Indigo Ultra™ Blu-ray™ Authoring System

Indigo Ultra is a comprehensive authoring platform that enables the production of Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray titles. Indigo Ultra is based on Panasonic’s Blu-ray Authoring technology, which was instrumental in launching the Blu-ray format and has been used to author hundreds of cutting edge and award winning Blu-ray titles. Indigo Ultra is a Blu-ray Disc authoring tool designed for professional authoring studios to create cutting master files for replication of retail discs. It fully supports all mandatory features of the Blu-ray disc specification, as well as the Ultra HD Blu-ray disc specification. The goal of Indigo Ultra is to provide authors with a streamlined way to create spec-compliant discs.

Features

Workflow

FAQ

 

Features

Ultra High Res
HEVC video enables resolutions of up to 3840 x 2160, to produce the most stunning visual experience Ultra HD has to offer
Panasonic Technology
Based on the world class Panasonic Blu-ray Disc Authoring System, with proven compatibility and reliability, used on hundreds of the highest profile studio titles
Dual Stream Playlists
Save disc space without sacrificing quality by combining HDR and SDR video in a single playlist
Ultra Colorful
Full support for HDR video, graphics and subtitles with 10-bit BT 2020 color space, as well as standard 8-bit BT 709 SDR compatibility
All New UX
The User Interface has been built from scratch
by a team of industry veterans, focusing on streamlined workflow for todays rapid turnarounds
Tool Integration
Use existing industry standard tools to preserve workflows by importing menus or digital content
Ultra High Capacity
Layout dual layer 50 or 66 GB discs, or the all new triple layer 100GB, with support for DTR, LTR and HTR zone types
Dual Zone Layouts
Support for massively high bitrate video & audio, by utilizing the High Transfer Rate capabilities of Ultra HD Blu-ray
Full Compatibility
Supports any format or wrapper of AVC or HEVC video, as well as Dolby AC3, DD+, True-HD, DTS HD, Master, and Object based audio such as DTS-X


Workflow

Track Editor
    Create and edit tracks.
    Import video, audio and subtitle assets for streams.
    Edit stream properties, such as in and out time.
    Add and edit entry and chapter marks in the Timeline.
HDMV Editor
    Import Tracks to the disc hierarchy.
    Create Titles, Playlists and HDMV Menus.
    Add navigation commands to control disc flow.
Disc Builder
    Set final disc options such as region.
    Multiplex and output BDMV folders.
    Output CMF and related files.


FAQ

  • Does Indigo Ultra support existing Blu-ray content?
__Yes, Indigo Ultra supports creation of Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D and Ultra HD Blu-ray discs. It supports all mandatory functions
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    of the Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray formats.

  • How are menus and subtitles supported for HDR Video?
__Indigo Ultra supports conversion of subtitles from SDR RGB to HDR BT2020 automatically. This helps to keep the current workflow
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    for subtitles. To allow maximum creative flexibility, Indigo Ultra supports menu graphics with color palettes adjusted for HDR video.

  • How are menus created?
__Indigo Ultra has a built-in menu creation tool for full featured HDMV menus. In addition it supports importing of HDMV menu
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    elementary streams created by 3rd party tools, as well as integration with BD-J JARs and content.

    • What are the system requirements?
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    Windows 7 64-bit, 64-bit processor 1.6 GHz or faster (Multi-core recommended); minimum 2 GB of RAM; 5400 RPM hard drive.

    • When will Indigo Ultra be available for purchase?
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    The commercial release is slated for the first week of October 2015.