IRIDAS Upgrades FrameCycler PRO

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Tue, 08/30/2011 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

IRIDAS has significantly strengthened its 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 has made 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 ” says 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 2D-3D conversion of Transformers 3D by Legend Films in San Diego California. 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. FrameCycler Pro is available immediately for $299. IRIDAS