April 28, 2008

Nvidia Quadro SDI Powers Autodesk Effects, Finishing Systems

Las Vegas - Nvidia Corporation announced that Autodesk Inc. continues to empower creative professionals by offering Nvidia Quadro FX 5600 SDI graphics in its newest products for effects and finishing: Autodesk Smoke 2009, Autodesk Inferno 2009, Autodesk Flame 2009, Autodesk Flint 2009, and Autodesk Backdraft Conform 2009 systems. This announcement, made during NAB, solidifies a trend in the digital film and broadcast industries whereby top companies are integrating professional NVIDIA Quadro SDI graphics into product offerings for 3D compositing, editing, and color grading in real time for 2K, HD, and SD formats.
Autodesk's 2009 visual effects releases introduce new creative tools, powerful performance, expanded compressed media support, and workflow enhancements, providing users with interactive solutions that build workflows between 3D, design, visual effects, and editorial. The release of Autodesk Smoke 2009 integrates creative effects tools from Flame--setting a standard in effects-centric finishing with a 3D compositing environment targeted at mid-tier post-production facilities and broadcasters.
The Nvidia Quadro 5600 SDI card is well suited for visual effects professionals working with virtual sets, sports, and weather news systems to composite live video footage onto virtual backgrounds, integrating the results into a live TV broadcast feed.
Nvidia Quadro SDI graphics solutions allow film production, postproduction, and finishing professionals to preview the results of 3D compositing, editing, and color grading in real time on high-definition (HD) broadcast monitors. The graphics-to-video-out feature delivers uncompressed 8-, 10-, or 12-bit SDI from programmable graphics, enabling a direct connection to broadcast monitors, switchers, tape decks, or SDI projectors.  
Quadro SDI graphics solutions provide two channels of 8-, 10-, or 12-bit uncompressed SDI in 2K, HD, or SD formats, and analog and digital house synchronization. They support both Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems, and can be integrated within a broadcast or video editing application through the Nvidia API.