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Qube Cinema to Unveil QubeMaster Xport 2.0 at NAB

Faster Digital Cinema Mastering in an Affordable Package for Mac OS X Users 

Burbank, CA: Apr. 8, 2013… Qube Cinema will present the new version of QubeMaster Xport at the National Association of Broadcasters trade show in Las Vegas, April 8-11. QubeMaster Xport 2.0 offers powerful multithreaded CPU optimization with Qube's proven 64-bit encoding pipeline and support for SMPTE DCPs on the Mac OS X platform. With QubeMaster Xport 2.0, Apple Compressor users can now experience faster than real-time encoding of 2K DCPs and greatly accelerate the speed of 4K DCP mastering.

QubeMaster Xport 2.0 is a plug-in for Compressor. It uses multithreaded CPU optimization during the decoding of source image files and encoding of the final JPEG 2000, both of which are CPU-intensive processes.

“Qube Cinema already offers high-performance DCP mastering software for postproduction,” said Eric Bergez, director of sales and marketing for Qube Cinema. “With the addition of multithreaded CPU optimization in QubeMaster Xport 2.0, we have brought the performance of QubeMaster Pro to our Compressor clients by increasing the execution of DCP mastering to the full capacity of their workstations.”

All formats that are supported by Compressor, such as Apple ProRes, MPEG-2, H.264, QuickTime and stereoscopic 3D content can be mastered to 2K and 4K DCPs, including SMPTE DCPs, quickly and easily.

“QubeMaster Xport has been used to make thousands of DCPs around the world,” said Bergez. “It allows independent filmmakers and post houses to finish, package and distribute DCPs at a fraction of the cost of alternative systems.”

QubeMaster Xport 2.0 is part of the QubeMaster family of Digital Cinema mastering products, including QubeMaster Pro, a comprehensive mastering system aimed at high-end post facilities and distribution service providers, and QubeMaster Xpress 2.0, a user-friendly standalone Windows-based DCP mastering application. The QubeMaster Xport 2.0 software supports 2D and 3D mastering, custom 3D LUTs for XYZ color space conversions and 2K and 4K DCP mastering.

Pricing and Availability

Pricing for QubeMaster Xport 2.0 starts at $799 USD, which allows for encoding of 2K DCPs. Current users of QubeMaster Xport can receive a free upgrade to the new version 2.0. Stereoscopic 3D and 4K upgrade options are also available. QubeMaster Xport 2.0 will be available Q2 of 2013 for download from the Qube Cinema website at www.qubecinema.com/products.

Qube Cinema will demo QubeMaster Xport 2.0 at booth SL12216 in the Lower South Hall during NAB in Las Vegas, April 8-11. For more information about Qube or to schedule a demo at NAB, contact Eric Bergez at sales@qubecinema.com or 818-392-8155.

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