QuVIS has announced the availability of the Ovation II DCP player, a player capable of supporting 4K playback in a small form factor and at an affordable price. The company believes Ovation II can ease the challenges faced by independent film festival organizers for playback and screening and provide a platform for independent film producers to efficiently and effectively test out their digital cinema packages before showing them on the big screen.
The Ovation II is small, about the size of an American football, light and made from a carbon nano tube composite material making it extremely durable. The shape of the Ovation II was influenced by the need to reduce noise by utilizing natural convection flow and a sophisticated fan design. It can be installed in common areas without special sound deadening material or enclosures.
The Ovation II provides a user-friendly drag and drop interface to activate and play DCPs
Because the Ovation II is Linux based there are scores of open source applications available
When paired with a Wraptor 4.0, it becomes a complete stand-alone mastering and playback platform. With the addition of editing software, it then becomes a complete solution for the producer.
The focus has been on 4K support but the Ovation II will support up to 120fps for 2K content.
Future releases of the player will provide high frame rate support for 4K content. The Ovation II ships with 250GB of internal storage as standard upgradable to 2TB. Through USB3 connections the Ovation II supports external Raid arrays and can play directly from them making accessible storage limitless
The base model of the Ovation II will retail for $1,499, with storage upgrade options available.