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IRIDAS Bolsters FrameCycler PRO with More Powerful Stereo 3D Engine

IRIDAS (www.iridas.com) announced today it has significantly strengthened its award-winning desktop stereo playback and review system, FrameCycler PRO.

Press Release from IRIDAS

Munich, DE (August 2, 2011) -- IRIDAS (www.iridas.com) announced today it has significantly strengthened its award-winning desktop stereo playback and review system, FrameCycler PRO. With this new release, FrameCycler PRO adds greater file format support for workflow flexibility, including full support for ARRI ALEXA RAW and RED EPIC, and offers 12-bit Apple ProRes support compatible with ARRI’s SxS card output. The new FrameCycler PRO delivers an optimized OpenEXR loader, and CinemaDNG is now fully supported in real time, offering significant performance gains for highly efficient playback and review in any stereo 3D production environment. FrameCycler PRO 2011 now supports Python scripting, further expanding the existing FrameCycler scripting and remote control capabilities used by post facilities all over the world.

Additionally with this announcement, IRIDAS continues to make significant strides in its real time stereo 3D production capabilities with an updated stereo 3D engine based on its award-winning DualStream NX technology. FrameCycler PRO now adds real time parallax adjustment, a visual reel setup window, difference matte views, single frame stereoscopy support, and a heads-up display for 3D metadata.

“Our early embrace of stereo 3D workflow technology has given our products a tremendous advantage; we’ve been working closely with the industry’s greatest filmmakers since 2003, constantly refining and enhancing our stereoscopic capabilities based on their stringent requirements,” said Lin Kayser, CEO of IRIDAS.  “The new FrameCycler PRO sets a new standard for stereo 3D production, with a level of format support, workflow enhancements and the industry’s most powerful real time stereo 3D engine under the hood that is simplifying what was once a complex, time consuming and tedious workflow.”

FrameCycler PRO was recently used in the production of Transformers 3D by Legend Films (www.legend3d.com), an industry-leading 2D-to-3D conversion studio based in San Diego, CA. Deployed to over 500 desktop systems throughout Legend Films, Legend artists were able to work on hundreds of stereo sequences and in real time, analyze image color and quality and make sequences instantly available for review and playback.

What’s New in FrameCycler PRO:IRIDAS FrameCycler PRO delivers a breadth of convenient, and performance enhancing new features, including:

    * Fully compliant ARRI ALEXA RAW and RED EPIC support    * A new, optimized OpenEXR loader;    * 12-bit Apple ProRes support compatible with ARRI’s SxS card output;    * New interface improvements, including tabbed sequence browser with right-click copy, paste, move, rename and renumber support;    * Extended render support with letterboxing, proxy rendering and pause/resume support;    * Significantly updated Stereo 3D engine based on the award winning DualStream NX technology with capabilities such as:

          - Real-time Parallax adjustment          - Visual reel setup window          - Difference matte view          - Single frame stereoscopy support          - Heads-up display for 3D metadata          - Python scripting

FrameCycler PRO is available immediately and is priced at USD $299. For more information please visit www.iridas.com/framecycler.

About IRIDASFor over a decade, IRIDAS has become world renowned for its innovations in the digital filmmaking industry, redefining the way artists view, manipulate, enhance and produce their digital creations.  As the industry’s earliest pioneers of stereoscopic review solutions and real-time color grading and manipulation techniques, IRIDAS taps its legacy of engineering expertise to streamline production and postproduction workflows, from onset to finishing, and is making stereoscopic moviemaking an everyday reality.  For more information, please visit www.iridas.com.

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