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REALVIZ Launches SMART New Tracking Products

REALVIZ (SIGGRAPH 2005 booth #1161) is introducing a new range of tracking products employing the companys Scalable Matching Architecture for Tracking (SMART). All will be identified as being Powered by SMART.

SMART is a new automatic tracking kernel based on new-generation algorithms. It increases the performance of REALVIZs tracking products, including 2D tracking up to 10 times faster than previous engines, higher-quality and steadier feature tracks, a longer lifespan, fewer interruptions and drops, and significantly more tracking points on footage. SMART technology integrates with existing REALVIZ features.

Products Powered by SMART include MatchMover Pro 4, MatchMover Pro 4 Motion Capture, MMTrack for Autodesk 3ds Max and MMTrack for Maya. All will debut at SIGGRAPH, along with the newest version of the 3D previz and storyboarding software, StoryViz.

"MatchMover Pro has a lot of great tools to help us tackle our most difficult matchmoves, said Tim Dobbert, Matchmove supervisor, The Orphanage Inc., USA & author MATCHMOVING: THE INVISIBLE ART OF CAMERA TRACKING. It has excellent 2D tracking capabilities and its workflow gives us a fine level of control over the solution. Whenever I know I have to battle a tough matchmove, I'm glad I have MatchMover Pro in my arsenal."

Pricing & Availability: MatchMover Pro 4 is available for Microsoft Windows NT/XP, Mac OS X & Linux through REALVIZ resellers worldwide at a price point of 3,500 euros/$ 3,900 US, excl. VAT. Owners of version 3 of MatchMover Pro are able to up-grade to version 4 for 1,500 euros/$ 1,800 US. Trade-up from earlier versions of MatchMover Pro prior to 3.0: 2,500 euros/$3,000 US. A grace period is currently in operation, valid from June 2005 until the shipment of version 4 in August 2005. These clients qualify automatically for an up-grade to the new version as soon as it becomes available.

MMTrack for Maya is available for Windows, Mac OS X & Linux. MMTrack for Autodesk 3ds Max is currently available for Windows only. Single license pricing: 690 euros/$790 US per license. Volume discount available on request. An upgrade to MatchMover Pro 4.0 is required for interoperability with the MMTrack Plug-in products. Single licenses for MatchMover Pro 4 Motion Capture are available at a price point of 10,000 euros/$ 11,500 US. Upgrades to MatchMover Pro Motion Capture from MatchMover Pro 4: 7,000 euros/$8,000 US. (Includes floating server license)

Demo versions of MatchMover Pro 4, MMTrack for 3ds Max & MMTrack for Maya are scheduled for August 2005, and can be downloaded from the REALVIZ website at: www.realviz.com. For further information, please contact sales@realviz.com.

REALVIZ is a leading developer of image based creation software based in Sophia Antipolis, France, with U.S. operations in San Francisco and a satellite sales office in London, Paris and Berlin. REALVIZ develops a suite of image-based content creation solutions for the film, broadcast, gaming, digital imaging, architecture and Internet communities.