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Fusion-io Accelerates SIGGRAPH with Fusion ioFX

Adobe, ASSIMILATE, Boxx Technologies, Thinkbox Software, Tweak Software, NextComputing, Maingear Computers, Supermicro and ProMAX team pp with Fusion-io to Power Creativity in VFX Production.

LOS ANGELESFusion-io announced that it is collaborating with many of the industry’s leading entertainment technology companies to demonstrate how the Fusion ioFX can accelerate powerful entertainment production applications at SIGGRAPH 2012. The Fusion ioFX is being used to boost application performance in demonstrations with many hardware and software industry leaders at the show, including Adobe, ASSIMILATE, Boxx Technologies, Thinkbox Software, Tweak Software, NextComputing, Maingear Computers, Supermicro and ProMAX.

“Digital artists rely on Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production Premium to capture their ideas and bring them to life,” said Bill Roberts, director of video product management at Adobe. “The Fusion ioFX provides artists who are using data-intensive media with a faster workflow, making it ideal for accelerating visual effects and motion graphics work from broadcast design all the way to 4K stereoscopic compositing.”

Designed to eliminate data bottlenecks that slow the creative production process for digital artists, the Fusion ioFX enables creative professionals to meet deadlines while exploring more artistic possibilities by bridging the performance gap between workstations and today’s powerful digital content creation applications. From footage capture in the field, to post-production of the film, the ioFX is architected for uninterrupted manipulation of digital content in real time.

ASSIMILATE’s SCRATCH DI tool will be featured in the Fusion-io booth to playback 4K uncompressed video content in real-time. “SCRATCH is the industry’s premier conform, color grading and finishing solution designed to meet the unique requirements of file-based workflows in film, television and commercials,” said Steve Bannerman, VP of Marketing at ASSIMILATE. “We’re looking forward to showcasing SCRATCH along with Fusion-io at SIGGRAPH 2012 to demonstrate how our artists can accelerate their DI workflow with the ioFX to get uncompressed 4K playback with room to spare.”

At SIGGRAPH, Fusion-io will unveil the winners of the Project ioFX video production contest at booth #813 on Wednesday, August 8 at 2 pm PT. Project ioFX was created to free artists from creative constraints to tell the ioFX story in their own words. Artists were asked to create their own 60-second short and share it on the Fusion ioFX Facebook page. Selected from over 60 entries by Project ioFX judges Steve Wozniak, Danny Trejo and Rob Legato, the grand prize winner will receive a Fusion ioFX, a Red Scarlet Camera, Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production Premium software, Maingear workstation and other prizes.

“Fusion-io is pleased to be teaming up with many of the industry’s most trusted solution providers to help usher in a new era of creativity in visual effects production,” said Vincent Brisebois, Fusion-io Director of Visual Computing. “When wait times are nearly eliminated with the power of Fusion ioMemory for the workstation, artists can explore more creative possibilities, and application developers can again work on adding more new features without worrying about complexity and processing speeds. With the support of the industry visionaries we’re working with at SIGGRAPH 2012, the ioFX is ushering in a revolution from the largest of studios to boutiques and even independent artists.”

To see the ioFX in action and learn more about demonstrations at SIGGRAPH, please visit Fusion-io booth #813 at SIGGRAPH 2012. More information on the Fusion ioFX for workstation production can be found at To learn more about Fusion-io, go to Follow Fusion ioFX on Twitter at and on Facebook at

Source: Fusion-io

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.