FirePlay universal digital film player launched
French digital cinema technology firm Firefly has launched FirePlay, calling it the the first free universal player for all digital film formats.
According to Firefly, FirePlay is able to read all digital file formats in real time, up to a resolution of 4K, and is intended for all professionals working in digital cinema. The company said it was easy to use and would simplify the work of DPs, camera assistants, or DITs.
FirePlay can colour grade shots and can also upload 3D LUTs in LutBox. The colour grades are saved as metadata (CDL, EDL, CMX) to integrate into postproduction workflows.
Available for Mac OS, FirePlay can play a variety of file formats in real time – such as RED, ARRIRAW, Apple QuickTime, ProRes, Canon and Sony – and allows quality control of rushes. The latest version also supports new 4K and UHD formats. In addition, by leveraging the processing power of the new Apple Mac Pro, FirePlay can read in Sony RAW 4K files.
Aside from supporting native camera files, FirePlay can also read OpenEXR, DPX, TIFF files and more, making it a powerful preview tool that can be used on the set, allowing users to apply corrections to primary and secondary colours in real time, depending on hardware configurations.
Click here to download FirePlay.