|Page (1) of 1 - 08/10/04||email article||print page|
REALVIZ Debuts MoCap Module For MatchMover ProFirst of a new range of modules for tracking application shown at Siggraph (August 10, 2004)
REALVIZ, a leader in image processing software development, will debut the first of a new range of modules, designed to complement their internationally renowned tracking software, MatchMover Pro 3 at Siggraph 2004. The Motion Capture (MoCap) module, which is the first of these, will be available from Fall 2004, with further modules slated for release in Q4 2004/Q1 2005. The REALVIZ team will be demonstrating the MoCap module together with MatchMover Pro and their other flagship products, including ImageModeler 4.0, which also debuts at this year's show, and StoryViz 1.0, the very latest addition to the REALVIZ software portfolio from 10. -12. August 2004, Siggraph booth #956, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
The MoCap module offers users the unique capability to perform motion capture from synchronized image sequences with total flexibility. It can deal with any number of image sequences, from any number of cameras, fixed or mobile, to capture any combination of mobile objects, rigid or non-rigid. REALVIZ MatchMover Pro 3 and the MoCap module constitute a unique solution to accurately capture any 3D motion with unprecedented flexibility. These products are now affordable to all - irrespective of budget - through the REALVIZ 'Absolu' scheme, announced in June of this year.
"MatchMover Pro was already the most flexible solution to track 3D cameras and rigid objects," says Luc Robert, REALVIZ CTO. "The MoCap module introduces a whole new dimension to what people can track in 3D. This possibility to compute the motion parameters for any combination of cameras (including zoom and distortion!), 3D objects, moving characters, multiple sequences, etc. in one solve is simply unique. Tracking a running character with moving cameras is just an example of what can be done. and it also makes a cost-effective solution for classical mocap."
Additional modules are currently also in development, which will draw further on the unique interoperability between REALVIZ MatchMover Pro and ImageModeler to assist in the tracking of complex shots, for example, using a model from ImageModeler, or to create photo-textured 3D models from video.
REALVIZ 'Absolu'- Making the Best 3D Tracker Affordable to All
REALVIZ 'Absolu' is a new monthly subscription scheme, which enables single desktop users, post-production houses, architects, and video users who require occasional matchmoving facilities, to access MatchMover Pro 3 - irrespective of their size or budget.
Under this scheme, monthly payments start from only 240.00 Euros/$ 300.00 US per month* for companies, schools, universities or freelance artists, and as low as 50 Euros/$ 60.00 US per month* for professors, teachers, research scientists and students. Upgrades and new versions of MatchMover Pro are included and users will have full access to the very latest version of the software. The range of additional modules, which will be added to the application during the course of 2004/2005, will be also accessible within this scheme. (*Based on a commitment of 12 months)
About MatchMover Pro 3.0
REALVIZ MatchMover Pro 3.0 is the professional way to track 3D camera data and motion from videos and film sequences, providing the ease of automatic tracking, with the precision control matchmoving professionals demand. Considered by many post-production professionals as a key tool in their armory, MatchMover Pro 3.0 has already been selected by hundreds of studios worldwide, including leading production and effects houses such as Cinesite, Framestore CFC, Sony Imageworks, Warner Brothers Animation, Electronic Arts, Duran Duboi and many others.
REALVIZ technology has been used to create stunning visual effects in the following films, plus many more: 'Troy', 'Van Helsing', 'The Last Samurai', 'Hellboy', 'Ella Enchanted', "Charlie's Angels 2: Full Throttle', 'Underworld', 'Daredevil', 'Spy Kids: 3D', 'Looney Tunes: Back in Action', 'The Ring', 'Minority Report.
Pricing & Availability
Shipment and pricing details for the MoCap module will be announced at IBC in September.
REALVIZ MatchMover Pro 3.0 is available for Microsoft Windows NT/XP, Mac OS X and Linux through REALVIZ resellers worldwide at a price point of 9,600 Euros ($11,000 US) excl. VAT (full license), as well as through the 'Absolu' subscription scheme, as detailed.
REALVIZ is a leading developer of image based creation software based in Sophia Antipolis, France, with U.S. operations in San Francisco, CA; and a satellite sales office in London, Paris and Berlin. REALVIZ develops a suite of image-based content creation solutions for the film, broadcast, gaming, digital imaging, architecture and Internet communities. Derived from years of research efforts at the renowned INRIA Lab in France, the company's applications enable 2D and 3D artists to easily and cost-effectively tackle complex digital imaging projects. REALVIZ' award-winning products are used by thousands of professional photographers, as well as leading production and effects houses, web design, game development and architectural companies worldwide including Cinesite, Framestore CFC, Sony Imageworks, Warner Brothers Animation, Electronic Arts, Buf Compagnie and many others. www.realviz.com
Related Keywords:REALVIZ, Mocap, MatchMover Pro, Siggraph, tracking software, ImageModeler 4.0, StoryViz 1.0, Absolu, Luc Robert,