CineCert’s Wailua D-Cinema Mastering System is a package of software tools that allow the user to manipulate and test digital cinema files as part of a d-cinema packaging or distribution workflow. With the Wailua toolset you can easily create a D-Cinema Package (DCP) from source files by issuing individual commands or by scripting in your favorite shell, Python or C++ environment.
Wailua runs on your hardware and choice of operating system. Wailua is supported on over thirty variants of Linux and other common Unix- like platforms.
The Wailua D-Cinema Mastering System is a mature, enterprise-class DCP mastering solution. Top-tier distribution and post-production providers rely every day on Wailua for precise operations on D-Cinema Packages. Detailed, personal support is provided by our knowledgable technical staff.
Wailua functions include creating/wrapping track files, making composition playlists (CPL) and packing lists, mapping a DCP to a storage volume, track file encryption, key management (KDM), file validation and analysis, certificate operations and many other features. Advanced tools are also provided to automate conform operations and supplemental package authoring.
The Wailua tools are all command line operated so that they may be easily scripted in a Unix-like execution environment. Complete system functionality is also available to user-developed programs using the Wailua SDK for Python or C++. As shown in the examples to the right, the SDK enhances Wailua’s extensive functionality by allowing you direct access to d-cinema objects and functions from an object-oriented programming environment. Full documentation of API and command line function is provided.
True File-Based Workflow
Wailua is ideal for implementing Service Oriented Architectures, batch processing, multiprocessing and other advanced workflow methodologies now common in post- production and mastering operations. Automated object creation, asset management integration and precisely customized metadata are easily supported. Wailua handles the details of d-cinema file processing, allowing you to concentrate on your application.
Ki’i, an optional Image Processing Module, can also be integrated with Wailua. It provides access to uncompressed image files, Color Transformation Language (CTL) support and JPEG2000 compression using a variety of software and hardware compression engines.
Ki’i allows the user to read and write Digital Source Master (DSM) images in TIFF, DPX, Cineon and OpenEXR formats, and to perform operations on those images such as color space and gamma transformations, compression, padding and cropping. Ki’i is packaged as a Python extension and a set of Python programs that perform common DSM processing tasks such as transforming DPX RGB images into JPEG2000 for d-cinema.