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PipelineFX to Exhibit at Siggraph 2010

New major release v6.0 with "Smart Farming" technology (July 21, 2010)
DMN Newswire--2010-7-21--Los Angeles, CA July 21, 2010 - PipelineFX, makers of Qube! - the leading render farm management software for digital media creation, announced today their presence at Siggraph 2010 in Los Angeles, CA July 27 -29, 2010 in booth #1119.

PipelineFX will demonstrate version 6.0 of their Qube! render farm management software which incorporates "Smart Farming" technology. "Smart Farming" describes a system for render farm management that delivers the power of pipeline data through integrated charting and reporting, automates labor intensive render farm processes, and integrates with other digital media infrastructure packages. The concept was developed after an extensive product validation process with customers across digital media verticals in major markets around the world.

Qube! 6.0

Qube! 6.0 includes integrated charting, auto-render wrangling, simplified submissions, automated movie generation, job ETA predication and integration with Tweak Software and Shotgun Software products.

Integration Partners

Shotgun Software, makers of Shotgun, a customizable web-based project management and collaboration system, and Tweak Software, makers of RV, the next generation image and sequence viewer for VFX and animation artists will be sharing booth space and demonstrating integration between Qube!, RV and Shotgun.

"Our clients are telling us they they would prefer to be investing in the parts of their pipeline that give them a competitive advantage instead of re-inventing common toolsets," said Don Parker, Co-Founder and CEO of Shotgun Software.  "Just like Tweak and PipelineFX, we have worked with many pipelines over the years and have begun to identify patterns and best practices for integrated tools that provide huge value.  This initial collaboration aims to deliver some of that value to our clients and jump start a discussion about where we should be headed next."

"Tweak, Shotgun and PipelineFX are part of a new generation of software companies who got their start working inside leading VFX and animation studios," said Seth Rosenthal, co-founder of Tweak Software. "We know how to create flexible tools for high-end production environments and we are making our software work together so that studios can focus on making pictures rather than on managing infrastructure.

PipelineFX Reseller Meeting

PipelineFX will hold its reseller meeting on Wed. July 28th from 9am - 10am in LACC room #505. Open to all authorized PipelineFX resellers. Topics for discussion will include version 6 highlights, new sales tools, new consulting services offerings, training opportunities, and competitive positioning. For more information, please email [email protected]

PipelineFX Qube! Certified Administrator (QCA) Meeting

PipelineFX will be holding a two day Qube! Certified Administrator (QCA) certification training class on Sunday July 25 and Monday July 26 at the Wilshire Grand Los Angeles Hotel, Del Mar room. The course covers how to install, administer and troubleshoot a Qube!-based render farm. The class is available to customers, resellers, consultants and partners. For more information email [email protected]

PipelineFX Annual Advisory Council Meeting

By invitation only, PipelineFX will convene another meeting of its' advisory council on Wed. July 28th from 11am - 12 noon in LACC room #505. Topics for discussion will include the 3 year roadmap, consulting services offerings and feature requests. For more information, please email [email protected]

"Render farm management, production tracking and media review/playback are all critical infrastructure requirements of digital media studios," said Richard Lewis, CEO of PipelineFX. "Although each system is built on open standards and provides the hooks for extensive customization, customers are asking for more integration and vendor collaboration. Having these three systems work together out of the box and provide immediate production benefit is a first in the industry. We are excited to share our latest major release, version 6.0 with Smart Farming and Shotgun and RV integration at Siggraph 2010."

The three companies will be exhibiting in booths 1119, 1218 and 1220. Free exhibits passes are available here. For more information about Siggraph 2010 go here.

About PipelineFX

PipelineFX is the leading provider of renderfarm management solutions for digital content creation. PipelineFX has more than 400 customers worldwide including BBC, Digital Domain, Electronic Arts, Fisher Price, General Motors, Herman Miller, Imagemovers Digital, Laika Studios, Lockheed Martin, MTV, NBC, NHK, Procter & Gamble, Rainmaker Animation, ReelFX, Smoke & Mirrors, Sony Computer, South Park Studios, Starz Animation Toronto, Technicolor and Telemundo. PipelineFX is headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii, and has offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Las Vegas. For more information, visit

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