Imagineer Systems to Showcase New Rotoscoping Tool at NAB 2007 –
April 4th, 2007,10:43 AM
motor, the new rotoscoping tool from Imagineer Systems, will make its industry debut at NAB 2007 in Las Vegas, April 16-19 (booth #SL729). Imagineer will demonstrate motor's unique approach to rotoscoping for fast, high quality matte production for commercial, film and corporate video production. motor is built on Imagineer's industry-unique 2.5D planar tracking and spline technology: an advanced design technology previously only afforded to high-end visual effects design tools.
Imagineer will also demonstrate the latest versions of its industry-popular vfx tools, monet and mokey, used on CASINO ROYALE and the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN and HARRY POTTER franchises, providing significant creative freedom to vfx workflows.
Thomas Tannenberger, visual effects supervisor of Gradient Effects, an independent visual effects company in Venice, California, specializing in feature film effects creation and post-production, is an avid user of Imagineer Systems solutions, and recently has embraced motor as his rotoscoping tool of choice. "motor is the kind of [visual effects] tool that makes you scratch your head and wonder how you ever did without it!"
"NAB 2007 is our opportunity to meet with our customers from around the world and share with them in person all the exciting new developments from Imagineer," said Allan Jaenicke, ceo of Imagineer Systems. "We're taking great strides to leverage the innovative vfx technologies that have become the signature of Imagineer and extend those capabilities to more accessible, affordable vfx tools for all our customers. We're here at NAB 2007 to demonstrate the value we're contributing to the VFX workflow."
resolution, the finishing division of Santa Monica, California-based Union Editorial, has transformed its visual effects workflow with monet. "monet has really impacted our workflow," said vfx supervisor Todd Iorio. "Extensive tracking that used to tie up a high-end compositing suite can now be done much more cost effectively and with greatly improved results. Imagineer Systems' products add a lot of value to our visual effects pipeline. Our ability to offload roto, rig removal, tracking, all in a unified user interface, allows us to deliver a significantly better product to our clients."
motor features include:
- Tracking: The planar tracker in motor is an advanced tracking algorithm rooted in Imagineer's high-end compositing and removal software.
- Accelerated Rotoscope: motor enables users to rotoscope footage three to four times faster than with traditional tools. Unique integration between the tracker and rotoscope capabilities yields higher quality matte production with stunning details in significantly less time. This streamlined, accelerated workflow translates to high efficiency and cost savings in an increasingly competitive and time constrained environment for designers.
- Broad Compatibility: motor complements users' existing investments in post-production hardware and software with seamless compatibility with industry-popular design platforms such as Autodesk Discreet, Avid DS, Adobe After Effects, Quantel generationQ and Apple Shake.
monet is an advanced vfx toolset for inserting 2D elements into moving footage. Its renowned Planar Tracker and AdjustTrack toolset provides vfx artists with the industry's most sophisticated 2D tracking capability. monet generates numerous elements, such as inserts, shadow and highlight passes, for compositing and complements well existing compositing, editing and film restoration solutions
mokey is Imagineer's advanced wire and rig removal toolset for vfx artists. mokey generates numerous elements, such as patches, background and stabilization passes and also complements existing compositing, editing and film restoration solutions.
About Imagineer Systems
Imagineer Systems Ltd (www.imagineersystems.com ), located in Guildford, U.K., innovates and markets next-generation visual effects solutions for film, video and broadcast post-production. Imagineer's product line consists of monet (placement station), mokey (removal station), motor (roto station), mofex (plug-in for Shake) and moxel (standards station).