Tag archive for ‘FrameCycler DDS’

Happy Birthday – FrameCycler Turns 8

Happy Birthday – FrameCycler Turns 8

Today, 8 years ago, on April 4th 2001, we released the first commercial IRIDAS product: FrameCycler Studio Editon. It’s smashing success started eight years of growth for IRIDAS. FrameCycler’s playback technology, revolutionary in 2001, laid the technological foundation for today’s IRIDAS products. FrameCycler was a major milestone for VFX review, animation and quality control. Real time playback out of RAM meant no more transcoding into Quicktimes for VFX reviews.

IRIDAS Supports Tangent Wave Control Panel

IRIDAS Supports Tangent Wave Control Panel

IRIDAS today announced that support for the Tangent Wave panel is now built into all 2009 SpeedGrade products, including SpeedGrade OnSet, SpeedGrade XR and SpeedGrade DI. FrameCycler DDS and FrameCycler DI also support the panel which was was recently introduced by UK-based Tangent Devices. “The Wave panel is a great panel for work with SpeedGrade […]

FrameCycler DDS Fills the 2K Gap at Passion Pictures

London Animation House Selects IRIDAS for Uncompressed Playback London: June 13, 2008 … Passion Pictures, one of Europe’s leading independent animation companies, has placed FrameCycler Digital Daily System at the heart of their workflow for review and image analysis. In operation for 20 years already, the award-winning facility was looking to smooth the transition to […]

NAB 2008 Impressions

NAB 2008 Impressions

If you missed us at NAB 2008, here are some images from the show floor. Highlights included never-ending demonstrations of our DualStream stereoscopic technology, workflow integration with partners at the booth and around the show, and – of course – the debut of SpeedGrade XR with its universal RAW support – the perfect companion application for the new crop of Digital Cinema cameras.

BOXX and IRIDAS Announce Special Year-End Offer

FrameCycler DDS 2007 on Optimized BOXX RTX Workstations Munich/Austin, TX: December 12, 2007…BOXX Technologies, an innovator in high-performance computing hardware for visual effects professionals, and IRIDAS, the industry leader in uncompressed playback technologies, today announced a year-end pricing promotion on RTX series workstations certified for the FrameCycler 2007 line of postproduction playback applications. Customers purchasing […]

TFS Installs FrameCycler DDS for 2K Screening Theater

France’s Digital Acquisition Pioneer Selects IRIDAS for Review Paris: October 24, 2007 … IRIDAS, the industry leader in uncompressed playback solutions, has announced the sale of FrameCycler DDS to TFS DATA for use in their Paris review facility. TFS is the leader for digital acquisition technologies in France and operates rental divisions, studios, and a […]

Spotlight: Framecycler DDS – Interview with Tom Burns at C.O.R.E Feature Animation

Spotlight: Framecycler DDS – Interview with Tom Burns at C.O.R.E Feature Animation

In 2003 C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures introduced a new division. C.O.R.E. Feature Animation is now in full production on an animated feature film for a major Hollywood studio and FrameCycler DDS 3.5 is at the heart of their review infrastructure. We spoke with Tom Burns, Director, Special Projects at C.O.R.E. Feature Animation.

Spotlight: Seeing in Stereo – IRIDAS Interviews Steve McPherson of Jim Henson’s Creature Shop

Spotlight: Seeing in Stereo – IRIDAS Interviews Steve McPherson of Jim Henson’s Creature Shop

Steve McPherson began his career in computing in the early 80’s doing systems administration on Cray Research supercomputers for such customers as NASA Ames Research Center, Lockheed, and Apple Advanced Development. At that time systems like these cost between $20 and $30 million. When Silicon Graphics came onto the scene in the late 80’s, Steve recognized an opportunity to move toward VFX work. By then the cost of a single seat (hardware and one Alias license) had dropped to around $100,000. In 1996 Steve moved his base of operations to England where he helped found the first Silicon Studio training center in the Europe.

Today, Steve is working with Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™ as Systems Architect on major large-format 3D projects.

Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™ first became aware of FrameCycler playback solutions early in the fall of 2002. Steve approached IRIDAS to see if they would consider building a direct-from-disk high resolution stereoscopic player for the Sesame Street project. IRIDAS said they would and the collaboration began.

Within weeks Steve was performance testing beta versions of the product and was immediately impressed. “Lin was brilliant, supportive, and his team was swift on fixes. At times it felt we were really pushing FrameCycler DDS Bi-Channel into unknown territory”

By November, 2003, the FrameCycler was officially in operation in the Creature Shop™.