Iridas announced the release of FrameCycler Professional 2007 and FrameCycler Digital Daily System 2007. Both applications are available on the Mac, Windows and Linux platforms. The new versions offer a more intuitive interface and numerous functionality enhancements. In addition, Iridas' DualStream stereoscopic technology is now available for all FrameCycler applications.
FrameCycler Professional 2007 provides animators, compositors and content creators with powerful tools for desktop review and analysis of their work. Playlists can be built and edited right on the timeline, imported from SpeedGrade or earlier versions of FrameCycler or launched from the command line. LUTs and Looks can be loaded and applied to the timeline, individual clips or a combination of both.
The FrameCycler 2007 applications will ship at the end of the month. See them at NAB 2007 at Arri (booth C10017), April 16-19 in the Las Vegas Convention Center.
"FrameCycler 2007 is a big step forward," said Nick Cannon, head of technology at the Moving Picture Co. in London. "FrameCycler is easy to integrate with our in-house systems so our artists just have to hit play and they see the right media with the right color lookups with an even larger variety of features to help them review their material."
With FrameCycler Digital Daily System 2007, facilities have access to unlimited direct-from-disk playback at HD, 2K, and higher resolutions. Along with interface enhancements, FrameCycler DDS 2007 introduces EDL conform and SDI-out for live broadcast-quality playback without requiring rendering.
"It's a highly functional and flexible application," added Canon, "and is the real workhorse of the digital dailies review process at MPC."
"We first used FrameCycler on Windows during our days at ESC," said John Jack, exec producer and co-owner of Evil Eye Pictures in San Francisco, "so we're very familiar with how it has evolved and improved over the years. Now that our studio runs almost entirely on OS X, we needed a top-notch, cross-platform playback solution. After checking out everything available, we found there really is nothing else out there that matches the price, performance, and features of FrameCycler 2007."
Both FrameCycler Professional 2007 and FrameCycler DDS 2007 include ReviewLink for secure, synchronized remote collaboration sessions over the Internet. Iridas' DualStream stereoscopic playback technology, which has been used in venue entertainment, stage productions and scientific research since 2002, is now available as an optional module for both applications.
Iridas (www.iridas.com) is an independent, privately held company headquartered in Munich, Germany. Its FrameCycler products are now the industry standard for frame-based image review. In 2003, Iridas introduced the first non-destructive color correction application. Today SpeedGrade and FrameCycler provide the critical links in an end-to-end pipeline for uncompressed content and color metadata. Iridas' applications are used by filmmakers around the world and most major animation and post-production houses, including Industrial Light & Magic, The Moving Picture Co., Cinesite, The Framestore CFC and many others.