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Fusion Supports SpeedGrade .Look Format

eyeon Software Inc. has added support for the Iridas .Look file format in its award-winning Fusion 5.2 compositing application. Visual effects artists can now load non-destructive looks created with the SpeedGrade applications in Fusion, ensuring color accuracy when assembling composites, and an unbroken color pipeline from production to film finishing.

Fusion 5.2, now available, includes numerous enhancements designed to improve workflow efficiency for the artist. Among compositing tools, Fusion offers the broadest selection of third party plug-in functionality. The Iridas .Look file format provides a simple means for creating, storing, and sharing color information as editable metadata. The .Look file format is supported by a growing list of camera, hardware and software vendors.

With the new Fusion integration, compositors will be able to import .Looks and apply them as nodes within Fusion. "This takes the guess work out of color," said Iridas COO Patrick Palmer. "Color certainty means a more efficient workflow for the artist and for the production as a whole."

"The SpeedGrade .Look format is one of the few open file formats out there," said Isaac Guenard, senior product manager at eyeon. "Interoperability between applications is so important for real world production and that is why we value what Iridas is doing."

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