CUDA Spotlight: Mark Jaszberenyi
By Calisa Cole, posted Nov. 9, 2012
GPU-Accelerated Mobile Post-Production
This week's Spotlight is on Mark Jaszberenyi of Colorfront. In 2007, Colorfront opened in Budapest, Hungary as one of the world's most advanced digital dailies, intermediate and post production facilities.
Colorfront technology was utilized in the production of the new James Bond film, Skyfall, which opened in U.S. theaters today.
Colorfront developers won an Oscar in 2010 and an Emmy in October 2012.
This interview is part of the CUDA Spotlight Series.
NVIDIA: Mark, tell us a bit about Colorfront.
NVIDIA: What technical issues does the Colorfront On-Set Dailies system address?
NVIDIA: What was Colorfront's role in the new James Bond movie, Skyfall?
NVIDIA: How does Colorfront On-Set Dailies help your customers?
NVIDIA: What role does GPU computing play in your work?
NVIDIA GPUs drive our products on a range of platforms, from the Retina MacBook Pro through the Mac Pro, and up to the HP Z820 with multiple GPUs to process 4K RAW files at over 100 FPS. The system scales very well with the number of GPUs.
NVIDIA: What advantages have you achieved with CUDA?
NVIDIA: What industry trends are driving the adoption of your technology?
NVIDIA: Congratulations on the Emmy. What were you recognized for?
NVIDIA: When you think about the future of film production, what will be the biggest change from today?
Bio for Mark Jaszberenyi
Mark Jaszberenyi is CEO of Colorfront. He co-founded Colorfront in 2000 with his brother Aron, and introduced the company's first product at NAB 2000. In 2001, Colorfront delivered SACC, the Stand Alone Color Corrector system for The Lord of the Rings, sparking the DI revolution, and earning the Colorfront software development team a Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy. Autodesk acquired all assets of Colorfront in 2005 for $15 million.
In 2007, Colorfront opened in Budapest, Hungary as one of the world's most advanced digital dailies, intermediate, and post production facilities. In 2010, Colorfront introduced On-Set Dailies, the leading digital dailies system for Hollywood features and primetime episodic television.