FrameCycler Goes Stereo 3D
DualStream Now Included Standard for All Playback Applications
Munich: August 22, 2008 … IRIDAS, which first introduced its stereo 3D playback technology five years ago, has announced that DualStream will now be included standard with all versions of FrameCycler, starting with the 2008 versions. Recently used in the VFX pipeline for Journey to the Centre of the Earth 3D, and in finishing work on U2 3D, demand for IRIDAS DualStream technology has grown with the rapid increase in stereo 3D product work. Now artists and facilities can use the playback software they are already rely on without the added expense of new software components.
Playback with DualStream is no different from standard 2D content. Users simply add one eye onto the timeline and the other loads automatically. The technology supports all standard stereo 3D display technologies, including dual SDI, dual DVI, shutter glasses, anaglyph, and pattern mode for new DLP televisions such as the Samsung line.
“FrameCycler with DualStream proved to be an indispensable tool for us, as it allowed our artists to regularly flip their work in progress as well as allowing us to view our shots in stereo during dailies,” said Peter Skovsbo, of DamnFX and producer on Dinosaur Alive. “Without DualStream, we would have had to migrate to a far more expensive soft- and hardware mix.”
“This is great news for filmmakers,” said Steve Crouch, director of IRIDAS USA. “People love DualStream because it’s reliable and it’s easy to use.”
DualStream stereo 3D playback technology is included with FrameCycler Professional 2008, FrameCycler DDS 2008 on the Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux platforms. FrameCycler DI 2008 includes stereo 3D playback and inter-ocular adjustment tools. To learn more, contact IRIDAS at +49 89 330 35 142, IRIDAS USA at (818) 951-8927, or visit www.framecycler.com.
IRIDAS pioneered desktop film-resolution playback in 2001. 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 postproduction houses. IRIDAS is an independent, privately held company headquartered in Munich, Germany. For more information, visit www.iridas.com.