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Pixel Farm & Cooke Optics Announce Collaboration

The Pixel Farm


Cooke Optics

, a manufacturer of precision lenses for the motion picture industry, are pleased to jointly announce a collaboration in which The Pixel Farm will develop its PFTrack software to work in conjunction with in-camera data, acquired via Cooke’s i Technology. This new technology will enable motion picture post-production professionals to save numerous hours – and significant amounts of money – in post-production. The Pixel Farm and Cooke are working together to develop tools that are designed to be used throughout the entire production process and thus help the production community to further enhance its post-production capabilities. This unique collaboration will also enable users of The Pixel Farm’s applications to further benefit from vital data such as this.

The Cooke S4/i system will work via a /i data link that will seamlessly and effortlessly record all camera and lens settings, including focal length, on a per-frame basis, all synced to time code. The information is recorded as meta data during filming and given to the facility, guaranteeing that the relevant lens data will be available and ensuring even more accurate calibration of shots in post. Initially, this will be available in PFTrack with plans to include the system in other PF products at a later date.