See What Everyone Is Talking about at IBC 2010

Category: IBC News
It’s that time of the year again. This year we have a bigger stand to accommodate the ever growing number of farmers. It wouldn’t be an IBC if we didn’t have a new product release, and this year we feel we have one to get most people in restoration excited (see below). As ever, you are welcome to come and see product and workflow demonstrations for all our products, stay for a chat or just hang out and enjoy a cup of kentish cider.

New Products on Show

PFMatchit
Our new Match Moving application, first shown at Siggraph 2010 to a fantastic reception, will be shipping at IBC. Optimized for 64-bit application on OSX, Linux, and Windows, PFMatchit is the first product to harness the power of The Pixel Farm's innovative node-based flowgraph architecture, and is the beginning of a wider realignment of the company's core VFX product range, which began with new pricing for the renowned PFTrack.

PFPrep
PFPrep is being shown for the first time at IBC. From creating dailies, pre-processing, and batch setup for restoration through to full DI image preparation, PFPrep has a well chosen subset of the renowned image processing technologies from PFClean. GPU acceleration of the complex image algorithms in combination with integrated batch processing ensures the fastest and most accurate results across footage of any type and resolution, keeping you within schedules and budgets. PFPrep provides a focused one stop solution for prepping footage for all aspects of present-day DI film production and restoration, regardless of content origination.

Use PFPrep for:
DI: Dirt & dust busting, grain and noise management, multi-file format deliverables.

Film Restoration: Pre process, batch processing, PFClean assist station.

Dailies and Editorial: Preparation of dailies for editorial process. Primary grading, exporting edit proxies, burn-in time code, standards conversion, RED RAW debayering, batch processing of deliverables.

Turnkey DI Restoration Systems
We will be showing two new turnkey configurations for PFClean and PFPrep. Our turnkey systems offer a competitively priced single point of supply for Pixel Farm applications mounted on optimized GPU accelerated hardware platforms, pre-configured for their respective market applications:
New! PFClean System - Updated software and optimized pre-configured turnkey hardware for enhanced speed and greater expansion possibilities to exploit PFClean’s extended toolset. Now includes fully integrated video HD/SD I/O and second raster display as standard.

New:
  • PFPrep System - Shown for the first time as a turnkey system, PFPrep now ships in a fast, upgradeable, small footprint pre-configured platform for facilities with a shared storage infrastructure. 1U chassis facilitates integration into DI installations where footprint and power consumption may be a premium consideration. Includes second raster display. 
  • ‘Big Image’ processing option (PFClean/PFPrep) facilitates 4K + restoration jobs
  • External expansion options (PFClean only) Scalable performance enhancement for batch processing and storage.


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