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REALVIZ Ships MatchMover 2 Professional

(January 14, 2002)
REALVIZ is shipping MatchMover 2 Professional with a built-in automatic 3D tracker. REALVIZ MatchMover 2 automatically tracks 3D camera data and motion from videos and film sequences.

MatchMover 2 Professional contains all the powerful features of REALVIZ MatchMover 2, with the addition of automatic tracking, calibration, track cleanup, and support for matte sequences for tracking specific objects. Start tracking automatically, and if necessary, move smoothly back and forth between automatic and manual processes, with no interruption of workflow, providing the ease of automatic tracking, with the precision control matchmoving professionals demand.

REALVIZ MatchMover 2 Professional is the most cost-effective solution for automatic tracking and calibration technology available to professional 2D and 3D digital artists. REALVIZ is bringing the application to market at a price point that will enable small shops and independent artists to tackle complex 3D tracking effects, previously accessible only to top-tier post production and effects houses.

REALVIZ Matchmover 2 Professional offers the most robust 3D tracking solution for digital artists, with an impressive feature-set which includes:

  • Automatic tracking and calibration at the push of a button
  • Automatic track cleanup
  • Support for matte sequences for tracking of specific objects
  • Amazingly fast and accurate 2D tracking (forward, backwards & bi-directionally)
  • Editable and key-able 2D tracking curves to track even the most difficult of shots
  • Use Helper Frames to resolve tricky pan shots
  • Automatically calculates variable focal length (zoom) shots, giving complete flexibility in most situations
  • Exports to: Maya, Softimage XSI, 3ds max, LightWave 3D, Cinema 4D, Combustion
    Graph editors and color coding for instant feedback
  • Able to process within one project an arbitrary number of image sequences taken with one or several cameras

    "MatchMover's amazing automatic camera tracking is icing on the cake. It's the solver that we're sold on. The tweakability. The accuracy. The feedback and analysis of what's really going on in the scene is what allows us to successfully track just about ANY camera. Although not always glamorous, the ability to manually adjust tracks and points is a must," said Steve Maggioncalda, Director of IT and Engineering, Radium.

    "It's not only the new fully-automatic tracking engine, which makes REALVIZ® MatchMover® 2 Professional unique. MatchMover 2 Professional now offers users a superior level of visibility and control previously unknown with existing tracking packages. Depending on the shot and on the user's requirements, anything is possible, from a completely automatic solution, to a completely manual one. It is this decisive factor, which will ensure that MatchMover 2 Professional rapidly becomes the reference tool for anyone looking to integrate 3D objects into 2D footage." Luc Robert, Chief Technology Officer, REALVIZ

    REALVIZ MatchMover technology allows animation and special effects professionals to create seamless image sequences, integrating live-action footage with computer generated (CG) 2D and 3D elements. MatchMover brings incredibly fast and robust production capabilities to the desktop for advanced digital visual effects creation. REALVIZ' production-proven applications have been used for incredible effects in films including "Life As A House", "Swordfish", "Captain Corelli's Mandolin", "Enemy At The Gates", "Driven", "Monkey Bone" and many others.

    Pricing & Availability
    MatchMover 2 Professional is available for the Windows® NT/2000 platform through REALVIZ resellers worldwide at a price point of $4,999.00 US. Existing MatchMover customers with a REALVIZ maintenance contract will be able to upgrade to MatchMover 2 Professional for $29.00 US, MatchMover customers without a REALVIZ maintenance contract (purchase prior to January 14th, 2002) will be able to upgrade to MatchMover 2 Professional for $2,499.00 US. For purchases of MatchMover 2.1 after 14. January 2002, customers can also upgrade to MatchMover Professional for $3,500 US.

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    Related Keywords:3d animation, filmmaking, 3d tracking

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