Software Development & Toolsets for Pristine Picture Quality
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HDR Summit
May 22, 2018
The Advanced Imaging Society presents the HDR Summit: Demo the Tools. See the Difference.
Attendees: Sirius Pixels, BlackmagicDesign, SONY, Technicolor, Dolby, Canon, AJA, FilmLight, Éclair Color, Netflix, ARRI, and NETFLIX.

April 2-20, 2018
Sirius Pixels showcases SP-UHDe HEVC HDR10+ encoded streams at yearly "Pre & Post NAB" Demo Days at Sirius Pixels demo room in Irvine, CA.
Sirius Pixels UHDe HEVC Encoder new version supporting HDR10+ dynamic metadata encodes for UHD Blu-ray and streaming, with Ray Wallick and Bill Hennessy.
  • Scenarist UHD Blu-ray Authoring: with demo guest Tone Bui, Director Technical Operations/Scenarist
  • GrayMeta—Iris QC Pro
  • Samsung QLED Q9 4K Monitor with HDR10+

March 29, 2018
Scenarist Authoring Group verfies Sirius Pixels SP-UHDe HEVC HDR10+ elementary streams pass MUX verfication within Scenarist UHD Authoring.

March 28, 2018
Samsung Research America certifies Sirius Pixels SP-UHDe HEVC HDR10+ elementary streams as HDR10+ compliant.

December 11, 2017
Scenarist Authoring collaborates with Sirius Pixels to offer Special Bundled Pricing with Sirius Pixels SDe MPEG-2 and HDe AVC/MVC Encoders.

August 11, 2016
Sirius Pixels releases new SP-UHDe HEVC Encoder version 1.00

June 30, 2016
Sirius Pixels collaborates with GrayMeta to bundle IRIS QC Pro into Sirius Pixels workstations.

July 31, 2013
Sirius Pixels releases new SP-SDe MPEG-2 Encoder version 1.00

May 11, 2013
Sirius Pixels releases new SP-Reneat (Film Restoration System) version 1.00

March 29, 2013
Sirius Pixels releases new SP-Convert (Video Resolution Conversion) version 1.00

September 12, 2012
Sirius Pixels releases new SP-HDe AVC/MVC Encoder version

August 8, 2012
Sirius Pixels announces the formation of a new Company, consisting of the same original core team (Chief Architect, Management, Sales & Support) who previously provided high picture quality CINEMA CRAFT software toolsets worldwide for over 12 years that set the benchmark for picture quality on Hollywood DVD, Blu-ray 2-D & 3-D titles.

January 25, 2012
Custom Technology Corp.-JAPAN (CTC) – Announces the closing of its' CINEMA CRAFT Business.

Blu-Tech Summit 2011
December 7, 2011
CINEMA CRAFT usa – Proud Silver Sponsor of Blu-Tech Summit 2011
Universal Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, California

Blu-Con 2010
November 2, 2010
CINEMA CRAFT usa – Proud Participating Sponsor of Blu-Con 2010
Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, California

Billy Jack on Blu-ray
September 9, 2010
Some folks didn't know 'Billy Jack' has been available on Blu-ray since last September. It was released on Blu-ray by Image Entertainment after it was completely restored for a special sold-out screening at the Los Angeles Film Festival...

Henninger Media Services Offers Hollywood-Quality Blu-ray Products
June 26, 2010
Henninger Media Services, the largest production/post-production company in the Mid-Atlantic region, acquires premiere Blu-ray encoding equipment in order to produce hollywood-quality blu-ray discs for their clients. Clients include National Geographic Films, Discovery Networks and various documentary filmmakers.

June 26, 2010 — Henninger Media Services, Inc. ("HMS") is the first production/post-production company in the Mid-Atlantic region to offer Hollywood-quality Blu-ray encoding services using the Cinema Craft High-Definition AVC encoder ("CC-HDe"). After thorough research, and over six months of testing and analysis, HMS’ engineering and DVD/Blu-ray development teams drew an undisputed conclusion. "After all of the technical scrutiny, it came down to a side-by-side picture comparison. The encoded media generated by the CC-HDe revealed a clearly superior picture quality above the other encoders assessed," says HMS’ Director of Engineering, Sam Crawford. "The encoded material was virtually identical to the original, and the speed at which it worked was unmatched."   more...
CC-HDe LE Lite Edition
June 3, 2010
CINEMA CRAFT usa Officially Releases the new CINEMA CRAFT HDe encoder Lite Edition (CC-HDe LE).
CC-HDe LE was developed in collaboration between CINEMA CRAFT usa and CTC (CINEMA CRAFT Japan) and sold exclusively by CINEMA CRAFT usa.
March 19, 2010
CINEMA CRAFT usa introduces the new version CINEMA CRAFT® Encoder SP3 (CCE-SP3) Version

CC-HDe/a satisfies the high-end C&A market's need for pristine, highly-configurable Blu-ray compression and full spec, cost-effective and user-friendly Blu-ray authoring
CCHDe/a High-End Blu-ray Solution
December 15, 2009
CINEMA CRAFT and NetBlender Launch High-End Blu-ray Solution
CC-HDe Encoder Plus DoStudio Authoring Deliver Pristine Picture Quality, Professional BD Features

Alexandria, VA and Newport Beach, CA - NetBlender and CINEMA CRAFT USA announced today the immediate availability of a new high-end Blu-ray solution that combines the award-winning CC-HDe Encoder with NetBlender's proven, professional DoStudio Authoring system. The new solution, called CC-HDe/a, satisfies the high-end Compression and Authoring (C&A) market's need for pristine, highly-configurable Blu-ray compression and full spec, cost-effective and user-friendly Blu-ray authoring. CC-HDe/a is available exclusively through CINEMA CRAFT USA.

"A comparable solution from other vendors would have cost more than $100,000 in license fees, required weeks in dedicated authoring training and would have meant lengthy production cycles. The CC-HDe/a solution from CINEMA CRAFT USA saves me more than 50% in upfront cost, delivers the fastest and most importantly, the highest quality AVC encoding for Blu-ray. And now, combined with the professional authoring features and ease-of-use DoStudio, this bundle really delivers the end-to-end package," said Tony Laughton, CEO, PROMO SCAPE-Melbourne, Australia.   more...
November 10, 2009
"CINEMA CRAFT usa" becomes the Official CTC (Custom Technology Corp.) - Authorized CINEMA CRAFT Distributor for:
North America, Mexico, South America, Australia and Oceania
CINEMA CRAFT Product Lines: CC-HDe, reneat, CCE-SP3, CCE-MP and CCXtream
May 21, 2008
OMNI-CINEMA CRAFT showcases CINEMA CRAFT MP for the MAC at Los Angeles FINAL CUT PRO Users Group
Presenters: Brian Gary, Ray Wallick, Bill Hennessy

9:00PM - 9:30PM – CINEMA CRAFT Encoder MP Plug-In for Compressor 3 - Brian Gary and Ray Wallick
The CINEMA CRAFT line of encoders set the bar within the entertainment industry for Standard Definition DVD, MPEG-2 compression and then once again with AVC/H.264 High Definition encoding for Blu-ray discs. Their résumé of SD titles is quite impressive: The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, Spiderman 3, King Kong, Pirates of the Caribbean, and the list goes on. The release of CINEMA CRAFT Encoder MP changes all that. For the first time the CINEMA CRAFT Xtream software encoding engine is available outside of its proprietary, online system as a Compressor 3 plug-in.
April 16, 2008
NAB 2008: Debut of the CINEMA CRAFT Encoder MP for the Mac
MAC guru Brian Gary debuts CINEMA CRAFT MP for OMNI-CINEMA CRAFT at NAB:

In-Depth: Apple Compressor
Brian Gary
April 16, 2008 • 10:00AM - 1:00PM
This session will herald in a new era of MPEG-2 encoding for optical media inside Final Cut Studio with the debut of the CINEMA CRAFT MP Compressor Plug-in. Based on the highly successful QuickTime Components architecture, the Plug-in fits right into the standard Compressor workflow alongside the built in presets. Until now, the encoder engine inside CINEMA CRAFT Encoder MP was used only for Cinema Craft Xtream, the "on-line" high end system that set the bench mark with high quality, Hollywood DVD titles. With the debut of Cinema Craft MP, Hollywood quality MPEG-2 encoding is now available for the Mac. Brian will go in depth with the CINEMA CRAFT MP Compressor Plug-in by walking through all the major components and settings. He'll also demonstrate real-world workflows for both television and feature film optical delivery that originate with Standard and High Definition content.
June 25, 2007
OMNI and CINEMA CRAFT agree to Develop the new CINEMA CRAFT CCE-MP MAC plug-in for APPLE Compressor
OMNI to be Exclusive WorldWide Distributor

December 19, 2006
OMNI introduces the new CINEMA CRAFT HDe AVC Encoder for Blu-ray

Defining High Definition for Blu-ray, CINEMA CRAFT HD encoder is an innovative H.264/AVC tool for high-end Compressionists. Utilizing the ultimate optimization methodologies in existence for CPU performance and our proprietary Pre-filters, CC-HDe allows you to achieve outstanding picture quality and encoding speed which high-end professional C&A studios demand.
August 3, 2006
CINEMA CRAFT Encoder SP2 (CCE-SP2) Version Officially Released
June 23, 2006
OMNI introduces the new OMNI-CINEMA CRAFT Turbo MACH 3

The HYBRID ON-LINE capture / OFF-LINE Encoding Turnkey System
for High Quality Standard Definition MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 Encoding, featuring AJA and CINEMA CRAFT.

Encoding Speed: 6 times faster than real time

CINEMA CRAFT® Xtream is the Ultimate ON-LINE MPEG-2 Encoder Rack Mount Turnkey System for Standard Definition DVD
January 7, 2005
CINEMA CRAFT, Inc. is pleased to announce that an innovative new encoder, CINEMA CRAFT Xtream [CCX] was released on January 7th, 2005.

CINEMA CRAFT, Inc. provides the highest performance MPEG-2 encoders to high-end C&A houses, such as the Hollywood Industry. CINEMA CRAFT® Encoder [CCE] Pro has been used to produce the outstanding picture quality on scores of DVD titles worldwide. It is a great honor for us to state that Technicolor Creative Services (, a world leader in DVD compression and authoring, uses the CINEMA CRAFT® as its primary encoding engine for major studio collectors edition releases.

CCX is the ultimate MPEG-2 encoder for SD DVD. Check out some of highlights of CCX version 1.01.


- Completely New Powerful Encoding Engine
- Virtual Multi-Pass Encoding [VMPE]
- Advanced Adaptive Quantize Matrix [AAQM]
- Advanced Adaptive GOP Structure [AAGS]
- Preview
- Segment Re-Encoding [SRE]
- Field-based Automatic Scene Change Detection
- SDI output

(VMPE: Virtual Multi-pass Encoding; AAQM: Advanced Adaptive Quantize Matrix; and AAGS: Advanced Adaptive GOP Structure) - CCX performs between 2 and 8 passes in "real time" during each encoding pass. During the Virtual 2 and 8 passes (The amount of passes depends on the complexity of the content), CCX automatically optimizes for the best quantize matrices and GOP structure.

(Preview and SRE: Segment Re-Encoding) - CCX allows you to preview your tweaking before encoding and re-encode just a segment.

October 18, 2004
OMNI and CINEMA CRAFT are pleased to announce the new CCE-SP ver 2.70 MPEG-2 Software Encoder

Hilary and Ray
April 20, 2004
NAB 2004: OMNI-CINEMA CRAFT introduces the new CINEMA CRAFT CCXtream MPEG-2 Encoder Workstation solution for DVD
January 21, 2003
OMNI becomes CTC Official North American Distributor for all CINEMA CRAFT Products. Hideo Nagashima, CEO, CTC and Ray Wallick, President, OMNI sign historic Agreement

left to right:
Ray Wallick, President, OMNI
Heyday Satoh, CTC
Hideo Nagashima, CEO, CTC
July 15, 1999
OMNI enters into a Strategic Alliance with Custom Technology Corporation (CTC), to help develop and market the Professional CINEMA CRAFT CCE-Pro MPEG-2 Workstation solution for DVD