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IRIDAS Announces Stereoscopic Native Workflow for New ARRI ALEXA Cameras (18/8/2010)
IRIDAS DualStream NX Stereo Workflow Technology Enables Instant Review of Native ALEXA Stereo Footage Using SpeedGrade and FrameCycler
IRIDAS today announced the industry’s first stereoscopic native workflow optimized for the ARRI ALEXA. Tapping IRIDAS’ DualStream NX stereoscopic review technology, integrated within IRIDAS’ SpeedGrade and FrameCycler 2010 family, users are now able to instantly review ALEXA stereo footage in the field and experience real-time geometry alignment and color match in a true stereoscopic timeline.
This new development represents a significant opportunity for IRIDAS customers considering the ALEXA - or currently using ALEXA - for their 3D/stereoscopic production workflow requirements, and is testament to the 3D production advancements inherent to IRIDAS’ DualStream NX technology.
“It’s no surprise that the demand for 3D content - from Hollywood blockbuster movies to immersive television documentaries - is becoming a major driving force in our industry today. However, while the demand for content is there, access to effective, efficient and affordable technologies to create that content has been elusive,” said Lin Sebastian Kayser, CEO of IRIDAS. “This feature represents the culmination of years of engineering and stereoscopic development expertise that has enabled a 3D production workflow that works flawlessly with the equipment our customers most want to work with, like the innovative new ALEXA cameras.”
“In many ways, our new ALEXA cameras are a technological breakthrough and are redefining the limits of motion picture capture and real time workflows,” comments Adrian Widera, Strategic and Business Development, ARRI. “One of the ways we achieve our vision is by working with a network of partners who we know can extend the ALEXA experience, ultimately delivering a complete, powerful digital production workflow. IRIDAS is a proven partner and provides a complement to enhance the real time stereoscopic production workflow that is in such high demand from our customers.”
IRIDAS DualStream NX and the Native Stereo Workflow for ALEXA The IRIDAS DualStream NX real time 3D production toolset enables a seamless, instant stereo workflow for the ALEXA, which translates to significant workflow efficiencies so critical in today’s time and budget constrained production environments. Here is a snapshot of how it works:
* ALEXA shoots ProRes 4444 12 bit files to Sony SxS cards;
About DualStream NX: A 3D Production Breakthrough
IRIDAS has been on the forefront of stereoscopic review since it first developed its groundbreaking DualStream technology in 2003. Now in its 4th generation, IRIDAS has refined its innovative stereoscopic 3D toolset to meet the requirements of today’s burgeoning production, post production and 2D-to-3D conversion market opportunities. IRIDAS’ DualStream NX technology includes advanced features for work on stereoscopic movies and is based on the native stereo timeline already integrated into all IRIDAS products.
DualStream NX adds sophisticated tools to automatically correct geometric misalignment and eliminate color differences between left and right eye streams - this is a breakthrough and a first in the 3D production market. DualStream NX adds even more value for users as it also includes a full suite of creative S3D tools, such as keyframeable parallax adjustments, floating window and a complete stereoscopic color grading feature set. Additionally, DualStream includes comprehensive S3D workflow functions, such as stereo conform and automatic and manual handling of left/right eye assignments.
The IRIDAS SpeedGrade and FrameCycler 2010 family of 3D production solutions are available immediately.
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