Ownzones Connect Now Supports ACES

Ownzones Entertainment Technologies Oct. 4 announced that Ownzones Connect, the cloud-based solution that helps content providers manage, deliver and monetize video, now supports the Academy Color Encoding System (ACES).

The announcement comes less than a month after Ownzones Connect was named by Netflix as the only cloud-native solution in its Post Technology Alliance, a program for manufacturers whose products serve the needs of the post-production community through innovation and support.

ACES, an open-source color-management standard developed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, is quickly becoming the gold standard for the production and postproduction industries, according to a news release from Ownzones Entertainment Technologies, an over-the-top video distribution and media company. Capable of encoding every color visible to the human eye, ACES simplifies workflows and maintains a consistent color experience across the life cycle of a film or television series, from image capture through editing, visual effects, mastering, distribution and archiving.

“The industry’s move toward ACES will result in a fully encompassing color accurate workflow and seamless interchange of high-quality motion picture images regardless of the source,” said Ownzones CEO Dan Goman. “Ownzones is uniquely positioned to serve media companies looking to adopt ACES — as well as those that have already adopted it and want a more advanced implementation. Supporting ACES positions Ownzones cloud technology to better support upstream production processes as well as start to workflow around dailies, rough cuts, and other pre-mastered files.”

Ownzones Connect, an on-demand, software-as-a-service (SaaS) video supply-chain platform hosted in the cloud through Amazon Web Services, provides content owners and post-production facilities with a fast and inexpensive cloud solution for processing and transferring video to any major streaming or broadcasting platform.

Ownzones Connect enables transcoding video content up to 35 times faster and can reduce costs by as much as 90%, Ownzones Entertainment Technologies claims. It also supports the SMPTE Interoperable Master Format (IMF), likely to become the industry standard for storing and transferring digital video files.

Ownzones will showcase its new technology at the SMPTE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, taking place Oct. 22-25 at the Westin Bonaventure in downtown Los Angeles.