YoYotta will introduce the new version of YoYo – the company’s flagship postproduction workflow management system at IBC 2010 in Amsterdam, Sept. 10-14. Originally designed as a conform i/o interface for Pandora colour correctors, the YoYo v.3 software suite offers a comprehensive toolset for managing postproduction workflows for a fraction of the cost of other systems. With YoYo, facilities can ingest, transcode, conform and output just about every standard video- or data-based file format, thus freeing up creative suites for creative work.
New features in YoYo v.3 include encoding and decoding of MXF files, easing preparation of offline and online material for Avid editing systems, integration with file-based image processors from Cintel, control of Spirit DataCine via an onscreen GUI or a wireless iPad application, and audio support for WAV, BWAV, AAC, AIFF and MP3 files. Also enhanced is the creation of logos and graphics for dailies material.
Already widely deployed in London’s SOHO district for a variety of work in film, television and commercials, YoYo is comprised of three core applications – YoProject, YoCapture and YoSource. YoProject manages file-based data. YoCapture allows users to ingest video sources, and YoSource is designed for conforming and outputting video masters.
In the commercials sector, YoYo is ideal for conforming and outputting deliverables, freeing up the colourist, (and an expensive colour grading suite), for more creative work. In television, the system is being used to ingest and prep video source material for editorial, while in the film world, it can be deployed as a cost-effective system to manage a dailies workflow, or restoration projects.
In addition to its high-speed transcoding capabilities, YoYo offers primary colour correction and colour management allowing for the creation of accurate digital dailies, or for precise colour space adjustments at any stage of postproduction. The system can process virtually any file or video format into a single master and play out to disk or tape. Stereo deliverables can also be created in various 3D formats.
After final delivery, YoYo allows facilities to manage various storage tiers. Projects can be archived while maintaining a visual online audit for ongoing maintenance.
YoYo runs on the Apple Mac Pro, which allows for cost-effective installations on a powerful off the shelf workstation.