IRIDAS Stereo 3D Showcase at Dimension 3, Paris, June 1-3, 2010

Munich, May 25th, 2010 … IRIDAS will present SpeedGrade 2010 at the Dimension 3 Expo in Paris, France, June 1-3, Booth C12 this year.  SpeedGrade incorporates the 4th generation of IRIDAS’ DualStream Stereo 3D toolkit, which made a splash debut at NAB this year.

DualStream is IRIDAS’ advanced stereoscopic architecture which has been under continuous development since its inception in 2003. The latest incarnation, DualStream NX, takes a leap well beyond playback and basic stereo adjustments, to provide a host of advanced analysis, manipulation and automation technologies. SpeedGrade 2010 incorporates a new user interface, built on the proprietary Merula UI engine. The new interface sports an elegant, task-based design, that leads the user through typical 3D stereo workflows.

SpeedGrade 2010 allows the user to automatically compensate for typical errors in geometric alignment, including vertical offset, rotational differences and zoom mismatches. This significantly reduces the amount of time for artists to prepare material for dailies review. At the same time a sophisticated algorithm automatically matches the color between left and right eyes to eliminate hue and brightness shifts introduced by the optical system, such as a mirror rig.

“Matching colors and geometry between eyes has traditionally been the most time consuming part of prepping stereo dailies”, said Patrick Palmer, COO of IRIDAS. “With DualStream NX, this work can be done in seconds, freeing time for creative work and giving people instant access to headache-free review.”

Combined with IRIDAS’ Universal RAW technology, which supports digital cinema cameras directly, the turnaround time for preparing stereoscopic image review is near zero now.

SpeedGrade also includes a full suite of creative S3D tools such as keyframeable parallax adjustments, floating window and a complete stereoscopic color grading feature set. In addition, SpeedGrade provides comprehensive S3D workflow functions such as stereo conform and automatic or manual handling of left/right assignments. For stereoscopic VFX shots, the DualStream timeline now allows you to selectively replace parts of a clip for individual eyes with other material, greatly simplifying the interaction with compositing packages and other external tools.

SpeedGrade 2010 is currently in beta testing at customer sites and will be widely available in June.

The IRIDAS team, as well as representatives from IRIDAS’ French reseller, APY, will be available at the IRIDAS booth for live demos and discussions.

Event Info
Dimension 3 Expo
June 1-3, 2010
IRIDAS Booth C12

50, avenue du Président Wilson
93210 La Plaine Saint Denis – France

With the introduction of FrameCycler in 2001, IRIDAS redefined the way artists viewed digital footage. In 2002, IRIDAS introduced the first stereoscopic review tools for the post industry. In 2003, SpeedGrade, the first GPU-based color grading application, brought new levels of performance to color correction and a unified way to communicate color in production workflows. The introduction of RealTime RAW in 2007, brought instant playback and color correction to RAW camera pipelines. Today, IRIDAS aims to streamline production and post from on set to finishing, and helps make stereoscopic moviemaking an everyday reality.

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