Rohde & Schwarz Clipster Now Supports AS-11 Delivery Format

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Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:56 -- Nick Dager

The Rohde & Schwarz Clipster now supports AS-11. now supports AS-11 and can generate Interoperable Master Format packages up to 4K, in addition to the mezzanine format AS-02. The British Digital Production Partnership (DPP) initiative decided to implement AS-11 as the standard delivery format from October 2014. This format is of great interest to the U.S. market too as programs are often produced there for the British market and they need to meet the same delivery format requirements from October.

The manufacturer says the Clipster's new watermarking feature offers maximum protection against piracy. This allows screeners to be traced globally and across all media, limiting potential financial damages by a considerable degree. The watermarking process used, which embeds the relevant rights-owner information directly in the content, can be performed as early as the IMF  process. This ensures the highest possible protection is in place at a very early stage in the film post-production and mastering chain. The watermarking process allows post-production studios and rights owners to establish the authenticity of a file and ensure it is traceable.

Timo Klages, product manager post-production solutions at Rohde & Schwarz DVS said, "Our aim with Clipster is to provide the ultimate in user-friendliness and protection. With the additional support of AS-11, we are entering the DPP discussion at an early stage. In doing so, our customers in the UK and the USA are already enjoying the best possible support from us. Protection is another topic which is especially important to us: The watermarking feature in Clipster lets users trace their valuable files and protect their intellectual property."

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