cineSync v1.0 launched
Monday, 31 October 2005
New collaborative review tool keeps Harry Potter 'in sync'
Rising Sun Research, an innovative developer of tools for visual professionals, announced the worldwide public release of cineSync v1.0 this month, marking a new era for people working together dynamically with visual media.
cineSync enables the shared exchange of ideas using synchronised moving images and drawn annotations. It allows multiple you to simultaneously and securely view QuickTime movies from multiple locations, with all movies being played in perfect synchronisation. The tool was designed to emulate two of the principle experiences people have when working with moving pictures and stills with others in the same room: the ability for everyone to see the same thing at the same time, and the ability for everyone to point at specific parts of the screen and discuss changes.
Production companies, VFX studios, graphics professionals and keen individuals from all around the world are quickly discovering the indispensable value of cineSync as part of their everyday workflows and adding it to their toolset. The rapidly growing list of cineSync you includes leading VFX studios such as ILM, Sony Pictures Imageworks, The Moving Picture Company, The Orphanage, Frantic Films, Rhythm & Hues, Tippett Studio, Framestore-CFC, Rising Sun Pictures and a host of others.
Leading up to its official release, cineSync has been used extensively in a number of major Hollywood productions, including Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Superman Returns, Charlotte's Web and Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds.
"For Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, we had some 1200 VFX shots amongst 9 VFX houses around the world," said Jimmy Mitchell, VFX Supervisor for Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire. "cineSync was at the centre of keeping a timely and creative workflow from plate to finished shot. It was the next best thing to being in the same room with the artists."
Phil Attfield, Creative Director at Men-from-Mars, concurs: "We're creating visual effects at Ealing Studios and the cutting room and director are in Los Angeles. Our review sessions have been some of the most efficient and productive I can remember. cineSync doesn't just bridge the physical gap, it sets up a forum for discussing and annotating our work. It is a real boon and we're encouraging all of our clients to use it with us."
"Simplicity is at the heart of cineSync," explains Didier Elzinga, Managing Director of Rising Sun Research. "We looked for an elegant solution to a universal problem and have been able to produce an intuitive tool that really is true what it says: it's simple and it works."
cineSync v1.0 is available immediately from Rising Sun Research and runs on Mac OS X and Windows XP platforms.
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About Rising Sun Research
Rising Sun Research (RSR) is a specialist provider of tools to visual professionals, with clients including some of the biggest (and smallest) visual effects companies, digital film labs, educational institutions and film productions in the world. The company was founded in 1999 as a technology spin-off from the visual effects company Rising Sun Pictures and is an independent, privately held company headquartered in Adelaide, Australia. For more information visit www.risingsunresearch.com.