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16/09/2002

Discreet showcases product advances at IBC

Discreet have announced new and updated solutions that will enable clients to realize their creative visions in broadcast, post-production and the web.
Highlights include a first public demonstration of burn, the newly announced Linux-based background rendering solution for Discreet's visual effects systems—inferno, flame and flint. burn will allow facilities to further maximise Discreet investments by offloading time- and equipment-intensive rendering jobs onto cost-effective open Linux render farms or individual systems.
Discreet's burn rendering will take advantage of (Red Hat) Linux systems with inferno 5 and flame and flint version 8 systems.
Expanded use of Discreet non-linear editing and finishing solutions fire and smoke for high-resolution HDTV, DTV and digital cinema work have been unveiled, as have the latest releases of Discreet’s popular animation and character animation software - 3ds max 5 and character studio 4 software.
For streaming media, Discreet are showing the newest version of its cleaner 6 software for the Macintosh. This release builds on cleaner software’s position as the industry standard for professional video encoding as an indispensable component to Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, and Avid Xpress DV. The new release features an Apple OS X Aqua User Interface and improved performance throughout the user interface and encoding processes.
Discreet will also showcase its recently released animation, modelling and rendering software, 3ds max 5, in demonstrations for film, television and broadcast design professional animators. This release includes strong features such as multiple radiosity (global illumination) tools, integrated interactive soft-and hard-body dynamics, new character animation enhancements, direct 3D mesh caching, floating license options, subscription support programs, and other product and workflow benefits.
Shipping since January 2002, Discreet say that combustion 2 software continues to be an industry-preferred desktop 3D compositing, paint and animation solution for Macintosh and Windows platforms.
Discreet's combustion 2 has been used in a range of commercials, feature films such as 'Stuart Little 2', 'XXX' and 'Simone'.
Discreet are showcasing their range of non-linear editing, visual effects, streaming and animation solutions at IBC in Hall 7, Stand-321.
Discreet, www.discreet.com
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