Montreal, Canada - Tiger Technology GmbH, developer of storage area networking (SAN) and workgroup management software solutions, has announced stoneGate. The new solution is a virtual file system that enables raw image sequences stored on Autodesk Media and Entertainment Stone file system to be manipulated using standard graphics and animation workstations over a regular LAN connection.
Tiger Technology stoneGate takes advantage of the Wiretap API to convert the hierarchical structure of the Stone’s Clip Library into a virtual file system that maps as a local drive on the client’s workstation. Users can remotely browse multiple Machines, Volumes, Projects, Libraries, and Clip folders to access the individual frames. These are exposed as standard graphic files (RAW, BMP, TIFF, DPX, and Cineon) that can be read or written using standard graphics, animations, paint, editing, and compositing applications, such as Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, and Autodesk Combustion.
stoneGate will begin shipping in October 2006, initially with support for the Windows platform. Support for the Mac OS X platform is scheduled for Q1 2007. stoneGate is priced at $995.