions of Scenarist UHD. With each new release, Scenarist meets with each UHDG member to solicit feedback, provide key information, updates and training.