02.02.15

Archimedia announces Atlas Player support for 4K 60p on any display

Archimedia Technology has announced the release of Atlas 3.1.1, the newest version of its full-featured precision media player.

Atlas now makes it possible to watch 4K 60p content encoded in practically any format from all kinds of sources and manufacturers on all kinds of displays.

Atlas incorporates a professional-grade scaler that presents any frame size or media format to full screen on any HDMI, DisplayPort, SDI, or Quad Link display with frame-accurate precision up to 4K 60p.

The range of formats supported includes the latest IMF, HEVC, and AS-11 DPP formats; more than 100 caption/subtitle formats required by law around the world; DPX, TIFF, and EXR frame sequences; encrypted DCP; and Dolby audio codecs.

This combination of features means that now all media professionals in technical and nontechnical jobs can watch 4K 60p content on everything from a laptop to a UHDTV, with external sound files for those concerned with DPX, TIFF, and EXR formats; embedded and external captions and subtitles; and the whole gamut of video, audio, and file formats for broadcasters, OTT providers, and webmasters.

In addition, lawyers, customer support personnel, marketers, advertisers, and copyright administrators who provide legal protection for 4K 60p content can see the content, too.

Atlas is also capable of professionally scaling HD, 2K digital cinema, UHD, and 4K to even larger sizes for exhibitions — such as playing a movie on the side of a building at a film festival or awards ceremony — or for fitting unusual frame sizes into SDI-legal sizes to suit other equipment's limitations. This feature is also useful for checking what 4K 60p will look like on the mind-boggling variety of screen sizes found in today's tablets, smartphones, and computer monitors.

Atlas with 4K 60p support is a free upgrade for Atlas 4K and Atlas 4KSE owners, who can download the upgrade from their Archimedia users' support portal at support.archimediatech.tv.