Eyeon Announces Fusion Support for SpeedGrade .Look Format

IRIDAS’ Color Pipeline Extended to Award-Winning Compositing Application
Toronto: August 23, 2007 … Eyeon Software Inc. announces that it has added support for the IRIDAS .Look file format in its award-winning Fusion 5.2 compositing application. Visual effects artists can now load non-destructive looks created with the SpeedGrade applications in Fusion, ensuring color accuracy when assembling composites – and an unbroken color pipeline from production to film finishing.


Fusion 5.2, now available, includes numerous enhancements designed to improve workflow efficiency for the artist. Among compositing tools, Fusion offers the broadest selection of third party plug-in functionality. The IRIDAS .Look file format provides a simple means for creating, storing, and sharing color information as editable metadata. The .Look file format is supported by a growing list of camera, hardware, and software vendors.

With the new Fusion integration, compositors will be able to import .Looks and apply them as nodes within Fusion. “This takes the guess work out of color,” said IRIDAS COO Patrick Palmer. “Color certainty means a more efficient workflow for the artist and for the production as a whole.”

“The SpeedGrade .Look format is one of the few open file formats out there,” said Isaac Guenard, Senior Product Manager at eyeon. “Interoperability between applications is so important for real world production and that is why we value what IRIDAS is doing.”

See Fusion 5.2 at IBC at the Eyeon booth (7.320). Meet IRIDAS and see SpeedGrade during IBC at the Ciprico booth (7.709). IBC will take place at the RAI Congress Centre in Amsterdam, September 7 through 11. For more information contact IRIDAS at +49 89 3…, IRIDAS USA at (818) 951-8927, or visit www.iridas.com.

About eyeon Software Inc.
eyeon Software is dedicated to providing the best possible solutions for dynamic desktop compositing and pipeline management. Drawing upon expertise in film special effects, eyeon continues to develop innovative tools to maximize project control and minimize creative barriers. Today, eyeon offers products to meet the demands of film, with a comprehensive toolset for the commercial broadcast, motion graphics and games development markets. For more information contact eyeon at 416 686 8411 or visit www.eyeonline.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.

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