launched new versions of its visual effects and editing systems: Autodesk Inferno 2007, Autodesk Flame 2007, Autodesk Flint 2007, Autodesk Fire 2007 and Autodesk Smoke 2007. The products will be showcased in Amsterdam at the International Broadcasters Convention (IBC), Autodesk stand 7-420, from September 8 – 12, 2006.
To address the need for greater connectivity, the new systems offer expanded interoperability and improved data management, including support for the Autodesk Wiretap 2007 application program interface. Wiretap enables remote project management and third-party file exchange by allowing platform- independent access to media and metadata in the Autodesk Stone file system. Digital artists can now take advantage of Infiniband networking with throughput of 400 MB per second or more. In addition, Autodesk’s editing and finishing systems provide new support for AAF, making it easier to conform projects that come from Avid offline systems, as well as greater support for Apple Final Cut Pro XML. This allows artists to spend more time creating effects and less time rebuilding their digital cut. Productivity is improved with new features and enhancements that include: complete project archiving, optimized standard filesystem support to avoid media duplication, background wire transfers and proxy generation, and improved Wire performance.
Autodesk has also debuted Autodesk Backdraft Conform 2007 software, a solution for media management, background input/output and conform. This remote assistant utility for data wranglers and assistant editors handles repetitive and time-consuming tasks. Designed to boost facility productivity, Backdraft Conform 2007 provides tools for ingest, assemble, conform, comprehensive media management, output and archiving.
It is anticipated that the new versions of Autodesk’s visual effects and editing systems, as well as Autodesk Backdraft Conform 2007 and Autodesk Wiretap 2007, will be available in September 2006.