IRIDAS Announces High-Speed Uncompressed Personal Playback Solution –
February 5th, 2003,07:42 PM
FrameCycler Professional, new uncompressed playback software for PC workstations was released today. Delivers uncompressed frame sequences dramatically faster than other ram-buffered playback solutions. Provides digital artists with powerful sequence analysis tools and total playback control.
IRIDAS, a leading developer of digital playback technology for the film and broadcast industry, today released FrameCycler Professional. This latest addition to IRIDAS' family of playback systems delivers uncompressed frame sequences dramatically faster than conventional playback solutions. The application offers visual content creators, animators, and post- production artists a rich set of sequence analysis tools and total control over playback.
FrameCycler Professional owes its remarkable speed to IRIDASĀ¹ proprietary Intelligent Look-Ahead Playback (ILAP) technology. ILAP ram-buffering preloads upcoming frames in the background while a sequence is playing, and even works bi-directionally. Playback options include user-specified in/out points, scrubbing with sound, A/B channels, cropping, resampling, and adjustable frame rates. Support for all industry standard color space modes is included
"We built FrameCycler Professional to do much more than play back uncompressed sequences at high-speed," said IRIDAS CEO Lin Sebastian Kayser. "We wanted to empower users by allowing them to review and correct almost any aspect of their work at any stage in the process. We feel FrameCycler Professional provides the ultimate in quality control for digital artists!"
"Like a missing jigsaw puzzle piece, FrameCycler stepped into our pipeline and filled in the spaces where our system was weak," said Micheal Hardison, CG Supervisor at Pixel Magic. "Using FrameCycler in our work on 'Hart's War,' 'Blade 2,' and 'Daredevil' was the perfect solution to the continuously nagging problem of interactive playback of film resolution frames. Our animators now have a tool that provides fast and flexible playback for frame checking, testing render compositions, and client approval meetings."
FrameCycler Professional is available through selected resellers and from IRIDAS directly at a special introductory price of $199 for a single license. Site licenses are also available. For further information about FrameCycler Professional, other IRIDAS products, and academic pricing visit www.iridas.com <http://www.iridas.com/> or call IRIDAS at +49 (89) 330 40 982.
Based in Munich, Germany, IRIDAS Digital Interaction Design is a leading provider of software-based digital media playback solutions for the global film and broadcasting industry. Its FrameCycler products are used by major animation and post-production houses including Warner Bros. Animation, Dreamworks SKG, The Walt Disney Company, Jim HensonĀ¹s Creature Shop, as well as by freelance digital artists. IRIDAS was founded in 2000 and is an independent, privately held company.
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Spec sheet available for download at: http://www.iridas.com/framecycler/sp...o_Specs_v1.pdf
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