The Foundry expands VFX capabilities with new product releases at IBC 2008

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There have been many exciting developments at

The Foundry

during the last twelve months, across all areas of the company’s product portfolio. Continuing development and support of

Nuke

, the Academy Award© winning compositing system, has necessitated the addition of 15 staff, plus the company’s expansion into two additional floors at its Wardour Street HQ in central London. Simultaneously, The Foundry team is continually improving and refining the existing stable of Academy Award-winning visual effects and image-processing plug-ins, and inventing new ones, in response to customer feedback and industry demand.

Ocula 3D plug-ins released & IBC conference session:

Based on stand 7.F28 at IBC 2008, The Foundry will unveil a plethora of new product releases including Nuke 5.1 and Ocula, its stereo plug-in toolset. Simon Robinson, the company’s chief scientist, will demonstrate Ocula as part of a presentation on 3D production and post at the IBC conference session “Putting it all Together – New Dimensions For The Big Screen� on Monday 15th September from 11.30 - 13.00hrs.

Nuke 5.1 released, plus PLE and free training:

With Nuke 5.1’s new 64-bit capabilities come the options of Furnace, Keylight, Tinder and Tinderbox 1,2 & 3 plug-ins all in 64-bit too. Other key additions to this latest update of Nuke are a PLE, support of the FBX 3D

interchange format, and an extended bicubic card providing greater control over shape. All Nuke purchasers at IBC will be rewarded with a free term with FXphd (

www.fxphd.com

), renowned providers of online training for VFX professionals. These before and after shots are from The Cottage, a recent British horror/comedy, are were posted using Nuke at Filmgate in Sweden. (Copyright Pathe. All rights reserved. Images courtesy of Filmgate.)

Foundry Plug-ins for FCP released:

The Foundry is also releasing its debut set of plug-ins for Apple Final Cut Pro. FCP 6 users will be able to purchase Keylight and Furnace, accessing Academy Award© winning motion estimation and keying technology for the very first time. In support of this launch, The Foundry is sponsoring the first European FCP SuperMeet during IBC at The Culture Park Westergasfabriek on Sunday 14th September. Free, signed copies of Ron Brinkmann’s newly updated book ‘The Art and Science of Digital Compositing’ will be available to the first 50 FCP customers at both IBC and the FCP SuperMeet. About The Foundry The Foundry is a world-leading innovator of visual effects and image processing technologies that boost productivity in motion picture and video post production. On February 10th 2007, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded a Sci-Tech Award® to The Foundry’s development team for the Furnace image processing suite. The company now holds a trio of Academy Award® winning products including the high-end compositing system Nuke, and keying application Keylight. The Foundry’s products support a wide range of host platforms including After Effects, Autodesk® Media and Entertainment Systems, Avid DS, Baselight, Film Master, Nuke, Scratch and Shake. The company has also driven OpenFX, an open standard for visual effects plug-ins, now broadly adopted by host and plug-in developers such as Autodesk®, Assimilate, FilmLight, Digital Vision, eyeon Software Inc, Grass Valley, Soluciones Graficas por Ordenador (S.G.O.), Photron and others. The Foundry is headquartered in London, and has offices in Los Angeles. For more information please visit The Foundry’s website at

www.thefoundry.co.uk

.

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